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THE AG Q3 2009 CONTEST IS NOW OPEN FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS

The deadline for the current Q3 2009 photo contest is Friday, October 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Click here to enter the current contest.


 

NEW RANDOM IMAGES ON THE HOME PAGE!


Beginning with the 2009 Q2 contest, all of the random images found at the top of the AGWPJA.com home page will feature images from the latest quarterly contest. We've recently updated the site with new contest winning images from the following members:

Bartosz Wyrobek, Poland Julie Ambos, Florida Dorota Kaszuba, Poland
Roger Tan Pin Hwa, Malaysia Marcin Rusinowki, Poland Britney Gardner, California
Katherine Birkbeck, Georgia Anginet Page, Colorado Shane Snider, North Carolina
Emin Kuliyev, New York Bryan Kit F., Singapore Phil Shillitoe, England
Jose Pang, Singapore Marcin Labedzki, Poland Tsen Ho, Singapore
Fer Juaristi, Mexico Kelvin Koh, Singapore Derrick Ong, Singapore
Christopher Lim, Singapore Janis Ratnieks, Latvia Jamie Reichman, Illinois
Dino Lara, Philippines Natalie Moser, California Brooke Mayo, North Carolina
Marzena Wasilewska, Australia Molly Ann, California Dave Collyer, California

 

EXCITING NEW AGWPJA CATEGORIES FOR THE Q3 2009 CONTEST!


1. BRIDE
Images from the wedding day in which candid, natural moments of the bride are captured. The bride must be depicted as the main subject in photos submitted in this category. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

2. GROOM
Images from the wedding day in which candid, natural moments of the groom are captured. The groom must be depicted as the main subject in photos submitted in this category. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

3. SENSE OF PLACE / ARCHITECTURE
Images that capture the feeling, majesty, and ambiance of the ceremony/reception, and highlight the most appealing aspects of the structures/settings (churches, reception halls, tents, patios, beachfronts, woods, etc.) where the events of the day transpired.

4. EMOTION
Entries that unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.

5. OFF-CAMERA FLASH / STROBE
Photographs that depict images which are crafted using off-camera flash or strobe techniques. In these entries, the photographer is controlling the lighting, often overpowering the existing ambient light. Portraits are not allowed in this category.

6. DANCING
Anything from the reception dance floor that illustrates the mood of a particular moment (from the first dance to the end of the party).

7. TRASH THE DRESS (TTD) PORTRAIT
Any image, created AFTER the wedding ceremony (typically from a different day), that depicts the bride or couple in formal wedding attire, trashing the dress, regardless of setting.

Trash The Dress (TTD) competition entries are created after the ceremony with primary direction provided by the photographer. Entries are judged on creativity, technical proficiency, composition and lighting.

Gritty, romantic and uniquely sexy, TTD photo shoots challenge the photographerÕs creativity, imagination and technical aptitude. Enjoyed by thousands of brides and couples worldwide, these on-location photo sessions commemorate the wedding and cherished gown within a glamorous, frivolous and often lively post-nuptial portfolio. TTD sessions meld formal wedding attire within unconventional settings. For example, sessions are frequently held on sandy beaches, amidst crashing ocean waves, at rustic farms, on playgrounds or in urban settings.

 

ALL AGWPJA MEMBERS RECEIVE FREE CONTEST CREDITS


All AGWPJA members receive 2 FREE entry credits for each contest. These credits will be visible to you when you log into your account on the AGWPJA.com web site.

 

AGWPJA Q3 2009 CONTEST JUDGE


Seth Resnick is one of the most prolific corporate, editorial and stock photographers in North America. Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light. Resnick has been published in the world's most prestigious magazines. His credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America.

He is co-founder of D-65, an organization teaching digital workflow workshops. Resnick is at the forefront of digital innovation working with Adobe, Canon, Xrite, Epson and others to help them formulate more useful products for photographers. He is a member of the prestigious Canon Explorer of Light program as well as an Alpha/Beta and feature consultant for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

He travels extensively presenting the various aspects of photography, and is also the former Founding President of Editorial Photographers, a trade organization dedicated to the promotion of sound business practices for editorial photography. Seth is also a partner of PixelGenius developing Photoshop plug-ins and software and a regular contributing columnist to a variety of trade publications.

Resnick who shoots exclusively digitally, is one of 78 photographers worldwide named as a Canon Explorer of Light. He has given hundreds of lectures to industry organizations such as American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Advertising Photographers of America (APA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Advertising Photographers of New York (APNY), colleges and universities.

Seth Resnick is as an industry consultant to photo agencies, software companies and is frequently quoted by industry magazines.

PROFESSIONAL: Staff Photographer Syracuse Newspapers, 1979-1984. Freelance for The New York Times, 1980-1984. Freelance Location Photography Boston, 1984-2004. Co-Founder D65 LLC, 2004 - present.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in Photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in May of 1979.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: International awards in photography: National Press Photographers Association, The Royal Photographic Society of London, Associated Press, United Press International, Syracuse Press Association, Communications Arts, International Design Competition, Photography Annual, ASMP Big Picture Show. Gold ASBPE Award of Excellence for writing. Nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: Seths work may be licensed directly or through the following agencies: ScienceFaction.net, JupiterImages.com, GettyImages.com

SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: EP, ASMP, NPPA, ASPP

WEBSITES: D-65, Seth Resnick Photographer, Pixel Genius



CONTEST SPONSORS


The AGWPJA is pleased to have D-65 and Creative Motion Design sponsoring our 2009 quarterly photo contests. Through these sponsorships, the AGWPJA, D-65, and Creative Motion Design have come together to offer our members exciting discounts on education on digital workflow workshops and top-notch, quality website templates for their photography business.


D-65 Workshops

D-65 is a company dedicated to educating photographers. They work with the industry to offer new ways of thinking, while incorporating the latest technologies. Their services include digital workflow workshops, seminars, bidding and production for still photo shoots, digital workflow analysis for studios and agencies, legal witness on copyright cases, private consulting along with marketing strategies and portfolio reviews. D-65 provides quality professionalism, while understanding the needs of photographers and creative individuals.

2009 DATES


New York:
Oct 2nd - 5th
Los Angeles:
Nov 13th - 16th
New Orleans:
Dec 11th - 14th

Click here for more information about these D-65 workshops

 

Creative Motion Design

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  • Flash Websites: $95 / $295
  • Hosting: $100.00 / year (1st year FREE)
  • Custom Design Time: $25.00 / hour


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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS FROM AWARD WINNING AGWPJA MEMBERS:

(Top Left) Dorota Kaszuba, Poland (Top Right) Dave Collyer, California
(Top Middle) Julie Ambos, Florida