ARTISTIC WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM
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Shane Snider, North Carolina
Tsen Ho, Singapore Dino Lara, Philippines
Artistic Wedding Photojournalism - Fine Art From Real Moments.


ATTENTION ALL AGWPJA MEMBERS: CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED!


The deadline for the AGWPJA Q3 '09 contest has been extended until Friday, November 6th, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST. You now have just over 10 days to submit your entries! Click here to enter the current contest.

 

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 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 photographer’s 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.


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.

Click here for more information about these D-65 workshops

2009 / 2010 DATES


Los Angeles:
Nov 6th - 9th

New Orleans:
Dec 11th - 14th

Miami:
Jan 22nd - 25th

New York:
Mar 19th - 22nd

Denver:
May 14th - 17th

 

Creative Motion Design

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  • Flash Websites: $95 / $295
  • Hosting: $100.00 / year
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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS FROM AWARD WINNING AGWPJA MEMBERS:

(Top Left) Tsen Ho, Singapore (Top Right) Shane Snider, North Carolina
(Top Middle) Dino Lara, Philippines