Contest & Critique.March 16, 2009
The Contest: Whoa! The last week has flown by and the contest has almost come to a close. You now have approximately 48 hours to get those comments in if you want to be in the running for $50. Please remember you need to tell me which image from my website is your favorite and why- if you left a comment but didn’t tell me about an image, I can’t include your name in the drawing (to be fair to those who followed the rules). Contest ends Wed., March 18 at midnight (CST).
The Critique: I am constantly seeking out leaders in the photography industry in an effort to learn as much as I can and better myself as a photographer. I came across Zack Arias’ site recently and was immediately in awe of his work. I soon learned that Zack was giving back to other photographers by providing critiques on their work and posting episodes of those critiques for others to learn from. After watching the first episode, I was hooked for the next couple of hours as he went through numerous sites. I decided to e mail him (adding to the hundreds of requests he had already received) not really thinking my site would be chosen but a day later, I received an e mail saying he had critiqued my site and the new episode was posted on his blog. I was completely in shock! Then I was scared to death to hear what he would say as it dawned on me this was being posted for the whole world to see… I sat and watched the episode in utter amazement as Zack complimented my work & mostly gave all positive comments (even saying he & his wife would hire me to photograph their kids!!!). I was ecstatic. I was in awe. I was thinking…”did this just happen?” It was so unbelievably awesome. I want to say a huge thanks to Zack for taking time out of your crazy schedule to do this for others…it truly is giving back and you have no idea the impact it has on others. If you want to see the critique of my work, check out his site and look for episode 6.