NEWS / 2011 Jack Graham Photography Workshop Contest Winners

 

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As well as one of the 1st workshops ever to venture into HIDDEN CHINA and optional TIBET: Details here: http://www.phototc.com/tours/tour.php?tour=152

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2011 Jack Graham Photography Workshop Photo Contest Winners

I want to thank everyone who entered this years (2011) Jack Graham Photography Workshop Contest. Every year I say this, but this year’s entries were the best yet. The quality of the submissions was really way above average with many images that I frankly wish were mine! We had 94 really amazing images entered. Here are the top 5 winners

Again for 2011 the three judges for this contest were:

Bill Fortney: http://billfortney.com/ a legend in nature photography, author of the America from 500’ Nature photography book series, workshop leader, speaker, and much more, as well as great person and someone I can not say enough about. Bill also is an integral part of Nikon NPS (Nikon Professional Services)

Darrell Gulin: www.gulinphoto.com   Darrell has been photographing for over 26 years, marketing his work for the last 25 years and has been a full time Nature/Travel Photographer for the last 19 years. He markets his work through Stock Agencies, Editorial Markets, Photography Workshop/Tours, Seminars and Speaking Engagements. Darrell is one of Canon’s Explorer of Light Photographer

Ralph Clevenger: www.ralphclevenger.com Ralph teaches courses in nature photograph, stock photograph and more at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Ca. He is an award winning photographer and author of the book( highly recommended) “Nature Photography”

Congratulations to these years’ winners as well as our honorable mention folks.  http://jackgraham.photoshelter.com/gallery/2011-WINNERS-Jack-Graham-Photography-Workshops-Photo-Contest/G0000VEgdVtouG6g/

I’ll be repeating this contest again for 2012  so consider a workshop where I stress learning to see, learning to think and learning to create, as we work together to become a true “artist”.

Sincerely

Jack Graham   www.jackgrahamphoto.com

                           1st PRIZE:  Albert Tam, Burlingame, California________________

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Death Valley NP © Albert Tam

Albert is an amazing photographer. His  monochrome renditions are the best. Albert uses all components of the location and conditions to deliver simple, yet stunning images.

I really love Albert’s use of subtle nuances as well as wonderful use of shadows. This image is one such example.His work speaks for itself!  Great image Albert!!!

Albert attended my Death Valley workshop in Feb 2011. The image above was just one of many great images he made on this workshop.

It’s interesting to note that the first prize image the past 2 years was from Death Valley. Those who know Death Valley know it’s a challenging place to photograph in.

More of Albert’s work can be found on his website. Visit it by clicking here

http://www.thedphoto.com/inspiration-fix/amazing-black-and-white-landscape-photography-from-albert-tam/

Congratulations Albert.

1st Prize

1)       A Jack Graham Photography Workshop between now and the Dec 31st 2013 ( Gift certificate to be sent to you by me) (does not include international workshops or workshops I do for other companies)

2)       $100.00 Gift Certificate from Hunt’s Photo & Video(will be sent directly from Hunt’s

3)       Your choice of either Viveza2 or Color Efex Pro 4 from NIK Software (sent to you directly from Nik Software)

4)       Peak Capture Camera Clip from www.outdoorphotogear.com (sent to you directly from OPG)

5)       A few one years subscription to www.photographamericanewsletter.com (I’ll send you the form)

A copy of both of my E-Books (Sent to you by me)

 

 

______________ 2ND PRIZE: Tina Blum, Central Point, Oregon____________________

Dancing Aspens, Eastern Sierra, CA © Tina

Like Albert, Tina also was one of what Guy Tal (www.guytal.com) and I called “thinkers” on our workshop in the Eastern Sierra last October. Guy and I really stressed slowing down, studying the environment, conditions and looking for a unique image, rather than the iconic image so often seen. Tina accomplished this. I remember look around many times and seeing someone in some kind of contortion, of laying on the ground, in other words, not just standing there with a tripod. So often, it turned out to be Tine. This image represents her vision. Tina’s work can be seen here http://tinablumimages.500px.com/#/0   and even more here: http://500px.com/TinaBlumImages

Thanks Tina !

2nd PRIZE

1))       A 60% discount off any Jack Graham Photography Workshop between now and the Dec 31st 2013 ( Gift certificate to be sent to you by me) ) (does not include international workshops or workshops I do for other companies)

2)       $50.00 Gift Certificate from Hunt’s Photo & Video (will be sent directly from Hunt’s

3)       Black Rabbit Extreme Sport Strap from www.outdoorphotogear.com (sent to you directly from OPG)

4)       One regional Collection of your choice from  www.photographamericanewsletter.com (I’ll send you the CD—let me know which region you would like—visit the website for the offerings)

5)       A copy of both of my E-Books (Sent to you by me)

 

                            3rd PRIZE:  Carol Pustulka, West Seneca, NY_________________________

Patterns in a Stream,© Carol Pustulka

Carol was here in Oregon last year for a workshop out on the Oregon Coast. This image was made in a local creek. Carol and I met a few years ago while I was speaking at the big Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club convention in Buffalo, (a great group—I’ve been there 3 times now!). Carol is a consistent winner in their various competitions and a mainstay of the Southtown’s Camera Club, which has been the top producing club in the region.

3rd PRIZE

1)       A 50% discount off any Jack Graham Photography Workshop between now and the Dec 31st 2013 ( Gift certificate to be sent to you by me) ) (does not include international workshops or workshops I do for other companies)

2)       $50.00 Gift Certificate from Hunt’s Photo & Video (will be sent directly from Hunt’s

3)       Tanaba Vector Top Load Camera Bag from www.outdoorphotogear.com (sent to you directly from OPG)

4)       One regional Collection of your choice from  www.photographamericanewsletter.com (I’ll send you the CD—let me know which region you would like—visit the website for the offerings)

5)       A choice of one of my E-Books (Sent to you by me)

 

Learning to be a good nature photographer in areas of the country that make you have to work a bit harder than others really shows up. Carol is one such example. Good job Carol!

 

 

 

__________________4th PRIZE  Jackie Curts, Lagoda, Indiana________________________

Snow Scene, Canyon de Chelley, Arizona © Jackie Curts

 

 

What a gift we had last March in Canyon de Chelley. Jackie made this photograph actually on the afternoon before the workshop started. We caravaned from Monument Valley over the Canyon de Chelley in early afternoon. When we arrived in Chinle, AZ it was snowing lightly. Knowing it was snowing Chinle, I figured that for sure was probably snowing harder up in the Canyon. I got the group together and we ventured up to the canyon for a few house of amazing photography. in some rather deep snow. What had been intended as a travel day (and some down time for me!) turned out to be a special few hours… truly a gift !

Jackie took some time composing this image. We were all scattered within about a 50’ range of each other but she did a great job on this composition. Usually gray or white skies or backgrounds are not what we want in an image, but the background here is wonderful. It’s snow falling! If you look closely you can se the red rocks of the canyon through the snow. This was not an east image to compose for many factors, let along the cold, and blowing snow were dealing with. This is a wonderful image Jackie! Congratulations.

More of Jackie’s work can be found here: http://www.photosbyjackiecurts.com/

 

4th PRIZE

1)  A 25% discount off any Jack Graham Photography Workshop between now and the Dec 31st 2013 ( Gift certificate to be sent to you by me) ) (does not include international workshops or workshops I do for other companies)

2)  $25.00 Gift Certificate from Hunt’s Photo & Video (will be sent directly from Hunt’s

3)       Dust Aid Sensor Cleaning Kit from www.outdoorphotogear.com (sent to you directly from OPG)

4)       A one year subscription to www.photographamericanewsletter.com (I’ll send you the form

5)       A choice of one of my E-Books (Sent to you by me)

 

                                     5th PRIZE   Lynn Koler, West Seneca NY________________________      

Sunrise, Tillamook Bay, Oregon © Lynn Koller

Lynn was here as well, with 3rd place winner Carol P, in Oregon last year for a workshop out on the Oregon Coast. This image was made at sunrise from a kind of secret location I know of, that not many other photographers frequent.. Like Carol, Lynn is also a consistent winner in their various competitions and a major part of the Southtown’s Camera Club, near Buffalo which has been the top producing club in the region. Lynn spends a lot of time in sunny Florida as well and has some wonderful images to prove it!

Don’t you just love how Lynn placed this (what looks to be an ibis?) in this image in a perfect position!  Wonderful image Lynn.

5th PRIZE

 

 

 

1)  A 20% discount off any Jack Graham Photography Workshop between now and the Dec  31st 2013 ( Gift certificate to be sent to you by me) ) (does not include international workshops or workshops I do for other companies)

 

2)  $25.00 Gift Certificate from Hunt’s Photo & Video (will be sent directly from Hunt’s

6)       Gitzo Hat and Cap from www.outdoorphotogear.com (sent to you directly from OPG)

7)       A one year subscription to www.photographamericanewsletter.com (I’ll send you the form

8)       A choice of one of my E-Books (Sent to you by me)

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