While this can be a generally truthful statement, it takes on particular meaning considering the 3 days we spent in Norfolk earlier this week.
The event is called PSD Experience and it is a 3 day intensive, hands-on photographic learning experience. Combining instruction from some of the most Incredible photographers in the country and directed hands-on photography with a number of amazing and beautiful models (along with truly talented hair and make-up artists), PSD Experience is probably the best 3 days of learning I’ve seen in many years in the business.
Our very own Jeff Bowman is one of the organizers of the event and planning is already in the works for the next PSD Experience event, likely to take place in October.
Jeff captured a number of images himself during his time teaching at the event and we’ll be sure to post a few very soon. Meantime, check out images created by many of the attendees and instructors during the 3 day event.
The competition season continues as the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA) wrapped up its annual print judging a couple weeks ago in Athens, GA. Jeff and James both entered 4 prints into the competition and came away with accolades. Each image is looked at by an expert panel of judges who evaluate the print according to the PPA’s 12 elements of a Merit Print. Each image is given a numerical score which while technically scored on a 1-100 scale, in practical application is scored from 60-100. Prints scoring an 80 or better are deemed as being worthy of a Merit and will be automatically accepted for display at the forthcoming judging at the International Judging for the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) coming up in late June. Judging at the regional level is generally more stringent than it is at the state level.
The final tally saw James receiving a Merit on one of his 4 entries, with Jeff receiving Merits on 3 of his 4. Even better yet, Jeff was also awarded a “Distinguished Award” for “Hoping for Better Days” in the category, Portrait of a Child. The Distinguished award is effectively a “2nd place” from all entries in that category. Congratulations Jeff! You can see the Award and merit images in this gallery…
Next up, as mentioned above, is the judging that will take place at the International Print Competition of the PPA. This is scheduled to happen later this summer. You can be sure that as the results come in from that competition that we’ll let you know how we all did.
The construction is almost complete!!! This week,clean up began and on Friday the top coat of asphalt was put down. Now it’s time for the small details like cleaning and sealing the sidewalk. A great “Thank You” goes out to Wade Construction for their excellent work. They have my highest recommendation.