Award Winning Photography

As you have probably noticed, I have completely revamped my website and blog.  In fact, my blog is totally new!  I am no computer geek so transferring all my old blog posts to the new site was just too daunting.  I know a lot of content is gone, but, it will be fun replacing it with my new blog.

My first post is a little self pat on the back.  I recently entered two images in my guild’s image competition.  The Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA) puts on two image salons a year, before the state competition.  I entered for the first time last week.  I put two images in and both received a “merit”.  To receive a “merit” the image has to receive a numerical score of 80 or above (out of 100).  With that score the image is judged to be “Deserving of a Merit”.  Both my images made the 80 point mark.  I cannot tell you how hard it is to get to that point.  The judges are all master photographers and, although fair, are very critical.

It was very rewarding for me to receive the “merits”.  I will continue to submit images that I think are worthy.  Most will be images I take for myself, not family portraits, but, we’ll see.

Two Merits
© Rick Lewis
Two Winners
© Rick Lewis