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Team USA clinches 2018 World Photographic Cup

5.7.2018 News

After losing the World Photographic Cup to Portugal for the past two years, Team USA reclaimed the top spot for 2018. Competition results were announced May 6 in Sydney, Australia, with 30 countries represented. WPC pits teams of photographers from various countries against one another in friendly competition. The top 10 WPC images in each category for 2018:CommercialIllustration / Digital ArtNaturePortraitReportage / PhotojournalismWeddingCreated in 2013 through a partnership... Continue Reading >

12 Elements of a Merit Image

3.29.2018 News

The gold standard for judging International Photographic Competition entriesEvery year, Professional Photographers of America hosts its International Photographic Competition, where image-makers compete not against each other, but against a dozen ideals of excellence.Volunteer jurors complete classroom and hands-on instruction before they are invited to judge competition images. They use the 12 Elements to grade images on a 100-point scale, awarding each maker one, two, or zero merits for... Continue Reading >

Ben Shirk wins Grand Imaging Award

1.22.2018 News

Ben Shirk, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., is the Grand Imaging Award winner of 2018. Since 2011, Shirk has received 13 Grand Imaging Awards from PPA, taking honors in the portrait, wedding, and illustrative categories. This year, his “Till Death Do Us Part” image (above) took the overall top prize. The award was announced Jan. 15 at Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee.A proponent of PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition, Shirk says the work he puts into prepping his IPC entries... Continue Reading >
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