Congratulations to our


I have more amazing news… You are not going to believe this…

The world famous JOEL GRIMES…

(Portrait HDR Composite Master) was one of our judges and he will be awarding a signed print to our winner! So Tim gets the portable lighting combo:  Rogue Flashbender & Diffuser PLUS a special award from Joel Grimes!

Joel emailed me Friday night and said he was currently teaching workshops and lecturing in Saudi Arabia, but he took the time to vote, offer a prize and email me! What a nice guy. If you ever get a chance to learn from Joel, you will be amazed!  I look forward to seeing him again in person at Photoshop World this September. Another world-class presenter lives right here in Rexburg, Travis Gugelman. He also took the time to vote on his top pics as well. Travis is an amazing portrait photographer and humanitarian leader, who teaches workshops as well. Thanks, Travis!

Here is how things turned out:

1st Place: Tim Wood  #7 – FOGGY BOTTOM LAYOVER
2nd Place Tie:  Steven Hatch #3 – STRANDED  &   Sarah Luke #17 – ATTITUDE MAN
3rd Place: Jojo Sacalao  #13 – RYAN JONES

Thanks to everyone who entered!

#7 Tim Wood (Rexburg, Idaho) - FOGGY BOTTOM TRAIN

FIRST PLACE: #7 Tim Wood (Rexburg, Idaho) - FOGGY BOTTOM TRAIN

StevenHatch-CarynEsplin-Stranded - Caryn Esplin HDR Composite Portrait Contest

SECOND PLACE TIE: #3 Steven Hatch - Stranded (Idaho Falls)

Sarah Luke (Williamsburg, Virginia) Caryn Esplin HDR Portrait Contest - ATTITUDE MAN

SECOND PLACE TIE: #16 Sarah Luke (Williamsburg, Virginia) ATTITUDE MAN

Jojo Sacalao - Portrait HDR Composite Contest - Caryn Esplin

THIRD PLACE: #13 Jojo Sacalao (Vienna, Austria) - RYAN JONES

NOTE:  For anyone in Southeast Idaho, I will be displaying a large format (24×36″) framed print of Tim’s winning entry this week in the BYU-Idaho Spori building foyer: Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 1, along with some incredible work from my teaching assistants. Stop by and take a look, then leave a comment here! I would love to hear what you think of the showing.

We will have more contests in the future and I am open to suggestions. I think I may run one of these Portrait HDR Composite contest about three times a year. I need your input though, would you rather be able to use your own backgrounds, or did it help to have some all ready to go?

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