I just want to share the result of my first ever photo competition, though its not as huge and grand as the WPPI contest but ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) is also my first formal organization that I was apart of. They screen and select each applicant making sure that photographers that submit application qualifies the organizations standard. Visit their site
anyways, ISPWP conducts quarterly competition, members only exclusive :). So for the Summer 09 Contest, I joined the competition and it was my first ever photo competition locally or internationally. My main purpose of entering was, I wont know how my images will stand against the best photographers out there if I wont join. So this evening I got an email from them about the contest results and I was sooo happy that I belonged to the top 20 and it was even better that I ranked 2nd Place overall during this quarters competition!!!! WHew!!!! but kudos to the 1st placer Vinicius Matos of La Foto from Brazil who entered with great and solid images....
Ranking 2nd Place overall is more than what I expected, I just want to be able to place my images to the top 10 of some of the categories that I entered. Hopefully next quarter I'll be able to maintain my rank or even grab the Photographer of the Quarter hehehehhe but it doesn't hurt to dream :)..
Here are the categories and images that place in the top 10.
1st place - Kids will be Kids
4th place - Kids will be Kids
9th place - Family Love
5th place - Decisive moments
3rd place - Bride Portrait
5th place - Bride and Groom
2nd place - Engagement
6th place - Engagement
10th place - Venue
2nd place - Framing the subject
9th place - Movement and motion
10th place - All about light
5th place - Wedding details
3rd place - Wedding Dress
I couldn't done all the images that I took without the support of the couple that trusted me to immortalize their wedding day. Thank You all :)