IPC2017 – Competition as Trauma Therapy

Trigger warning: This post contains photographs that some may find disturbing For the last year and a half I’ve removed myself to the fringes of the photographic...

My IPC 2016 Challenge Entry: mandalas (a non-event album)

When I teach about photographic competition, I talk about utilizing it to challenge myself to learn a new skill, or improve upon a skill that I’m having...

Countdown to IPC 2016; What’s in *YOUR* Case?

  ***NOT SAFE for IPC 2016 JUDGES!!!!*** ***I repeat, if you are an IPC 2016 Juror, you need to turn back now!!!*** Well, howdy there! How have...

A Little Bit Broken

I rescued these daffodils the other night when I heard that snow was headed our way. Even though they were at the end of their blooming, I...

Be more brave – Photographic competition and personal work

It’s been awhile. You and I. It’s almost like we’re having an affair, with how little we meet these days. I can give you all kinds of...

So, I applied to be a PPA Juror…

I had a couple of goals on my list for 2015 and there were a number of them that I didn’t hit. One of  them was to...

UPDATED! IPC 2016: Changes to the Photographic Competition Judging Process

***** Update Notes are italicized (thanks Dan & Francie for clarification help).***** As I write about photographic competition topics, I will put them under a header of...

My ASP Educational Associate Degree Process & Thesis

Just the other night, I received the incredible honor of being conferred the 42nd Educational Associate Degree of the American Society of Photographers. Ella Carlson and I...

IUSA 2016: Please put the ceremonies on your schedule

*of note; go ahead and take this article with a huge grain of salt, if you wish. I am being honored several times myself and have a...

Prepping for IUSA 2016

Are you ready? For some reason, it’s really crept up on me this year, how about you? I finally did the dreaded IUSA gown-shopping trip today and...

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