PWPC Summer 2012 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Erika Mann | TWO MANN Studios | Canmore, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Blair Gable | Blair Gable Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Abby Taylor & Dave Moss | Abby + Dave | Calgary, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Elaine + Kenneth Soong | Just Married Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Vera Varley | LaVimage | Montreal, QC 
 7-th Place 
 Brent Foster | Brent Foster Photography | Wallaceburg, ON 
 8-th Place 
 James Correia | James Paul Correia Photography | Montreal, QC 
 9-th Place 
 Sophie Asselin | Sophie Asselin photographe | Montreal, QC 
 10-th Place 
 Haley Shandro | Shandro Photo | Edmonton, AB 

Contest Results
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Creative Lighting 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest was open to Members only
   Members have to log in  to see Contest rules
   If you are not a Member yet, please apply here

Participants had the chance to win cash and other prizes for their winning photos.
 1-st place Contest Winner 
 $500 cash 
 2-nd place Contest Winner 
 $350 cash 
 3-rd place Contest Winner 
 $250 cash 
 4-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($154 value) 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Totally Rad!  ($149 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kubota Image Tools  ($109 value) 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor AsukaBook  ($100 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2012 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($154 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Think Tank Photo - Retrospective® 7 Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a simple exterior that blends into the environment while carrying photo gear. Included a rear pocket which will hold your iPad or an 11" Mac-Book Air.
     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2012 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($149 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Totally Rad! - RadLab RadLab is a revolutionary new way to style your photos. Unlike using Photoshop actions, RadLab allows you to get instant previews of how your image will change. You can layer together effects in infinite ways, and customize your Recipes with simple, intuitive sliders.
     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2012 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Kubota Image Tools - Viva La Vintage Photoshop Actions with DASHBOARD Add some new fun to your images with these Kubota Actions inspired by vintage looks your clients will love! These classic effects are wildly popular around the industry and in high demand from photographers and their clients. Prompted by phenomenal reception to our Kubota Vintage Delish™ Presets for Lightroom®, we have assembled a similar collection of vintage flavors in the form of speedy Photoshop® Actions powered by Kubota Action DASHBOARD™.
     Silver Sponsor: AsukaBook
AsukaBook - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2012 Contest
            Prize: AsukaBook Certificate  ($100 value)

AsukaBook was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books for photographers. AsukaBook USA is widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of their products. AsukaBook offers a superior product with a polished look that is very popular with photographers' clients. AsukaBook products have received the Hot One award in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. AsukaBook is proud of these accomplishments and strives to continue to be innovative and provide customer service that exceeds all expectations.

Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 780 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 200 KB
   Images must have no borders, edges, strokes, studio logos, names etc.
   No specific file name required for images
   All images must be taken by the participant at actual wedding or engagement session. No images allowed from workshops, all types of commercial shots, etc.
   Each photo may be submitted only to one Category of the Contest and may not be used at any other upcoming PWPC Contests
   No collages allowed

The Judges' decision on the Contest is final.

PWPC Summer 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Emin Kuliyev   
Emin Kuliyev   Emin Photography    (New York, NY)

Emin Kuliyev is an award-winning wedding photojournalist based in New York City who has been documenting weddings for over seven years.

Emin's photos have been published in Brides New York, Digital Photo, Phot' Art International, Popular Photography, and After Capture magazines.

WPJA - Photographer of the year - 2011
ISPWP - Photographer of the Quarter - Spring 2010
AGWPJA - Photographer of the year - 2008
PWPC Summer 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Barbara Ann Cameron   
Barbara Ann Cameron   Barbara Ann Studios    (Kemptville, ON)

Barbara Ann has a wedding style that is romantic, sexy, and glamorous. She strives to create stunning images and bring an upbeat personality to her client's wedding day. It is her personal belief that the person clients choose to photograph their wedding should feel like a good friend.

Barbara Ann Studios was named a Top Inspiration Wedding Photographer in 2011 with Wedding Bells and most recently, she has expanded her business into the education side and spoke at Canada's Premiere Photography Convention in Vancouver on how to properly pose and light Plus Size Brides.
PWPC Summer 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jasser Abu-Giemi   
Jasser Abu-Giemi   Jasser Abu-Giemi    (Edmonton, AB)

I've been a photographer since 2004, mostly photographing weddings.

I've found that wedding photography is both the most difficult form of photography and also the most rewarding. Competing against your peers in competitions such as this one, is one of the best ways to grow professionally.

I'm excited to be one of the judges in this round and I look forward to seeing what you've all submitted.

Contest Categories
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Creative Lighting 
 Creative images with use of the available light, off camera flash, etc. 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Images taken during reception 

   Minor Photoshop enhancements are allowed (cropping, colour correction, blemishes removal, etc.)
   Colour, B/W, or toned images are acceptable
   Portrait images may be set up or prompted by the photographer
   Photos must be appropriate for a general audience
   All images are Copyright of their owners