Results from the New York State Fair, 2021 edition

I still remember the day. It was twelve years ago around this time, and I earned my first-ever ribbon in professional photography competition, an Honorable Mention for a shot called Action Under the Basket, a shot that involved my hanging the rafters above Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, just to get a “straight-down” shot of…

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The little email from the 2021 New York State Fair Photography Competition

I’m used to many things during Competition Season. I’m used to a postcard of notice from the Iowa State Fair. I’m used to arriving at the Altamont Fair on the opening night, and then slowly making my way to the Fine Arts Barn to see the results. And I also enjoy doing the “double dip”…

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My entries for the 2021 New York State Fair Photography Competition

Last year, due to COVID-19, the New York State Fair’s 2020 season was cancelled.  That meant that the photography competition – which I had entered for the past 11 years – was shuttered for the season. I had six entries, but none could be shown. Nuts. And for the longest while, I was worried that…

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So I just heard from San Francisco…

A few months ago, I tried my hand with the the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition.  This is truly an opportunity for me to expand out from competing in local fairs and the like.  And in 2014, my elongated photo of a baseball pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, garnered a Silver Award in the…

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Call for Art: 2020 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography

You know that moment when you’ve turned the corner in your physical recovery from an injury? It happened yesterday. Just for a lark, I looked online to see the dates of my various photo competitions.  And sure enough, the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition is accepting entries. I’ve had some success with this…

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