At the monthly Tallahassee Professional Photographers’ Guild meeting a few weeks ago, one of Olyn’s images was selected as “Print of the Month” for environmental portrait. (YEA for Olyn!) An environmental portrait can be one of two things– a portrait where the environment plays a large role in the image (such as a family wandering down a beach) or it can help tell a story about a subject (such as a mechanic working in a garage). Olyn captured a great image of a singer performing on stage at one of our weddings and the setting of the stage, lights and other band members complete his story.
Olyn and I both actively compete in print competitions at the local and state level. Competition is a great way to gt honest critique and better hon your skills. So, for all the photographers reading this, I really encourage you to bite the bullet and enter competition!