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Achievements:

Image competition helps one to grow as an artist and photographer.   I am honored for these awards which were judged by my peers and great photographers.
2015 PPGBA Ted Gurney Portrait of the year 2105
2015 PPGBA Photographer of the year 2105
2015 PPGBA Portrait Photographer of the year 2105
2015 PPGBA Illustrative Photographer of the year 2105
2015 PPA Master of Photography Degree
2014 PPGBA Photographer of the Year
2014 PPGBA Ted Gurney Award
2014 PPGBA Portrait Photographer of the Year
2014 PPGBA Illustrative Photographer of the year
2013 NCPP Photographer of the Year
2011 PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree
2011 NCPP Photographer of the Year
2010 NCPP Photographer of the Year
2009 NCPP Photographer of the Year
 
Ted Gurney Portraitr of the year 2015 
Photographer of the year 2015  Portrait Photographer of the year 2015 
Illustrative Photographer of the year 2015  2015 PPGBA Ted Gurney Awardr
2015 PPGBA Photographer of the Year 2015 PPGBA Portrait Photographer of the Year 
PPGBA Illustrative POY 2014PPGBA Illustrative Photographer of 2013
NCPP Photographer of the Year 2013Photographer of the Year 2011
NCPP Photographer of the Year 2010NCPP Photographer of the Year 2009


Cosmic Traveler Cosmic Traveler

Mad Dream
Mad Dream

The Wild Wild West

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Portrait of Lyrik
Portrait of Lyrik
PPA IPS 2015 merit images. I was surprised that "The Trap" went Loan because it barely got an 80 points/seal at Western District Competition. The judges at Western were on the fence and one judge talked the others into the 80 points. I wasn't expecting it to go Loan at PPA IPC as I though some of my other images had a better chance. Never know what will happen at PPA IPC...... I am a happy camper. Someone posted these statistics: Total Entries:  5188, Did Not Merit: 1999 (38.53%), General Collection (merit): 1922 (37.12%) Showcase Book: 182 (3.5%), Loan Book: 1085 (20.91%).

The Tramp

This was the first year after three years of attempts to merit in the Master Artist Competition. "Nowhere in Sight" almost went Loan but a flaw in the rain patterns held it back. It did go to the General Book Collection and that for me is a step in the right direction.

Nowere in Sight


Time Travelers


Fatal Attraction


Transformation of a San Francisco Icon


Zabriski Pioint at Sunrise



Wow I am elated that after five years of PPA-IPC Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition on 8-7-2014 I received more than enough images merits to be awarded my Master of Photographer degree in Jan 2015. For a bonus "Live Fast and Die Young" was accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection. My goals as a photographer was to get my Masters and an image in Loan this year. Double happy!

Live Fast Die Young

The images below have been awarded a Merit image honor from PPA (Professional Photographers of America) toward a Master Photographer degree.  It requires 13 Exhibition Merited images in IPC (International Photographic Competition) which each year draws over 5,000 entries from around the world, and requires 12 service merits (education or service to PPA).

I started my first PPA IPC entry in 2009 and three images merited, as did in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Recent Western Regional  Competition earned me a seal toward the 13th merit. That said in Jan 2015 I will be honored with a Master Photographer degree.

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