A NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY WPJA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ben Chrisman, California
The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) - Wedding Photographers
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Eric Lagstein, New JerseyCarlo Carletti, Italy
Wedding Photojournalism - Capturing the Real Moment Forever.

THE CONTEST DEADLINE IS ABOUT 48 HOURS AWAY!

WPJA Q4 08 Photo Contest


This is a reminder that the deadline for the current Q4 2008 photo contest is Thursday, February 12th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

This is the last opportunity for you to enter your wedding images from 2008. The next contest will be strictly for images created in 2009.
Enter this contest today!


MEMBER PHOTO GALLERIES COMING!

All award-winning images which placed 1st through 20th in any WPJA contest, including the current Q4 2008 contest, will be recognized in the Photos section of your upcoming Member Profile. Images will be organized by quarter, and will display ranking and contest category. Click here for more information.


SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TODAY!

Show off your top WPJA photos within our soon-to-be-released Member Profile slideshow. All Top 20 awarded pictures from any WPJA contest will be available for your potential clients to view, adding credibility and building confidence for them. The more photos you have in your gallery, the greater interest you’ll generate with those viewing your profile. It's a fact that the top wedding magazines use the current WPJA photo galleries as a resource when looking for photographers to publish!
WPJA Member Robin Shotola


THE CASH PRIZE PAYOUT HAS INCREASED - $875 USD PER CATEGORY!

For the Q4 2008 contest, we've made yet another increase to the cash prizes. The payout for each of the top three winners from each category have increased to:

$500 - First Place
$250 - Second Place
$125 - Third Place


1,100 CONTEST CREDITS AWARDED - $550 USD VALUE PER CATEGORY!

55 FREE contest credits will be awarded in each of the twenty categories for the Q4 2008 contest.

5 Free Credits - Fourth Through Tenth Place
2 Free Credits - Eleventh Through Twentieth Place

 

Q4 2008 CONTEST CATEGORIES


01. Getting Ready 11. Engagement Portraits
02. Ceremony 12. Food & Drinks
03. Reception 13. Other Vendors
04. Kids (Being Kids) 14. Cake Cutting
05. Details (Found) 15. Toasting
06. Action 16. Weather
07. Emotion 17. First Dance
08. Humor 18. Departure
09. Great Natural Light 19. Full Frame (Black and White)
10. Creative Portrait 20. Ring Details

 

Q4 2008 CONTEST JUDGES

BRIAN LANKER, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Brian Lanker has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for his feature photography. He was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1970 and again in 1976. His work for LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated has received numerous honors around the world. He presently divides his time between editorial/advertising still photography and motion picture writing and directing. Read More...

MARY F. CALVERT, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Photojournalist, Mary F. Calvert has been a staff photographer at The Washington Times since 1998. While she has covered the White House and presidential campaigns, her calling is documenting the plight of women around the world. Calvert was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography “for her haunting depiction of sub-Sahara African women afflicted with fistula after childbirth” and was awarded the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in International Photography for her project, “Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India”. Read More...

DENNY SIMMONS, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Denny Simmons, BJ '93 is a University of Missouri graduate, currently a photographer with the Evansville Courier & Press. Past positions include picture editor at the News Sun (Waukegan, Ill.), picture editor at the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press, and photographer at the Jacksonville (Ill.) Journal-Courier. Simmons was recently named NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Photographer of the Year (smaller markets) in 2008. He's also been named Region 4 POY twice and currently serves as the National Clip Chair for the Monthly News Clip Contest. He has also served as Region 4 Director for two terms. Simmons has been Indiana News Photographers Association Photographer of the Year, and he has won the INPA Clip POY six times. He was awarded the title of College Photographer of the Year for work done in 1992. Read More...

AMANDA VOISARD, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Amanda Voisard is a freelance photojournalist who recently relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona. Amanda, a graduate of Ohio University worked as a staff photographer since 2006 at The Palm Beach Post in south Florida. Prior to her experience in Florida, she was a staff photographer for three years in Watertown, N.Y. Her work has been published in various newspapers, magazines, and online including msnbc.com 2008 Year in Pictures, TIME.com, The Palm Beach Post, Watertown Daily Times, DOUBLEtruck Magazine, Farmington Daily Times, The Athens Messenger, and News Photographer Magazine. Read More...

LISA KRANTZ, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Lisa Krantz has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. Previously she worked at the Naples (FL) Daily News for five years. Krantz attended Florida State University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in psychology and earned her Master's degree in photography from Syracuse University. Read More...

BOB CAREY, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Bob Carey's passion for photography began in high school and has spanned over four decades. His love for capturing moments in time led him to a career in photojournalism, and for the past 12 years, he has dedicated himself to developing photographers. He also serves as President of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and on the board of directors of Christians in Photojournalism. Read More...

YUNGHI KIM, PHOTOJOURNALIST
Yunghi Kim is a freelance photographer based in New York. For 12 years, she was a staff photographer at the Boston Globe, and the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was a member of Contact Press Images from 1995 to 2008. Read More...

 

WPJA Q4 2008 CONTEST SPONSOR - D-65 WORKSHOPS


D-65 Workshops

The WPJA is proud to announce that D-65 is sponsoring one of our contests. Through this sponsorship, the WPJA and D-65 have come together to offer our members an exciting opportunity to be educated by some of the digital innovators in the photography industry.

Thanks to the generosity of D-65, all [AG]WPJA and WPJA members will receive:

$150 USD Discount
Register by February 28th

$100 USD Discount
Anytime

Click here for more information about these D-65 workshops.

2009 DATES


San Diego:
March 6th - 9th
New York:
April 3rd - 6th
Denver:
May 1st - 4th
Boston:
June 12th - 15th
Seattle:
August 14th - 17th
Chicago:
September 11th - 14th
New York:
October 2nd - 5th
Los Angeles:
November 13th - 16th
New Orleans:
December 11th - 14th

 

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS FOR THIS PAGE:

Photographer - Top Left
2007 POY: Ben Chrisman
Photographer - Top Middle
1st Runner-Up: Eric Lagstein
Photographer - Top Right
2nd Runner-Up: Carlo Carletti