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5th place in Details

Wedding Photographer Sam Dean of Virginia, United States
Virginia, United States

Sam Dean

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Wedding photographer Sam Dean, was awarded 5th place for photo 53266 in the Details category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.

The WPJA contest judges presented Sam Dean, a Virginia, United States wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2006 Fall Judges

Judges

  • All one needs to see are the hands on his head; you know it's a very intimate moment. Well constructed with the additional compositional use of the lights in the background.

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