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1st place in Creative Portrait

South Carolina, United States

Ben Chrisman

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Wedding photographer Ben Chrisman, was awarded 1st place for photo 520561 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2010 Q4.

The WPJA contest judges presented Ben Chrisman, a South Carolina, 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.

Judges

  • My eye travels easily to the couple because of the terrific use of layer and light. The use of contrast is very effective.
  • Otherworldly. Opulent.
  • A beautiful moment, a beautiful light, a sense of mystery. A strong image.

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