CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
Grand Prize: Relationships:
Heather Hussey-Van Gaale

Babies/Children:
Jennifer Stein

Humor:
Lynde and Sam Alvarez

Kids Clicks:
Benjamin Robertson

Jet Setters:
Jackie Phillips

Holiday Photos:
Eve Tobin-Caron

People's Choice:
Kim Curran


This contest was judged by:

Brian Smith/Photographer | Holly Stuart-Hughes/Editor-in-Chief, PDN® | Amber Terranova/Photo Editor, PDN®


To view Winners Gallery, click here.










©Photos by Me Ra Koh

A Seat at Me Ra Koh's CONFIDENCE Workshop (value: $999).

SONY a65 DSLR with DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens, 24.3 MP Digital, Translucent Mirror Technology. Sony's latest DSLR! Be one of the FIRST to own it! (value: $999.99)

A $500 Target gift card

A roundtrip airline ticket to a CONFIDENCE workshop from Southwest Airlines.

WPPI Road Show registration with guest. Each city on the tour will host a full day of educational classes featuring marketing, lighting, posing, shooting and postproduction, plus opportunities to network with your peers. ($298.00 value) (cities to be announced)




BABIES/CHILDREN:
(Gatherings Kids Experience)

RELATIONSHIPS:
(Gatherings between
families, friends and pets)

KID'S CLICKS:
(Photographs Shot
by Kids Ages 3-12)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:
(Vote for the photo you love most!)

JET SETTERS:
(Travel and Vacation Photos! Sponsored by
Southwest Airlines.)

HOLIDAY PHOTOS:
(What better Gathering photo than the Family Holiday Photo! We know you've got great ones from over the years! Now is your chance to share and win!)

HUMOR:
(What is the funniest gathering in your everyday life from your messiest space to your shoe collection!)


EACH CATEGORY WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
  • $250 photography retail gift certificate.
  • Autographed copy of Me Ra Koh's best-selling book Your Baby in Pictures (value $19.99)
  • One year subscription to PDN, the #1 magazine for professional photographers (value: $65)
  • PDN PhotoPlus Expo Gold Pass (value: $50)
    PhotoPlus Expo is the largest annual photography tradeshow in the U.S. Category winners will each receive a 3-day pass to the expo plus priority admission to the keynotes, special events, a swag bag and much more!
  • Go Pro! All winning entries may be submitted to sell as stock images!
  • Winning images will be published in Rangefinder magazine and seen by over 60,000 subscribers.
KID'S CLICKS category winners will receive:
  • Toys R Us Gift Certificate for the special KID'S CLICKS category! (value $250)

People's Choice winners will receive:
  • Nielsen Photo Group Swag Bag and winning photo included in Gatherings online winners gallery.


  • $12 per image
  • $18 per series

(A series is up to six
visually-related images)



EXTENDED DEADLINE:

April 27, 2012

April 20, 2012


From NEW BEGINNINGS Contest
Grand Prize Winner: Leah Robbins

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Photo Selection on 12/01/2011
Selene Anderson

Adorable moment! The New Beginnings theme is ALL over this image! Can't you picture this being in a wedding slideshow someday, evidence of the day their friendship began?! I love how Selene off centered the two babies and left lots of empty beach in the frame with just a hint of waves. It helps the babies feel that much smaller. The closer we get to our subjects, the more "larger than life" they can feel. So the choice of framing on this was perfect! And I love how they both have bare bottoms! So darling! Great job Selene! A keepsake photo for sure!
- Me Ra

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Do Kids Feel Invisible When We Take Their Photo?

With digital cameras and iPhones, we take endless photos of our kids. But I wonder if kids feel unseen in it all. With all the picture taking, do they feel invisible?

We may tell ourselves that kids feel noticed that much more, but have you ever been snapping away and noticed how your kids were physically there but not emotionally there. Yes, their face is in the photo. But the story that lives within them, their voice—that light in their eyes, is missing.

When I'm doing a family shoot, I often look for ways to collaborate with the kids.  I'll ask them questions like;

"This part of the photo shoot is all about YOU!  What kind of photo would you like me to take of you...that shows me who you are?!"

"How should we set up your doll for the perfect photo?...Where should we put you in the photo?!"

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