The San Diego County Fair Photography Contest 2019

This year I really wanted to enter into the San Diego County Fair’s Photography Exhibit. It was really important to me to focus on entering something locally. I felt like I needed some kind of confirmation that I deserved to have a space too in photography. I guess I just really needed validation from local peer judges. I entered 7 images and at $20 an entry it was hard to pick from the pile. Here are the 7 submission photos.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Self Portrait - Color Pop

Color Pop

Self Portrait

Color Pop

Self portraits have become a way for me to become creative and express myself. This time last year you would be hard pressed to find a photo of me. I have emerged from my insecurities and am learning to love parts of myself I didn't love as much before. Now I look forward to challenging myself each week to come up with a new concept. To dig in and find more of myself. Learning to love myself more week by week. 

 

Here are the rest of the shots from this harsh light series. 

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Color Pop
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Harsh Light Image Feature- Twyla Jones Photography

Twyla Jones has and Emotional Storytelling group and hosts a new amazing themes every week. It is always an honor and pleasure to be recognized by someone you look up to. She has taught me ALOT about photography and continues to challenge us to be more creative with our imagery.  The themes are perfect recipes of inspiration for emotional storytellers. I honestly mean it when I say these photographs will blow your mind! Have a look if you fancy! My shot is in there also. Thank you to Twyla Jones for working so hard on these every week.

 

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Dear Photographer P52 Radness 'Powerful Monochrome' May Feature

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Dear Photographer

P52Radness Feature

Black and white photography, although colorless, strongly conveys emotion and drama in an image very beautifully. This month's Dear Photographer theme was 'Powerful Monochrome' and it was filled with all beautiful dramatic black and white portraits and certainly brought all the feels in most of the images. Truly honored and constantly inspired by these women and their vulnerability to get in front of the frame and create incredible photography. Have a look at the rest of the Dear Photographer month of May features HERE