2018 Shoot & Share Results

First off, if you don't know what the Shoot & Share contest is, don't feel too bad. Up until a few months ago I had never heard of it. But all of my photography groups were abuzz about it and I kind of felt like I couldn't be part of the cool kids group if I didn't enter, so I reluctantly submitted a few photos, then tried to forget all about it so I wouldn't experience humiliating shame when I inevitably did terrible.

So imagine my surprise when a few weeks ago I got tagged on a thread announcing the top placing photos.

You guys, Imma brag here, because out of the 20 photos I submitted here's how they ranked:

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From their website:

The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one photographers’s popularity vs. another’s or the ability to rally social media for votes. It’s not about your financial ability to pay for more entries to flood the photo pool.

And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, we show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. We’ll keep displaying random groups of four photos from the same category for as long as you want. You can vote as many times as you’d like.

So I wanted to share my top placing photos here. 

This won 6th place out of all of the photos submitted for styled shoots (almost 7000 of them). This photo of Tabatha Deuel was taken at a styled shoot hosted by Annette Lindsey of I Do Weddings With Love.

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And this photo was another finalist in the styled shoot category, starring one of my favorite models Anjuli who was posing for a wind-inspired shoot down at First Landing State Park. This shoot was coordinated by Lexi Moyer with It's Your Day, with florals from Viktoriya of The Hanging Gardens.

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Here are a few of the other photos that placed in the top 10%, 20% and 30%.

Although I don't share much personal work, I did submit a few photos of my own kiddos. And I have to admit, it was pretty rad seeing my batman do so well!