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VPPA Convention

What a wonderful experience I had at my first Virginia Professional Photographer’s Association Convention in Richmond Virginia!  I learned so much and now have lots of new photographer friends from all over Virginia.  We had speakers come in from around the country who spoke on lighting, posing, creating videos, weddings, studio setup, pet photography and more.  The most exciting part of the convention for me was the print competition where each VPPA member could enter up to 6 of their own prints.  During the judging, members are able to sit in and listen as the prints are judged, which was a great learning experience for me.   I was honored to receive 2 blue ribbons, 2 red ribbons and 2 white ribbons for my 6 prints that I entered.  And, most exciting of all…I won the award for the most points earned for a first time entrant in the 2014 VPPA print competition.   I also received the Randy Searle Scholarship along with this award.  What an honor.  Thank you to everyone who helped answer all of my many questions that I had about this competition. I couldn’t have done it without you. Posted below are my 6 competition prints order of how they were scored…2 blues, 2 reds and 2 whites.  



VPPA_0004“So Nonchalant”

VPPA_0005“Mr. Whiskers”

VPPA_0003“I’ll Be Fine”


“Best Friends Forever”


“Waiting For You”

“Afternoon Light”

Jaime - March 6, 2014 - 10:31 pm

Great job Gayle!! I am sure you were so happy!! I really love the afternoon light image. So pretty and elegant! Way to represent Harrisonburg!! 🙂

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