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Deadline: 5th October, 2009
Entry Fee: 2 images free, additional $10 each


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ISPWP Fall 2009 Wedding Photography Contest

ispwp_wide_logoThe International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is  holding the quarterly wedding photography competition – Fall 2009.

Photojournalism / Candid
(The image may not be setup, directed, or prompted by the photographer. Minor Photoshop enhancements such as cropping, levels, curves, white balance adjustments and subtle vignetting are allowed. Color, B/W, and basic/subtle toned images are acceptable. Judges will penalize excessive Photoshop enhancements.)

1. Getting Ready

2. Ceremony

3. First Dance

4. Reception

5. Emotional Impact

6. Humor

7. Kids Will Be Kids

8. Family Love

9. The Decisive Moment (Timing is everything. One second before or after would have missed the shot.)

Directed / Posed
(The image was setup, directed, or prompted by the photographer. Minor Photoshop enhancements such as cropping, levels, curves, white balance adjustments and subtle vignetting are allowed. Color, B/W, and basic/subtle toned images are acceptable. Judges will penalize excessive Photoshop enhancements.)

10. Bride Portrait

11. Bride and Groom Portrait

12. Bridal Party Portrait

13. Engagement Portrait

Art
(Can be posed or not. There are no restrictions on Photoshop enhancements.)

14. Venue/Location

15. Framing The Subject (Use creative composition or environmental elements to frame the main subject in the photo)

16. Movement and Motion (blur, panning, dragging the shutter, images that convey motion)

17. All About Light (outstanding or unique lighting that enhances the image)

18. Wedding Details (cake, flowers, decorations, rings, etc.)

19. The Wedding Dress (a showcase for stunning wedding dress photos, hanging up before the wedding or worn by the bride)

20. Pure Art (Anything goes. Images will be judged solely on creativity and artistic merit. Creative Photoshop enhancements and experiments are encouraged. Use your imagination!)

To participate you must be an ISPWP member, which involves meeting our membership criteria and passing a portfolio/website review.

Membership information can be found at:

Our members include some of the best wedding photographers in the world and the quality of the images is world class. Here are the results of a recent competition:

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 1st Prize: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $100
5th Place: $100
Other product prizes will be awarded, details on website ELIGIBILITY: Must be ISPWP member Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photographs, name, city/state/country to be published on the ISPWP website and to be used in other materials created by and for the ISPWP. Entrants retain copyright, ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs.

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