I received some exciting news last weekend - this photo was selected as a finalist in the annual Photographer's Forum Magazine Spring Competition! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to see the letter from them, I had been waiting since I entered this photo in March! My husband took a picture of the letter and sent it to me, I was at my sister-in-law's baby shower at the time. This was a photo that I took of our youngest in August of 2014 (he was 6 years old at the time). We set up for the shot right in our living room - if you get the flash bright enough, the shutter speed fast enough, and the aperture just right, you can blacken out everything except what is being lit by the flash. This photo is a bit different from what I usually do, but I had been wanting to capture an image like this for a while. We have always noticed that he has a strong physique, and he has the energy and love for sports to match! Since this child never stops moving, he has actually gotten a bit slimmer since last summer, but I know he's growing like crazy.
The letter indicated that all winners will be notified by Monday, August 10 - keep your fingers crossed for me! I would even be happy with an honorable mention this time! ;)
I have decided to change my website a bit. I will be keeping my website, but the address will change, and I will no longer be offering products for sale from the site. I will keep it mostly for sharing my photos. If you are ever interested in purchasing a print, you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.