I won the trip to WPPI through the Maob Print contest and this was my first experience ever at the convention. I was honored to be able to go and meet so many wonderfully creative folks and even the editor of Rangefinder (which I write for) so that was more than enough to make the trip rewarding..
However, there was more excitement in store for me, on award night I found that I had also won first place in the Kodak Award of Distinction Book contest!!
I was so shocked I just sat in my seat and they had to call my name 3 times! how embarrassing!
Thank you WPPI for an incredible honor and experience! Thanks Moab, Kodak and Apollo Photo imaging who printed my book!
My book will be available for purchase on my site in the near future, it is a collection of 80 portraits with some simple wisdom thrown in :)