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Photography Competition | by +Krisandra

Back on a cold, rainy day in February the Season [X] interns had a group shoot at the Southeastern Railway Museum. As we all paid our entrance the employees were handing us flyers and things that I shoved into my pockets. We did our shoot and went on about our lives.

A couple days later as I cleaned my camera bag I found the papers they had handed us: PHOTO COMPETITION. Yes! If there is one thing I like it’s some good healthy (sometimes not so healthy) competition! I wrote my weekly Monday blog and picked my best images from the shoot. I got them printed and matted (on white mats I might like to add). Paid my entry fee and waited.

The photos I submitted:



Atlanta Portrait Photographer | Krisandra Evans |

Atlanta Portrait Photographer | Krisandra Evans |

Atlanta Portrait Photographer | Krisandra Evans |

Fast forward to April. Sunday, April 7th to be exact. Awards ceremony day! There were 40 photos submitted. 6 awards to be given.

I took overall second place!

I took overall second place!

YAY! It has been 6 years since I entered a competition or put my photos on display like this.  I need to get back to doing this. Regularly. We at LeahandMark & Co always talk about putting your work out there. What better way than to enter a competition?! You have no name. You don’t know the judges. You place on work alone.

Thank you to everyone who liked the photos on facebook and supported me/modeled for me.

Photography Competition

Think the photography market is over saturated? Try being a musician. Or a writer. Or a Chef.

The generic advice is to just be different.

It’s not about being completely different. It’s about being different enough AND finding your audience.

Different work, different personality, different people. You have to make, be, and find those things. We have a nearly infinite number of options – so much music to listen to, so much good stuff to read, so many amazing chefs making great food, but somehow there are people finding success admidst so much competition. Then there are photographers like you and me. The ones that never picked up a DSLR until about 3 years ago. We’re the ones who would have never learned photography if it hadn’t become so accessible to everyone. And now many of us complain there are too many photographers out there. The market is saturated. Everyone just wants a cheap $50 photographer off of Craigslist. Or a $500 shooter for their wedding.

Make different work. Find your audience. Make more work.



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