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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.

Dali ’til Dawn + Intern Army

So while I was photographing a wedding in Huntsville, Alabama last week – five members of the Intern Army were photographing the last night of the Salvador Dali exhibit at the High Museum of Art. (In case you didn’t know – we’re actually taking applications all this week for our next group of Interns.)

The team was led by Intern Laura, and included Interns Brett, Niki, Brittany & Amanda. They were contracted to be there from 10pm-2am but apparently since there were circus acts, costumes, and general craziness – they kept photographing long past the 2am stop time.

Current Interns Brittany, Brett, & Niki (note the bright orange badges that ALL LeahAndMark Interns wear while working events.)

This wasn’t the first time the Intern Army’s handled events on their own – they also tackled the Indie Craft Experience, several Yelp Events, and this proposal shoot in the Botanical Gardens wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without them. Oh yeah – AND we photographed two other events at the High Museum when the Dali exhibit opened. Yeah. I think it’s safe to say the Interns have a good time.

Hey – look – even Alumni Interns were there (up above on the left is Alumni Intern Jenna!)

Up above that’s Alumni Interns Robby & Christy!

One of the strengths and advantages of the Intern Army is that when we photograph events – we work in teams. Photography is generally a competitive solo effort – and you know what? It’s really nice to be able to work large events such as this one – and know that you’re shooting with friends. Leah and I are present for some events, but then we also send the Interns out as a team on their own – and we encourage them to team up when organizing model photo shoots for practice.  Sometimes they’re paid gigs and sometimes we’re shooting for free (Anime!) because we think it’s interesting – but these events are when we get to try out new ideas in a live action setting (without the pressure of say, a wedding day.)

And of course – different from most programs out there, we have our Photography Business Marketing Workshop.

Leah and I feel like we’re building something special with our Intern program – and if you’re interested in working with us, or know someone who might be interested – check out the Application Here.

Dali ’til Dawn Galleries are at the bottom.

Gallery One – by Intern Laura

Gallery Two – by Intern Brett

Gallery Three – by Intern Niki

Gallery Four – by Intern Amanda

Gallery Five – by Intern Brittany

High. Museum. Dali. Exhibit. Photos. Til. Dawn. Event. Party. Overnight. Midnight. Pictures. Pics.