Friday, September 25, 2015

IPC Results

Here are my images from the 2015 International Print Competition. All four received a merit. One was accepted into the General Book and two were accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection. These results tie with my best ever showing at IPC back in 2013. Enjoy!

Ayoola Ajayi, AJ Photo Shoot

This is a photo shoot I did yesterday with Ayoola Ajayi. He goes by AJ.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Received my Master of Photography packet today

When the mail came today, I received my Master of Photography Ceremony packet. It gave me all the info I need to participate in the annual Degree Ceremony held by PPA this January in sunny Phoenix. I am required to wear a tuxedo!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Local Photographer Named Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

Press Release:
Holladay, Utah - Kent Shelton of Shelton Photography in Holladay and Instructor at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2013 International Photographic Competition. He will be honored at PPA's annual convention, Imaging USA, January 12-14, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz.
PPA members receive these medalist designations by earning a merit-a mark of quality and honor-for each of the four images included in their entry to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.
The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Shelton was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of his four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2013, he was one of only 59 Gold Medalists from around the globe.
"These photographers have reached a prestigious achievement," states Randy McNeilly, PPA's Photographic Exhibition Committee Chairman. "It takes dedication to achieve the consistent quality and creativity necessary to earn the title of Gold Medalist in one of the world's most celebrated photography competitions. While Shelton will be receiving this award at PPA's International Convention to be held January 2014 in Phoenix, the real winners will be his clients who have commissioned the work!"
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A poetic truth

Time is a thief who quietly steals the memories of childhood, youth, and past generations.
Portraits seal up what is today, preserving memories for the future, opening a window into what once was.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

International Print Competition

This year I had my best showing at IPC ever. Two of my images were accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection and the other two were accepted into the General Collection. I will be awarded a "Gold Medal Photographer of the Year" this January at our annual conference in Phoenix. Even more exciting to me, I will finally receive my Master of Photography degree in January. Many years of print competition ecstasy and agony have finally paid off.

This image is titled "Unlucky Strike" and was accepted into the Loan Collection

This image is titled "Daydream Before the Dance". It was accepted into the General Collection and it was also added to the General Showcase book.

This image is titled "Fortuna, Goddess of Luck" It was accepted into the General Collection. It was also the image I thought was my strongest entry and all of the others did better than it. I won't complain!

This image is called "Open Invitation" it was accepted into the Loan Collection. My favorite part about this image is that it was a last minute image I shot on the competition due date just to finish out my 4th and final image. I was surprised to see it do so well.

Jessica's Bridal Portrait

A week ago I did a bridal portrait for Jessica. We got some amazing images at the Utah State Capitol building. Jessica had an amazing smile and was so much fun to work with