Since 2016, I have participated in the Professional Photographers of America's International Print Competition (IPC). This is juried competition where images are measured against 12 factors including impact, presentation, technical skill, and overall impression. Not every image that I love or a client loves is a good fit for print competition, there is a particular overall style and design that the judges look for. You will notice that 4-out-of-5 images thus far are all studio images. Each year, only 4 images are submitted for consideration. While not required by rules, all submitted images are work that I have done for clients.
The merit means that the judges have deemed the image to be of exceptional quality and composition. While some images have not merited, they were all loved by the the family or client.
I am humbled by the juror's bestowing merits upon 5 images to-date, with new competitions each year in August.
Please send me a note, and see how my challenging myself for excellence in these competitions translates into amazing memories for you.