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Open Judging for the 2013 South Carolina
Wedding Photos of the Year and Wedding
Photographer of the Year Contest
 
IT IS FREE TO ATTEND THE OPEN JUDGING!
 
The open judging will be held March 2, 2014,
starting at Noon at:
 
Dreamy Affairs at:
841 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
 
It is on the corner of 9th Street and Meeting Street in a white brick building, next to New Attitudes Salon.
 
We will finish up around 6:00 and take the judges to dinner.
Everyone is invited!
 
There is a $20 fee to enter the contest and it is free to attend the judging. Click on Contest Rules for details on how to enter.
 
All proceeds go to pay for pizza, a hotel room for out-of-town judges, and to buy dinner for the judges immediately after the judging. We make zero profit (I usually end up coming out of pocket for various expenses, but that is fine!)
 
To pay via PayPal in advance, send $20 for every person
entering to jeffblakephoto@yahoo.com. Please include
the names of each person attending.
 
You may pay via check as well, make out to "Jeff Blake" and mail to:
Jeff Blake
2330 Lucas St.
Cayce, SC 29033
 
Last year, Josh Jones was named Photographer of the year and Corey Potter won Best in Show. Craig Mahaffey won 2011 Photographer of the Year and Jennifer Stuart won 2011 Best in Show. Amelia Phillips Hale won 2010 Photographer of the Year and Josh Jones won 2010 Best in Show.  Ashley Brokop won 2009 Photographer of the Year
and Craig Mahaffey won 2009 Best in Show. So those are the photographers we need to beat this year!
 
The Photographer of the Year will once again win
a $299 rolling airport bag from ThinkTank!


THE JUDGES


Nathan Abplanalp is a photographer based out of Charlotte, NC who has a background in landscapes, photojournalism, and portraits. He is drawn to photography's history and loves timeless black and white photographs.  An artist at heart, he utilizes simple and orderly compositions, natural light, and a strong thought process to create all of his images.


Piper Warlick is  a portrait, wedding and event photographer living in Charlotte, NC.  When she isn’t shooting, she enjoys tackling a seemingly endless list  of craft and home renovation projects, tending to her chickens,  and  working in her backyard organic garden with her husband, Mark. Piper is  also a contributor to Edible Upcountry and Edible Charlotte magazines,  publications devoted to the regional sustainable food movement and the  locals who celebrate it.



Gregg Martin, M.Photog, Cr., CPP, FPh., has been in professional photography for over 24 years and has photographed  over 450 weddings. His main points of interest are Weddings and  Sports.
He is a member of PPA, SEPPA, PPSC, and the Columbia Bridal Associates. The 2011 PPSC Photog of the Year. He also earned the 2009, 2012, 2013 PPA Photographer of the Year. He  holds the Masters of Photography and the Photographic Craftsman Degrees  from PPA. Is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and He  holds the Fellows of Photography from PPSC.




 
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