Finishing the year on a high note and starting the New Year off & running!
The last two months of 2018 finished on a high note for me and my Senior Photography. I generally don’t enter competitions but on a whim I decided to enter Senior Style Guide’s Hot 100. At the end of August I submitted a few images having few expectations with less than fifteen minutes to spare at the deadline. Once I discovered that globally there were 8152 photographers submitting I lowered my expectations a little more.
On Wednesday November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving I received two notifications. The first notification was from The Twelfth Year, they were featuring one of my images on their site! That was completely out of the blue! About 30 minutes later I received notification that I was selected as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers Globally! Senior Style Guides “Hot 100”!
I was pretty much at a loss for words in describing how that made me feel, but I was definitely Thankful and it came at a perfect time of reflection and in giving Thanks!
Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have been featured four more times with the last one being today, New Years Day!
The last shoot of 2018 I did with any of my Senior Model Team members was with Chaney. On December 10th We had a blast shooting several different looks for the Christmas and New Years Holiday’s. From that session we’ve been featured on Senior Muse and Seniors Best! Images from that session are below. If you want to see the other images that have been featured you’ll need to go to my Instagram Page…. @jimtincherphoto
Be sure to visit my website or follow me on my Instagram to see these and other images!
When the announcement was made that the December Challenge shoot was going to be “3-Lights” I had no idea what I would do, or if I’d even do the challenge. It wasn’t until later in December when I was working with Sierrah on her Miss Kentucky head shots did I have a clue.
During Sierrah’s session we talked about many things, one of them being dresses. When she showed me images of her dresses the “blue” one stood out. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do! I didn’t tell Sierrah the finer details other than I wanted to shoot her in that dress for the challenge. You see, January 2018 was a “Blue Moon” Month. Specifically January 2018 was to be a “Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse” and the winners for the December Challenge were to be announced in January! Perfect!
All I can say is that Sierrah was the perfect choice for this “challenge shoot” and quite frankly I think she nailed it perfectly!
On Monday I shared with you that my submission of Jaryn had made it to the finalist round to be considered for “The 12”. This national competition has more to do with the telling of Jaryn’s story than it does with me. Everybody has a story to tell about their life, where it’s been, where it is and where it’s going. When I decided earlier this year that I wanted my photography to include Seniors I knew that I had to tell “their” story.
Earlier this year I went to Chicago to photograph several of the current “12”. I have shared some of those images on my Instagram and Twitter page but not on my web site, Facebook Page or here. Over the next several days I will begin to share some of those images. But tonight I’ll begin with the “comp card” of Jaryn. All together there were about 15 images that I had submitted for her competition.
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