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Photo Contest

Precision Camera in Austin is having a photo contest this Saturday. Below is the information. GOOD LUCK!!!

Here is some more info about the weekend


Judging Comments

Below are comments from this weekends ATPI judges and student observers. Also some of the winners that can be found at

First Adv Thematic – Dreams and Nightmares – Maxwell Wardlow – Allen HS


If you have the chance, plan your shots out and fully form your ideas.

Photography is a visual language and you get stronger by practice. Important for all of us to continue to shoot photos.

Best advice is take your time, make sure subject is in focus and exposure is correct.

Key to winning is combining interesting concepts with flawless execution. Must have both. 1 without the other is an “almost” photo.

Travel photography – should evoke a desire to go there and see that place.

Nature – don’t oversaturate your colors. You don’t want it to look unrealistic. Some good images in Nature that were overblown.

Fashion photo tips – keep it clean, keep the background soft and simple, make sure you are selling the fashion.

Bottom line in food photography- it needs to look appetizing.

Thematic category very popular this year. But some very dark entries. Definitely “Nightmares” were more entries than “Dreams.”

First Beg Travel – Abbie Seale – Hyde Park HS (Austin)


Environmental portraits should be a balance of the two elements.

People in an architecture picture should be the icing, not the cake.

Crop your sports photos.

Don’t enter household pets in animal category – they don’t get picked no matter how creative you are.

Excessive manipulation of the photo doesn’t help.

Don’t oversaturate nature photos.

Judges REALLY look at the sharpness of photo.

Best of Show Advanced – Annabel Thorpe – Argyle HS – Stacy Short, instructor

Photo Contest

ATPI is hosting it’s Back to School Photo Contest!! Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Take or find a picture you took over the summer.
  2. Upload it to either Instagram or Twitter
  3. Tag it with #atpigoodbyesummer

That’s it.

You can see the latest entries on Twitter and Instagram.

National Geographic Photo Contest

Here’s a contest where anyone can enter. NGPhotoContest.

Photo Contest

The Fall 2014 ATPI photo contest has been updated. Below is a listing of all categories:


  • Thematic (Go!)
  • Architecture-Cityscape
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Informal-Environmental Portrait
  • Studio Portrait
  • Advertising
  • Animal
  • Time Exposure
  • Sports-Action
  • Sports-Reaction
  • Advertising
  • Still Life
  • Student Life
  • Travel
  • Fashion
  • Open
  • Cell/Smartphone Image
  • Portfolio*
  • Digitally Constructed Single Images*


  • B&W Darkroom Print
  • Alternative Processes


  • News (3-minute max)
  • Music Video (5-minute max)
  • Advertisement/PSA (1-minute max)
  • Dramatic Short Film (5-minute max)
  • Comedic Short Film (5-minute max)
  • Thematic – Go! (3-minute max)
  • Documentary (unlimited)
  • In-Camera Feature (1 min max, no editing)
  • Multimedia Projects*
There is also a “Friday Night Lights” contest going on, deadline is October 18th midnight. Upload your image to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ATPIFridayContest

KDH Photo of the Week Contest

User Submitted Photo of the Week

By Jason Schaefer | Webmaster

Hello everyone,

To submit a photo please click on the submit photos button on the right side of your screen. Once you have created a new user account or logged into your existing account you will then go straight to the photo submission form.

Upload your photograph, give any details that you want about that photo and then be sure to chose ‘Photo of the Week’ from the drop down.

We will chose a new winner weekly and showcase the winning image on the homepage, on this page and in print. All photos must be submitted by Thursday at noon central time to qualify for that week’s contest.


Click here to register and upload your photo for the their weekly contest.

Photo Contest

Thank Mitchell Barrett for passing this one along.

The Killeen Civic Art Guild is hosting the 2011 Thiel Art Competition. Anyone can enter, and all information, details, and entry form are on their website.