July Contest Winner | Details

It was all about the Details for this contest and we have a winner. Chad Winstead moved the judges to give him a WPS Award Badge. Congrats! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* Chad has taken a slight 50 point lead over Dave for the POY Prize. The race for the hardware is heating up! Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all theRead more

June Contest Winners | Emotion

Emotion was the category this month and you guys definitely delivered. There were three of images that stood out of the crowd for the judges. Chad Winstead and Rebecca Faulk’s images moved the judges enough to give them a WPS Award Badge. Congrats! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 3* REBECCA FAULK 3* Dave still has a lead for the POY Prize but Chad is catching ground quickly and only 25 points away. The hardware is still up for grabs. Remember,Read more

May Contest Winners | Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography proved challenging to our members for the month of May. The image a laughing baby being tickled by dad was the judges favorite. Congratulations to Brittany Blake for earning a WPS Award Badge. Brittany Blake – 3* Dave still has a commanding lead for the POY Prize but Brittany jumped to 5th in this round. The hardware is still up for the taking. Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, whichRead more

April Contest Winners | Off Camera Strobe

Getting the strobe off the camera was the challenge for April and you guys delivered. Three images grabbed the attention of the judges with two images attaining a four-star status. Congratulations to Dave Shay, Chad Winstead and Andre Reichmann for earning a WPS Award Badge. DAVE SHAY – 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 4* ANDRE REICHMANN 3* The race for the hardware is still up for grabs but Dave is starting to take a lead. Remember, the point system is simple. AnRead more

March Contest Winners | Framing the Subject

Each month the contest keeps getting stronger. “Framing the Subject” was the category this time around. The judges looked over them all and four images grabbed their attention. Congratulations to Dave Shay, Chad Winstead and Andre Reichmann. CHAD WINSTEAD 3* DAVE SHAY – 3* DAVE SHAY – 4* Note: Dave’s four-star image can be found on the closed WPS FB site. The bride requested the portrait image stay private so the dress remains a surprise for her future husband. WPSRead more

Spotlight | Dave Shay

A phenomenal image was recently created by Dave Shay and we just had to get the scoop. The image is selected out The Wedding & Portrait Society’s monthly image competition. Each month the Spotlight image will help up us all learn and grow by breaking it down and finding out how it was created. Thank you for your participation Dave, sharing your thoughts and being in the Spotlight. WPS: First of all, tell us the story behind the image. Like,Read more

WPS Lighting Workshop

Looking to get that off camera lighting just right. Want to be that photographer who knows everything from gels, inverse square law, ratios and reception lighting concepts? Well, the Wedding & Portrait Society has a one day lighting workshop for you! The workshop is complementary for Wedding & Portrait Society members. Seats are limited to 25. Steve Jamroz and Christobal Perez will be your instructors. The workshop will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the historic The Carolina InnRead more

February Monthly Contest Winners | Portrait

A lot of great images were submitted for the contest and “Portraits” was the category. The judges looked over them all and two grabbed their attention. Congratulations to Amaris Hames owner of Amaris Photo and Dave Shay of Dave Shay Photography. Two great photographers, two great images that both attained four stars. DAVE SHAY – 4* AMARIS HAMES – 4* The contest is heating up and the race for the hardware is still up for grabs. The point system isRead more

Portrait Palooza Winner

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come to announce the winner of the 2016 WPS Portrait Palooza competition! But, first, enjoy this amazing behind-the-scenes video put together by Nathan from Oak City Films! The Hall and Gardens at Landmark’s venue managers were the judges of our annual Portrait Palooza competition. And, now, without any further ado, we are proud to announce the finalist and winner in the 2016 WPS Portrait Palooza competition. Maria Sollecito-Olson – 3rd Ryan Midgett – 2ndRead more

Portrait Palooza | February 2016

This Febraury, Portrait Palooza was hosted by the Hall and Garden at Landmark. We would like to thank all of the vendors who came together to make this happen. Without their help and time, we would never have been able to pull off such a successful event. Portrait Palooza is a fun, annual event created by the Wedding & Portrait Society as a challenge for professional photographers. How it works: The WPS secures a local wedding venue, gowns, bouquets, hairRead more