February Contest Winners | After Dark

In the “After Dark” category we only had one badge winner this time around. Congratulations Dave Shay for making magic. The contest is heating up but it’s early in the race and The WPS Trophy is still up for grabs! DAVE SHAY*** HOW POINTS ARE ACCRUED / EARNED An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all the photos and provide a star to each image they deemRead more

Portrait Palooza Rockin’ at The Carolina Inn

Portrait Palooza is one of the premiere WPS events each year and this year it’s on Tuesday, March 28th. Our chapter leaders coordinate with local vendors to arrange for dresses, flowers and an awesome venue to shoot at The Carolina Inn! It’s a timed competition where each photographer has 10 minutes to produce an editorial/commercial quality image using our professional models, dresses, bouquets and a really awesome location. This year The Carolina Inn has graciously invited us to shoot atRead more

November Contest Winners | Weather

It’s getting hot in here with the contest! There were some great images submitted and we have a couple of WPS Award Badge winners this month. Congratulations to Dave Shay and Chad Winstead! DAVE SHAY – 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 3* HOW POINTS ARE ACCRUED / EARNED An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all the photos and provide a star to each image they deem worthy. AnRead more

September Contest Winners | Exits

The category this month was the art of the Exit. There were some great images submitted and we have a couple of WPS Award Badge winners this month. Congrats to Brian Mullins and Chad Winstead! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* BRIAN MULLINS 4* Chad is taking a commanding lead over the field for the POY Prize. 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 overRead more

Raleigh WPS October Meeting | Brides & Booths

The wonderful folks over at Forever Bridal want members of the WPS to book brides! Dominick DiGirolamo is going to speak to us about all the ins and outs of bridal show booths. Dom knows a couple of things about booths, he has been designing, planning, and organizing wedding shows in the Triangle area for over 20 years! He is also going to bring a bride or two to give you their perspective on which booths grabbed their attention. RSVP HERE TO GETRead more

August Contest Winner | Wedding Day Portraits

The category this month was Wedding Day Portraits. There were a lot of wonderful images submitted but only one will grabbed a WPS Award Badge this month. Chad Winstead gave the judges a warm sunset image to love. Congrats Chad! CHADE WINSTEAD 4* Chad is taking a solid point lead over the field 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, whichRead more

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