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FAMILY IMAGES | FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST

Here are our 5 Faves from our Sunset Photo Contest on Facebook:

They each won a 3 month  membership to Chic Critique Forum

Email us at chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com to redeem your prize

THE WINNERS:

Channon Williamson Photography

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{the} Paper Deer Photography

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Inbar Grushka

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Jeanie Holland Photography

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Morgan Slade Photography

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Colorvale Bokeh Freebie

“Tis The Season To Sparkle and that’s just what Colorvale Actions is offering this week!  FREE!

 

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What’s Included

  • 1 Sample Bokeh Overlay
  • 1 Bokeh Paintbrush
  • Colorvale’s Popular Web Enhancing Action to make every photo you post on Facebook high quality and amazing!

 

Get Your Download Here

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Then & Now, Part 11 | See How These Photographers Have Evolved

We asked our blog readers to send in Then & Now photos to see how they’ve evolved. The slides below show photos of photographers’ photos from when they first started out compared to where they are now.

We wanted to show how much you can improve with hard work and persistence. Thank you everyone who was brave and sent in photos for us to use.

WANNA SHOW OFF YOUR THEN & NOW PHOTOS?

Simply send your Then & Now images to chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com. We’ll be featuring different photographers each week. If you want to include a description or statement with your photos you can include that too!

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KIRSTIE BRADWAY of https://www.facebook.com/KirstieBradwaykbthen

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TRENEKA GROSS of https://www.facebook.com/ForTheJoy
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Tulle and Gold Women’s Outfit | FASHION FRIDAY

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

I’m kind of a sucker for tulle. It’s just so feminine and chic. Best part about this skirt is that it’s only $13.95! Holla! This is a fun Fall outfit that you can dress up or down.

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SHOP THE LOOK:

tulle skirt | gojane

jean shirt |forever21

heels | ebay

leopard clutch | forever21 (sold out) | similar

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TABITHA PATRICK | 2013 PHOTOGRAPHY IDOL WINNER & CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER

We are so excited to introduce the winner of  2013 Photography Idol and our newest Celebrity Photographer, Tabitha Patrick of Tabitha Patrick Photography.

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Tabitha Patrick has been in business for 6 years, specializes in high school senior portraits, and fashion/editorial photography.

She has been featured or published in/by:

  • Senior Style Guide
  • Modern Teen Style
  • POSE Modeling Magazine
  • Model Magazine
  • Lemonade and Lenses
  • Mozi
  • Senior Portraits Forum
  • The Bloom Forum

Tabitha’s Stock Photography work has been seen all over the U.S. including but not limited to:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Kodak
  • Snappish

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Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?

Lightroom

Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?

I don’t think you can grow as a photographer if you aren’t getting honest critique. As a learning photographer, everything you improve on is amazing and better than what you were doing! Professional eyes can help to guide you through what you aren’t seeing.

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What camera do you use? Favorite lens?

Canon Mark 5D my favorite lens is 70-200 2.8

What has been the most helpful critique you ever got on an image?

The most helpful critique has always been to stay true to my style.

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What 3 words would you use to describe your style?

modern, editorial, bright

Where do you pull your inspiration from?

I pull my inspiration from everywhere, from magazine, music videos, fashion.

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What is one specific way that you balance work and family?

Balancing work and family is hard, but I try to keep my work during “work” hours (while kids are at school) and all other times for the family.

Best biz/photo advice?

Best business advice I’ve gotten was “it’s not “friend-business” it’s show business”. I used to have a hard time speaking up for what I wanted and let people decide for me. Once I got over that, things started to fall into place and what I wanted/needed for my business started to come to pass.

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How does your business deal with the rise in photographers. What have you done to standout and compete?

Honestly, I have made a conscious decision to NOT watch my competition. I am friends with some and we help each other out, but others I don’t watch. I need to make sure I do what I do because I love it and I’m good at it and watching others puts me in “I have to look like them” mode…which is what I don’t want to do.

Where have most of your 2011 clients come from (besides WOM)?

Facebook 100%

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What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?

Amanda Holloway’s Business workshop

What is your most popular product?

Flash Drive and Mobile Albums

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Be on the lookout for Tabitha in the next issue of Chic Magazine and in the Chic Critique Forum

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And the 2013 Photography Idol Winner is…

Thank you to all our Photography Idol participants and judges! The votes have been tallied and were based on 50% public vote and 50% judges votes.

AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY IDOL WINNER IS…

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THE 2013 PHOTOGRAPHER IDOL WINNER AND OUR NEWEST CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER:

Tabitha Patrick!!!

www.tabithapatrickphotography.com

Read all about her in her interview tomorrow on the blog!

PHOTOGRAPHY IDOL WINNER GETS:

  • $1000 prize pack from our Vogue Vendors
  • Lifetime Membership to Chic Critique Forum {$189 value}
  • Full feature 6-page spread in Issue 8 of Chic Magazine (coming out in Jan. 2014)
  • Print copy of Chic Magazine you are featured in
  • Celebrity Photographer status 

4 RUNNERS UP GET:

  • 1 full page image in Issue 8 of Chic Magazine (coming out in Jan. 2014)
  • Lifetime Membership to Chic Critique Forum {$189 value}

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