We are less than three weeks away from Luminance 2012, PhotoShelter’s conference happening this September 12-13, and we want to make sure that all in attendance are surrounded by people who love photography.
Luminance speakers are leaders from Facebook, Google, Lytro, Behance, 20×200, Christie’s, Hipstamatic, and many more. If you’re a photographer, technologist, designer, or care about the direction of photography, this event is right up your alley.
So we asked, “Why do you love photography?” and every week we’re picking 3 winners to win two tickets each to the event, plus the #ilovephotography party. We will be announcing the winners every Thursday on The PhotoShelter Blog.
We combed through all of the entrants up to August 22nd, and after rounds of deep thought and careful readings, we have come up with our top three photography-lovers. In no particular order, we’re all set to share them with you now. Here are this week’s winners:
1. Bill Brokaw:
“What’s not to love? From my trusty Kodak Instamatic (with the pop-on flash cube) to my mega-mega-pixal DSL and multi-wireless lighting it has always been that surge of dopamine or seratonin or chocolate syrup or whatever that brain juice is called, that has kept me an avid shooter for over 45 years.
When I create image or capture a fleeting moment at just the right time I feel it in my heart. There is a certain amount of tension and anxiety leading up to a great photo. You have to dig down deep and let it emerge. When it does, it just feels so right.”
2. Glenn Hieber:
“Shortly after my traumatic brain injury [TBI] from a ’03 pickup vs bike accident a doctor counseled:
“TBI survivors frequently struggle appreciating literature and film. Deficits in memory, attention and information processing can stunt even the most beautiful story’s flow and harmony. Still photography savors it within the four sides of the frame. No need to rewind DVDs or flip to prior chapters to verify plot and character development.”
Photography love for me remains reaching survivors who, to date, decline medical help per fear of social stigma trending today. It is indeed an exciting time to survive, and even thrive, with traumatic brain injury. For me it is with a lens. Life changes with TBI, it doesn’t end.“
“Photography has been in my blood since before I can remember. My father placed a camera in my hands and let me into his darkroom before I could reach the developing trays. He taught me sun printing with leaves and to photograph snowflakes on a cold winter day in front of our house. I have been hooked ever since. I pick up a camera ever chance I get, but spend most of my time collaborating with others as a visual media specialist. I am passionate about all things visual from the moment an image is envisioned until the final piece is experienced by another human being.“
Once again, we would like to thank all of our enthusiastic entrants on their fantastic posts and contributions. Remember, you still have two more chances to win tickets to Luminance 2012.
Enter for your chance to win! We’ll be picking 3 winners for two more weeks.
- Share this link on your Facebook page, tweet @photoshelter, or hit the ‘Like’ button on this blog post to help spread the word and let people know you’re excited for the event. Then,
- Post your response to “Why do you love photography?” as a comment below in this blog. Be sure to enter your full name and website in the comment fields provided so we can contact you.
- We ask that contestants share this blog post link on their Facebook page, on Twitter by tweeting @photoshelter, or by hitting the ‘Like’ button on this blog post.
- Contestants must submit their response to “Why do you love photography?” as a blog comment on this post.
- PhotoShelter will announce the winner every Thursday on PhotoShelter’s Facebook and Twitter page. We’ll also shoot the winners an email to let them know it’s their lucky day.
- Contest ends on Thursday, September 6, 2012.