Posts: Competitions


May 14, 2019 – Competitions: “Oldies (No Date Restriction)” with judge David Blecman

David Blecman David Blecman, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, started his photographic career in 1978, and started Positive Negatives in 1997.  He is now an internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught […]


April 16, 2019 – Competitions: Theme – “Trains, Planes, Automobiles and Trucks” with judge Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb Thousands of Steve Gottlieb’s photographs—ranging from architecture to people to landscapes—have been published worldwide. His images have been featured in Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, and Photo District News, among others. He […]


February 19, 2019 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge Roy Sewall

Roy Sewall Bio Roy’s interest in photography evolved from travel in six continents, yet he found his own community to be one of the most photogenic locations in the world. From Roy’s interest in photography […]


March 19, 2019 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge John Hoover

John Hoover John is the Instructional lab Coordinator for Photography at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and is an assignment photographer specializing in portraits, travel, and architectural photography. Before that he served as the director […]


January 22, 2019 – Competition: Open – Judged by Jim Steele

There is no theme for the competition Jim Steele While coming from a traditional film/darkroom background, Jim is equally comfortable in both traditional and digital technologies.  His work includes landscape, flowers, figurative, and surreal photography.  […]


December 18, 2018 – Competition: Themed – Geometry – Judged by Greg Holden

Geometry: Images where the predominant elements are geometric shapes—circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, etc. The compositional elements may be specific [subject-based], such as a wall with a door & doorknob & windows, or implied [design-based], where the […]


November 20, 2018 – Competition: Open – Judged by Josh Taylor

There is no theme for the competition Josh Taylor has presented photography workshops at the Smithsonian National Orchid Show, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU, U.S. Botanic Garden, Brookside Gardens, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Nature […]


October 16, 2018 – Competition: The American Experience: Americans at Work – Judged by Denise Silva

Competition Theme: The American Experience: Americans at Work For this month’s themed contest, show us your best photos of Americans at Work. This may be of a single person, or multiple people, at work. The […]


September 18, 2018: Competition: Open Theme Judged by Kristi Odom

Kristi Odom Kristi Odom joined Nikon’s elite Ambassador program in May of 2018. An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights. From destination weddings in […]


May 15, 2018 – Competition Results with Judge Greg Holden

  Digital – Class 1 1st Place – Joan Barker – Seashells in the Sand 2nd Place – My-Linh Tran – Tern Feeding 3rd Place – Paula Neumann – Passing Storms in Denali National Park […]