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Pure Michigan Photo Contest

I was excited to have been selected as part of the Spring 2009 - Pure Michigan Pro Photo contest. In the end, I would say it was a lot more work than I expected, but at the same time it was the most rewarding and exciting of my photographic experiences. It was great to be one of ten selected to produce something special for the state. In retrospect, I could have done better; include more people in pictures, been more ready with release forms so a special opportunity would not have slipped away, and etc. Historically, I was very much a natural light photographer, but this forced me to do more with flash. It is good to get pushed outside of the boxes we build.  Downtown Kalamazoo is one of those places you can walk around and just stare at the buildings. The county has a lot to offer. If you have not spent time there, take an afternoon, park downtown, and go for a walk and dinner. The coffee table book is out and available at most book stores.If you are one that would like to try your hand, there is a Fall 2010 shoot in the works. Go to this link (http://puremichiganphotoclub.com/) and hit the button that says "Pros Competition". You will have to navigate a bit from there, but you can see the 2009 results and the information about 2010.