Winner of the latest alphabet photo contest!

Congratulations Frances Parker, who entered my alphabet photo challenge at Skip's Summer School. She stepped up and entered her beautiful and creative interpretation of the alphabet and won! All entries were posted to my SmugMug account and open to public judging to determine the winner. Frances will be showered with over $1000 in goodies from our awesome partners, like:

Bay Photo Lab , Tamrac , AsukaBook , Kubota Image Tools, Fast Track Photography by Dane Sanders, SmugMug Pro, Red Boot Design, Vgallery & more!

Here's Frances' winning entry. Click on it to view it larger:

Skips Summer School - you were there!

If you came to Skips Summer School, and to my program, "The Power of the Project", then you probably want to download my seminar notes :-) I really appreciate everyone who attended the program. Skip's School is a unique learning experience and a fantastic forum for bonding with other photographers who share the same passion for photography and growing their businesses. Thank you Skip Cohen for putting your heart and soul in to it!

You can download the notes here. Make sure you use the password I gave you at the seminar to download and open the file. If you are looking to enter one of the project contests, please click here.

Why would you photograph the alphabet?

Well, I can think of a couple good reasons, at least for the folks who attended my workshop at WPPI last week: A creative whack to the head and the chance to win $1000 worth of goodies! As part of my program, I shared a project that we do at my Digital Bootcamps and our Italy workshops. It's a really fun way to see things different - things you normally would walk right past. It makes you smell roses that you never took the time to smell. I love the alphabet project because I have a ton of fun with it and my class always comes back amazed at how much fun they have and we see some wonderfully creative interpretations of our daily typography.

After showing a sample of the alphabet project to the folks at my seminar, I got a crazy idea to offer $1000 worth of prizes to the person who took the coolest set of alphabet images while at WPPI. I'm going to post them here in a few days and let the public vote on a winner! If you weren't at WPPI, sorry, the contest was limited to those who attended the program and captured their images while there. Check back in a few days to vote on your favorite! 

Here's a sample of the alphabet project from past Bootcamp® attendee Josée Lafrance. She took these at the workshop.