2016 PDX Squared

I recently competed in this years PDX Squared. 72 contestants are given a geographic square in Portland with a list of categories to photograph.

You can enter in up to 5 categories. The categories were:
  - Model Portrait
  - Creative Storytelling
  - Real Portrait
  - Documentary
  - Urban Landscape
  - Natural World
  - Portlandia
  - Series of 3 to 5

There were also some Photographic Craft categories that were picked from the above categories by the judges:
  - Framing
  - Directed Light
  - In-Camera Time & Motion
  - Creative Focus
  - Black & White

It was a fun 24 hours and I think I'll do it again next year. I learned the judges are looking for the STORY behind the photograph and not just a pretty picture. I also learned that my skill level has progressed a lot in the past two years and I can hold my own with my peers, which is a great feeling all in itself.

Below are my entries. The Model Portrait did the best (top 4). The others not so well.

 Model Portrait

Model Portrait

 Creative Storytelling

Creative Storytelling

 Natural World

Natural World

 Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape

 Series of 3 to 5

Series of 3 to 5