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Pros Of The Future

The 5th Annual DPP Emerging Pro Competition was our best one yet. It also was our richest contest ever, with some $20,000 in cash and prizes! This year the program was sponsored by Epson, Sigma, Rogue Photographic Design and Nik Software. Without their generosity and commitment to photography, and particularly their commitment to up-and-coming photographers, this contest wouldn’t have been possible. We’re extremely grateful to all of our sponsors!

From more than 7,450 entries in the categories of Fashion & Beauty, Photojournalism & Sports and Fine Art, our distinguished judging panel determined the Grand Prize winner, as well as the First Place and Honorable Mention winners in each category.

The 6th Annual DPP Emerging Pro Competition is coming this fall, and we expect it to be bigger and better than ever!

Grand Prize—Fashion & Beauty
Eduardo Rezende

Neil Norman Laroya Gabriel Romero Sara Swaty Roger
First Place

Neil Norman Laroya
First Place
Photojournalism & Sports

Gabriel Romero
First Place
Fine Art

Sara Swaty Roger

Jeremy Givens Jason Lavengood Esmeralda Sanguino
People’s Choice
Fashion & Beauty

Jeremy Givens
People’s Choice
Photojournalism & Sports

Jason Lavengood
People’s Choice
Fine Art

Esmeralda Sanguino

Honorable Mentions

Adam Regan Cheryl Molennor Somer Ahonen Alex McDougall Jamias Vu
Jason Lavengood Steve Wallace Araya Diaz Daniel Portal Kevin Cook
Preston Page Maryanne-Gobble ShuHui Yang    
View The Finalist Galleries:
Meet The Pros Of The Future Header
DPP Emerging Pro: Philip Cheung
DPP Emerging Pro: Laura Taylor
DPP Emerging Pro: Ryan Heffernan
Philip Cheung
Philip Cheung has worked extensively in the Middle East on commissioned and self-initiated projects.
Laura Taylor
Laura Taylor is a photographer in Los Angeles, Calif., specializing in natural lighting and portraits.
Ryan Heffernan
The son of a commercial photographer and film director, Ryan Heffernan specializes in travel, portrait and reportage photography.
Pro Gear
Epson Printers
Epson Printing
The ultimate expression of a fine photograph is a well-crafted print, and well-crafted doesn’t come automatically. It comes from Epson.
Sigma System
Sigma’s line of professionally oriented products is extensive. From the flagship SD1 DSLR to the fast prime and constant-aperture zoom lenses.
Expo Imaging Nik
Rogue Photographic Design
Created by ExpoImaging, Rogue P
hotographic Design is a new line of innovative lighting equipment for small-strobe-lighting enthusiasts.
Nik Software
Top professional photographers everywhere rely on Nik Software’s award-winning software to help them produce their very best work.

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