2011 Emerging Pro Epson

The ultimate expression of a fine photograph is a well-crafted print, and well-crafted doesn’t come automatically. This isn’t a fault in technology; it’s inherent in the medium. Master printers were known to spend hours fine-tuning images through elaborate combinations of paper, chemistry, and dodging and burning techniques. Crafting a print isn’t a matter of guesswork; Read more…

The ultimate expression of a fine photograph is a well-crafted print, and well-crafted doesn’t come automatically. This isn’t a fault in technology; it’s inherent in the medium. Master printers were known to spend hours fine-tuning images through elaborate combinations of paper, chemistry, and dodging and burning techniques.... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor Age: 23 Location: Los Angeles, CA Laura Taylor is a self-taught photographer living in Los Angeles, Calif. Her specialty is natural lighting and portraits. How did you learn photography? I taught myself. I got my first camera when I was 16. It was a 2-megapixel digital point-and-shoot. I started taking photos of bugs Read more…

Laura Taylor Age: 23 Location: Los Angeles, CA Laura Taylor is a self-taught photographer living in Los Angeles, Calif. Her specialty is natural lighting and portraits. How did you learn photography? I taught myself. I got my first camera when I was 16. It was a 2-megapixel digital point-and-shoot. I started taking photos... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Ryan Heffernan

Ryan Heffernan Age: 27 Location: San Francisco, CA The son of a commercial photographer and film director, Ryan Heffernan honed his photo-journalistic skills at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Heffernan now specializes in travel, portrait and reportage photography, working with a wide range of editorial, design and corporate clients. His photography has been featured in Read more…

Ryan Heffernan Age: 27 Location: San Francisco, CA The son of a commercial photographer and film director, Ryan Heffernan honed his photo-journalistic skills at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Heffernan now specializes in travel, portrait and reportage photography, working with a wide range of editorial, design and corporate clients. His photography... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Joel Hawksley

Joel Hawksley Age: 20 Location: Athens, OH Joel Hawksley is a freelance photographer from Ohio, currently based in Seattle, where he’s interning at The Seattle Times. Hawksley currently works as the head photographer at the Ohio University Athletic Department, where he produces images for use online and in media guides, posters, and other publications. Hawksley’s Read more…

Joel Hawksley Age: 20 Location: Athens, OH Joel Hawksley is a freelance photographer from Ohio, currently based in Seattle, where he’s interning at The Seattle Times. Hawksley currently works as the head photographer at the Ohio University Athletic Department, where he produces images for use online and in media guides, posters, and other... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Nicholas Alan Cope

Nicholas Alan Cope Age: 27 Location: Los Angeles, CA Raised in Maryland, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and attended Art Center College of Design. Since graduating, Cope has worked for a number of commercial and editorial clients, while also working on personal projects. His work has been featured in Interview Magazine, Conveyor Magazine, Read more…

Nicholas Alan Cope Age: 27 Location: Los Angeles, CA Raised in Maryland, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and attended Art Center College of Design. Since graduating, Cope has worked for a number of commercial and editorial clients, while also working on personal projects. His work has been featured in Interview Magazine, Conveyor Magazine,... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Philip Cheung

Philip Cheung Age: 31 Location: Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE Philip Cheung is a photographer currently based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he relocated to the Middle East in 2007 and has worked extensively in the region on commissioned and self-initiated projects. Cheung’s work has been published and exhibited internationally, Read more…

Philip Cheung Age: 31 Location: Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE Philip Cheung is a photographer currently based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he relocated to the Middle East in 2007 and has worked extensively in the region on commissioned and self-initiated projects. Cheung’s work has been published and... Read more

2011 Emerging Pro Landing Page

  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 Read more…

  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... Read more

First Impressions Official Rules

THE DIGITAL PHOTO PRO FIRST IMPRESSIONS PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN ELIGIBILITY: The Digital Photo Pro First Impressions Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner Publishing Corporation (“Sponsor”), Read more…

THE DIGITAL PHOTO PRO FIRST IMPRESSIONS PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN ELIGIBILITY: The Digital Photo Pro First Impressions Photo Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Werner Publishing Corporation... Read more

First Impressions FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the First Impressions Photo Contest. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at [email protected] Q: How do I enter? A: On the competition portal nav bar, click "Submit Images." You will need to be logged in to Read more…

Thank you for your interest in the First Impressions Photo Contest. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at [email protected] Q: How do I enter? A: On the competition portal nav bar, click "Submit Images." You will need to be logged... Read more

2010 Emerging Pro Winners

Digital Photo Pro Spotlights The Winners Of TheFourth Annual Emerging Professional Photo Competition This year, we took a different tack with our annual Emerging Professional Photo Competition by having all of the submissions online only. The response was overwhelming. In total, we received more than 8,000 images spread out over the three categories, Fine Art, Read more…

Digital Photo Pro Spotlights The Winners Of TheFourth Annual Emerging Professional Photo Competition This year, we took a different tack with our annual Emerging Professional Photo Competition by having all of the submissions online only. The response was overwhelming. In total, we received more than 8,000 images spread out over the three categories,... Read more

2010 Emerging Pro Datacolor: Dorothy-Shoes

Photographer Dorothy-Shoes is leading the next generation of French fine-art photographers. Self-taught and only shooting for five years, she’s nonetheless a master of whimsy at an incredibly young age. Able to express a unique and timeless poetry with seemingly innocent imagery that belies the complex symbolism of her art, Dorothy-Shoes is a natural storyteller, using Read more…

Photographer Dorothy-Shoes is leading the next generation of French fine-art photographers. Self-taught and only shooting for five years, she’s nonetheless a master of whimsy at an incredibly young age. Able to express a unique and timeless poetry with seemingly innocent imagery that belies the complex symbolism of her art, Dorothy-Shoes... Read more

2010 Emerging Pro Lauren Dukoff

Lauren Dukoff Age: 26 Location: Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles-based professional Lauren Dukoff is only in her mid-20s, but she has already published a book, Family (Chronicle), and her work has been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Dukoff’s portraits have been characterized as moments in time between friends. She captures a unique sense of Read more…

Lauren Dukoff Age: 26 Location: Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles-based professional Lauren Dukoff is only in her mid-20s, but she has already published a book, Family (Chronicle), and her work has been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Dukoff’s portraits have been characterized as moments in time between friends. She captures a unique... Read more
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