Tamara of Milldove Photography, 1st Place, Birth Category, RISE International Photography Awards

Birth Photography, Tamara Milldove

Empowerment is the most common theme I see when I read about Tamara’s photography.  Empowerment of women, and herself as a photographer.  Tamara Milldove is a Birth and Newborn Photographer from North Palmerston, New Zealand. Read her story entering awards here. Who or What Inspires you? Originally what made me pick my camera back up […]

Q&A with Kate Randall, 2nd Place, Birth Category, RISE International Photography Awards

Birth Category, 2nd Place, RISE International Photography Awards, Kate Randall

When a photographer gets a second place in the birth category from her first Birth Session, its time to take notice Kate Randall is a photographer from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia.  She has an amazing story to tell. Who or What Inspires you? I have various amazing photographers all over the […]

Q&A with Krystle Ricci, 3rd Place, Family Category, RISE International Photography Awards

Family Image, Award Winning Image

Krystle Ricci is a photographer from Perth, Australia.  She won 3rd place in the Family Category, of the 2018 RISE International Photography Awards.  Her story of exploration through the awards and how watching awards has encouraged her to improve her craft on her lifelong journey. Who or What Inspires you? Music and poetry inspire me, […]

Q&A with Rana Rankin, 1st Place, Child Category, 2018 RISE International Photography Awards

Rana Rankin Photography, Children Category Winner of RISE International Photography Awards

Rana Rankin is an inspiring photographer who has a love for photographing people of all ages.  Her Q&A delves into her Why she enters awards and defines failure by turning it into a learning.  Thank you for sharing Rana.  A good read for all those who are entering awards.   Who or What Inspires you? […]

What Are Photography Competition Judges Looking For?

Those who know me know that I love to enter photography competitions. It’s not about entering to compete against other photographers, or for the trophies (even though the trophies and accolades are nice). It’s to push myself creatively and be inspired by other photographers continually. And whether or not the feedback and advice from judges […]

Laila Villebeck

Laila Villebeck is the 2018 RISE International Photography Awards, Photographer of the Year. Her image of 7 families is not only creative, and an emotional story, it has also inspired photographers across the globe.  Read on to see her thoughts on inspiration and entering awards. Who or What Inspires you? I find my inspiration everywhere. Music, […]