Lensmasters conducted their first amateur photo contest at the January Open House event. Congratulations to Jodee Christensen who took the first place prize with her photo entitled “Burning Zion”. We had a total of eight contestants participating, and our panel of judges were able to provide their feedback on how they were rating each photo. The first place prize was a book on lighting techniques and a free Photography Fundamentals class at iWink Studios. The second place prize went to Nancy Denman with “Iris Spring”, and third place went to Michael Gracias with his photo entitled “Safe Harbor”. The photo contest was a huge success to be sure to look for our next contest.
Tom Stahler was our guest speaker for the Open House event. Tom is a writer/photographer and historian with a lifelong love of cars and motor racing. He won the 2011 Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor Award for Best Article and a 2012 Gold Medal in the International Automotive Media Awards. Everyone enjoyed his presentation which included many photos he has taken of fascinating race cars and their drivers.