photo l.a. Contest Winners!

We got a lot of responses for our contest to win tickets to photo l.a.! We narrowed it down to two grand prize winners! We’re excited to share their stories with you.

Gary Emmons, OMP ID #353055

I would have to say that becoming a member of the Society for Photographic Education has changed my perception of what photography is and what to expect as both a model and a photographer. It has heightened my knowledge as an “artist.” I have learned the process and techniques for the combination of two or more negatives to make a new and unconventional art photograph – it astounds me at times. In finding the balance of grey tones in the new black and white print of a combined color negative and a black and white negative is very tedious but the outcome is very rewarding. I opened my eyes with the perception of what you can do using nudes to create almost angelic images depending on the surroundings and what you use in the background or what you choose to place them into and their positioning. I am continuing to expand my knowledge and skills as both a model and as a photographer. I already have a BA in Multi-Media Production and I am looking at the different schools of photography available to take me to the next level to obtain my Masters in Photography. However, instead of just the schools that teach mostly the technical aspect of photography, I am looking at those that emphasize the “art” aspect of photography and for that I am looking into the Art Center in Pasadena, CA or even the Art Center of San Francisco to attend to receive my Masters.

Mercedes Montelongo, OMP ID #392714

I never in my life would have imagined that I would love photography. It all started when I was browsing the internet and I came across some pictures online that looked so beautiful. I loved everything about those photos from the quality of the picture, the bright colors, and the lighting. I never knew how a camera and a few techniques can make a picture look like a work of art. I then knew that I wanted to be in the work of art and I wanted to be part of it. I wanted to be a part of something so amazing. It was like love at first sight. I was so eager to be part of it that I started to do some research on my own. I was like a kid rushing to the store to buy my Willy Wonka chocolate bar in hope to get the golden ticket. After a few research I had found a way to get closer to that ticket and I had done my first photo shoot at the age of 17. I was so happy and in shock because I would have never pictured myself doing a photo shoot. It has been a great experience and I have loved photography ever since. Now at the age of 21, I continue to explore modeling jobs in hope to continue succeeding.

These members have won tickets to the Opening Gala at photo l.a., as well as two tickets to the programming days of their choice.

We also awarded 6 day tickets to OMP members as part of our Facebook contest. These winners receive a ticket to the programming day of their choice:

Kheim Hoang, OMP ID #246934
Carl Conliffe, OMP ID #212632
Joel Brown, OMP ID #128773
Enrique Cendejas, OMP ID #250113
Rudi Halbright, OMP ID #5455
Tommy Tran, OMP ID #436185

Congratulations from all of us at One Model Place! Stay tuned for more contest and exciting news coming soon!

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