Lance Taylor, a US Air Force captain and semi-pro photographer bagged the grand prize of Tamronâ€™s â€˜An Emotional Appeal 2007â€™ photo contest. His charming picture of his wife Jacqueline and 3-year old daughter Jillian, which he titled â€œMixed Emotions,â€ earned him the happy prize and a Tamron 18-250mm lens.
The other favorites include â€œHome on the Ranchâ€ by Becky Maness and â€œBawling Baby Girlâ€ by Nathan Maxfield. The winning photos can be viewed at the Tamron Gallery.
Meanwhile, the 2008 contest is on. Tamron USA is looking for images from scrapbook and photo enthusiasts that convey a variety of human emotionsâ€”happy, sad, tired, mad, etc. The Tamron â€œAn Emotional Appealâ€ 2008 Photo Contest deadline is November 30, 2008. The contest winner will receive a Tamron AF28-300mm VC zoom lens with Vibration Compensation designed for all of today’s popular Canon and Nikon digital SLR cameras (a $600 street value).
Contest rules may be downloaded from here. A bonus for anyone who downloads the contest entry form is advice from professional photographer Andre Costantini, who has run workshops designed for scrapbookers at several scrapbook stores and regularly lectures on portrait photography around the country. Costantini provides 10 Photo Tips for Better People Photography that are sure to help photographers of any level make better pictures.
Photo: Capt. Lance Taylor