Congratulations to Iran Watson April PFRE Photographer of the Month

April 22nd, 2012

The PFRE jury has chosen Iran Watson’s master bedroom photo as the winner in the April photo competition. Iran is a Realtor/Photographer in Marietta, Georgia.

Julia Mannell, of Seattle, WA was just one point behind Iran in the voting.

The point results of the voting is as follows:

  1. Iran Watson 38
  2. Julie Mannell 37
  3. Tracy Boldery 18
  4. Anders Carlson 12
  5. Ethan Tweedie 6
  6. Chris Wood 6
  7. Thom Neese 6
  8. Brandon Beechler 4
  9. Glenda Cherry 3

I’ve deleted all the entries that did not get any votes and posted the names and number of votes received and the jury comments in the description field of all the photos. The photos will be on display in the PFRE Photographer of The Month flickr group through the end of April. Thanks for everyones participation -what a great bunch of images!

Iran describes his image as follows:

This was a shot from a small set I did for a local site The was a show home so it wasn’t hard to find a good comp, the entire home was very well decorated. The shot itself is pretty straight forward, I only used one handheld strobe, but shot several frames which I later combined in post. The strobed frames consisted of one with the light pointed directly into the room, one with the light bounced over head, and then maybe 5 or 6 more where a used a slip on speedgrid to accent the chairs, the ottoman, the bench, and so on. I made a composite of these frames and then blended that with an Exposure Fusion image made from a bracket of just the ambient light, no strobes. From there it was just fine tuning really. I tried to maintain the feel and direction of the ambient light while using the strobed frame to even out the exposures and clean up the WB.

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14 Responses to “Congratulations to Iran Watson April PFRE Photographer of the Month”

  • Congratulations Iran — a well deserved win

  • Congrats Iran! Proud of you dude!

  • Great work Iran! Well deserved for sure!

  • Gorgeous shot – congratulations!

  • Congratulations to Iran and all who placed.

  • Congratulations Iran. Well deserved.


  • Nice Iran. You seem to have made excellence routine.


  • Congratulations to you, Iran. Beautiful shot. Your lighting is just so nice.

  • Excellent Award Winning Master. Great job!

  • Thank you all for the congratulations. There were some really excellent shots this month, its scary how good some of these shooters are getting at this. It really is an honor to be recognized here, especially with the alumni list this contest has. And of course thank you Larry for all the work you put into this site and the contest itself. I can say for sure had you not put in the time and effort to make this site and the Flickr group what it is I would have never made it this far.


  • Congratulations Iran!

  • Great work Iran!! Congratulations.

    Thanks Larry for organizing the contest!



  • Great job Iran!

  • Nice job Iran… you nailed it w/ this shot!

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