Congratulations to Jason Roehner – PFRE Photographer of the year for 2015

December 23rd, 2015

2015FebJasonRoehnerCongratulations to Jason Roehner, PFRE Photographer of the year for 2015.  Click on the photo to the right to see the large version of this image.

Below is the results of the jury’s voting. Click on the month to see each photo or go to the PFRE Contest Flickr group to see all of them. This list shows everyone that got votes in order of votes received:

  1. February – Jason Roehner, Tempe, AZ
  2.  March – Seth Parker, Huntsville, AL
  3.  June – Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC
  4. April – Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, AB
  5. AugustAlasdair McIntosh, York, UK
  6. July – Brian Doherty, Boston, MA

Here are Jason’s comments:

I’m kind of at a loss for words, I’m truly humbled. I’m honored to have been considered with so many talented people — I think at the end of the day, regardless of what gear and which which settings they use, they take pride in their work, and that’s what shows.

I photographed this incredible curvilinear home, designed by architect Will Bruder, for a client that specializes in architecturally unique real estate here in Phoenix. I made this photo with only the available light, which was balanced just right at sunset, before shooting the rest of the home during twilight. Since nearly every surface in the home was wood, glass, or polished concrete, I mounted a circular polarizer and adjusted it to help reduce glare, and used a graduated neutral density filter to darken the bottom quarter of the frame, which was reflecting mostly sky. The exposure was 1 second at f/9, ISO 100, with the 24mm tilt/shift lens, shifted up to further highlight the curved wood ceiling.

Thanks, Jason, a great image! Also thanks to all the jurors for their participation.

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16 Responses to “Congratulations to Jason Roehner – PFRE Photographer of the year for 2015”

  • Congrats nice work mate you have done well! I like your approach in thinking with this shot also!

  • Jason, this award acknowledges a wonderful image but it also validates an entire body of work and the tremendous inspiration that you’ve provided to so many of us here in this forum! Congratulations, Jason … well done and well-deserved!

  • Congrats Jason!! Well deserved and such a great picture!

  • Jason,
    Congrats on such a stunning image.

  • Jason,

    You are a true professional creating knockout images consistently using various techniques to full your clients needs!! Here is to continued success in the future and congratulations on being the PFRE Photographer of the year in 2015!!!



  • Nice one Jason – a great image and an excellent body of work!

  • Jason!!! Congrats dude!

  • Jason,
    Congrats and Thank You for sharing your techniques for making that wonderful image.

  • Thank you all so much! Tony, Sebastian, Ethan, Hamish, Barry, that means the world, I admire the work all of you are making

  • Jason, Congratulations. I spent some time looking at your work. Great stuff. Have a Wonderful Holiday. Dave y Tina in Tucson.

  • Congrats Jason! Great work!

  • Congratulations Jason! Great way to end out the year. Look forward to seeing more of your work in 2016.

  • Jason, Well done. Congratulations!!

  • Congrats Jason! Way to stay consistent!! True professional!!

  • Congratulations Jason, well deserved!

  • Congrats Jason!! Awesome man!!!

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