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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik from Kelowna, BC--August 2019 Photographer of the Month! And no, this isn't a misprint. Matt has pulled off the elusive back to back win. The theme this month was daylight exterior and we had 44 entries from around the world. As always, a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, and to the jury who continues to volunteer their valuable time and thoughtful insights.
Please feel free to view and comment on any of this month's entries here.
Here's what Matt had to say about the win:
Wow! I’m super honored to win back to back months and this month was full of really strong entries. Thanks again to Brandon and all the judges for the time they put into their thoughtful comments and constructive criticism.
This image was taken on my iPhone … totally kidding! It was actually taken with my trusty 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm f/2.8L lens at 35mm and further cropped in post.
I was actually walking down to a fire pit area on the property to grab a shot of it and didn’t see this shot until I was on my way back up to the house. The red stairs and incredible light streaming through onto the rocks and stairs caught my eye immediately and I thought it would make the perfect hero shot for this property. It always pays to walk around a house like this a couple of times and duck into the trees whenever you can if you think there’s a shot worth exploring. The straight on front shot is always necessary in real estate but it’s not always the most intriguing or impressive.
Thank you again for the great honor, to the judges, and other entrants for upping the game month after month!
Matt Van Emmerik