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Congratulations Seth Parker PFRE Photographer Of The Month For March

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Published: 24/03/2015

2015MarSethParkerWow! Big contest this month! Sixty one entries. Congratulations to Seth Parker of Huntsville, Alabama. Click on the image on the right to see a large version of Seth's winning image. The competition was much closer this month than last. Jonas Berg of Gothenburg, Sweden came in a very close second. Seth and Jonas were almost tied until the last juror voted.

Below are the 13 winners that the judges awarded points to:

  1. 40 pts, #44, Seth Parker, Huntsville, Alabama
  2. 32 pts, #28, Jonas Berg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  3. 26 pts, #56, Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  4. 22 pts, #57, Brian Doherty, Boston, Mass
  5. 10 pts, #5, Trace Tague, Tucson, AZ
  6. 10 pts, #53, Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC
  7. 4 pts, #51, Sebastian Erras, Amberg, Germany
  8. 3 pts, #7, Matthew Stallone, Toronto, Ontario
  9. 3 pts, #8, Ethan Tweedie, Big Island, Hawaii
  10. 3 pts, #30, Ray Xuan, Vancouver, BC
  11. 3 pts, #58, Kristian Walker, Paw Paw, MI
  12. 2 pts, #2, Luke Gibson, Santa Monica, CA
  13. 2 pts, #29, Dan Solomon, Redondo Beach, CA

Seth had the following comments about his winning photo:

I'm genuinely surprised! There was some really strong competition and I saw about 6 or 7 that could have easily won, with a few more that were right there with some minor tweaking. Do we know if the one entry was shot in Scandinavia? Sure would hate for Scott to have to buy all the entries a little beer!

I shot the image about a year ago, right when I feel as if I was starting to hit my stride as a photographer. There are a lot of things that I would change about the image now. The constructive criticism from many members of the Flickr group has proved to be very valuable. It's not always sugar coated, but it has made me a better photographer.

It also goes to show other photographers that equipment isn't everything. I shot this with a Canon T3i, a Canon 10-22, and a few Yongnuo strobes.

Yes, Scott's prediction that #28 was shot by a Scandinavian photographer turned out to be correct so he doesn't have to buy everyone in the contest beer... but now he thinks everyone in the contest should buy him beer. Good luck!

I just want to state that because this contest has gotten so large, it's a lot of work to manage. Consequently, I have less and less tolerance for entrants not following the contest rules. Contest entries must follow ALL the contest rules or be rejected. Period, no exceptions. Contestants seem to have the most trouble following the first 3 rules.

Larry Lohrman

24 comments on “Congratulations Seth Parker PFRE Photographer Of The Month For March”

  1. "It also goes to show other photographers that equipment isn’t everything. I shot this with a Canon T3i, a Canon 10-22, and a few Yongnuo strobes."

    YESSSSS!!! That's AWESOME.

    Congrats on a great photo, this was a good field but your image stands out.

  2. Congratulations Seth. Great Image!
    Since everyone seems to like to invite each other for a beer, when you visit Gothenburg beer is on me.

    /jonas

  3. First off Seth,, well done great "Real Estate" Image. Your hard work is paying off I'm a fan and follower. Good job fellow Canadian.

    Matthew.....

  4. Congrats Seth! Been following your work for awhile. I invite everyone to look at Seth's photo stream.

  5. Congratulations Seth - love the image!! I am just getting started, but hope I will be producing beautiful work like that very soon. I am also very excited to see your gear, as I am also using a T3i, Cannon 10-18 for interior and Cannon 18 - 55 for exterior shots. I only have one Yongnuo 560 right now, but am planning to get one or two more within the next couple of months or so.

  6. Thanks everyone! This image brings back some memories. It was a photo shoot for a Realtor.....and it turned out to be the last photo shoot for that Realtor as he decided to go with someone else that uses HDR (and charged more than I did). Go figure! Also goes to show you that, even though it was a low-paying RE gig, putting enough time and effort to produce your best work can pay off in the long run 🙂

  7. Spot on with that one. It's hard to believe that the client went to somebody else, for more $$ even. You must be in a very competitive market.

  8. Congrats Seth. Your work is some of my favorite, and you definitely deserved this.

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