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Congratulations To Brandon Cooper - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For February

Published: 24/02/2016

2016FebBrandonCooperCongratulations Brandon Cooper of Fort McMurray, Canada who the PFRE jury has voted February PFRE photographer of the month. This month's theme is living rooms or family rooms.

Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:

  1. #10 - Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  2. #17 - Barry MacKenzie, London, Ontario
  3. #22 - Anders Carlson, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  4. #35 - Matt Davis - London, UK
  5. #4  - Caleb Vadermeer - Portland, Oregon
  6. #5 - Tim Krueger - Costa Mesa, California
  7. #26 - Robert Morning - Los Angeles, California
  8. #8  - Matthew Stalone - Woodbridge, Ontario
  9. #6  - Hamish Beeston - Bristol, UK
  10. #25 - Gary Quigg - Belfast, UK
  11. #14 - Gary Kasl - San Marcos, California

There are a lot of great comments in the Contest Flickr pool.

Here are Brandon's comments:

As cliche as it sounds I really am honored and humbled to win this months photographer of the month.

Call me crazy but I think the quality of images that are showing up in the PFRE Flickr forum are getting better and better by the day so I believe wins are going to become few and far between (which is a testament to the growth of this group)

There is an incredible community of like minded photographers here and I'm so pleased to be a part of it. The engagement and selflessness of so many great shooters combined with the countless hours that Larry contributes to the PFRE blog is the main reason so many of us are able to put food on the table for the ONES we love, doing WHAT we love. I will be forever grateful for this amazing group of people who have helped me grow from the once UFWA HDR maniac I was to the so so, ok, maybe has a chance interior photographer that I hope to be.

I've still got a ton of learning to do and I'll do it right here at PFRE.

Thanks again, and looking forward to next month!

Ps. I need to say a special thanks to Tony Colangelo from Victoria, BC who took a chance on coaching me even though he didn't have a spare hour in his day... My time spent with Tony has been literally PRICELESS!

And thanks to Barry "swizzler" MacKenzie for putting up with my stupid photoshop questions, composition critiques, and endless emails that probably border on the line of harassment, your input and feedback is greatly appreciated!

Larry Lohrman

21 comments on “Congratulations To Brandon Cooper - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For February”

  1. Congratulations Brandon. Happy to see another photographer succeed and also find massive value in Tony Colangelo's coaching services 😉

  2. Congratulations Brandon! Your work is amazing and I really appreciate what you said about the PFRE group in your acceptance speech (haha). I don't think I've ever seen anything like it on the internet, and I too am so thankful to be apart of an amazing group of people.

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