Best of 2016 Photo Contest – Finalist

Graphic by Gina Parry

Round 1:

Round 1 of the voting is complete and the field has been narrowed down to 6 images.   During Round 1, the jpeg2RAW Admin’s reviewed all the submitted images, voteed on their favorites and then the 6 with the most votes made it to the Final Round of voting.  Judges for the final round are listed later in this post.

The Finalist for the jpeg2RAW Best of 2016 Photo Contest are:

Photographer – Gina Parry

Photographer – Darrell Harrington

Photographer – Greg Croasdill

Photographer – Debi Henry

Photographer – Milen Vaskov Mladenov

Photographer – Bayarerdene Ulziisaikhan

Go to our Forums to see the images and comment or ask questions –

To see all the images submitted in the jpeg2RAW Best of 2015 Photo Contest, go to the album in our Forums here –

The Prizes:

(subject to change and restrictions)

Amazon Gift Card

AND, two random people who entered will be selected to win either a copy of Lumenzia from Greg Benz or the Premium Lightroom Preset Pack from A.D. Wheeler’s Phototools Store

Final Round Judging:

  • A panel of  judges will rank each image on a scale of 1-10 using the categories below:
    • Technical (focus, lighting, etc)
    • Emotion
    • Composition
    • Creativity/Originality
    • Overall
  • The Judging panel for the Best of 2016 Contest is:
Andy Wheeler
Andy WheelerAbandonscape Photographer
I am a New York based photographer specializing in landscape and a style I call “abandonscape” photography. The best place to see my work is here my website. I also sell limited editions of my work on metal at art festivals and galleries up and down the east coast. If you are interested in carrying my works in your shop or gallery, please contact me. I also host workshops and photowalks to help other photographers learn more about their art.
Greg Benz
Greg BenzLumenzia
I got got hooked on photography back in 2000, when I was living in London for six months, and have been obsessed ever since. These days I call Minneapolis home, but continue to travel the world in search of incredible cityscapes and landscapes.

My goal is not just to create art, but to connect with other photographers to share the vision, tools, and technique behind my work. I don’t believe I’ve ever found a camera that automatically captures the beauty of the world I see, so I use Lightroom, Photoshop, luminosity masking, or HDR for nearly all of my images. These topics can seem intimidating, so my goal is to help make them a bit simpler through tools and tutorials that I share on this site. And in response to many questions I’ve received, I’ve created a page about the photography equipment I use and recommend.

Mike Howard
Mike HowardHost - jpeg2RAW Photogrpahy Podcast
Mike Howard is the host of the jpeg2RAW podcast and creator of jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast. Along with his wife and two boys, he lives in the Atlanta area where he works as the Controller & CIO for a large national company.
Mike’s entrance into photography really began 2000 with the purchase of his first digital camera, the Fuji FinePix 2400. While this camera was very limited in capability, the images he created made him thirsty for more. He next moved up to the Olympus 2100 UZ and loved that little camera. After a short disappointing time with the Olympus E-10, Mike moved over to Nikon with his first DSLR, the Nikon D100, then a D2h and a D2x. Mike now mainly shoots with his Nikon D700 and IR converted D2x.
Tim Kemperle
Tim KemperleCo-Host - jpeg2RAW
Tim Kemperle was our guest on Show #4 and was hooked. Soon after that show, Tim joined jpeg2RAW as a co-host. Tim resides on Long Island in New York with his wife and son and works as a Risk Manager for a large international company.

Tim started with photography in the early 1990’s with his purchase of a Minolta Maxxum camera, the 7000i. While the camera had many functions available the majority of photos were taken in Program or Shutter priority. It wasn’t until the purchase of a DSLR (Minolta Maxxum 7D) that Tim started to learn how to properly take photos and understand the settings of the camera and how they related to the photograph. When Sony purchased the Minolta camera line Tim decided to stay with the brand because of the extensive lenses / flashes that would be compatible with the Sony line. Tim now shoots with a Sony Alpha A700 for the past several years and is considering the new Sony A77.

Tim’s focus on photography is related to his son’s soccer activities, family and vacation photography, mainly Walt Disney World. Tim continues to learn and shoots predominately in Manual Mode and RAW while editing in Lightroom.

Questions?  E-mail me at [email protected]