May "No Model" Photo Contest and Challenge Results

May Photo Contest: Winners & Honorable Mentions

Yet another fabulous contest, guys. The “no model” requirement was meant to stretch your creativity, and I absolutely saw this come through. Despite the fact that many of you are portrait photographers, there were a plethora of stunning landscapes, gorgeous florals, and some very unique still-lifes. Thank you once again for all the entries, the thought you put into them, and the beauty you shared. Yet again, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality I saw, and even though I say this every time, I’m going to say it again: You guys keep making it harder and harder for me pick just a few to highlight! Congratulations to you all, and without further ado, here are the winners and honorable mentions.

Top Vote Winner (661 Points):

Our “People’s Choice Winner” who received the most votes in the photo contest was Amy Costello Weiss of AW Photography with her entry “Vanishing Act”. Amy comments, “Sometimes, I wish I was a bird and could fly far, far away. I think everyone would like to escape to a quiet sanctuary every now and then… if only to disappear for a little while. For this image, I used the Storm’s Edge cloud overlay (clean) and blended it into my still life image. I wanted to evoke a feeling of freedom and flying, and the clouds were the perfect touch.”
Textures used: “Storm’s Edge” Cloud Overlay
NOTE: Contestants are allowed to win the “People’s Choice” portion of the vote contest only once.

Judge’s Choice Winner:

“Last Snow of the Season in March” by Karen Griffin
of Karen Griffin Photography
Textures used: Iridescent Clouds Overlays,
Bird Overlays, Dusty Ray
Both Amy and Karen will receive a prize package that includes:
$50 to
$150 to the JD Textures store

Congrats 🙂

Top 10 Honorable Mentions:
(Please remember – to be considered for an honorable mention, you MUST add your photo to my FB wall (even if you already entered the contest).

“Roads to the Past” by Alison Key Lowe
of Alison Lowe Photography
Textures used: Pocket Cloud Overlay, Rain Overlay, Lightbeam, Illuminations Textures


“Serenity” by Auburn Wendover
of Auburn Wendover Photography

Textures used: Opening, Sublime


“Bottled Spring Green” by Mona Karhemaa

Textures used: Harper


“Death on the Water” by Shae Foster Lorigan
of Saflower Photography

Textures used: Harper


“The Horizon” by Lisa Prystash
of Willow Hollow Photogrpahy

Textures used: Aurora, Light Beam 2, Pocket Cloud Overlays


“Marriage Oils” by Mary Nelson Medina

Textures used: Harbinger, Space


“Into the Light” by Amber Carbo Privizzini
of Privizzini’s Passion PhotographyTextures used: Long Flare 10, Light Leak 10, Daydream


“Untitled” by Kate O-Brien of Young at Heart Photography

Textures used: Last Hope, Aged, Emulsify


“Untitled” by Michelle Olsen of Michelle Olsen PhotographyTextures used: Ancient Map, Mist, Long Flare 8


“Untitled” by Raquel Robinson Ruehl of Raquel Ruehl Photography

Textures used: Enigma, Bad Film


Great job, everyone. You continue to impress me with your ability to express yourselves with such artistry. I’m so honored to have you participating in these contests, and glad for the opportunity to get inspired by you! Keep it coming!

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