Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Athens, NY Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition

Robert Near of RJNPhoto is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

Athens, New YorkRobert Near of RJNPhoto in Athens, NY was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition. Near’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14-16, 2018. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

A panel of 33 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,800 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2,660 images were selected for the General Collection and 644 (roughly 11 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Near was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of his four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2017, he was one of only 108 Silver Medalists.

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA's roots date back to 1869. It assists 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers Be More at PPA.com.

Contact: Robert Near


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lights of Proctors

Couple of photos I took of the lights at the Proctors Theater in Schenectady NY.


Stottville Bayou

Couple of photos I took over in the Stottville NY area that reminded me of a southern Bayou.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

It is Infrared Photography Season

With the leaves blooming here in Upstate New York is is time to break out the digital infrared camera. Fun camera to use on bright sunny days rendering vegetation light shades of gray and white.

Friday, March 8, 2013

On the way home from Hudson

I had to go over to Hudson the other day to see my surgeon for a post OP for hernia surgery the week before. Since the hernia surgery I have been watching the weight of items I carry, so I have been using my Olympus Pen micro 4/3 camera system. On the way home I took the lower road out of Hudson and stopped to grab these few images. Images processed using Lightroom and NIK Color Efex Pro software 



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stockport NY

Here are a few images I took in the Stockport Area near the Hudson River here in New York state.





Monday, December 31, 2012

Out of Focus Tre Lights

Two images are Christmas Tree lights take with 50mm lens thrown out of focus. The fist image is with lens set at f/1.4 aperture and second is at f/2.8 aperture.