Piccirillo Wins LexJet Sunset Award at Print Competition | LexJet Blog

Piccirillo Wins LexJet Sunset Award at Print Competition

Chris Piccirillo of Mind’s Eye Photography in St. Mary’s, PA received a LexJet Sunset Award for having the Best Color Image in the annual print competition conducted by the Professional Photographers’ Association of Pennsylvania. The competition was held in conjunction with the group’s 73rd Annual Convention and Trade Show April 11-13, 2010 in State College, PA.

Chris captured the winning image, Kiss in Paradise, at a wedding he shot in Key West, FL.  He printed the image in his studio, using Fujifilm gloss paper on an Epson 7800. Although he does a good bit of printing himself, Piccirillo admits he hasn’t yet tried any LexJet papers. But he is looking forward to doing so now that he has won the Sunset Award trophy and a $100 gift certificate for any of the products in LexJet’s award-winning Sunset portfolio of photo papers, art papers, canvas, coatings, and stretcher bars.

“I’ve been meaning to check LexJet out.  A lot of PPA members swear by your products,” says Piccirillo.Piccirillo has been entering PPA print competitions for several years, and won an award in the very first competition he entered. When he gets a chance, he likes sitting in on the judging sessions, because he always learns something when he listens to what fellow pro photographers think about each print.

Piccirillo has discovered that winning awards is good for his business. When customers see press releases about his awards in the local paper, they know that Mind’s Eye Studio is keeping up with the best in the photography business. He says, “It definitely helps in establishing our credentials.”

Customers also love it when one of their images turns out to be an award-winner. In this case, Piccorillo says the bride-and-groom who shared this Kiss in Paradise were ecstatic that the print won a prize: “The first thing they said was that they wanted to purchase a 20 x 24 of the picture.”
Kiss in Paradise, ©Chris Piccirillo

To see more of Chris’s award-winning photography, visit the website of Mind’s Eye Photography: www.pamindseye.com

For more information about the value of entering PPA print competitions and some the criteria used in judging print quality, visit the website of Professional Photographers of America: www.ppa.com. The PPA Today blog features a post entitled: Education in Excellence: International Photographic Competition.

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