Gary CoronadoHouston Chronicle
Matthew HintonThe New Orleans Advocate
Hannah BaldwinThe News-Star
First place has beautiful lighting on both the subject and background. Second place was picked because it "reveal[s] the essence of a subject's character". Third place was good because the photographer thought outside the box. Lighting was a bit flat though.
Judges: Robin Chan/Gatehouse Media, Alyssa Stone/Gatehouse Media, David Gordon/Gatehouse Media