National – January 2018 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

The Portrait category was not one of the strongest. We selected what we thought were by far the more interesting subjects and most creatively shot by the photographer. The winners were very strong. Since portraits are mostly posed, we thought the photographers that won used all their photographic tools to make the photographs well lighted, composed and effectively used the subject’s surroundings.

Judges: Marcy Nighswander/Ohio University, Josh Birnbaum/Ohio University