South – June 2021 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

Some nice reactions in this category. First place filled the frame nicely, although we would have loved a little more space up top. Second frame was toned awesome but could use a crop. Third place was a fun moment and idea but could have been a touch lighter on toning. A note to photographers, if you’re going to use rear-curtain sync for a photo –– then make it intentional. Otherwise, you just have some non-intentional blur to your images.

Judges: Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio