Monthly archives: February 2015

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I am so excited to speak to the DC photography community in a few short weeks! The DC area photo community has helped me grow in so many ways (personally and professionally), and I have made some of the closest friends of my life through them. I am so grateful for the DC photogs, and love that I am given the opportunity to give back a little bit. Come out and join us, its a great group, and hopefully I can share some useful information that can help any photographer grow.

I put the information and description below. I would love to see you there! A big thank you to Nikon for helping us keep our community strong and by bringing these events to life!

What It Takes To Win Awards with Kristi Odom

Kristi Odom is a wedding and nature photographer who is based in DC. Photography has taken her all over the world for assignments on 6 of the 7 continents.

Kristi’s wedding work has been highly awarded by Fearless Photographers, Junebug Weddings and WPPI. Her photojournalism and nature photography has been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, featured on rollingstone.com, in the courtyard of Nat Geo and on the billboards of Times Square. She is a volunteer for Photographers without Borders and her public speaking credits include Georgia Institute of Technology, Adventure Always, Women’s Wedding Network, SmugMug, Lifetime and REI.
Join us on March 16th 2015 for a an amazing seminar where Kristi will talk on the world of photography competitions; what to enter, how to prep, and how to use
competitions to improve your craft.

To see more of Kristi’s work click here: http://www.kristiodom.com/

Join us for drinks afterwards at Daniel O’Connell’s Bar and Restaurant across the street!

There is metered street parking right near the Torpedo Factory until 9 pm. There’s also a Colonial Parking garage on N. Union Street directly across from Torpedo’s entrance. Otherwise, parking is free if you’re willing to park 2-3 blocks away! Here’s a link if you need help:

http://www.visitalexandriava.com/planning-tools/parking/

For Metro, you can take the blue or yellow line to the King Street – Old Town stop and cab/Uber to Torpedo or enjoy a nice walk!

Every year Junebug Weddings runs a Best of Best wedding photography competition. Junebug was founded by photographers and their blog honors great photography. The competition is international with between 7000-9000 entries each year from around 40 countries. From that they select only the top 50 images for the Best of the Best Wedding photography gallery and the top 50 for the Best of the Best Engagement Photography gallery. This competition is highly competitive and a real sign of achievement for any photographer. For the last 3 years, I have won an award each year! I am very proud of this accomplishment, and would love to share the award winning images!

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Last month not only was I honored with my 20th and 21st Fearless award, but I was asked to speak at the Fearless conference in November in Arizona. I am so beyond honored! I remember when I was first introduced to Fearless Photographers, I was beyond inspired by the winning images. There were so many original ideas and photographers that were pushing limits. I was hooked. I worked hard on improving my craft, standing out, and shooting more original images. With lots of hard work, and tons of shooting, I am very proud that for the last 3 years I have been the leading Fearless Photographer out of the DC area with 21 lifetime awards.

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I am just so grateful to Huy and the whole Fearless community! Fearless has not only helped me grow, but it is pushing photographers all over the world, to be original, to have fun, and to be artists. It truly is elevating wedding photography!

I can not wait for November! Photographers, please come and join us in Arizona, for some fun times, learning, and hanging out with some crazy talented photographers like Sergio. It will be amazing! Click here for more information.

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A few of my favorite Fearless Awards…

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