August 2021 Inspired Magazine: Featuring the 2021 Inspired Print Competition and Gallery Event!

August 2021 Inspired Magazine: Featuring the 2021 Inspired Print Competition and Gallery Event!

The August issue of Inspired is HERE!

We hope you all have had many opportunities to enjoy a fulfilling and relaxing summer with your friends, family and loved ones! The kiddos are (hopefully) back in school, fall season is upon us with the release of all things pumpkin spice, and it truly seems as if summer is a distant memory! We always appreciate the transition of seasons and hope it provides you with new energy and inspiration as we prepare for the path ahead!

In this issue, we also recap our magnificent 2021 Print Competition and Gallery Event at Park Studios. We would like to congratulate the nine winners, two honorable mentions and all of the immensely talented photographers who submitted inspiring and beautiful work. We hope you all enjoyed the photos as much as we did! We would also like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to our skilled judges — Carolyn Ryan, Colleen Lane and Crystal James — for selecting these winners and to this year’s sponsor, Musea Lab. ICYMI: Flip through to see our Top 100 Featured Artists!

We’re honored to introduce this month’s featured artist, Orlando-based photographer Shelby Finkelstein. Shelby is a NAPCP Ambassador and recently received an honorable mention in the 2021 Inspired Print Competition. Shelby owns her own photography business, Simply Shelby Photography, where she continuously strives to create a one-of-a-kind experience for her lifelong clients. In this issue, she describes the steps needed to ensure that each one of her clients receives photos that accurately showcase the love and personality of each family, while also creating aesthetically pleasing photos to complement the design and décor of her client’s homes.

Submissions for the 2021 International Image Competition are officially open! Categories for this year include Baby, Child, Family, Maternity, Newborn, Senior, Siblings and Toddler. Artists can request a critique from our judges for any image they submit for an additional $25. Submissions will close on Aug. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Additionally, Master Photographer Certification in the Newborn category will open Sept. 13. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for our fall NAPCP gatherings Sept. 13-19.

We loved the unique and complex submissions we received for this month’s “Backlight” theme, and we’re eager to see the submissions for September’s “Emotion” theme. Submit your work by September 1 for the chance to be featured!

Were you featured this month? Send your family and friends the magazine so everyone can see!

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You can also purchase your digital or printed copy of Inspired Magazine, here!

Don’t forget to tag #NAPCPInspiredMag on social media. We can celebrate your feature together. The NAPCP team can’t wait to see your posts!





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