For the second year straight, we have placed first in Architectural Photography (Professional) at the Utah State Fair. Coming on the heels of winning the first “Best of State” for commercial photography, I think these two awards go a long way to saying how well received my commercial and architectural photography has become in Utah.
Dave Koch, owner and chief photographer of R\E Photography UTAH, is honored to win two 2019 Best of State awards for his continuing commitment to provide a highest standard of photography in both the Commercial Photography and Nature Photography fields. The awards were announced this morning and will be presented at the Best of State Gala on June 12th.
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I just got back from the Utah State Fair… I just couldn’t wait to see the results. I felt I had some good images in the competition, and I really was excited to see how they did. Like a kid the night before Christmas, my friend Ryan Smith said. Yep agreed my wife. So off I went, snaking across the floor and seeing how things played out.
Another one of the images I really liked from the Capitol Reef National Park trip was this image. in it, we see The Castle standing guard above the Visitor Center at Capitol Reef, with the Castle catches the evening sun. The empty space is filled with a bare tree, and an almost dry river brings our eye gently into the picture.
Just after returning from the Oregon Coast shoots last week, I was notified that the winners of Best of State had been announced, and my personal and landscape work won Best of State for Nature Photography. Just being nominated is incredible, but to win Best of State has my head spinning. The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. They judge the body of work of an artist, not just a single image. They also looks at one’s contributions to the state of Utah, and whether your work adds to making Utah a better place. To me, this award is so much more than winning something for taking one good picture; this is about a continued high standard for quality and creativity, and for giving back to the community.
The Capitol Reef Barn is a landmark and and icon of the Capitol Reef National Park. Practically everyone- photographer and tourist alike- stop to take it’s picture because the appeal of the image is so strong. And I am no different. When I first got to this area, I had to take the shot too- facing both north and south. But I HATE taking the same image as thousands of others. I want to find my own image, my difference. I want to put my touch on the image.
You have your panorama images all set up, and you are ready to combine them into one titanic large image. Well hold on there hombre, there’s a few things we have to do in Lightroom before we whip out the glue. First, if you followed my previous directions, you shot all your images in RAW. Good. Import them into Lightroom. If you don’t have Lightroom, do your best; Lightroom is what I use, and I don’t know anything else. As much as I hate Adobe, Lightroom really is a must have. Read more “How To Develop Better, Higher Resolution Panoramas”