Leah Nash brilliantly created PDX Squared in order to cultivate the creative community among Portland photographers and vendors. In this 2nd Annual event, there were 70 emerging and professional photographers who were designated to shoot within one square mile for 24 hours.
Former ASMP president, Steve Cridland, graciously offered up his boat so I went with the theme, “Boaters”. Playing with Pro Photo Supply’s new Broncolor 1200 portable battery pack was especially fun. Using it to overpower the natural light and underexposing the backgrounds gave some really neat effects. It takes a village to raise a photo or was that a child?
After 24 hours, all 70 photographers converged under one roof to share, edit and submit their images. My images were not submitted however since I moderated the judging panel. The panel picked winners of various awards in front of an audience, making comments on the fly – naked judging as they call it . There were almost 400 images submitted. Amazing and Fun!
I give ASMP Oregon and Leah Nash my highest compliments for coming up with such a great idea and doing it so well.
I look forward to participating again in 2014!