Saturday, March 16, 2013

Orchid Hill Studios produces award winning images

Rich and Cassidy Cox of Orchid Hill Studios attended the 85th Annual North Carolina Professional Photographers Convention, the longest running professional photographic convention in North Carolina. They joined hundreds of industry professionals attending this event February 28 to March 5 in Durham, NC. 

Photographs created by Rich Cox of Orchid Hill Studios in Raleigh NC have recently been accepted into the General and Loan collections of Professional Photographers of North Carolina's 2013 State Photographic Competition. Cox’s work will be on display on the PPNC’s website, for public viewing for the rest of 2013. This Photographic Competition is held in conjunction with PPNC’s annual convention and trade show for professional and aspiring photographers.  A panel of 7 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from 486 total submitted entries at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham. Judged against a standard of excellence, 123 images were selected for the General Collection and just 26 (about 5 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.

Titled “Dreams and Determination”, Cox’s photograph of a competitive gymnast placed second in the Children’s Portrait category and is in the 2013 Loan Collection.

Five other images “Alpenglow Moonrise”, “Daddy’s Girl”, “Appalachian Falls”, “Portrait of a Priest” and “OBX After the Storm” were accepted for the Court of Honor, recognizing their high quality.

Cassidy, a high school freshman, became a student member of PPNC in 2013 and is one of its youngest members.

Rich and Cassidy also attended photography classes focused on photographic skills. Some of the industry’s biggest names taught here, including Tim Meyer, Marilyn Sholin, Blair Phillips, Woody Walters, Carl Caylor, Sunny Williams, Karen Goforth, Don MacGregor, Karen Rubin and Lew Everling.

About Professional Photographers of North Carolina
Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC) is the largest NC non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. PPNC has roots back to 1869 as a resource for education and support of professional photographers and those aspiring to the career. It currently assists over 500 members through education and resources for their continued success in the industry.
For more information about members and educational opportunities around the state, please visit 

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