2022 IPC through PPA

September 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

This week the PPA (Professional Photographers of America est. 1868) put on their annual International photo competition. This year I entered my first Album which involved the ground breaking to its completion of a 18 story building in the heart of Downtown Fargo. The building was designed by SOM and built by McGough Construction right here in Fargo, ND. It has a upscale restaurant and bar on the ground level called Rosewild along with clothing and jewelry also available in commercial sections along the street. The next level above is the HQ of Fargo based company RDO. The next levels up is where the event space and hotel reside until the top two floors are for multimillion dollar condos with views of Fargo-Moorhead.

I'm so grateful for the partnership between the Kilbourne Group/McGough for them to ask me to capture this project with the first shovel went into the ground to the last piece of furniture was placed.

Here is the album as a pdf and I will hear later this year if it has made the GIA list of Best of the Best in the competition. (think of it as an Academy Award in the photography world)
https://www.danfrancisphotography.com/MyAlbum
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This album will be displayed in Nashville, TN next year at ImagingUSA.


First half of 2022 awards and nominations

August 21, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

"100 Photos that tell powerful stories about Architecture in 2022"

 This year I submitted to 3rd Annual Architizer one photo challenge.  I thought the following image showcased the subjects story about home life here in Fargo, ND. This image I was able to bring a family into a summer setting and anytime I can include a pet always brings a smile to a viewers face. This image also made it to the cover of Midwest Nest Magazine and was considered one of the best of the year. 
Architecture, Photography, Fargo, Dan Francis Photography, ND, design100 Photos that tell powerful stories about Architecture in 2022100 Photos that tell powerful stories about Architecture in 2022

Image titled: Fun in the Sun by Dan Francis Photography, Fargo, NDHere is the image that made the cut of the top 100 images that invoke a story in Architecture.

Part 2:
Along with Architizer's nomination; My portfolio was nominated for Loop's People's Choice award. While this is a huge long shot as it is based on who can get the most "likes" and not solely on qualified judges criteria. It's pretty great to be among some great works of Architecture art. I'll keep you updated on the final results.

 

The Architecture portfolio of Dan FrancisA series of my favorite images into one collection for Loop Design Awards.
Nominated for People's Choice Award 2022Loop design awards for Architecture photography.

 

Part 3 coming in September dealing with PPA's International Photographic competition being held in Atlanta, GA.


Talking about Downtown Fargo with the kilbourne Group

March 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Here is a video that my 10 yr client: Kilbourne Group out of Fargo, ND.
They asked if I could do a sit down interview and share my thoughts on Downtown Fargo.
I was grateful for this chance to be in front of the camera instead of behind it and to share some of my Downtown Fargo Architecture work.

Dan Francis Q&A | Kilbourne Group from Spotlight on Vimeo.


 


Imaging USA 2022

February 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment


Last weekend I made my way to Washington DC for the ImagingUSA conference through PPA. After some airplane troubles I got to the hotel.
Saturday morning I spoke to a group of people about the art and business of Architecture photography. Three hour talk went by like an hour, I think there was a lot of good information shared with the class.
Speaking eventClass

After the presentation I was able to visit parts of DC with the family. And on Monday was able to attend the award ceremony for PPA where I was awarded the Image Excellence award which means that since I started to compete with my images I've been able to reach 13 Image excellence (previously called "loans")

It was a level that I was excited to achieve after getting a GIA finalist nomination, World Cup finalist. (still on my list to get top choice for both)
After that presentation, the GIA's were up. in previous years it would be top 3 for each category; however this year they changed it so it would only be one winner for all the categories. The winner was in the portrait category.
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Thanks to PPA for keeping ImagingUSA going throughout this crazy time of the year.


Speaking at ImagingUSA in Washington DC

January 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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This week I'll be speaking for 3hrs about my favorite photography subject: Architecture photography!
This will be a Precon class and the people walking in the doors have selected this class to learn more about the Art and Business of Architecture Photography. 

This will be great as I know everybody that is there, is first... Interested in what I have to talk about which makes it easier to know that their eyes and ears will be open to know more about this great craft.

Speaking at ImagingUSA is a huge deal, as previous years there has been around 10,000 photographers coming together to learn; while this year will most likely be a bit less; it's still going to be a great event. I'll also be up for a GIA (Grand Image Award) for one of my Minneapolis Architecture images and I will also be walking across the stage for my Image Excellence award which is a 11 year accomplishment. 
Stay tuned for next week when I show off those awards.

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