YouLookNiceTodayPhotography 12:05am, 13 January 2009
So I just received an email that let me know that one of my photos was selected by Joe McNally (one of the OG original strobists) as a winner of a contest he was having for his "The Moment it Clicks" concepts.

Although it's not my favorite photo, I still am completely humbled considering there are so many photos in this group that are so much better than mine.

I just wanted to say thanks to Jeff and the rest of the admins that do such an amazing job with the meet ups and organizing the group.

Here is the photo and why Joe said it won:


The skater rental dept. portrait....just great, simple use of light and graphics and mood. Sets the scene, and tells the story of the young lady behind the counter pretty much wishing she were out with her boyfriend instead of supplying skates to a bunch of screaming it."
OregonVelo 10 years ago
Very cool
Stefanie Woods 10 years ago
Congratulations Ryan!
You deserve it - you're such a talented photographer!
[ninjaphoto] 10 years ago
congrats! well deserved
| whiteSpace | PRO 10 years ago
Very cool! This photo really does say a lot. Congratulations!
metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
nice what did you win?
besides the honor of being picked by Joe McNally
Thank everyone! I won a signed print of Joe's, 5 books of my choice published by Peach Pit (mostly photoshop books), a one year membership to the National Association of Photoshop Users, and a couple photography DVDs. Fun stuff!
WJPpdx 10 years ago
Nice work, congratulations!
drwhimsy 10 years ago
Way to go - great work!
smooth swim [deleted] 10 years ago
gabby flower [deleted] 10 years ago
Good going!
metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
damn...thats a nice little bundle that you won...
you deserve it...
Tom.Lechner PRO 10 years ago
Are you going to photograph your stash?
You know I am going to take pics and share. I don't think I get to pick the print so it will be interesting to see what he chooses to send me. 5 books on photoshop will be nice since I need to learn more.
Iveth C. 10 years ago
Congrats that is so awesome!
oliviadscott 10 years ago
Good Work brother!!!! I'm proud of you.
moore fun 10 years ago
Way to go! Congratulations.
Rosborough Photography 10 years ago
woot! great image.
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
Way to go man!!!!

I find it funny how in the photo world, Joe McNally is famous like Clint Eastwood, but outside of the photo world, nobody knows who he is.
Schona Kessler 10 years ago
Congrats! That is a great photo!
Ben Lundberg 10 years ago
congrats ryan :)

Thank you everyone!

I agree, Mr Meeker. I told a couple of my non-photog friends that Joe McNally had given me an award and I got that "oh yeah, er, him. Thats awesome." I could tell they had no idea who he is...although if I showed them some of his more famous shots, I'm sure they would recognize his work. But to us he is a rock star.
LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
I finally got around to taking a photo of all the free stuff I won :)

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