Karen A McCall. m. photog, m. artist, certified, asp
Was awarded the photographic excellence award for the 2nd year.
“Mamma says I have to kiss a lot of these” won the highest scoring image in Massachusetts this past March.
This image was created from a studio portrait which was digitally manipulated, enhanced with frogs and then digitally painted.
Story telling is one of the key elements in the judging process. The judges loved this little girl and the story it told.
Mamma says…. scored a 99 earning it the
Highest scoring image by a certified master of photography.
Highest scoring image by ASP member
Court on honor in the artist category.
Elements used to create final image ” momma say I have to kiss a lot of these.”
McCall also won the Highest scoring image for a High School Senior. Grace graduated 2 years ago from Natick High School
Lastly McCall was presented with the creative themes award for the best image that depicts the word “HIGH”
This little goat was taken at Davis Farm and digitally painted to ad a whimsical “high” goat.
Skill, creativity, consistency. These are just some of the qualities a photographer needs to go four-for-four in PPA’s International Photographic Competition. This year, 20 talented individuals did just that by having their case of four images judged as worthy to enter the Loan Collection and thereby being named Diamond Photographers of 2020.
What is the Master Artist degree?
The Master Artist (M.Artist,) degree is awarded to photographers for their superior photographic skills demonstrated through the Artist Exhibition category of PPA’s International Photographic Competition (with images evaluated for computer-applied techniques and proficiency), advanced education and service to the industry.MA
Karen McCall Added to her Master Artist Degree to her standing Master of Photography degree this past January 2020 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Nashville.
Award Presented the Professional Photographers of America President Audrey Wancket master photographer,Cr.,cpp
The ASP District Medallion Award is presented to the ASP member in good standing with the highest scoring entry at their District Print Competition.
“Shark Week is Over…You Bully” Highest scoring image in the Northeast Score of 100
“A Squirley Love” Second place winner in the Northeast Score of 100
Both images are nominated for a ” GIA” at The Professional Photographers of America’s Grand Imaging Awards Gala in January held at
- Shark week is over, You BULLY, Karen McCall, MA Score 100
- A Squirrly Love, Karen McCall, MA Score 100
- Wicked, SHERRIE FRYXELL, NY
They’re everywhere. In your phone, on your tablet, you have your point-n-shoot, and maybe even a DSLR. You can’t escape the selfies, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. People are deluged with photographs. And today, people are taking more pictures than ever before.
The sad part is that few of these photographs will survive beyond a year. To many people, a “picture” is only good for the moment. Moms and Dads want to snap every little movement of that new baby. Grandma wants to see everyone one of those too. When you want to show off the new puppy, you pull out the phone. And in a week, none of them have any real meaning and might even get “deleted” just to make room for more pictures that have little meaning as well inside of a couple of weeks.