"Conquering The Artist Competition"


Are you ready to take your digital skills to the next level?  The Artist Competition is definitely one of the hottest areas of competition these days.  The road to Master Artist is no easy path, but the skills you gain along the way will be a huge benefit to your photography career.


We will start by demystifying the Artist Competition so you understand how it differs from Photographic Open.   From there, we will dive into the mind of the Artist judge and get a grasp on why some images do well and others do not. Finally, we will outline a plan for success and walk you through the steps of creating your best possible Artist entry.  


By the time you leave, you will have a better understanding of the process and be on your way to competition success

Larry Lourcey, M.Photog., M. Artist, CPP



First and foremost, Larry Lourcey is a portrait artist.  Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1992, continuing education has always been a priority. Countless art classes and photography workshops have helped to mold his style and technique.  His work encompasses a broad range of styles- from fun, whimsical black and whites to elegant, traditional portraiture.

He is also a talented painter, with a rich style inspired by artists like Pina Daeni and John Singer Sargent.  His work has been featured in everything from the “Painter Wow” books to the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine.

He has had several images included in the PPA Loan Collection, earning him the Imaging Excellence Award in 2013. He has also been a finalist in the Grand Imaging Awards.

In 2001, Larry earned his Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographers of America, followed by his Master Photographer degree is 2007.  In 2009 he became a PPA Approved Juror. He added Master Artist to his resume in 2016.

Larry is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. He is also a past president of the Dallas Professional Photographers Association.

Check out more of his work  - www.lourceyphoto.com 

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