The real reward I get from taking photographs is when someone has an emotional response to an image which grows over time, or sees a glimpse of a real person in the 2-dimensional frozen moment captured in the photograph.
""The photos are beautiful. I've been told that they capture my "inner essence", so congratulations on doing so with your camera!"
"The more I look at the photos, the more I like them. You have a great eye"
"The photos of the children turned out beautifully. I sure do like the treatments that you've added to some of the pictures. And I have to admit, even though I am one of those people who prefer to be behind the camera instead of in front of it, there is a photo of me that turned out very nice. Well done!"
"You did a fantastic job, and I think the difficulty for us lies in choosing from amongst them"
""He is so good at what he does... he just made me feel so comfortable and at ease"
I am also grateful however, for the formal awards that I have won for my images, shown below.
1st place, 2010 CVCC show and 1st in 2011 TS
2nd Place, B&W Portraiture, CVCC 2010
People's Choice, 2010 Todos Santos Show
1st Place, 2010 Todos Santos Show
3rd place, 2011 Todos Santos show