“Discovery” chosen as a NWF Magazine photo group finalist!

Several weeks ago I entered my photo “Discovery” into the National Wildlife Federation Magazine’s first online photo competition.  The photo was taken on a trail in the woods near our house.  My kids were running up and down the path picking up and showing each other all the neat insects, worms and other bugs they were finding.  I was ahead of them on the path and stopped to watch what they were doing.  I loved the way the light was coming through the trees and hitting their blonde hair.  It was perfect when they both leaned in to see a very interesting little creature they had found, and the light illuminated their hair as well as their hands and what they were holding (although we will never know what it was exactly!).  They had made a golden, glowing discovery.

Over 1700 photos were entered into this “Nature in my Neighborhood” competition, and my “Discovery” was chosen as one of 6 finalists.  The public can now vote to determine the winner of the NWF Magazine’s first themed photo contest.  If you would like to vote for my photo, please visit the following link:  http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/1640e0770bcb8748/ .  (If the link doesn’t work directly, copy and paste it into your browser).  Then click the dot next to Photo #6 (Discovery) and submit your vote.  Thank you so much for your consideration!



Reflections Competition

The Hillcrest Camera Club held its latest competition meeting last Monday evening and the assigned subject was “Reflections” in all catagories (Monochrome & Color Prints, Pictorial Projected Images and Projected Nature Images).  It was a beautiful competition to see… wonderful use of color and shape, interesting compositions and many unique images.  I was very happy to be the recipient of 4 of the awards that evening!

waterlily-b1WaterLily— 1st Place – Nature



Warped Building3rd Place- Pictorial



Swan’s Rorschuch— 3rd Place – Monochrome Prints



Getting My Ducks in a Row— 2nd Place- Pictorial


To learn more about the Hillcrest Camera Club, please visit their website at http://hillcrestcameraclub.tripod.com/.  We love visitors and new members.

“America’s Cutest Kid” National Charity Model Search

Tracy Bodeo Photography is participating in the National Charity Model Search to select “America’s Cutest Kid” and to raise funds for charity.  And your child could win a $5,000 US Savings Bond!

We’re looking for children ages 18 months to 14 years old to model for a portrait to be entered into the contest.

Model Search Special:
$50.00 entrance fee
, which includes a 60-90 minute model session (in the studio and/or on-location), one image submitted to the national gallery (chosen by the photographer) and one complimentary 8×10 professional print of the contest entry.  Additional prints of the entry may be purchased at a discount.  Additional images from the session may be purchased at regular tbp prices.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Anyone may vote. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit the non-profit organization, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep– www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Grand prize national winner will be determined from the 50 city finalists. Winners selected by photography and modeling industry experts in April, 2009.  If your child is selected the national winner, you’ll receive many prizes, including a $5,000 US Savings Bond and a Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera.

If you’re interested in entering your child(ren), please call Tracy Bodeo Photography at 484-225-3143.