It's probably been about five years since Chris Fawkes from Australia asked me if I was willing to help him as an administrator for Facebook Wedding Photographers. Since then we've taken the group from around 2500 members to over 23,000 and it continues to grow. Almost two years ago we noticed there were a lot of requests for more advanced conversations and we launched Advanced Wedding Photographers.
When we launched this new site I posted the following in my welcome: Take a look at your best images for the past year and show us your favorite. Pick out that one image that would get you hired. No criticism needed unless you ask for it - just an exchange of artistic talent to get to know everybody.
I love the diversity in the images being shared all the time. Here are a few that were recently posted and the comments from some of the artists themselves. While beauty is always in the eye of the checkbook holder, it's great to see images that are so different.
Remember, you're the only one who can show you're better than "Uncle Harry". Share only your very best images and never compromise on quality!
"Personally I think this is one of my strongest images this year..."
By Chris Smith - Follow him on Facebook.
"The Founders Inn and Spa Virginia Beach"
by Jeffrey Scott-bey. Follow him on Facebook.
"I would say I have booked the most off this image series."
by Anna Johnson. Follow her on Facebook.
by Joshua McDonald. Follow him on Facebook.
"Probably my best this year."
by Elan Fraiman. Follow him on Facebook.
"This is one of my favorites from a wedding we did in Sonoma in Oct."
by Leslie Spurlock. Follow her on Facebook.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.