Model Workshop, Hickory, NC

August 29th, 2012

Had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with a new friend Rene’ Warnes of La Bella Vita Salon, in Conover, NC.  I met Rene’ at recent wedding I was photographing, she was the Hairstylist & Makeup Artist.  I was so impressed with her work that I asked her if she would like to work together in the future. We did a model search and had several young ladies answer our call for models. It was a hectic, fun day, with models changing clothes,  makeup being applied, hair being done, and re-done, and the opportunity of being photographed. Rene was able to get Clothes from Haven Boutique in Conover, and Tempt Boutique in Hickory, NC, we thank you, it made the young ladies feel very special to have fun new outfits to wear . I couldn’t wait to highlight a couple of the pictures of the models.  Rest of the photographs will be posted later.

Competition Results are in.

August 28th, 2012

Sure was excited when the results of PPA Competition was announced.

Hickory, North Carolina, August 28, 2012.  PHOTOGRAPHS created by Rose Mary Cheek of Rose Mary Cheek Photography in Hickory, have recently been accepted into the GENERAL Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2012 International Photographic Competition. Mrs. Cheek’s work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center, January 20-22, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and just 476 (about 10 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.

General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

Titled “If Only”, “One Hundred & One Freckles”, and “Scent in Blue”, Mrs. Cheek’s photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 24,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry.

      322 9th Ave NW - Hickory - NC - 28601      828-322-2862