Monthly Archives: April 2016

Meet our May2nd, 2016 speakers!

Jason_KateDuring our May 2nd, 2016 meeting photographers Kate and Jason Higdon from Owensboro, Ky will present a program titled “Taking the Mystery out of Print Competition.”

Kate and Jason Higdon, both Master Photographers, started Captured Moments Photography Studio in Owensboro, KY in the fall of 2004, and have watched it grow to become the largest studio in their tri-state area. Their 4600 square foot studio photographs children, families and high school seniors. The Higdons combine classic portraiture with modern styles and trends to create a timeless yet relevant product for their clients.

Kate and Jason have received numerous awards including,
• 2016 Grand Imaging Award, Second Place Children and Top Ten General Portrait
• 2016 Imaging Excellence Award
• 2016 IPC Diamond Photographer of the Year (PO)
• 2016 IPC Gold Photographer of the Year (MA)
• 2016 IPC Gold Photographer of the Year (PO)
• 2016 PPN Photographer of the Year
• 2015 PPA National Award recipients
• 2015 Grand Imaging Award (3rd Place in Portrait Open)
o The most prestigious award given from PPA
• 2014 IPC Diamond Photographer of the Year
• 2015 PPA National Award recipient
• 2013 to 2016 Photo Pro Network Photographer of the Year
o Children Portrait Specialist
o Open Portrait Specialist
o Fuji Masterpiece
o Best of Show
o Best Children Portrait
o Best Open Portrait
• 2013 IPC Gold and Platinum Photographer of the Year,
• 2012 IPC Silver and Gold Photographer of the Year,
• Kodak Gallery Awards, several years
• Fuji Masterpiece Awards, several years

They both have images published in several PPA International Loan Collection books and Professional Photographers of America Magazine. Jason and Kate are both members of Professional Photographers of America. Jason is also a member of NAPP and they serve on the Board of Directors for PhotoPro Network, where Kate is the current President. Kate attended PPA’s Judging Workshop in July of 2013 and is available for PPA judging opportunities. The Higdons have presented at several professional level events from local to regional.

Along with being involved in the photography community, Jason and Kate are community leaders. They believe strongly in the correlation between being an active citizen and having a lasting, successful business. Their studio was named the 2010 Small Business of the year from their local Chamber of Commerce which has over 1,000 members. They also have been named the Platinum People’s Choice for photography 6 years in a row in their area.

West Kentucky Photography Club’s April 2016 Photo Contest with a theme of “Wildlife”

Our May 2nd Contest theme is “Close-up” Get out and shoot some photos!