November 2, 2006
O'Reilly Announces the Winners of the 2006 Photoshop Cook-Off Contest
New York, NY--O'Reilly Media announced today the winners of the Photoshop
Cook-Off Contest at PhotoPlus Expo 2006. Grand Prize Winner Suzanne Pitts
and ten additional winners in five categories were selected from hundreds
of submissions created by Photoshop aficionados. Entrants excitedly
responded to the opportunity to "cook" their digital entries using
"recipes" from any of five O'Reilly Cookbooks.
"What's so wonderful about the Cook-Off contest is that everyone's a
winner," says Betsy Waliszewski, who organized the contest along with
Cookbook' editor Edie Freedman. "The O'Reilly recipes used to manipulate
the images stirred the creative visions of photographers at all levels,
from enthusiasts to seasoned professionals."
A panel of fifteen A-list photographers--including O'Reilly authors Mikkel
Aaland, Peter Krogh, Ken Milburn, and Eddie Tapp--chose the winning
entries. The winning images range from Pitts' arresting black-and-white
photo of a ballet trio to a fancifully surreal image of a flower budding
from a peeled orange.
The original and "cooked" images of the top five winners grace a beautiful
new poster available free at the O'Reilly's PhotoPlus Expo booth (#1312).
Suzanne Pitts, "Photo Effects" winner Pamela Helm, and "Blending Modes"
runner-up Sally Welch are attending the three-day conference and available
Pitts, the grand prizewinner, received a prize package worth more than
$9,600, including a digital camera and printer. The five category winners
were awarded packages worth more than $3,000 each. The total value of
sponsors' prizes exceeds $27,000. Cook-Off Sponsors included Adobe,
iStockPhoto, Lowepro, and Epson. Learn more about all the winners
O'Reilly offers appreciation and gratitude to everyone who entered the
contest, the judges who volunteered their time, and sponsors. If you're
attending PhotoPlus, please stop by booth #1312 to say hello and meet some
of our digital photography author/experts.
- Other important details about the contest winners, judges, and sponsors
are available here.
- For more information on PhotoPlus, visit their website.
All entries were created using recipes from one or more of the five
O'Reilly Photoshop Cookbooks:
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