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Flashy photos reveal depth of field

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A recent Lambton College photo competition showed the school has more to offer than tech and science.

The Image Challenge featured entries from 32 students in the Digital Photography program, and the quality of work was a revelation to the judges.

“Some of it was exceptional. I was really impressed; all the judges were impressed,” said Glenn Ogilvie, an award-winning photojournalist and staff member at The Sarnia Journal. “These are first-year and second-year arts students, so it was a real eye-opener.”

Ogilvie, Leonard Segall of the Sarnia Photographic Club, and commercial photographer Petro Tiahur needed more than six hours to judge the 130 images, and in the end many of the winners were separated by very small scoring margins.

The overall winners were determined by the total score of their portfolios, not on individual photos.

A plaque and Freeborn scholarship awards were handed out at an April 22 ceremony at Paddy Flaherty’s.

To honour a former student who died suddenly in January 2013, faculty created the Geri Freeborn Memorial Awards. Freeborn, 57, was a hard-working and creative person who, at 57, was also the oldest student to enroll in the digital photography program.

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Overall winner – Christina Duizer

Second Place – Jessica Dillon

Third Place – Elizabeth Bosma

Portrait – Jessica Dillon

Commercial – Christina Duizer

Nature – Alexa Coupland

Unclassified – Nathena Lightheart


Overall Winner – Kaitlyn Eastman

Runner up – Fera Kennedy

People – Jeff McCoy

Product – Fera Kennedy

Places – Angela Smolders

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