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Contest Finalist in Picturing Negative Space Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Minimalist Marketplace Project
Contest Finalist in The Wonders of the World Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Minimalist Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Subjects On The Ground Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Show Minimalism Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Pastel Tones In Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Isolating The Subject Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in I Love Photography Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Above Or Below Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Clean & Simple Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in One Is Enough Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Superb Composition
Outstanding Creativity
Top Choice
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Top ClassTM

Picturing Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class
Picturing Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Minimalist Marketplace ProjectTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Minimalist Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Minimalist Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Subjects On The Ground Photo ContestTop 20 class
A Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 10 class
A Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Show The Beach Photo ContestTop 10 class
Show The Beach Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
Show The Beach Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Show The Beach Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Show The Beach Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Show Minimalism Photo ContestTop 10 class
Show Minimalism Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Pastel Tones In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
Isolating The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Above Or Below Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color Theory Photo ContestTop 10 class
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Theory Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Your Point Of View Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composing with Negative Space Photo ContestTop 20 class
Composing with Negative Space Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Composing with Negative Space Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class week 1
Clean & Simple Photo ContestTop 20 class
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 20 class
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Below My Knees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Pastel Tones Photo ContestTop 10 class
One Is Enough Photo ContestTop 10 class
One Is Enough Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Angle Perspectives Photo ContestTop 10 class
Low Angle Perspectives Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2

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jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson January 04, 2015
Very nice.
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD January 08, 2015
can i just say i love those little angels :)
michellehansenburgess
 
michellehansenburgess January 09, 2015
Very Creative!
natosed PRO
 
natosed February 03, 2015
Love the colors and the composition!
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles February 13, 2015
Excellent shot!!!
CherylG
 
CherylG February 16, 2015
So creative!! Love your photography!! Please keep it up :))
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 23, 2015
Cool!
Erica_Lynn_
 
Erica_Lynn_ March 17, 2015
This is such an incredible shot!!!
jayfinezt
 
jayfinezt April 06, 2015
Great tittle
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 02, 2015
Brilliant!
Keshia
 
Keshia November 21, 2015
Love everything about this shot!! Great job
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography November 21, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
f68photography PRO+
 
f68photography January 15, 2016
Love it !
marvinsingletaryjr
 
marvinsingletaryjr January 22, 2016
This is amazing!
bunnydancesmile
 
bunnydancesmile February 09, 2016
omg i just love this photo
PamClark
 
PamClark October 19, 2016
Sweet!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 25, 2017
❤ this! シ
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 02, 2017
:-)
XxNewfieChickxX
 
XxNewfieChickxX February 28, 2017
Pretty!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma March 06, 2017
Brilliant! Glad to see it is well awarded.
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 17, 2017
Thank you so much! :)
MRueffer
 
MRueffer March 16, 2017
Lovely
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 17, 2017
Thank you kindly :)
petercarelli
 
petercarelli April 13, 2017
fun foto
lmartinc
 
lmartinc April 14, 2017
Great shot and composition. Creative and lighting wonderful
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography June 15, 2017
Thank you very much!
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries June 15, 2017
Great shot congrats on your finalist award:)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
KatieMcKinneyPhotography June 15, 2017
Thank you so much!

Behind The Lens

Location
Panama City Beach, Florida
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
I felt the time of day to shoot this image was just right because the sunlight was coming from behind the Starfish creating nice shadows and some contrast with the sunlight. If it had been midday the lighting would not have made this minimalist shot as interesting.
Equipment
Canon 60D, Sigma 70-300mm lens
Inspiration
I love nature and I really like taking simple things (such as this Starfish my son had gotten from a beach store) and experimenting with light and a natural background, In this case the beach! My process and inspiration usually evolves/develops as i go depending on the environment i am in but i knew i wanted a low angle to capture a hint of the ocean behind my subject. If all goes well its rewarding to create something really neat out of something so simple. And also honing skills at the same time!
Editing
I added a couple gradient filters to frame the subject better and cloned out a few things in the sand i felt would be too distracting. I wanted all the detail of the starfish to be the main focus. Then i added a little bit of warmth and clarity to the image.
In my camera bag
Cameras: Canon 7D, Canon 60D Lenses: Canon 10-18mm wide angle lens, Sigma 70-300mm macro telephoto lens, Sigma 28-105mm lens. External flash - Canon Speedlite 430EX III Remote shutter release,Tripod, extra memory cards & batteries. (bandana for cleaning the lens)
Feedback
Mainly keep in mind the time of day if you are going to shoot with natural light, i like morning and late afternoon/evening for something like this. Try several different angles while thinking about how your background is going to work, even with blurred backgrounds it still makes a difference with the end result. Of course keep your subject in focus, tripods help minimize camera shake (especially necessary for macro).Try different things you might be surprised what you come up with and most importantly have fun!

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