We are stoked with how this year's Spring Snap Off turned out! To those of you who missed it, Kolo Topdrawer and Artifact Uprising brought some sweet (and quite lucrative) gift cards for prizes, and Ipsento, Green Sheep Water, and RX Bar hooked us up with all the refreshments one could need to feed our creative muscles.
Starting the day off right, we got to hear from Chicago portrait photographers Alex Tan, Anna Zajac, and Adam James Cohen in a panel about inspiration, process, and using photography as a tool to inspire change. Each panelist was so unique in their approach to capturing moments that it left everyone in the room motivated to create their own.
With the energy level in the studio booming, the secret prop was revealed: a flat 6" mirror (brief pause for moments of pure panic/inspiration). Each participant was given a mirror and only one hour to go out and shoot, edit, and upload their creative interpretation of the prop. When time ran out, the crowd looked through all photo submissions and voted for their favorite. The three top choices were awarded ribbons as well as prizes from our sponsors!
Everyone did a killer job utilizing the mirror, and the votes were close, but first place was awarded to Cassie Evangelista (@cassieanna) for her second Snap Off first place win! Second and third place were awarded to Carina Sherman (@carinasherman) and Michael Brandt (@mp_brandt), as well as an honorable mention picked by the Low Res staff to Wesley Taylor (@wesleytaylor). Check out their photos and a few other of some of our favorites below!