I'm excited to be a Silver Medalist at the 2015 International Photographic Competition, one image included in the Professional Photographers of America's Loan Collection and three images included in their General Collection.
 
 
Lance Long of Lance's Studio Photography in Elgin, IL was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2015 International Photographic Competition. Long's work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 10-12, 2016. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,200 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,085 (roughly 21 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Long was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of his four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2015, he was one of only 115 Silver Medalists.

 
 
Energy in Motion was awarded Honorable Mention at Px3 - Prix De La Photographie Paris in 2015.
 
Cinderella and Energy in Motion received seals at the PPA Northcentral District Open Competition in 2015.
 
 
Moments in Time was selected as a finalist in the National Art Museum of Sport - Commitment to Excellence in Art & Sport: A Fine Arts Competition 2014 and is on display at the New Canaan Historical Society in New Canaan, Connecticut September 7th through November 3rd, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy in Motion was awarded a silver award at the International Loupe Awards 2013. 
 
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This photo was also on exhibit at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL as part of the 4th Year Anniversary Show, Oct 4th 2013 through January 2014. 
 
It was also a finalist in the National Art Museum of Sport - Commitment to Excellence in Art & Sport: A Fine Arts Competition 2013 and was on display at the ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton, Florida.
 
Additionally, it was part of the Camera USA 2013 Competition where it was exhibited for the summer in Naples, FL and published in Gulfshore Life magazine. This photo and another was featured in the Artist Showcase of the January 2014 Issue of Kane County Magazine and the March 2014 Issue of Dupage Delivery Magazine. In 2015, it was on part of Exchange AZ on display at Side Street Studio in Elgin, IL and 11th Monk3y Industries in AZ. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Many of my photos for my weekday job have been published in magazines and newspapers, including a NSF report to Congress, the July 2013 cover of Physics Today, an insert in Discover magazine (July/August 2014) and the National Geographic Kids book Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines.
 
 
Rock and Mineral Magazine also published an image as the first place award in their annual macro photo competition.