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2018 Photography Competition
July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
This is the show for the annual Photography competition. Come see the juried prize winners and vote for People’s Choice!
The VA Highlands Festival is excited to welcome back our photography judge, Richard Mink. Richard’s talents within the arts began at a young age. His passion for painting and other creative mediums inspired him to pick up a camera while looking for interesting subjects and compositions to draw. He quickly found a new creative outlet in photography.
Richard has been in the photography business for over 30 years developing a vast portfolio with notable experience. He is well-versed in studio photography, creating moods with lighting and atmospheres with a wide array of backdrops and props, and utilizes imaginative location shoots while optimizing natural light.
There is almost no subject left unphotographed by Richard throughout his career. He has captured portraits, families and children, weddings, live events, and even pets. His commercial range includes professional headshots, product photography, real estate, promotional and advertising images, magazine content, and design work. He has mastered photo restoration, manipulation, and digital airbrushing and touchup. Richard is a Bristol, VA native, primarily serving the Virginia and Tennessee Tri-Cities region and surrounding areas.