I randomly came across a couple photo competitions the other day (thanks, gmail advertisements!) I think entering contests would be fun and encourage us to highlight personal images we might otherwise overlook amidst the thousands of wedding files we're always sifting through. I might even start shooting and designing specifically for some contests just to expand my normal subject matter (I'm slightly competitive ... just ask my family). :)
And when we all win every competition we enter (of course!), the awards will not only make us feel good about ourselves but also serve as credibility and an avenue to reach new audiences.
Here are just a few I found:
And since blog posts are more exciting with photos ... here ya go!
I borrowed a friend's 5D. These shots were with 2.8 28-75mm. Color adjustments in LR 1.3 - no PS.