Albion photographer wins twice at international competition

Staff Reports Posted 1 December 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two photographs by Bruce Landis have won first place awards in an international competition by the Professional Photographers of America. Landis is owner of Photos by Bruce on Ridge Road.

The top photo shows Aaron Burnside, a 2015 Albion graduate, posed at a dairy farm owned by the Neal family on County House Road. That senior picture won a first place award. Judges commented about the excellent knowledge for using existing light and control of the mix of ambient and supplemental lighting.

Burnside, a four-year member and past vice president of the Albion FFA, was photographed in the one of the barns wearing his FFA jacket with several cattle in the background.

In addition, a photo of a pet dog titled “Blue Eyed Mikko” also was awarded the International First Place Award. Mikko was photographed as part of an outdoor winter photo session as the snow was actually falling and also used a mix of lighting methods.

The Siberian Husky is owned by Nick Causyn. “Blue Eyed Mikko” was taken outdoors at Bruce’s studio on Ridge Road.

Both images will be on public display January 2016 in Atlanta, Ga. at the Professional Photographers of America annual convention.