Tuesday, May 25, 2010


When I first got my camera J was a little baby and I was stuck at home wanting to figure out how I could still use my creativity. I found www.betterphoto.com and became hooked with their on line courses. Slowly, I was starting to learn how to shoot manually and became inspired by other photographers.
They have monthly contests to enter which I would....and not win anything. Then slowly I started to get editor's pick.
But, today I stepped up a notch and won 2nd place with the picture above! There are over 17,000 submissions!

Here is the press release.

5/25/2010 Photographer Eva Barrial of Woodland Hills, CA, has won Second Place for April in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by BetterPhoto.com, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Tuesday.

More than 17700 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Barrial's stunning image, "Joyful", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Monthly Theme category.

All of the winning images can be viewed at BetterPhoto.com's contest page: http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/1004.asp

The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Catch-All, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.

Besides its free, popular photo contest, BetterPhoto.com also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.

Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at: www.BetterPhoto.com


  1. Absolutely gorgeous image!

    K xx

  2. Thanks Katherine! Loved looking at your blog--an actress and a photographer! We're the same--yet on different sides of the world.

  3. Fantastic!!!! How cool is that!?!?! I am super excited for you, and it's such an adorable image that you caught. Love it!