34th International Annual College & High School Photography Contest by Photographer's Forum has selected a photograph from Ed Quillian for top 104 finalist group.
Cocoa, FL— "Sunrise Storm," a black and white photograph taken by local photographer, Ed Quillian, was selected to be among the top 104 photograph artworks out of 16,600 photographs submitted in the International College category, and will move on to the awards process in late February. The "Sunrise Storm" photograph will be published in the hardcover book "Best of College & High School Photography 2014" produced by Photographer's Forum Magazine.
Ed says “It has been a dream of mine to be a published photographer. Being a finalist in an international photography competition helps me to realize this dream. Black and white images are still out there and not going away, in my opinion, the tonal ranges and grain in a black and white image can show emotion and tell a story. It makes you stay in the photograph and think. As a photographer that is what I am trying to achieve from the viewer."
Ed is a listed member photographer artist with the Brevard Cultural Alliance located in Brevard County Florida, and has several images that have been placed with the "Art in Public Places" program. He is also a member photographer artist with the Central Brevard Art Association, and has artwork displayed with the "Art in Public Spaces", located at the Cocoa Beach Country Club for exhibit and for sale. He is a member of the "Camera Club of Brevard", and has received numerous competition awards and temporary displays in a local camera shop. He is also a member of the Florida Camera Club Council. Ed currently has a selected photograph published in the 2014 Annual Indian River Lagoon Calendar. "Peaceful Sunrise" a sunrise photograph taken at Riverview Park in Sebastian Florida and is located on the second page of the calendar. Along with his wife Ruth, he is attending classes at Eastern Florida State College to achieve a Professional Certification in Photography. He and his wife are the owners of the QCA Photography & Graphic Art Business. To contact him call 321-749-4329