SDPPA Announces South Dakota Photographer of the Year

LMP-8966Russell Lloyd Jensen M. Photog., CPP was awarded the Photographer of the Year Award and the Certified Professional Photographer Award at the South Dakota Professional Photographers Association (SDPPA) annual state seminar held in April in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Photographer of the Year award is given to a South Dakota photographer with the highest total case score based on the North Central District photographic competition’s final scores.  The Certified Professional Photographer award is given to the photographer with the highest total case score based on the North Central District final scores.

As an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the SDPPA proudly recognizes Russell Lloyd Jensen for his photographic achievement, commitment to professional photography and dedication to photographic excellence.

SDPPA was established in 1926 as a way for South Dakota photographers to share ideas, talents, educational programs and organize a fellowship of photographers who promote professionalism, quality photography and exemplary customer service to their clients. Today the association serves many professional photographers throughout the state with the mission to be “Professionally trained and creatively inspired.”

Pictured: Russell Lloyd Jensen, M. Photog, CPP and Julie Prairie, SDPPA Vice President

Pictured: Russell Lloyd Jensen, M. Photog, CPP and Julie Prairie, SDPPA Vice President

Russell Lloyd Jensen, Master Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer is one of the regions only two Master Photographers, as recognized by the PPA. In 2016, he was honored for his artistic portraits at the Grand Imaging Awards in Atlanta, GA as a Gold Medalist and was awarded the Silver Medalist award in Nashville, TN in 2015. He is a member of the American Society of Photographers and the South Dakota PPA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and has taught art and photography for the past 20 years.

Who's Cat

“Who’s Cat” by Russell Lloyd Jensen, M. Photog, CPP

Russell has also been a keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2014 Wyoming PPA State Convention and in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 has served as a State Print Competition panel judge for the WPPA. Russell’s artistic photography is in the homes of thousands of families across the region. His portraits have been honored by being selected as part of the 2011, 2014 and 2015 PPA’s International Photographic Loan Collection. He has also been selected as one of the Top Imager award winners for South Dakota for the past four years and in 2015 had the states highest scoring print case.

MASTERPIECE

“Masterpiece” by Russell Lloyd Jensen, M. Photog, CPP

 

 

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