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The 2020 Thin Line Fest Online Photography Gallery is now open!

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Photography Categories

DOCUMENTARY / PHOTOJOURNALISM / STREET
These photographs should tell a story and convey compelling information about the scenes.  Photographers should write accompanying cutlines/captions that help to add context and “tell the rest of the story.” Photos in this category are held to a higher degree of scrutiny and ethical consideration. No posed or staged shots, and post processing should be held to a minimum and used only for correcting minor issues with color balance, tone control and cropping for clarity, keeping in mind press-photographers’ codes of ethics. Any photo manipulation that alters the reality of the scene or adds bias to the interpretation of the image is forbidden. Original, unedited versions of photos may be requested if the accuracy of an entry is called into question. This category is open to color and monochrome images.

LANDSCAPE / CITYSCAPE / SEASCAPE
Some say an effective photo represents a strong foreground, middle-ground and background. Effective “scape” photos, whether of naturally occurring or man-made places, have a strong sense of space and go a long way to tell the story of a vast location. This category is open to color and monochrome images.

WILDLIFE / NATURE
This category is meant to highlight the natural world around us. With this in mind, the same rules apply here as they do in the photojournalism category - excessive photo manipulation is prohibited. Macro images highlighting the “art of nature” may be submitted. Additionally, this category deals with natural wildlife; and therefore, images of zoo-kept, domesticated, landscaped and other situations exhibiting the
“hand of man” are excluded from consideration. This category is open to color and monochrome images.

LIFESTYLE / EDITORIAL / PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
Like the cover of a book, magazine or alt-weekly, these images are meant to grab the viewer’s eye while quickly “selling” a story, so, they are held to a lower photojournalistic standard. These photos still convey a story and emotion, but may contain posed or post-production elements that alter the original scene.  This category may include photos of people or objects, but should all convey a sense of existing in the real world. Studio and product photography depicted without a real-world setting are excluded. Color and Monochrome entries are permitted.

SPORTS / ACTION / EVENTS
A specific subset of photojournalism, this category celebrates the effective capture of planned occurrences and events where the photographer has to anticipate the action and those “decisive moments” that matter in order to capture the image. Photos from live music performances, sporting events, rodeos, staged productions, carnivals, fairs and other similar events are included. Color and Monochrome entries are permitted.

TRAVEL
The mission of the photographer has always been to show to us things we cannot see for ourselves. Travel photography, while less stringent than traditional photojournalism, still serves the purpose of dispelling stereotypes and showing to those “back home” what the world beyond our own neighborhood is all about. Entries in this category must be captured outside of the State of Texas and depict some element that suggests the locale of which they were made. This category is for color images only.

Selected Photographers

Alonzo, Ellie - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Arreola, Gabriel Alejandro - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Banks, Lyndsey - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Barrett, Candus - TRAVEL
Beck, Laura - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Behr, Bill - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Blachly, Michael - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Boles, Jennifer - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Bourliot, Lev - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Carosi, Carlo - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL
Carter, Heather - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Chao, Andy - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; TRAVEL
Clements, Michael - WILDLIFE & NATURE
Cline, Bridget - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Coleman, Brian - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Daily, Greg - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Dale, Regina - WILDLIFE & NATURE
Doyle, Rob - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Drevicky, Scott - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Edgley, Susan - TRAVEL
Evans, Stephen - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Ferguson, Charlene - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Fitch, Christopher - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Ford, Henry - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Gammage, Johnny - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Garcia, Fernanda - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Girard, Michael - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Gonzalez, Xochitl - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Goodwin, William - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Gray, Zachary - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Hamilton, Brian - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Harl, Casee - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Harold, Christopher - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Harrelson, Brad - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Hedges, Rebekah - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Heflin, David - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Holland, Kristi - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Holt, Brad - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Huey, Henry - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Huseman, Benjamin - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Ice, Ron - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Jenson, Reba - TRAVEL
Kemp, Clinton - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Khankal, Shilpa - TRAVEL
Kidson, Michele - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Kilpatrick, Kaitlyn - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Kilson, Sandy - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Kirby, Chance - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Klepac, Tammy - WILDLIFE & NATURE
Kocmoud, Mary Joy - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Krupa, Maria - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET

Leone, Sandra - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET
Lu, Rong - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Malak, Shahbanu - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Mathews, Gary - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Mayer, Klaus - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL, WILDLIFE & NATURE
McKinney, Barbara - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
McWhorter, Erin - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION, TRAVEL
Menelas, Christiane - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Nelms, James - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Nickell, Linda - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL
Pearson, Marty - TRAVEL
Petterborg, Larry - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Phillips, Heidi - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; TRAVEL
Pollard, Gene - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Quintanilla, Ismael - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Roop, Benjamin - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL
Rousseau, Stephen - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Sanders, Rick - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; TRAVEL, WILDLIFE & NATURE
Schneider, Dustin - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Schwartz, Andy - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Simms, Misti - WILDLIFE & NATURE
Sims, Matt - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE, TRAVEL
Smith, Chelsey - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Smith, Curtis - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; TRAVEL
Smith, Peyton - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Smith, Wesley - SPORTS, ACTION & EVENTS
Waterhouse, Mike - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; TRAVEL
Wellborn, David - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Whiteside, J Alan - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; TRAVEL
Williams, Taylor - DOCUMENTARY, PJ & STREET; LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Williamson, Nick - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE
Wright, Amanda - LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION
Wright, Emily - TRAVEL
Zabojnik, Lin - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; WILDLIFE & NATURE
Zebo, Christopher - LANDSCAPE, CITYSCAPE & SEASCAPE; LIFESTYLE, EDITORIAL & PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION

High School Photography Competition

UPDATE: Photographs in this category will not be exhibited online and will instead by displayed with the physical galleries later this year.

The Amateur Competition is the portion of the Thin Line Photo Contest that is open to High School students in Denton County and surrounding areas. It offers young artists the opportunity to display their artistic abilities through photography. With visual art so much of an obvious and integral aspect of our society today, Thin Line attempts to promote and encourage our young aspiring artists with a platform that creates healthy competition. Finalists in this High School Competition will have their artwork shown beside the Finalist images from the Professional Competition. Those combined juried images from our 2020 Thin Line Photo Contest will be displayed in a professional gallery format at several venues during our Festival in March.