Andy Ulloa, Irtana Deslouches and Moira Contino have a knack for taking great pictures. The three Huntington High School photographers are good that they captured awards in the Huntington Camera Club’s annual contest.
Mr. Ulloa won third place in the “Rule of Thirds” category. Ms. Contino garnered honorable mention recognition in the “open” category and Ms. Contino grabbed honorable mention recognition for her “Rule of Thirds” entry. The spectacular trio was honored during the 29th annual awards ceremony at the Huntington Public Library.
Andy Ulloa won honors in the Huntington Camera Club photography contest for his Walking on Fashion photo.
The Huntington Camera Club’s annual contest is considered by many to be Long Island’s most prestigious. This year’s competition drew 1,262 entries from 611 students representing 16 Nassau and Suffolk high schools and 25 photography teachers.
The three remarkable Huntington High School photographers have been studying with art teacher Pamela Piffard. Their techniques and skills have grown by leaps and bounds along with their creativity.
“I’m so proud of Andy, Irtana and Moira,” Mrs. Piffard said. “There were so many amazing images. I’m sure the judges had a hard time choosing. We are so happy to be included in that circle.”
A panel of judges reviewed every image with an eye on their technical aspects and creativity as well as their ability to fit the category in which they were entered.
“Year after year, we are amazed and inspired by the work submitted to this competition by young photographers from all over Long Island,” Huntington Camera Club President Darin Reed said. “This year we are particularly proud of Moira Contino, Andy Ulloa and Irtanna Deslouches, all from Huntington High School. They each captured one of the top prizes and we could not be more pleased for our hometown photographers. Congratulations to them and their fantastic teacher, Pam Piffard.”
Nikon, Inc. once again signed on as a major sponsor of the contest, donating equipment, books and educational materials, which were awarded as prizes.
The Huntington Camera Club has hosted the competition since 1991. Since then more than $35,000 in prizes have been presented. “The club is proud to shine a spotlight on the talents of these young photographers and their teachers,” according to the organization’s website. “A competition of this nature is only possible because of the generosity of the local business community and club membership.”