Local Photographer Wins Big and is Titled Photographer of The Year for Indiana

Share Article

Jim Wyant of Wyant Photography near Indianapolis, Indiana took the largest number awards home with him from the Professional Photographers of Indiana State Convention. Winning 9 awards total, including three first place awards and Photographer of the Year.

Award Winning prints 2013 State Competition

James Wyant, Master Photographer, Craftsman Photographer, scored several home runs in the 2013 Indiana State Professional Photographic Competition held at the Northside Indianapolis Hilton, January 25-27th.

Jim and his wife Lois, have owned and operated Wyant Photography Inc. since 1982. Their “Country Harmony Studio”, located in Zionsville, Indiana is a perfect ten acre ‘portrait park’ designed to accommodate families, high school seniors and children of all ages, with a wide variety of background option. Including a creek, pre civil war barn, several flower gardens, a pond with a waterfall and a ’54 Chevy truck.

The Wyant gallery, located int the Carmel Arts District, displays images that Wyant has captured throughout the United States and many additional countries as well. Wyant is known throughout the industry as a leading portrait artist with a style that captures the true character of individuals on a platform of emotional excellence. The images displayed are limited edition photographs that are in top collector art collections.

Jim’s images, during the Professional Photographers of Indiana (PPI) convention brought him the state’s top honors as he captures first place with a ‘gold’ in the three categories of; portrait, wedding and illustrative. His image scores totaled the highest for the competition placing him in the first place overall for not only the total scores, but the highest individual print score as well, giving him the title of Photographer of the Year in the Illustrative category.

Jim also took: Best outdoor portrait, best black and white image and two separate judges choice awards to round out a very successful showing at Indiana’s premier photographic competition. His four top scoring prints includes:

“Mountain Stream”, created in Yosemite National Park, was inspired by the early morning light mixing with the water rushing from a waterfall just outside the image. The black and white treatment allows the viewer to focus on the drama and rhythm contained within the borders of the print.

“Stairway to Heaven” was inspired by the interesting design of the stairway at Mill Top Banquet Center, the reception location for Jacob and Heather Rich. The depth of emotional appeal is created through dramatic lighting and enhanced black and white.

“The Things I’ve Seen” was created in a remote Masai Village in Kenya, Africa. The character of the subject is transparent through the use of controlled lighting, uncluttered direct composition, and a rich black and white finish. A portrait that fails to catch and hold the viewers attention, also fails in documentation revealing truth, and capturing personality.

“Winter Design” was taken on the Wyant property in the Carmel, Zionsville area north of Indianapolis. Little Eagle Creek runs through the ten acre ‘portrait park’ where Jim photographs families, children and high school seniors. The peaceful scene fools the senses as it contradicts the truth of the nearness of our capital city.

Jim has taught across the country to professional photography associations and will also be a highlighted teacher at the PPI Photography school, Winona, June 16-19, 2013 at Brown County State Park, in Nashville, Indiana. Where he will share his knowledge of lighting, posing and how to create portraits that become family heirlooms.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Lois Wyant

Lois Wyant
Follow us on