Lately, I’ve been trying to make an effort to take my photography a little more seriously and also make an honest effort to get my name out there, especially since I’m graduating in just a tick over 365 days from now. My 365 project on flickr is one step in the right direction – it’s motivated me to shoot every day regardless of where I am or what I’m doing. Well, I’ve taken one more step in the right direction. This month, I submitted two photos of mine to a new photo of the day contest: One Daily Shot.

Prior to submitting my photos to One Daily Shot, the only contest I had actually entered, was the F-stop Scion Photography Contest on While I never thought I had a chance at winning the contest, considering my inexperience in digital photography compared to other entries I had seen, I made a last-minute decision to enter before the contest entry period ended. After the dust settled, I actually ended up walking away from that contest with the grand prize; three thousand dollars, and a chance at future photographic opportunities with Urban Racer. I was able to make a significant gear investment with the winnings from the Urban Racer contest; I replaced my aging Canon Rebel XT with a new 50D, and I also purchased a used 70-200 f/4 L IS telephoto lens to give me something fast and reliable to grab from my bag for times when my Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 wouldn’t seal the deal.

Well, it seems that things are continuing to look up. The two shots I submitted to One Daily Shot have been published as daily winners (Solitude & Within Reach). Later this month, they’ll be put up against the other daily winners from the month in a Photo of the Month contest. I’ll keep you posted on that. In the meantime, click here and vote for your favorite image from last month on One Daily Shot.

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Within Reach
Within Reach - #22/365 on by Zachary Repp

– Zack

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6 comments in “One Daily Shot – Winner, x2!”

  1. Shawn says:

    Nice work! I saw these over at One Daily Shot.

  2. deb wieder says:

    Great work again! Do you do family portraits?

  3. nancy says:

    Both terrific shots – “Within Reach” is still my favorite. Love it!

  4. stephanie repp says:

    awesome Zach. we really enjoyed these!!! not sure I can pick a fav

  5. Erin says:

    Beautiful…love solitude!

  6. DAD says:

    NICE STUFF ZACK ! I can tell when the light is right but have never had the patience to wait for it to show up.. Solitude reminds me of an oak tree not too far in from the security gates on Ft Dix.
    Keep it up!

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