If you've been following my work, or if you've read my bio you'd know that last year I was lucky enough to come in first place in the Boston Press Photographers College Sports Contest. As thankful and as happy as I am to have won the award, I cannot stress enough that contests and awards do not make you a good photographer. Is it nice to be recognized for my dedication to my craft? Yes absolutely, but at the end of the day, this is just someone's opinion. The crazy thing about opinions is that they differ among people and cultures and professions. So if you dont win any awards dont take it to hard.
Best of all, by going back and re-editing and re-cropping you can take what you've learned and apply it to these old images. Bringing them a new life and maybe even a new meaning.