Chair: Virginia Hayes
Judge: Jason Kazuta
“I have been an avid photographer since I was a wee lad, taking pictures of family & friends, landscapes & travel photos with my trusty Fujica point & shoot, a family camera, and a Minolta point & shoot gifted to me by an aunt. It was not until I graduated high school, when I got my first SLR, a Minolta 7xi and a few lenses, that my passion really took off. In 2005 I bought my very first DSLR, a Minolta 7D, and my first 500mm lens, which thrust me into birds & wildlife photography, and that has become my main focus in the past 12 years.”
Jason has a gallery on the Beau Photo website but it is currently under repair. Meanwhile you can check out his flickr account to view his stunning bird and wildlife images.