Archive for the ‘Contest’ Category

Another award for Jesse Valley from Viewbug

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

This time a photo taken with my iPhone 4s  (“Spoon Bridge and Cherry”) was selected as one of the judge’s favorite photos. I have been very pleased with the quality of the photos my iPhone takes, and often use it for this type of photography. You can see the original link here.

Spoon Bridge and Cherry at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Jesse Valley receives an award on ViewBug

Friday, March 15th, 2013

I just found out today that one of my photos called “Self Portraitist” won an award on ViewBug. Maybe I should post more of my stuff on there…

Self Portraitist by Jesse Valley

Fine Art Photo at Lutsen Resort

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I was recently informed that the following photograph I took at the Lutsen Resort was selected to be displayed in the Superior Ballroom. I had submitted it for a contest earlier in the year, and I am excited to see it the next time we visit Minnesota’s North Shore.

UPDATE: I also found out that they used a picture of the wedding party skipping rocks that I photographed in their current brochure! Here is a photo of it that I just took with my iPhone.



Fine Art Photos in Group Exhibition | Hopkins, MN

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I wanted to let you know that I have two photos that will be on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in a group exhibition. They are titled Alone and Red/Green (can you guess which is which?), and they are both 16×24 inches in size and printed on metallic photographic paper.

The opening reception is Thursday, April 21 from 6–8 pm. The exhibition ends May 21, 2011. The gallery hours are posted on their website, which you can see by clicking here.

*Updated April 29: I found out that Red/Green received an Award of Excellence!*


My Award-Winning Photograph from the International Photographic Competition

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I am happy to share with you the first photo of mine to merit at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Photographic Competition, a world-renowned competition where entries are evaluated against a standard of excellence. You can read more about competition and what it takes to merit by clicking here.

My print will be exhibited at the Imaging USA convention in San Antonio this January.


Starry Night Self Portrait

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ever since I fell in love with photography as a high school sophomore, it has been my dream to have a photo published in National Geographic magazine. Now you can help make that dream come true (how often can you say that?). And it’s really easy: all you have to do is vote for my photograph by clicking here. The photo (seen below) can be found in “Week 2.” Whichever photo has the highest rating when the voting ends on April 1st will be published.


©2009 Jesse Valley Photography. All Rights Reserved.

I took this self portrait with my wife Lisa in Arizona when we visited my grandma in 2009. We both love stargazing, because it reminds us of our first date watching the Leonid meteorite shower. This picture also reminds me of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and other nocturnal paintings. Thank you for voting!

Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest 2009

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This week’s fine art photo of the week is from Gooseberry Falls State Park. It was selected as one of the winning images in the Bluefin Bay calendar contest for the month of October (click here to see the info on their website, where you can also download the calendar as a screen saver). It was also displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Two Harbors, MN.