San Jose, CA (PressExposure) November 14, 2008 -- There is one universally recognized magazine that makes the heart of an intrepid outdoor and nature photographer beat a little faster. When Fine Art Photographer and Entrepreneur, Stephen Oachs, learned not one, but three, of his photographs were selected for the National Geographic International Photography Contest, he was thrilled.
"I'm really honored that three of my images are part of the National Geographic contest. To have my work among the highest rated submissions in their Places and Nature categories is very excitingâ¦and humbling. Especially since the final winners are decided by public votes," said Oachs. "There are some excellent images in all three categories, and I'm honored to be among the finalists."
Two of Oach's photos, Horseshoe Bend Sunset and Stormy Emerald Bay are in the Places category, and his phenomenal black and white Snow Leopard, Endangered Beauty, is in the Nature category. To see all the entries, and to vote for Stephen's photos, visit http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest/photo-contest. The deadline for voting is December 4th.
Over the years, Oachs' passion for photography has taken him from digital weekend photographer to being a much sought after professional fine art photographer. Along with holding art shows and selling his prints online, he has written a photography book and teaches outdoor workshops that allow fellow nature lovers to enjoy capturing such breathtaking locations as Lake Tahoe, Big Sur and Yosemite. Singh-Ray Filters, for their national ad campaign, recently selected one of his recent Black Rock Desert landscape photos. To contact Oachs or learn about his workshops, visit his Website, http://www.stephenoachs.com.