Monthly Archives: April 2012

Food Photographer of the Year Competition Results: Shortlisted Twice!

A few months ago, I entered an international food photography competition. Wait — food photography? While I’m not a food photographer, I figured I did have some pretty good images involving food! This was the first paid contest I’ve ever entered. It was the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, and I entered 7 images. I went for it.   Here are the categories and my entries: Cream of the Crop: We want to see the very best product shots, from muddy bunches of carrots to a bowl of rice or coffee beans, to a side of beef or a gleaming platter of fresh fish.

Holi: The Hindu Festival of Color

On Saturday, I photographed my first Holi festival in Wilson Park in Fayetteville. Holi is a Hindu festival each spring where people take to the streets and throw colored powder and water all over each other. (Long story short.) I’ve been wanting to photograph this in India for years, but I guess a local park is good enough for now. :) Put on by the Friends of India, there were some delicious samosas and other Indian goodies, and a lot of people showed up! More images after the jump, and click here to see even more on Flickr.

Arkansas Baseball vs. Alabama

A few weeks ago, on a mission to capture some images for a profile story I’m doing, I got to go to Baum Stadium and watch Arkansas play against Alabama. It was my first baseball game in as long as I can remember, and I got to see it from a box! I also took the opportunity to shoot a few images of the game. Also, the box had catfish and all the fixins. Yep.   Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (4)Image (c) 2012 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (10)
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Fayetteville, Arkansas mayor Lioneld Jordan enjoying the game.