Photo of the Day: The Grinder Diptych

Inspired by Mustang Matt’s Honorable Mention in The Lucie Foundation Awards, I finally took the time and necessary steps to combine the two images into a final diptych.  The portrait of the DeWalt Metal Grinder required rework, exchanging the original yellow vignetted background for a strong maroon in order to coalesce with the light inside the aged Mustang.

Location: SCCA Studios, CK Studios and On-Location

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Zoom Lens and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

composite w/variety of settings, ISO 100, tripod.

Post: Adobe LR4 & PS6

The Lucie Foundation’s 10th Annual 2012 International Photography Awards: Cameron Karsten “Honorable Mention”


2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

Cameron Karsten was awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition. International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2012’s competition.

Cameron Karsten was Awarded: Honorable Mention in People – Lifestyle category for the winning entry “Mustang Matt”.

ABOUT Winner:
The soul of the roving Cameron Juan Karsten is within photography and writing. He yearns for expansive adventure of the deepest value in order to express the tales of humanity. In an expanded version, it is Cameron’s dream to create a life within these two industries, traveling the world to share culture, ideas and beliefs. He yearns for the assignment. He envisions National Geographic Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and other broad-minded publications, and will work with determination until its reality.

The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer’s accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit

Cameron Karsten:

IPA Contact

Jade Tran
Competition Director
International Photography Awards