The countdown is on to the 3rd Annual Texas Photo Roundup! We are so excited to be bringing so many creative people together in fabulous Austin, Texas.

To celebrate, we’re giving away one amazing prize: a spot in the 2-day Andy Anderson workshop (a $975 value). This hands-on workshop will help photographers hone in on what it takes to make unique and compelling lifestyle images and portraits, while also staying true to the client’s needs.

How to enter: Post a photo of the oddest or most-loved item in your camera bag to Instagram and tag @ilovetexasphoto and @txroundup. Entries posted between 12:01am on Wednesday, February 5 and 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 12 will be eligible.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Instagram on Thursday, February 13. If the winner does not confirm receipt of win by 11:59pm on Friday, February 14, a runner-up will be selected.

Andy Anderson began his photography career as the first staff photographer for Men’s Journal and currently shoots for some of the biggest and best advertising agencies in the world on brands such as Adidas, Asics, The US Army and Marines, Diner’s Club International, Dodge RAM, Emirates Air, Barbados Tourism, Fiji Tourism, GoRV, Harley Davidson, Hummer, Kodak, Liberty Mutual, Hyatt, Nike, Verizon, Visa, Western Union and numerous state tourism campaigns. His editorial clients include Outside, Stern,Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler, Town and Country and was instumental with Garden and Gun magazine success as the first contributing photographer. He was also one the 9 photographers whose work appeared in the RAM-GOD CREATED A FARMER Super Bowl Commercial in 2013.

His work has been recognized by numerous award shows, The New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, and Graphis and was nominated for Life Magazine “Eisie Award” for excellence in photojournalism. He was a finalist for the MPA Kelly awards for Creative Excellence In Magazine Advertising and winner of the Gold Addy Award for self-promotion in print advertising. The Forbes Gallery has work of his in their permanent collection and his work was featured in an exhibition at The Art Institute of Boston. He was given the opportunity to be one of twelve select photographers invited to document the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

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We’re looking for Instagrammers to join us in documenting every day life around Texas.

One photographer will take control of our Instagram account for 3 days, posting images of people, places, food, events, etc. that show us a glimpse of life in their part of Texas.

Rules? We don’t have many, but here they are:

  • Images must be made on your phone, shot in Texas and uploaded the same day
  • No overtly commercial posts. Please introduce yourself and your business in your first post, after that, skip the advertising.
  • Post about 3-5 pictures a day
  • Please keep things G/PG/PG-13. People of all ages follow this account.
  • No text overlays, no black backgrounds, no montages or collages. Just straight photos.

How do we choose instagrammers for the account?

  • First and foremost, we look at your instagram account to see what kind of visual style  you bring to the party. If your account is private, we won’t be able to consider you.
  • Photographers who propose interesting concepts or Texas destinations are always a plus!
  • We don’t recruit people to come and shoot, so all guest Instagrammers you see are people who contacted us to participate. Because of this, we don’t have much control over what Texas cities you
    see on the feed. Is your town underrepresented? Please submit your own account to shoot or encourage a talented friend to contact us! We’d love to see every corner of Texas and its people documented!

Ready to contact us?

Curious where people have posted photos from? He’s a totally incomplete snapshot based on erratic geolocation data (click image to see it larger):



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