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Imaging USA, Nashville TN 2010

canonDavid Koster owner of Portraits In The Sand in Rehoboth Beach recently attended Imaging USA, one of the largest conventions designed exclusively for photography and imaging professionals. Over 10,000 photographers attended this three day event in January in Nashville, Tennessee. Imaging USA is presented by an alliance of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) It began in 1880 as the annual convention and tradeshow for PPA and is the longest running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States. The convention featured educational classes for photographers and more than 600 tradeshow booths with an expansive array of photography products. Koster also attended an additional three day workshop for judging prints based on the 12 elements of a merit image. 

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Local Photographer’s Work Goes to International Exhibition


A print of a Blue Heron titled “Stare” created by David Koster CPP of Portraits In The Sand in Rehoboth Beach, DE has recently been accepted into the Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2009 International Print Competition. Koster’s work was on display at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, January 10-12, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of over 40 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top images from more than 4,300 total submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, almost 1,700 images were selected for the Collection. These images constitute the world’s largest annual exhibit of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof. The International Print Competition honors the world's best photographic images and photographers.

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Tori Turns 5!

Tori's 5th Birthday! Wishing Tori a Happy 5th Birthday!  I've been photographing Tori since her very 1st Birthday!  It is so wonderful be able to capture her special days and to see how she has grown.  Tori's mom Lisa captures moments of her daughter's life through photographs.  She displays them beautifully through albums and portraits in her home.   Thank you Lingo family for inviting me into your home and allowing me to photograph your family. 

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Koster Print Wins State Honors


San Antonio, Texas & Dover, Delaware – A print created by David Koster of Portraits In The Sand of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has recently been accepted into the Collection of the 115th International Exhibition of Professional Photography. The print titled “Sandy Sunday” featured Jack and Lisa Dagget and dog Molly of Rehoboth Beach.

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Local Business Announces More Than a Name Change

Rehoboth Beach, DE, -- Photos In The Sand, a local professional photography business recently announced a name change to Portraits In The Sand. David Koster, certified professional photographer and owner of Portraits In The Sand, said this name change reflects his success in providing specialized location portraits, and the introduction of a newly expanded line of products and services for families and children.

For decades professional portraits were primarily created in studios, but for years, Portraits In The Sand has specialized in photographing local and vacationing families on the beaches of Delaware. “Casual portraits of families and children created in personal and unique locations reflect family pride, and are increasingly used as objects of home decor that, like paintings created by the old master portrait painters, become family heirlooms”, explained Koster.

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