Winners will be selected by a panel of creative experts and a “People’s Choice Award” which allows the public to vote online for their favorite entry daily through 9/30 at http://www.shutterstock.com/
Schmitz, whose pet photography and other work has been featured in Phoenix Magazine and other publications, was notified of her selection on September 19th. “I’m thrilled to be part of this amazing group of artists,” says Schmitz, who had submitted a video about her work with animal rescue and adoption programs. Shutterstock will award a total of $75,000 in grants to be announced on October 8th.
The contest is part of Shutterstock’
Schmitz, owner of Photo Fusion Studio, a cooperative of leading area photographers located in Scottsdale, is the only Arizonan to be selected. Her pet division called “A Dog’s Life Photography,”
She adds that, "We hope Shutterstock and the public will "throw us a bone" by voting for us. This would go a long way in helping me grow my rescue group photo program which is so needed."
For more information on Susan Schmitz, visit www.photofusionstudio.com and www.adogslifephoto.com or call (480) 237-9933. Photo Fusion Studio is located at 7127 E. 6th Avenue in Scottsdale.