Artists in the making: South Walton Boys and Girls Club hosts ImageMaker Photography Contest

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 06:00 PM.

There were a few seasoned photographers in the mix as well. Elise Plunk and Maxwell Post, both sixth graders at ECMS, were so eager about the contest that they submitted in more than one category.

"My mom and uncle are both good photographers, so I learned from them," said Plunk.

One of Plunk's entries is what a photographer would describe as a "happy accident." A slightly out of focus portrait of her brother ended up taking home second place.

"I was just messing around with my camera with my brother Eric while we were camping," she explained. "I like that you can see my reflection in his pupil."

Perhaps one of the most heartfelt photos was submitted by Post. A portrait of his rescue cat, Buster, who passed away.

"He was very sweet — he picked us," Post said. "When we went to adopt him, he wouldn't let go of my dad's leg."

The middle school students all agreed they would love to see have a photo club within the Boys and Girls program. On their wish list? Equipment to teach the younger kids photography and helmet cameras.

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