What a great way to start off the 2018 New Year! As I woke up this morning, I received an email, and I found this in my inbox:

“Hi Matthew,

Congratulations! Your photo was selected to be showcased digitally in the “Borders” exhibition at the “Rendez-vous • Image” Photo Fair, Strasbourg – France!

You can find GuruShots’ invitation on Facebook page

If you’re around, join us on Fri January 26th at 19:00 at GuruShot booth and meet some of the names behind the lenses.

Feel free to share the invite on Facebook, invite your friends and brag about your achievement 🙂

Please R.S.V.P on the event page for a VIP invitation!

Hope to see you there!

The following photo was selected:”

I am a member of a website called Gurushots (check them out!), and they call it “The World’s Greatest Photography Game”; however, it is open to anyone from random people with their phones, all the way up to award-winning photographers. Ever so often they have Exhibition challenges you can be involved in, but you have to achieve their All-Star status to be guaranteed a spot, and considering your going up against hundreds of thousands of other photos/photographers, it is extremely hard to accomplish that.

This was a first for me, as I’ve never had a photo showcased before, so naturally I was excited to be selected. This was my first exhibition that I’ve applied for, and they only select 40 photos to be printed and another 560 to be digitally showcased on a screen at the gallery. I was luck enough to make it to the digital screen, and it is a great way to start off 2018! Let’s see how far 2018 can take me!