Meet the POP 2023 Judges!

The Wide Angle Photo Club is proud to announce three highly acclaimed photographers/educators who will be judging our 2023 Power of Photography® contest!

Ellyn Norris
Canadian Photographer, Author, Educator
Ellyn Norris Photography and Tours

Ellyn Norris is a Canadian photographer/educator who resides in San Diego, California. “Elle” has traveled the world extensively to photograph her experiences with different landscapes and cultures. She is drawn to capturing people who have been shaped and influenced by their natural environments. Certain places have resonated with her enough to return. Iceland has especially captured her heart so spending time there each year became a perfect balance to her life in Southern California.

Ellyn also gravitates towards Nepal, through its people, culture, and nature. She uses her photography to aid the Bo M Karlsson Foundation in Kathmandu, a charity that provides scholarshipt to Nepalese women, where less than 3% are able to complete high school. Ellyn recently took on-location portraits of the scholarship recipients. In 2017, she became one of the foundation’s “artistes”, and created a gallery on her website that directs the photo profits to the scholarship fund. Both initiatives contribute to the charity’s funds.

Ellyn now shares these inspiring destinations with photo enthusiasts by hosting annual photogrphy tours to Iceland and Nepal. If you’re interested in a photo tour, contact or click the Facebook link provided on her site.

Steven Gray
Commercial Photographer – Educator
Camera and Flask
I make images about the ties that bind humans together.

~Travel. Food. Spaces. Spirits. Effort.~

What matters in this life are the connections we make, the people we invest in, and our commitment to growth and to learning. It should be every person’s goal to broaden their awareness of the world, to understand the people within it, and gain a deeper knowledge of themselves in the process.

This is why I love travel and hospitality so much. New places, fresh perspectives and shared experiences bring people together, break down walls and help us learn from one another. These things matter intensely to me.

For my clients, I work to bring an element of deeper storytelling to their projects. Anyone can snap a photo and artlessly hawk products and services… but that approach, beyond simply being boring, misses opportunities for deeper connections with your audience, and stronger long-term ROl for your brand.

Stephen Savage
Photographer – Educator – Film Maker
Stephen Savage graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Art History, and earned a Master of Liberal Arts from Spring Hill College, with a concentration in Fine Art Photography. 

He currently serves on the boards of the Eastern Shore Art Center, Alabama Free Clinic, and the Eastern Shore Camera Club, which he co-founded.  He previously served on the boards of District Curator’s, Inc, Mobile Theatre Guild, and the Mobile Arts Council, where he served as President. 

As an art educator, Stephen taught Photography, Photojournalism, and Art History at Spring Hill College for 20 years, and continues to teach photography at the Eastern Shore Art Center where he has been teaching for 23 years. He led photography workshops across the country in Alabama, Florida, Utah, Kansas and Maine. 

His fine art work has been exhibited widely, at the Mobile Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, The Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Pensacola Museum of Art, and many others. 

Savage contributed to multiple publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Garden and Gun, Portico, Mobile Bay Monthly, AARP,, Fairhope Living, and The Oxford American

As a film maker, he made short films for the South Alabama Land Trust, Baller Dream Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Nall Foundation, Alabama Free Clinic, and others.