The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products for professional photographers. From hundreds of entries, a panel of judges—who are all professional photographers—name their top choice among dozens of photography products and services. The awards are highlighted in the August issue of Professional Photographer.
“The winners of the 2015 Hot One Awards represent the pros’ choice of the year’s photographic products,” says Professional Photographer Senior Editor Joan Sherwood. “The Hot Ones recognize excellence in professional products as judged by the pros who use them. As talented as photographers can be, they still have to rely on their gear, software, professional services, and the products they sell. Their choices for the Hot Ones give our readers a list of worthy winners to consider for themselves.”
The Juniper Baryta Rag has been a huge hit ever since its' release in October 2014. Along with the Hot One Award, the true baryta fiber paper also recieved Editors Pick Award from PDN and is receiving incredible reviews from widely known photographers.
“I like the vividness of the colors and the depth of the black,” Biggs says. “In the black-and-white world, you want that really rich, deep black, which you can get with the Baryta. Plus it has the right white point that I’m looking for, a nice, mellow shade. A lot of papers on the market have an unnaturally bright white, which can look sort of fake. The color of white in a paper is really important—there are tons of shades of white, more than you’d ever imagine.”
-Andy Biggs, Moab Master & Wildlife Photographer
Samples of the Juniper Bartya Rag are available upon request. Contact us here.