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Founder Tim Shields wins Best in Class Photo Awards

Founder Tim Shields wins Best in Class Photo Awards

[caption id="attachment_2318" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Wild Horses by Tim Shields - Winner of Best in Class Gold, Wildlife[/caption] The founder of Photographyacademy.com took home multiple awards…

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