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Open Competition (Feb 28 2019)

 

Our second open digital competition of the season was judged by Steven Yahr.  Steven said if you want to succeed in a competition you need to think like a judge.  He provided twelve elements that judges look for (in order of priority):  Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence, Composition, Lighting, Style, Presentation, Center of Interest, Subject Matter, Color Balance, Technique, and Story Telling.  A good Title is the unstated 13th element in that it can draw a judge's attention to what the photographer saw in the image.  He also suggested editing your work in a darkened room as that is how it is normally presented during a competition.