Mar 292019

Open Print Competition (Mar 28 2019)

 

Our only print competition of the season was judged by Jim LaSala.  Jim pointed out some considerations unique to prints, for example the size of the print and the color of the mat.  He wanted the images to tell a story in addition to following the basic rules of composition.  For B&W, he looked for a wide dynamic range with clear contrasts, not an image that looked too flat.  He frequently mentioned areas that appeared burnt out as the bright spots lead the eyes away from the main subject.  Software can be used to correct this, for example by cropping differently, selectively reducing highlights or exposure, or cloning to cover the blown out area.