- The magic awards formula
- The three types of award images
- Reflect about where you are
Time to start to make some decisions about how you are going to create awarded images. Will it be from your everyday work? Is that what you want to be known for? Is it going to be jumping into something that will push your photography skills outside of your comfort box? Or will it be both?[/text_block]
TAKE IT FURTHER
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Facebook Tags for Assignments
Assignments are here for you to develop your skills. Do them all or pick and choose what resonates with you.
Time to now have a good long hard think about what you might want to enter. Which awards or competitions? Which categories? Will they be found or created images? Or a bit of both?
If you had to prepare for submission tomorrow can you find your favourite files? Are you picking a few images from every shoot that you do, that might work for competition? Spend an hour having a look at what you currently have. If you feel that they are not yet good enough then think about what you would do next time to make them better. Start to print your photographs and get used to seeing images on paper. This is a lost skill and you need to start to see past the fact that prints always look different printed than on a screen.
Do some of your own research into the different kinds of paper there is for competitions and see what you can find out about the different textures and what images look good on what papers. If you have a competition or awards close to you find out when they are on and if they display the images and have a good look at the paper and what it does to the highlights and the shadows.[/text_block]