- Get exposed to the process
- Trust the competition you enter
- Judges are people too
Is this something that you are prepared to do? Is this something that you feel you have time to do? Remember there are no right and wrongs here. But what is your plan to know more if you can’t do it this way. Feel free to discuss this in the Facebook group.
And finally choose wisely. You need the ability to trust the process you are about to submit to.[/text_block]
TAKE IT FURTHER
It’s your turn to share your thoughts about this lesson in our Facebook community. Don’t forget to respond to the comments of others.[/text_block]
Facebook Tags for Assignments
#Critique #critiquefirsttimer #CritiqueBeGentle
Assignments are here for you to develop your skills. Do them all or pick and choose what resonates with you.
Time to start thinking about adding some images into our Facebook group for critique. Remember that it is a safe place to get honest feedback so don’t take negative comments personally. Remember to also use this as a chance to be the judge. I am usually the first to say don’t judge, but in this environment, you must. You have an opinion that is just a valid as the next person. Tell the artist how the image makes your feel. What is the first thing that you noticed about the image? What stands out the most?
Go and check out this article https://longshots.com.au/photo-watch-dog/ William is awesome but remember that he does this voluntarily so just keep that in mind, but he will offer help in regard to photographic competition rules if he can.
We will use the #photowatchdog if we find any issues with any competitions or if William puts out a warning.
If you can watch live judging, then go and check it out. There is nothing like seeing a printed image in the flesh to see the image quality and delicate details.
And there are not many photography awards or competitions where you can see the judging online. Online streaming of awards is great if you can’t make it to an event in person but it’s not the same as being there. Some competitions are done behind closed doors and only the winners and feedback are given. Some you can watch being judged and listen to feedback. You will have to investigate and research how the competition you want to enter runs.
The AIPP have over the last few years livestreamed their awards and this is available online to view. This livestreaming will give you some indication of what goes through the judge’s minds as they judge. Go and watch a recorded livestream of awards from a past year.
Pick something that you are interested in and check it out. We will use the #livestream tag if we find any judging online that can be watched live or if it is recorded and can be viewed later.[/text_block]