Tonyblack wrote:One judge? That's crap, Penners. It means you are always trying to please one guy. I totally disagree with him about having people in photos - I personally avoid people in photos. It seems to me that the criticism is to much on a 'personal-like' basis and not technical merit.
The sunset criticism sounds to me like he's personally seen too many sunset pictures and therefore can't be bothered to look at any more. That's not a very professional or helpful attitude. What a tosser!
I think they are excellent - and Sinking Man always makes me chuckle.
Penfold wrote:Thanks guys.
It is normal to have one judge (a different one each time from outside the club) and their personal tastes do come into it quite often although most tend to judge on technical ability and composition. Most judges, however, also try to provide constructive criticism which is very useful but not what last night's judge was particularly doing. Supposedly, they are also meant to ignore the mounts the photos are on (not everyone has the necessary equipment to do their own, or the money for a framing shop to do it) but this judge was also basing his scores on these as well (mine are done in a shop, btw).
I will still carry on trying to avoid people in my photos which should make the next practical evening interesting - it is a portrait night and they are getting a couple of models in for it (male and female, btw, and NOT nude). Rather than use the models posing, 'though, I might try and take candid shots of the photographers themselves.
Arundel Castle is great for photos and I keep promising myself that I will go into the grounds to try and get some different angles of it.
Great photo, btw, Tiff but you need a gardener digging a hole in the front of the scene.
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