Member Fact Sheet 2 - Assessing an image entered into internal Club League Competitions

Member Fact Sheets > Member Fact Sheet 2 - Assessing an image entered into internal Club League Competitions
02/09/2018 - 15:46

 

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Assessing an image entered into internal Club League Competitions

 

 

 

The most important factor in the list below is that the entry meets any set subject!

 

Each assessor (you) will weigh in importance the factors listed below differently. It is your personal assessment that is correct, not the opinion of someone else!

 

At higher levels of photographic competition (national and international salons) fashions pervade and change with time.

 

It could be argued with some truth that ‘Creativity’ is the most important criteria currently and this is not a bad thing. 

 

 

 

Photography is an Art as well as a Science

 

 

 

 Subject Matter - Most important of all does the entry meet the assigned subject if there is   one? If not then do not place it in your listed three as it is ineligible no matter how good the   image is.

 

 

Impact or Wow factor – what did you feel when you first viewed the entry. Did the photo evoke an emotion from you? The emotion may be negative (war reportage/news images/spiders/snakes/bad taste) or positive (new-born baby, celebrations, lambs/puppies etc).

 

 

Creativity/Style – was the entry was able to convey an idea, message or story in an original and imaginative way (textures, colour toning, monochrome)?

 

 

Technical – Does the image demonstrate photographic competence? Is the entry sharp (or soft) where it need be? Do shadows have detail and highlights are not burned out? Is the contrast appropriate for the image?

 

 

Composition – Does the entry present the visual elements harmoniously?  Does the composition draw the viewer to look where the creator intended? Does anything detract from this?

 

 

 Presentation – Does the entry look finished or were some finishing touches still required  (unintended colour cast, dust spots, non-level horizons, poor mounting)?