So I received this question from Bob the other day
and I thought I’d switch gears today, forget about
figuring out the Photo Lounge and concentrate
instead on Bob’s question…
Okay so his question was “How To Get Award Winning
Photos?” Now truth is I think the answer to this one
depends on what award you are after, how many participants
are competing, what is the judging criteria, how stiff is
your competition … and there could be even more factors too…
Now I’m a firm believer that races are won in the pits; and to
this end if you are entering a photo competition I suggest the
- Study the rules and get to know them inside out
- Ideally get to know the breakdown of point allocation
- Find previous winning pics and try to determine what gave
them their edge
- Then go out and create images that surpass all of these
- Submit your best pictures and hope for the best!
While I cannot guarantee that you will win an award I can
promise that this approach will take your photography to great
new heights – competition or not.
Bob’s question reminds me of Greg & Crystal who did the photo
tour sometime ago and of Crystal who said that she had never
achieved a perfect score in her camera club and that getting such
a score would be her ultimate satisfaction coming out of the
St Lucia Photo Tour
So you can imagine my pleasant surprise receiving an email from
Crystal soon after she returned home saying: “Kirk I did it! Yes I
scored a perfect 15 with a flower I shot after doing your photo tour.
But you know I must let you in on a little secret – I have never really
won any photography awards… Actually that’s not quite true as in
writing this I just realized that my BIGGEST & BEST photography
award is YOU being a part of this photo lounge!
Bad Ass St Lucia Photographer