Why do I enjoy Judging? Simply, because I love looking at photographic imagery, any subject or format. The individuality of each shot and the skill set that it took to produce. Quality composition and creative input, all go to produce final image. The selection of prints has the same basic skills with the addition of the knowledge base of creating and producing a print.
The critique is often more important than the score (most of the time). Critique, is simply another set of eyes. That can make you think again about the image, little things that you don't see or a crop the make the image balance. It can open your eyes to the possibilities of the image. My philosophy has always been 'take from a judges the comments that make you more forward not the negativity against any particular style or subject'.
I've been on the PAGB judging list for several years and have been involved in judging at all levels. Not just on the actual judging panel but also behind the closed doors shuffling prints ,helping with organisation and making cups of tea.
I'm happy to judge at any level or subject from small club photography to international salons including judging via Zoom for pdi or having prints dropped off for home/studio judging. Comments via Zoom. Hopefully in the not too distant future we'll be able to meet again too.
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