9 High Photo Scores From Local Camera Club
The Challenge To Get High Photo Scores Is Just What Is Needed To Improve Your Skill Set
For many years, most of what I shot was landscapes. For the last seven years or so, I decided to broaden my horizons. While I still place my feelings about a photo above anything else, it is nice sometimes, to get acceptance from another source. The camera club I was in, on Long Island, NY, had competitions every months. Each club would hire someone from another club, for a nominal fee, to judge submitted photos.
There were, of course, themes, but generally there were three categories, B&W (included 2 color), Color and Creative. Digital and print submissions were both accepted.
I did not, of course, always score well. Our system was 1-9, with no one ever getting below a 6 (something for trying I guess).
Here are some of my 8 and 9 scores and what the judges saw.
- Roseate Spoonbill
I actually submitted this one, where I added the water effects in post processing. The shot was, like some of all our best shots, one of patience. I rested my camera on a fence (while still around my neck), set the auto focus to nine points, with tracking, and waiting. As soon as the Spoonbill started moving I took some bursts. What the judges liked was the action and the color combinations.