The picture “The long road” taken in Iceland has come up trumps again with the acceptances in two major exhibitions. I am always pleased to get acceptances in the London Salon of photography. See http://www.londonsalon.org/ for this years exhibition pictures and venues.
The Royal Photographic Society also selected the same print to represent them at the Photo London Art Fair coming up shortly – See www.rps.org/events/view/3057
Here’s a suggestion for a book that you may find helpful especially if you are the type of photographer that enters photographic competitions or International Salons.
The book is called “Looking at Photographs – a personal view of appraising and judging photographs” by Ken Holland. This is a very rare publication due to its subject matter, there are very few books written on how to judge competitions and what judges look for in a picture. Fortunately Ken goes through and beyond the obvious technical attributes of a competent photograph sought by competition judges. The primary reason why pictures win competitions is that they have a strong emotional story to tell that is effectively communicated to the viewer without distractions.
This is a Blurb book that can be purchased through the following link www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2932165
I’m not going to go into the pros and cons of competitions now because I posted on this subject before, and for me those who want to win competitions will have to produce an acceptable competition style. Seeking a competition style may be at variance to the photographer’s highest potential.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013