This years SM was a blast! After lasts years success I was a little nervous…what if I flop?! I entered images that I had invested alot in; of myself and my time. The images were part of a larger series taken for a qualification I’ll be applying for this autumn.
Well… how did I do? 5th place overall! I had 2 images scoring 88 points (silver awards), 1 scoring 80 (bronze award) and 1 scoring 76 (honourary mention award). I was just stunned to see 4 of my 6 images hanging in the winners exhibition. (My other 2 images scroed 73 and 74 – acceptable competition quality but under awards level).
It’s a funny thing – compeiting with portraits…but not really. The competition is judged by a panel of 5 international judges and they are looking for control in lighting, editing, printing, contact with the subject etc. There is of course a subjective element, that of impact – is the image striking? That is why there are 5 judges, becasue we all appreciate differnt things. I look forward to doing a course and judging myself in the future!
Anyway, enough rambling… here they are!