How Much Of A Master Photographer Are You?
One very cool feature of our upcoming PhotoPro Expo is the "LIVE" juried print judging taking place on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
I entered my first print judging way back in 1978 - I was just a babe back then :~) But, what a thrill it was to watch the images being judged and hear the judges comments. It is one of the best learning experiences one can have in their professional careers.
One Of The Best Learning Experiences Ever!
When you enter print competition, you set the bar higher on your own work. You learn what you need to do to improve your work, make those improvements and score higher the next time around. The net benefit for you and your business is that by raising that bar on quality, your raise the quality bar for your clients work too. You'll be amazed at how much better your delivered images look going out the door once you begin participating in Print Competition.
PhotoPro Epos's Print Completion has three components; 1 - the Actual Judging, 2 – the Clubhouse Print Lounge where you get the chance to bet on the judges scores maybe winning you some big bucks, and 3 - our Coach's Corner where you can get your images reviewed and critiqued by expert and successful image makers.
Enter The Juried Competition – Here’s How
I've discussed the actual print competition recently at DigitalProTalk [link]. You can also download all the details and rules right here. But the other cool thing we're doing this year is introducing our Digital Cafe Print Lounge where you can bet against the judges as to what the print score will be.
Be Part Of The Fun – Bet To Win!
We are piping all the digital images into Clubhouse Print Lounge along with full audio of all the judges scores and comments. You can buy into a "betting" round for only $10 and are allowed to select scores for 20 images. The person in that betting round with the most scores closest to the judges will split the pot - not bad.
This whole thing should be a "hoot". It was originally tried last year at New Orleans Convention and went over like gangbusters. To assure the success of our Print Lounge betting activities, my good friend, Ralph Romaguera and his wife Cindy, who were the originators and very instrumental in the success of New Orleans competition are flying up to be sure things go smoothly for us too. You don’t want to miss the fun and it should be a "hoot"!
Coaches’ Corner – Critique and Review
The third component of our print competition is our Coach's Corner image review. You do not have to enter the print competition to participate in our Coach's Corner. Any one attending PhotoPro Expo or even just visiting the Tradeshow Expo is welcomed to bring their images by for review.
All you need to do is show up with your portfolio of images. Your image portfolio can be comprised of loose prints at least 8x10 inches or larger, an album, or even presented on your iPad or laptop computer.
To participate in our Coach's Corner you'll need to drop LaDawn an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can get you scheduled with one of our Master Image Makers and Coach for your personal critique.
That’s it gang – join the FUN - it’s going to be a great time! -David