Photography Judging in Surrey, Sussex and Kent, United Kingdom
I am a registered Judge with the Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF) and SPA (Surrey Photographic Association) which is affiliated to the PAGB (The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain).
With current lockdown measures in place I am available globally via remote judging on Zoom.
Best practice for remote judging as endorsed by SPA following our annual Judges Meeting is to ask for the images in advance so they can be viewed at 100% on a calibrated monitor – The reason behind this is that in some cases some images can be adversely effected when streamed in real time.
If you want me to judge at your camera club or society via Zoom there is no charge, PAGB judges only charge travel expenses. One of the positives of Zoom from Camera Clubs is it gives a judge more time to view and critique the images presented thus adding to the whole evening.
One of the reasons I took up judging was to meet other camera clubs and members and view a variety of different perspectives from fellow photographers, when I first got into photography I found critique extreamly helpful to me to advance my photography skillset even though at the time some of the comments were beyond my remit.
Critique Evenings at your Club
(A great start to the year)
I just wanted to thank Lewes Camera Club, who allowed me to do a different form of judging (accessing images), rather than me critiquing the images and just awarding marks we had some interaction with some of the photographers who were present on the night, this was great as it allowed the photographer to talk about their vision and concepts and us to openly discuss the image, we could only do this to about 20% of the images due to time, but for me and the club it was a most enjoyable evening.
This then got me thinking and NEW for 2021 I am now offering as part of my ACCESS TO PHOTOGRAPHY Talks and Workshops a “PHOTOGRAPHIC CRITIQUE EVENING” this is very informal and we all learn from it. This is where I host an evening and images are presented from the member club for open critique and feedback. The concept behind this workshop is for photographers to learn/ gain knowledge and develop their photography with critique and feedback from their Peers.