I just returned from our annual statewide professional photography convention where we have the benefit of learning from each other, listening to inspirational speakers and learning more about how to better ourselves and our photos.
One of my favorite things about the annual convention is that we have a Print Competition. All members of the PPAM (Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts) are able to enter their images, which are judged by a panel of 6 Master Photographers. Only the winning images are awarded a ribbon, Blue, Red and White (with Blue being the uppermost tier).
Each year I enter the competition as a way to gauge my growth from one year to the next. After the competition is over, each judge is available to give me personal feedback on each of my images and let me know what I can do to make them even better.
There is always something new to learn in the world of professional photography and I look forward to the judges critiques of each of my images and working toward making them better.
Here are the images I entered this year that were awarded ribbons and their titles. (in order)
LOVE IS IN THE AIR –
TODAY’S MADAME X –
NEW JOURNEY –
FORCED INTERMISSION –
I am very proud that each of the 4 images I entered were awarded a ribbon.
As I work hard every day to improve and use the judges criticism to help me grow as a professional I know that next year they will be even better!
Enjoy the images.