Posts: Competitions

Monthly competitions among club members (you must be a member to enter) are conducted on the third Tuesday each month for color and monochrome prints as well as projected digital images. Competitions are divided into three skill categories (novice, intermediate, and advanced). Judging is performed by an outside professional photographer or educator. The list below shows current and past judges. Click on “Upcoming Events” to see a full list of upcoming weekly activities. Competition Gallery
Note: Due to the pandemic and the need for virtual meetings, print categories will be excluded. Instead, only two digital classes (color and monochrome) will be judged.

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April 21, 2020 – Themed Competition with Judge Don Becker

Theme: Through Rain, Snow, Sleet or Hail: Get outside with your camera in bad weather! Be sure to protect your equipment well as you venture out in bad weather to capture images in Rain, Snow, […]

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March 17, 2020 – Competition: Cancelled – No Meeting – “No Theme” with Judge Mark Van Bergh

This meeting has been cancelled. Mark Van Bergh is a Washington, D.C. area attorney and photographer.  His photographic interests are varied, ranging from a passion for nature and wildlife photography, to travel, people, weddings, Bar/Bat […]

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February 18, 2020 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge Sean O’Rourke

Sean O’Rourke will be our February judge for an open competition. Sean is a professional photographer with a diverse portfolio in Architecture, Real Estate, Products, Weddings, Events, and Portraits. Whether he is shooting a unique […]

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January 21, 2020 – Competition: “No Theme” with Judge Darren Gustaveson

Darren Gustaveson Bio Darren’s deepest passion lies in the mountains. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Darren uses his camera to share his love of adventure and the natural world. His background is rooted in outdoor […]

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December 17, 2019 – Competition: “Night Photography” with Judge Roy Sewall

Night Photography is the theme for the Competition The night presents an interesting set of photographic opportunities. Places active with human activity, such as city streets, country fairs, fireworks, and etc., come alive at night.  […]

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November 19, 2019 – Competition: with Judge Alan DeFelice – No theme

  Competition with Judge Alan DeFelice – No theme Alan DeFelice is a professional photographer with more than 26 years’ experience. Alan started in film and progressed to medium format before eventually migrating to digital, […]

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October 15, 2019 – Theme Competition: Low Perspective with Judge Kristi Odom

Themed Competition “Low Perspective” with judge Kristi Odom. BIO Kristi Odom joined Nikon’s elite Ambassador program in May of 2018. An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and […]

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September 17, 2019 – Competition: No Theme with judge Sandi Croan

Sandi Croan  Sandi Croan is an independent photographer from Centreville who has been living in Northern Virginia since 1978. She specializes in landscape, nature, and travel photography with an eye for capturing the unique and […]

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May 14, 2019 – Competitions: “Oldies (No Date Restriction)” with judge David Blecman

David Blecman David Blecman, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, started his photographic career in 1978, and started Positive Negatives in 1997.  He is now an internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught […]

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April 16, 2019 – Competitions: Theme – “Trains, Planes, Automobiles and Trucks” with judge Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb Thousands of Steve Gottlieb’s photographs—ranging from architecture to people to landscapes—have been published worldwide. His images have been featured in Shutterbug, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, and Photo District News, among others. He […]