Northern Virginia Photographic Society
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Education & Training
Jan 13th, 2009 - Workshop - "Critique"
You and the audience will critique your photographic images January13. This will be an experimental approach, more later in this article. The workshop will begin at 7:30 PM at the Dunn Loring Fire Station. Critiques are designed to give you educational feedback on your photographic efforts. We encourage you to submit images that are eligible for the January themed-competition- -"Rhythm"-- or relate to recent field trips, programs or workshop topics. You are limited to three images per person. (To maintain educational integrity, if too many images are submitted, we may limit the critique to two images per person in order to ensure sufficient time for each image.) We hope you will be able to learn about visual design/composition and other aspects of good photography from observing this critique. You are encouraged to enter images as digital or film slides rather than prints, because they are easier for everyone in the viewing audience to see. You may, however, bring prints for critique if you wish. (Binoculars also help one to view prints.)

Please designate your priority preferences -- one, two, or three--for each and all images entered. For images submitted for digital projection, please use the following labeling: A- (Advanced in at least one competition category) or N- (Novice in all competition categories); your priority -1, 2 or 3; followed by your name, and title (optional); e.g., A-2-Bill Prosser-(Senica Window.) (Please use 1, 2, or 3, not 01, 02, 03.) Email digital .jpg images no larger than 768 x 1024 pixels to Bill Prosser (prosserwm@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamaol.com no later than Sunday evening, January 11. We will critique all the 1's before moving the 2's. For film slides (and prints) we will have three trays (stacks) designated, 1, 2, and 3 for you to sort you pictures into. If you bring film slides or prints, please arrive several minutes early to get your images in the correct tray or stack.

Regarding the judging, we will show all the images in a category once, like we do for judges, and then ask the audience to rank each image using the following categories: 1- Very possible ribbon winner, as is; 2-Has potential, but needs polishing; 3-Not competition quality because of technical, composition/visual design issues, or other reasons which cannot be corrected in the image as taken. Then for that image, we will ask at least one person who has recorded a 1, 2, and 3 to explain their rationale.

If you have questions, contact Bill Prosser (prosserwm@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamaol.com, 703.821.2670.), Melanie Marts (jasmarts@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamcox.net) or Ed Ruggiero (eruggiero@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamcox.net).

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