Don’t show up unprepared for the big game!
I’m excited that I’ve been approved to teach a workshop on formal image competition on September 10, 2021. This is a one-day online workshop being offered through the Professional Photographers of America.
Image competition can be an educational and fun way to submit your best work for peer evaluation and review against the a high standard of work: PPA’s Twelve Elements of a Merit Image. While some folks might be intimidated by the thought of competition, with the right mindset you can find success, get recognized, and learn a lot about yourself and your photographic work along the way.
Consider that formal image competition is a game, and like any game it rewards those who know the rules, practice, put in the effort when it’s game time, and are open to coaching and feedback.
If you attend my PPA image competition workshop, you’ll learn:
- the right mindset to approach competition
- the criteria used to evaluate images
- insight into a competition judge’s mindset
- how to take competition feedback and turn it into both personal and professional growth.
That’s right… image competition can lead to more success for your business!
I’ll be bringing my perspective as an experienced and award-winning image competitor, educator, and as someone formally trained in judging PPA image competitions. In 2021 I’ve judged for several PPA affiliate image competitions across the country. This isn’t the first PPA image competition workshop that I’ve taught, but this one represents a fresh curriculum and my latest thoughts, tips, and techniques for success based on recent learnings.
PPA members will earn one service merit for attending the entire workshop.
If you’re interested in more learning, I’m also teaching a workshop on online marketing for photographers a few days later.