This is a class designed to walk you through the entire process of PPA print competitions. It is for the newest member and even those who have already been there a few times. We will discuss the quality level of photographs you should consider entering. You will see first hand hand how to technically prepare your images for printing or digital entries. We will show you how to digitally matt your entry for a finished look. We will go through the entire entry process on the PPA website so you will be ready for the next print competition.
You will see what the jurors are looking for and even get a chance to judge on a panel yourself. We will share the print rules and the Twelve Elements of an Artistic Image which will help you for print competition as well as your everyday work.
This class is a treasure chest of information to help you become a more powerful and consistent photographer. The information is steered toward PPA Print Competitions, but the experience will certainly help in all your photographic adventures.
Overview of the print competition.
What should I enter?
We will take a look at many images and discuss the difference of what is salable and what is print competition worthy.
How should I prepare my photo for competition?
We will walk through steps of preparing an image for printing both for a client and for competition. Technical skills as well as cropping and matting for a finished presentation will be addressed. We will point out common flaws and technical issues to be aware of in your entry.
How do I actually enter?
We will go through the actual steps on the PPA website and show the entire process. From naming your files to picking the correct GIA category, you will understand how to enter your district competition and the International Print Competition.
What is it like to be a juror?
It’s easy to be an armchair quarterback… but when you are in the jurors seat and have to choose a category and score… then back-up your opinion with fact and artistic qualities, it’s a whole different game. You will get a chance to be on a mock panel just to get a taste of what happens on the other side of the process.
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