Color Camera Club of Westchester Presents Ron Landis “Judging Photography”

As of this date the presentation will be conducted by “ZOOM”

Photography contests abound on the internet, in clubs, and galleries. Too often the critical ingredient for their success is overlooked, that is, providing highly competent and equally articulate judges trained and experienced in how to judge. It is assumed that being an accomplished photographer somehow qualifies a person, but the skills of making photos and judging photos have only about 1/3rd the skills in common. The two share the knowledge requirements of camera equipment, lighting, composition, and managing the triumvirate of exposure, that is, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, but the requirement of a good judge go way beyond.
However, judging itself is only a catalyst to an end so this discussion will also include the contributions made by the disruptive process of judging, the pros and cons, and the takeaways by all contestants, both winners and not. Implied in this is an examination of the inherent values and demerits of a contest’s reliance on a person’s subjective point of view.

Ron Landis will examine his personal experiences and observations in the process of judging photography contests. Based on his background in both photography and visual arts as well as a trainer, writer, and former business executive, he brings an interesting perspective to both the quality of judging among clubs and galleries and the consequences that contests have on an artists growth. He believes judging is a disruptive process that can have either positive contributions or unworthy consequences and sometimes both, shaped by the experience and skills of judges or juries.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Color Camera Club of Westchester
Presenter Phone: 914-769-7758
Presenter Website: www.colorcameraclub.org

Sponsor Message

The Color Camera Club of Westchester was founded to provide local photographic enthusiasts with a venue for bettering their camera skills, to inspire creativity, to enhance their photographic visions and to mingle with other photographers for fun and camaraderie. Professional presentations, exhibits, field trips and competitions all benefit beginning and advanced image makers. Our Mentoring program is up and running and an enjoyable benefit for our members. These specialize workshops highlight various specialties and techniques taught by our advanced photographers. Please come visit, have some refreshments and join in the fun of photography. Our doors open for conversation and refreshments at 7:30 PM and the meeting starts promptly at 8 PM