Ep.70 – Interview With Gary Hill

It’s so lovely to be in the position to sit and chat with some incredible people – and that they agree to it when I ask! This episode is with Gary Hill – a fantastic photographer, trainer, judge and all-round lovely bloke.  Admittedly we were chatting in the bar of the SWPP Convention in London which does inject a kind of ‘authentic ambience’ to the whole affair (which is to say – it’s noisy!) We get to chat about judging, …

Ep.68 Print-Judging Comments From The Societies Convention

I’ve just returned from the Societies Of Photographers Convention in London which has been an absolute ball!  Though I admit, I am hurting just a little. A week of laughter and learning. And maybe just a little socialising. Having sat as one of the print competition judges once again, I thought it might be helpful to relay some of the comments I heard during the process of picking this year’s winning images to help you create higher scoring photographs in …

Ep.61 Interview With Su Kaye, MPA Chair Of Judges

It’s always a pleasure when I get to sit and chat with someone with such a wide and interesting view of photography as Su Kaye, MPA’s Chair Of Judges.  I’ve known Su for a few years and, as ever, she is intriguing, knowledgeable and engagingly honest about her life, career and what the future holds for her and the photography industry. As always, I asked my interviewee to choose a book or two for our ever-expanding library and she chose …

Ep.45 Photography Judges Should Not Be Rude

It’s just me this episode, wittering away about the week that’s been and something that was raised during a recent presentation to a camera club: that photography judges can be pretty rude.  And I don’t think it’s right or proper that this is the case: judges should be polite, constructive, inspiring, entertaining and, most of all, supportive. During this episode, I also mention the announcement of The 2 Fellows Workshop – details for the 2020 workshop in Graphistudio’s Castello Ceconi …

Ep.36 Interview With Terrie Jones On Photography Competitions

Photography competitions can be a bit of a mystery: what are judges looking for; how do I prep the images; what subjects do better than others; how much post-production is encouraged? The list goes one. As Head Of Judging for the Societies, Terrie Jones is in charge of one of the biggest photographic competitions in the UK and so I thought it would be fun to have a chat about her views and to talk about the fast-approaching SWPP Convention …