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    Default Album Entries for Comp

    I am interested in submitting an album into competition this year for the first time.

    Question: What are judges looking for? In it the total package? Are they looking for storytelling, are they expecting each of the images to be merit prints?

    There is a lot of talk about the 12 things that they look for in a single print but are those the same things they are looking for in an album?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!
    Nylora Bruleigh, M. Photog. Cr. , CPP, C.Ph
    Photography by Nylora-Bellies and Babies Photography
    2011 PPA Silver Photographer of the Year
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    I haven't entered an album (actually this year's regional is my first print comp) -- but from what I understand....they are looking for storytelling, the total package....and expect a consistent good quality with a number of images in the album being merit-worthy.

    Patrick Rice's "Sucess in Print Competition" is a book that I have found helpful -- there is a section on competition albums in there as well -- you might check it out
    Betsy Finn, Cr.Photog., CPP
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    Default Knock their socks off ...

    Hi Nylora;

    In our state competition, the albums that get a blue ribbon (80+) are "knock their socks off" good ! Each image better be of 80+ quality. Lighting is usually double-lighting. The album itself better be an excellent line of albums too.

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    Betsy and Craig,

    Thanks for the recomendations! Betsy- I will check out the book. I guess I can just try it and see what happens! Thanks again,

    Nylora
    Nylora Bruleigh, M. Photog. Cr. , CPP, C.Ph
    Photography by Nylora-Bellies and Babies Photography
    2011 PPA Silver Photographer of the Year
    www.PhotographyByNylora.com

    Bblog: www.BelliesAndBabiesPhotography.com

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    no problem! I thought the book was pretty helpful, ....and reading it definitely answered some of my questions about print (and album) competition. It was worth the $20 (used) for me...

    let us know how it goes!
    Betsy Finn, Cr.Photog., CPP
    bphotoart :: learnwithbetsy :: email

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