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Although the 2015 International Photographic Competition (IPC) has wrapped, it's never too early to get a jump on next year's images!
If you entered this year's competition and requested a critique, this is a sample of what you'll see! Here is the critique of Erik Vicino's image "Plastic Feelings" by Richard Avalos, M.Photog.Cr., CPP. This image merited, but was not accepted into the General or Loan Collections. In this video you'll find out what held this image back. Check it out to see if any of the changes could be applied to your next entry at District Competitions next year.
Hopefully seeing this critique will help you better understand what the IPC Judges are looking for next year! If you ordered a critique from this year's IPC, log on to see your very own on PPA.com under the My PPA section. Results for all of the International Photographic Competition can be found here. Dates for the 2016 competition schedule will be released shortly!
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By John Owens
Welcome to a special International Photographic Competition (IPC) edition of our weekly photography blog round-up! Hopefully many of you tuned in to watch the IPC judging and the brand-new #IPCLive broadcast. Congratulations to those who earned merits or entered the prestigious Loan Collection! The results are online now! A full post dissecting the stats will come Monday.
It was great to see all the conversations and posts on the web from the event. A few of our favorites are below.
Certified competition lover Christine Walsh-Newton , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, is here with some advice on what to do now that the competition is over. Mainly, don't post your images to social media (yet)! Read the blog to see what else you should be doing.
Host Mark Oehler drops the print comp 101 in this podcast dedicated to IPC! How cool is that?! If you have more time, the whole series is great for further background info, with interviews with some of the most successful competitors in recent years.
And with that let's let "Dancing" Jennifer Fermaint, CPP kick off our social round-up with a hilarious video post!
Kira Derryberry had some trouble prioritizing...
If you missed it, Booray called out PPA CEO David Trust for taking a selfie in the background during the IPC Live broadcast Wednesday. This is the
cover uppic in question.
Julia Kelleher celebrating 4 for 4 on a camping trip!
Everyone's favorite magazine, Professional Photographer, got exclusive access to the broadcast.
Rob Behm and a potential future competitor!
And Gary Hughes with the perfect meme to close things out.
And that's it from this special IPC round-up! Check back in Monday for the blog on IPC results and next Friday for the return of our normal photography blog round-up. Until next week!
It's just a week away so make sure you have plans to tune in. IPC Live will give you behind-the-scenes access to the competition like never before.
And here's your host, Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP, with a quick video preview on the show!
With the judging streaming live alongside the show, you won't miss any of the action. Read our previous blog for details. The full broadcast schedule is below.
Watch at Stream.theIPC.org!
Here is the full schedule (all times are Eastern Standard):
· Monday, Aug. 3, 8:15am-6pm ET
· Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12:15-9pm ET
· Wednesday, Aug. 5, 9:15am-6pm ET
· Thursday, Aug. 6, 8:15am-6pm ET
· Monday, Aug. 3, 10am & 2pm ET
· Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2pm & 5pm ET
· Wednesday, Aug. 5, 10am & 2pm ET
· Thursday, Aug. 6, 10am & 2pm ET
|IPC Judging Live Stream
||IPC Live broadcast hosted by Booray
Tune in and Be More Inspired!
Unlike standard photography competitions, the IPC allows you to learn directly from the work you submit: if you want to know exactly why your image merited or not so you can target what to improve, you can choose to receive a critique from one of the jurors. It's a neutral and objective critique, from a trained juror, just for your image, done in order to help you in the future.