Although the District Photographic Competitions are over, there is still an opportunity to enter a serious photographic competition. PPA's 2016 International Photographic Competition (IPC) will begin accepting entries on May 23. It is never too early or too late to learn, especially when it comes to photography techniques that will improve your overall skills as a photographer.
PPA is always looking for new approaches to help photographers. If you entered last year's competition then you know your images were being judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. This serves as a very effective way to spot how or where you can enhance your photography and also know what you did well.
The critique below is for Jaime Mezquida of Dennis Hammon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP and her image City of Arts and Sciences.
We really hope this critique can help you get a better understanding of what the IPC judges are looking for when analyzing images. Keep posted on our blog for more critiques and helpful tips to stay informed. Begin preparing your very own images for the International Photographic Competition now. Make sure you request a critique so that you receive feedback personalized on your works of art!
About the author:
Aleighia Rouse is a graduating senior at Spelman College and PPA's Marketing and Communications intern. She aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. Aleighia is known by her happy personality and bubbly voice, and with over 6 years of film and photography experience, she can relate to and understand most of the issues faced by PPA photographers.