Critique: Dead Eye


By Autumn Rice

The International Photographic Competition (IPC) is now open. Have you entered your images in the competition? IPC gives photographers the opportunity to improve their work through competition and critiques from some of the most noted photographers in the business. Entering the International Photographic Competition has many benefits, including:

Engage with the passionate and supportive photographic competition community 

Improve your best work (Raise your hand if you want to get better!)

Earn the admiration and recognition of your peers

Ultimately improve your business

Entering your work in a competition can be scary for first-timers. So, to make it a little easier, here's an actual critique from last year's International Photographic Competition. This image is "Dead Eye" by Kent Shelton, M.Photog., CPP, and is being judged by John Johnson.

Take a look back and see how constructive criticism from the judges and application of their feedback can improve your work as a photographer.

We hope this critique will give you a better understanding of what the judges are looking for when scoring your images. Enter your images into the International Photographic Competition today! Registration is open from now until June 22, 2016. Late registration extends to July 7, with an additional fee. Be sure to enter your images by 5 pm EST on June 22 to avoid paying the extra fee! The IPC judging dates are July 31-August 4, 2016 and you can stream it live at Be sure to request a critique so you can receive some personalized feedback on your works of art. Familiarize yourself with the rules for the Photographic Open and Photographic Artist categories today!

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