Michael Timmons is the resident expert on all things competition. Whether it’s the judging, the submission or even the reasons why to compete, Michael knows all.
In this first part of a three-part series, Michael starts his discussion on the 12 Elements of a Merit Print. With the thousands and thousands of images that judges see annually, the 12 elements create a judging standard that is consistent throughout all competitions. Once you understand the standard, you can better create a competition-winning print.
You'll begin with a high-level introduction of all elements and how they create an objective measure by which to judge entries. Then, Michael tackles the first four:
You’re one-third of your way through the 12 elements that will stay with you throughout your career!