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Introduction to Entering Print Competitions

Lesson 38 from: Capturing Story in Portrait Photography

Kelly Brown

Introduction to Entering Print Competitions

Lesson 38 from: Capturing Story in Portrait Photography

Kelly Brown

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38. Introduction to Entering Print Competitions

Photographs that tell a story are great for entering into competitions -- but how do you get an image noticed by the judges? In this lesson, Kelly discusses why you should enter photography competitions.

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

14:28
2

The Power of Portrait Photography

06:52
3

Introduction to Newborn Portrait

08:30
4

Find Inspiration for Newborn Portrait

11:09
5

Create The Scene for Newborn Portrait

05:58
6

Prepare & Pose Newborn for Portrait

18:03
7

Shoot: Techniques for Photographing Newborn

08:58
8

Newborn Image Review

08:57
9

Introduction & Find Inspiration For Child Portrait

13:03
10

Create The Scene for Child Portrait

05:17
11

Prepare Set for Child Portrait

05:48
12

Shoot: Capture Child Portrait

11:40
13

Image Review for Child Portrait

11:45
14

Introduction & Inspiration For Teenager Portrait

09:05
15

Create The Scene for Teenager Portrait

06:15
16

Building Set for Teenager Portrait

14:01
17

Shoot: Portrait with Teenager

10:43
18

Shoot: Pose Teenager for Multiple Looks

14:23
19

Image Review for Teenage Portrait

08:11
20

Introduction & Inspiration For Adult Portrait

11:31
21

Creating The Scene for Adult Portrait

06:25
22

Lighting for Adult Portrait

04:51
23

Tell Your Subject's Story

04:38
24

Shoot: Lighting for Double Exposure

16:22
25

Introduction to Senior Portrait

08:39
26

Create Storyboard & The Scene For Senior Portrait

10:26
27

Connect With Client to Create Portrait

16:06
28

Shoot: Lighting for Senior Portrait

08:10
29

Shoot: Be Creative on Set

15:09
30

Image Review for Senior Portrait

14:23
31

Portrait Shoots Recap

04:08
32

Global Adjustments in Camera Raw®

05:37
33

Editing In Photoshop® CC: New Born Portrait

24:41
34

Editing In Photoshop® CC: Child Portrait

15:35
35

Editing In Photoshop® CC: Adult Portrait

11:32
36

Editing In Photoshop® CC: Teenager Portrait

11:28
37

Editing In Photoshop® CC: Senior Portrait

13:46
38

Introduction to Entering Print Competitions

02:14
39

Process of Print Competitions

06:17
40

What to Consider For Print Competitions

17:00
41

What Judges Look For Overview

07:14
42

Image Impact

03:42
43

Creativity, Style & Composition in Images

14:04
44

Entering Photography Competitions Q&A

22:50
45

Image Lighting

05:43
46

Image Color Balance

03:56
47

Technical Excellence in Images

07:56
48

Photographic Technique

10:15
49

Storytelling & Subject Matter

09:28

Lesson Info

Introduction to Entering Print Competitions

This is something I've actually never shared before, my perspective, my view and my experiences on entering photography competitions. I do recall the very first time I came across a competition in a magazine and thought, you know what, why not, I'm just gonna enter it. Yeah, I didn't follow the criteria, I didn't follow the guidelines. (laughs) And, I never heard anything back surprisingly because I was so new to it. There was a little bit of a drive in me that I knew that I kinda needed to know how or where my work actually sat within industry standards. And that's probably been the biggest part for me. As far as an industry, we are unregulated. Anyone can pick up a camera, anyone can become a photographer. They can register a business. In terms of industry standards, I truly believe that when it comes to setting that bar of standard professional practice and where you sit within it, the one and best place for you to understand where you are in terms of those standards is by entering ...

competitions. There are some incredible competitions around the world. I tend to enter competitions in Australia and have done for many years in the past. I enter print competitions at WPPI. And those two competitions are, in my opinion, two of the highest standard of competitions that I've entered. When you put your work out there to be judged you know you're going to get quality feedback and enjoy that experience and learn so much from it, purely because of the judges that they have there and the experience and knowledge that they have. A lot of judges these days that come through the system, have to experience a lot of judges training. So when you go along and you watch these competitions and you're receiving feedback, you know that it's gonna be from someone who actually knows what they're talking about which is invaluable. That feedback truly is invaluable.

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Mind Map & Prep Guide

Ratings and Reviews

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Among a sea of wonderful teachers here at CL, Kelly is the cream of the crop. All of her classes are outstanding and this one is no exception. Amazing teacher. Amazing class. Amazing education. If you are hoping to stretch yourself to create deeper more meaningful stories in your images, or are feeling the pull of print competition but need some direction, this is definitely the class for you. Thank you Kelly!

Melissa Soto
 

Kelly Brown is a true inspiration. She has been my idol in this industry since I began. This class was amazing. I love how honest, authentic and genuine she was. But most importantly I loved her wise direction and teaching style. Kelly brown thank you for this gem. You helped light a fire in me. I’m so excited to start telling amazing stories with the skills I have learned from this class.

Marjorie Stevenson
 

Just loving this class! Kelly is one of my favorite instructors. She is very good at articulating her ideas and carrying them to an absolutely wonderful end product. Her images are always stunning. I love that she always puts safety first with her models. Thank you Kelly for sharing your creative visions with us.

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