FROM THE JUDGES: Winning Tips for NANPA’s Showcase 2014

In past Showcase competitions, we asked the judges for insights and tips on image selection and preparation to help future participants produce winning photos. Here are some of their responses.

  • Study the photos that made it into previous Showcase competitions. Try not to duplicate the images, but go a step beyond them. Never think that because something has won before, it will win again if copied. “There is a lot of talent out there,” said one judge. “It ain’t easy judging this!”
  • If you know an animal or landscape intimately, you can create an intimate picture. Shoot what you know.
  • Bring to mind the pictures that have moved you and try to work out what it is about them that makes you respond. Then use it. Continue reading