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Think Like a Competition Judge

  • April 05, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Helena, MT
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  • You must be a MPPA Member and either have your Master of Photography Degree or be close to receiving it from PPA.

You must have your Masters of Photography degree or are close to receiving it to register for this class.

Learn to better understand Image Competition from the Judge’s side of the equation—learn how scoring works, how to apply the 12 Elements in critiquing an image, learn judging etiquette and how to verbally critique an image in this class. You’ll learn how to evaluate your own images (as well as others’ images) using the Image Competition standards. You’ll also learn what is new in 2019 and better understand the rules changes for the upcoming competition season.  This class will be a staring point for MPPA Members that are interested in entering MPPA's new Juror Development Program.

Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon, from Oregon, have more than four decades of professional experience between them. They are image competition veterans with 9 loan images, 7 Kodak Gallery awards, 3 Fuji Masterpiece awards and many other competition trophies. 

Bryan is an ASP member, has his PPA Masters & Craftsman degree, is PPA Certified and is a PPA Approved Photographic Instructor. Bryan is a new JIT as of 2018.

Lisa is also an ASP member, a Master Craftsman Photographer and a Certified Professional Photographer from PPA.  Lisa is a PPA JIT since 2016 and has traveled the country judging at some of the countries largest events.

Bryan and Lisa also are both Fellow Photographers from the Oregon PPA.

Together, they will demystify Image Competition and get you started on your way.

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