Emma by Paul Armitage

September 2022 – Portraits

Judge: Steve Goldsmith

Most of you know me and my passion for portrait photography, and that I have judged previous portrait competitions for the club. Photography is all in ‘the eye of the beholder’ and ‘telling a story’ any photograph can generate much debate and difference of opinion, so, I’ve asked some friends to join me and help in the judging. Firstly Lorraine who is a professional portrait model, Alan a successful photographer who has documented major events and now runs a studio, finally Louise who photographs fashion for magazines, so collectively we are the panel for this competition.

The standards are as always very high, especially in the intermediates. With so many entries in the experienced section we have added 3 Highly Commended to reflect the excellent work from everyone. As a panel we have tried to offer constructive comments, but one thing we feel would be helpful for the group is if Beginners could buddy up with an experienced member to help them. Maybe this could be by email so that an experienced member mentors a beginner.