At last week’s KPS meeting (Mar 06, 2014) Seamus Costello, FIPF and IPF National Judge, circulated a list of guidelines for images being submitted to IPF competitions. For those who were unable to attend the meeting the following is the list (these guidelines are not in any particular order).

Members should evaluate their own images under these criteria, as they are used by judges when awarding mark:

  • Impact – “The WOW factor”
  • Creativity and Style
  • Composition
  • Centre of interest (where the viewer’s eyes settle in the image).
  • Emotion
  • Story telling
  • Lighting
  • Colour Balance
  • Image Presentation
  • Technical Quality (How is Photoshop applied, no noise int he shadows).
  • Photo technique (Post production)
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