PALMER LAKE, CO – Master Photographer Jeff Johnson will talk to area photographers about “Critiques & Competitions, Why You Need to Consider Both for Photographic Growth” at 7 p.m., Monday, July 8, at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, in Palmer Lake. The session is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Palmer Divide Photographers Group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.
As part of the presentation, Johnson will critique photographs submitted by photographers who would like a live critique. Each interested photographer may submit a maximum of two photographs (3500 pixels on the longest side and 72 dpi) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, July 7. The photos will be given to Johnson the night of the presentation.
Johnson, who earned the Master Photographer Title from the Professional Photographers of America through high quality imagery and intense participation in the photographic industry, will be showing how positive and knowledgeable critique can move photography forward.
“Over my career,” Johnson said, “I have found that having my work critiqued, receiving feedback and entering image competitions has helped me grow tremendously as a photographer.”
Johnson will share tools for critique and how photographers can use them. “I ask that you wear your heart on your sleeve, and not get hurt,” he said. “It’s an awkward position, but oh so rewarding!”
The program will have two components, the critique, and entering a competition. The first component is how a photograph is critiqued, constructively and positively using the 12 elements of design. In the second component, Johnson will talk about the processes of preparing for and entering a competition.
“I will strive to clarify both process’ and ease your fears and concerns about these often viewed “horrendous words”, judge and critique,” Johnson said. “I hope to make critiques and competitions a positive experience for you. They can become very dependable tools in your photography toolbox.”
In Johnson’s 40 years as a professional, he has always been one to share exciting ideas and techniques. It only then makes sense that he offer consultations, programs and workshops which create a vehicle where to share the knowledge he has accumulated over these rewarding years and hopefully educate photographers everywhere.
To see Johnson’s work, visit his website at www.soulroadtrips.com
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