2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year for those of us working in the wedding industry.
Its an industry I love dearly and an industry where I consistently go the extra mile for my Clients to help ensure that they have the best day ever!
So many weddings have been cancelled or postponed however some did go ahead and they were utterly magical.
And in amongst all of the upheaval, joy, sadness, worry, and tears there were some magical moments away from the weddings I photographed too.
As many of you know who read my blog and social media regularly, I enter National Photography Competitions with my wedding images. Competition is tough and the judging is even tougher. Judged on national criteria by some of the best photographers in the photographic industry, they have been trained on what to look for and how to award score.
For the Weddings category the images have to be taken at a ‘live’ wedding or civil partnership, ie on the day the register is signed. They can be ‘documentary’ or ‘classical’ in style, but any images involving a model, pre-wedding or ‘trash the dress’ type shoots are excluded and should not be entered into this category.
As everyone who has ever been to a wedding knows; time is tight!
The judges have set criteria to consider which is based on the facts of photography being a combination of art and science. Here’s the list the work from:
3. Technical Excellence
7. Story Telling
8. Subject Matter
9. Colour Balance
11. Centre of Interest
All the components above must work together to create ‘one’. The strongest submissions are cohesive and evidence consistency in all areas.
Yes that’s a lot to think about when you have moments to spare at a wedding!