Virtual Competition with “Nature” Assigned Subject

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Virtual Competition with “Nature” Assigned Subject

Visitors welcome to watch and learn!

This is an online virtual event.

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Audio only: 1 646-992-2010
Meeting number: 132 208 7333
Meeting password: FPCC (aka 3722)


  • 7:15 – Social time
  • 7:30 – Meeting starts

Uploading Digital photos

Use the Upload page for all digital categories. View uploading tips and tricks.

The upload deadline is Tuesday, at midnight, the week of the competition.

Digital Competition Categories

  • Assigned Subject “Nature” – entries may be color or monochrome.*
  • Open Color – enter either Class A (advanced) or Class B, but not both. Any subject allowed.
  • Open Monochrome – enter either Class A (advanced) or Class B, but not both. Any subject allowed.
  • Monthly Challenge is “Barns” – entries may be color or monochrome.

Location Details

Online only. Join from wherever you are.

Learning Through Competition

Competitions encourage everyone to improve their skills and to learn new ways to look at things. Constructive comments from judges can be a very useful learning tool. However, judging art is very subjective. Judges can’t see inside your thought processes.

  • If you like what a judge says, whether it is your photo or not, that is great. Use that insight to improve your photos going forward.
  • If you disagree with what a judge says, that is ok too. If you like your art the way it is, that is more important than what anyone else says or how well it scores.
  • You choose whether to use or ignore the judging comments.

Announcements Agenda

  • Darrell – Welcome
  • Linda – Programs
  • Rhonda – Exhibits, Newtown Inn (now Marygolds) is looking for old photos of Inn
  • Mark/Sandy – New England Camera Club Council, Monthly Challenge, CAP TOPS in CT
  • Ken – Introduce the judges

Information for Judges


Before break
1. Assigned Subject
2. Open Color A
3. Open Color B

After break
4. Monochrome A
5. Monochrome B
6. Monthly Challenge

Commenting on each photo

We ask that a judge provide a positive comment on each photo. Then, suggest how the photo might be strengthened.

Help the photographer think about a different perspective, crop, lighting, background, etc. the next time a similar situation presents itself.

Focus on suggestions for before the shutter was clicked. Try to avoid complex post-processing suggestions.


Run-through at start of each category

Ties resolved at end of each category


Range: 6 to 10 by half points

Practice using the keypad. Scoring is working when your choice is displayed in the lower right corner.

The event is finished.


Sep 24, 2020


7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 24, 2020
  • Time: 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm




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