NIKON / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2018

 

Simone Jackson
Delicate hatching time for Royal Albatross and DOC by Simone Jackson (Silver Award)

The Nikon/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2018 were judged a few weekends ago in Wellington. The judging of each category has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube at the link below. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from professional work and judging.  All categories require a physical print submission, there are no projected image categories.

Congratulations to DPS member Simone Jackson who was a finalist in the Nature category and received awards in others sections, including the image above from the Documentary category.

YouTube Recordings

Note: The judging may not start until some time into the recording so fast forward to find the beginning.

Print Scoring Table:

Score Award Merit
Points
Description
95 – 100 Gold with Distinction 3 ● Exceptional vision, creativity & innovation
● Exceptional visual communication & interpretation of
subject
● High level of originality of thought/concept
● Invokes a superior emotional response
● Has an enduring quality
● Exceptional mastery in all areas of creative &
technical execution
90 – 94 Gold 3 ● Outstanding level of imagination & creativity
● Outstanding visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Originality of thought/concept
● Outstanding mastery across all areas of technique, craft,
production & print quality
85 – 89 Silver with Distinction 2 ● Excellent level of imagination & creativity
● Excellent visual communication, interpretation of subject
&/or emotion
● Excellent level of technique, craft, production &
print quality
80 – 84 Silver 2 ● High level of imagination &/or creativity
● High level of visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Very high level of craft, skill and technique
70 – 79 Bronze 1 ● Very high standard of professional practice, craft, skill &
technique
● Exceeds the normal level expected of professional
practice
60 – 69 Professional Standard 0 ● Approaching award level
● Well executed, appropriate professional level of craft
& technique
● Good standard of professional practice – what a
professional is expected to produce day to day
50 – 59 Below Professional
Standard
0 ● Does not yet exhibit the standards required of
professional practice
● May show proficiency in some areas

 

Triptychs: Three reasons to give it a go

The 2018 Nelson National Triptych Salon is open for submissions, so if you’re not a regular creator of triptychs, here are three reasons why you should give it a go.

  1. It stimulates creativity
  2. Your post processing skills will have improved by the time you’ve finished
  3. It’s fun

Some examples, ideas and the concept of a triptych here

How to make a triptych in Photoshop or in Elements

All the information you need to to enter the National Triptych Salon is here, including further help on making a Triptych.

Regardless of entering the Salon, why not share your triptychs on the DPS Facebook page.

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