Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Judging Symposium Saturday, November 6, 2010

Judging Symposium
Saturday, November 6, 2010

The New Haven Camera Club is hosting a “Judging Symposium” on Saturday, November 6, at the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main Street, Branford, CT, from 9A.M. to 12 noon. Note: This is a different location from where the club normally meets. Directions are included at the bottom.
Why are we doing this? Camera clubs depend on good judges to critique the work of their members. These days, clubs are finding it harder to get good qualified people who are willing to go out and serve as judges. We thought that perhaps bringing a number of interested people together to discuss the issue of camera club judging would be beneficial to all. Even less experienced photographers, not readyto become judges, may benefit from this symposium.

Paul Peterson will begin the morning with his updated program “Judging Photography In The Digital Age.” After the program, we will engage in a free-flowing discussion in which the participants are invited to share their ideas for improving the quality and number of camera club judges in our area.

Here are some of the questions we may try to answer:
  • What should judges look for in judging a photograph?
  • How do clubs go about getting good judges?
  • What makes a person qualified to be a judge?
  • Is it more difficult to judge digital photography?
  • What are the pet peeves that clubs have about judges and judging?
  • Are there concerns that judges have about camera clubs?
  • Can area clubs get an up-to-date list of camera club judges?
These are just some ideas for questions. We will discuss whatever the people in attendance want to discuss. If there is enough interest in this symposium, perhaps it can serve as a springboard for further discussions in the future.
Anyone can attend. You do not have to be a judge.

There is no charge for the symposium.

We hope to see you there to share ideas and learn what others are thinking.

Light refreshments will be served.

An RSVP is not absolutely necessary but would be appreciated so we can determine the number of attendees. Email Paul Peterson at the following address:  or call 203-488-0267.

Directions from New Haven: I-95 north (east) to exit 56 Branford. Turn left. Go past Stop & Shop to Route 1 (Chowder Pot Restaurant will be across the street.) Turn right onto Route 1 (east). Follow one mile to the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main St, on the right (white church). Park anywhere in the lot.

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