Last night I had the pleasure of judging the “Pets & Animals” photography competition at the Swan Valley Camera Club. Overall the standard was very high, which made my decisions so difficult! It’s always easy to be subjective and instantly know if you do or don’t like an image, but it’s a lot more difficult to say “why” you like one shot over another, especially when the photographer is sitting right in front of you!
I wish I could award everyone a prize just for taking the time to choose the images they consider their best, then putting them out there in front of their camera-club peers to be judged – It’s so brave and I really appreciated the time and care people took in presenting their photographs perfectly. Well done to all the winners – there were some fab photos in amongst them all. And you have such a nice club too! I enjoyed chatting with members after the judging and discussing images one-on-one. This was my third visit and I’m always made to feel so welcome!
I also received this lovely email from the club today, and wanted to share it with you all. Thanks so much SVCC!
“Hi Alex , On behalf of the Swan Valley Camera Club, I would like to thank you very much for kindly offering to come and judge our April competition “PETS & ANIMALS”. Our members have expressed they enjoyed the evening very much and I do hope they will take note of any constructive comments made on the evening and put it to good use. When looking through our camera lenses each time, we will be thinking about those comments and improving our photography techniques. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks once again Alex. Take Care!
Kindest Regards, Helen Gullotti
Competition Director SVCC
P.S. On behalf of the SVCC committee I would like to thank you for your generosity in donating the petrol funds back into our club. Very much appreciated.”