Judge: Helen McLeod
Dipl. Prof. Phot., Dipl.Dig.Phot., FPSNZ, GPSA, ARPS
Thank you so much for allowing me to view the photographic work of the members of your club.
I appreciate that it takes a lot of bravery to enter competitions – you are not only essentially baring your photographic soul to critique, but critique from a stranger. This is difficult to do and I applaud you all for doing so. It took me a long time to get to the point where I felt brave enough to go through the “competition process”. The suggestions and advice I received then and now, have helped my photographic journey immensely. It appears from the images I have received that you have a strong group of photographers counted amongst your members. This is reflected in the quality of work and made my job difficult, for all the best reasons. As you learn the results of this competition, please be mindful that this is only my opinion. I wasn’t present feeling what you were experiencing as you pressed the shutter button on your camera, and as such, am at a disadvantage as to the reasons behind why the image was captured. I have relied upon my interpretation of your imagery for this process. I am happy to announce that the overall winner of the Portfolio Salon was the author of Set 5 and for the position of runner up, the author of Set 6. Congratulations to these photographers – an outstanding job! Thank you once again for involving me in this competition.