well. if u dun like, dun join...
why so serious?
beauty is in the eyes of the beholder . . .
they are looking photos which are out of the box.
Shot more cos digital is FREE !!!
For some competitions, winning entries are accompanied by judge's comments, and I always like to read them to learn how the professionals think when they do their judging.
To a certain extent, I can understand where the TS is coming from. I took a quick look through the galleries and could come up with other selections I prefer over the selected winners.
For example, the one that jumped out for me was the one titled "After School" under the Happiest Moments category.
What a waste it released its rights to the organiser without as much as a prize. I'm sure you guys would have other favourites, which underlines how subjective judging a photography competition is.
Eventually, the fact is only the judge's choice that matters.
But being human, its hard not to feel a tinge of indignation/disappointment (call it what you like) if you believe that there are more deserving winners (not necessary yourself).
photography like art is subjective.... it is definitely not easy to please everyone...
just relax and enjoy shooting...
Well, it isn't that surprising.
Photography is a subjective thing.
It happens in other areas also. Think our Miss Singapore, Singapore Idol. I even dare vouch even works of professional photographers are sometimes in question.
If you are committed to joining such competitions, accept whatever the results may be. Anyway, note that Courts is not even a professional photography body! So how do you complain?
I look at the pictures. Nothing spectacular but not all that bad either. This is just a normal, non-professional photo competition so all the strict requirements here shouldnt be applied.
Just humble option, anyway who am I to comment what is great and what is not.
Last edited by dradttg; 10th October 2010 at 01:08 PM.
Thanks for your inputs, it seems that most of us are unhappy with the result.
Honestly, I am more furious towards the judges; selecters of the photos, than the people whom posted. Of course, every competition will have bad photos/good photos submitted, I do not blame the submitters that they won. Main reason is, why, why do the judges pick out these photos?
Frankly, I just looked thru the 6 winning images, I think they dont deserve to be winners in a nationwide competition
always the Light, .... always.
you must know that Singapore's standard of pictures is like that one what... why dont you post yr pictures for a side by side comparison?
'Nothing to brag about, we are only as good as our next picture!'
Not that I'm very good or anything, but it looks like most of the shots didn't take much thought or effort. I mean, the banners at Xinmin spoil the nice clouds in the nature's beauty photo.
I do agree with most of what you guys mentioned above but do you ever wonder how terrible the winners will feel if they were to read this? I don't mean to try sound like some super nice guy but if you guys are slamming the judges ... do spare a thought about the winners. Peace.