Zoom Photo Competition with Judge Greg Holden

January 25, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zoom link: https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/zoom-meetings/photo-competition-with-judge-greg-holden/

The Zoom portal will open at 6 pm and the meeting will start at 6:30.

Competition Categories: Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Monochrome, and Critique/Feedback

Greg Holden is a photographer from Longmont, Co who uses his photography to share with others how he sees the world. He enjoys creative photos of little scenes often overlooked by others rather than postcard landscapes. Although he won’t pass by a chance to photograph a beautiful landscape or a tranquil sunset, he’d rather be exploring abandoned places and capturing the details of the layers of paint and rust on a discarded automobile.

Greg enjoys searching used bookstores for photo collections and has over 180 books (as of Oct 2023) on and about photography.  He finds inspiration from master photographers and a wide range of subjects, such as: the close-up beach studies by Minor White, the early portraiture of Steichen and Stieglitz, and street scenes by Andre Kertesz.  He enjoys teaching others and sharing his passion for photography and speaks at camera clubs near his home in the greater Denver area, but also speaks and judges virtually to clubs across the US. You can see Greg’s work on his website imagesunderfoot.com


Judging Philosophy. My philosophy on judging is that a great photo consists of many factors, the greatest being initial impact to the viewer, and is rarely based on compliance with formulas like rule of thirds.  When judging, I look for impact, affect light has on enhancing the subject/scene, composition (do all the elements play well together) and finally technical details (sharpness, exposure control, etc.).

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