Tori Stauffer Photography

Professional Photographers of America

International Print Competition

AWARDS


I have taken part in Professional Photographers of America's International Print Competition for the last few years. Print Competition is one the things that greatly improved my photography.

All images are judged on the following 12 Elements.

IMPACT

Creating an image which evokes emotion.


TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

The quality of the image from the technical standpoint. These can include retouching, sharpness, exposure, and printing.


CREATIVITY

The image is unique and shows imagination.


STYLE

This can be done in different ways, such as a specific lighting, composition, or other idea that the artist brings into the image.


COMPOSITION

How you choose to place elements into the image. How your light is falling, what is in foreground and background, framing, all of these go in to composition.


PRESENTATION

How you are showing your image. Images are not just shown like you would see them online. They are matted and framed in unique ways to help tell the story.


COLOR BALANCE

The colors work together with the image to create a feeling.


CENTER OF INTEREST

Your eye is drawn into the intended subject.


LIGHTING

The artist demonstrates excellence in the use and control of light to help tell the story.


SUBJECT MATTER

An uninteresting subject can be made interesting with use of things like composition and lighting. It doesn't have to actually be interesting in real life, just in your image.


TECHNIQUE

What you do to create your image with lighting, presentation, etc.


STORY TELLING

The image bring a feeling to the viewer.


To learn more about Professional Photographers of America and their International Print Competition, click here! IPC