Judge, Jury, and Executioner !

Steven has enthusiastically and successfully competed at club level and above since 2006, and has been judging since early 2017.  As a poacher and gamekeeper he has a fascinating insight into the world of club competitions.  His candid observations are thought provoking, often humourous, informative, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but always positive.

In the case for the prosecution Steven provides many tips and hints (with examples) as to how to take, process and present competitive images. By discussing the do’s and don’ts of competitive photography he endeavours to inspire competitors to increase the quality of their work no matter how experienced they already are.

In the case for the defence (after the tea break adjournment) Steven provides an overview of how judges are trained, discuss their motivations, what they look out for, and their scoring systems.  In true courtroom style he sums-up the evidence and provide a verdict helpful and positive to those being judged and those judging.

The talk is designed to be given in a 2 hour period with a 10 minute tea break, and has the following structure:

Before the breakAfter the break
•    Introduction
•    Critical Examination
•    The Basics
•    Looking at ?
•    The Next Level
•    Room 101
•    A Word to the Wise
•    Stalking Judges
•    Impact !
•    Quiz
•    Judging?
•    Judging Workshop
•    Common Judging Pitfalls
•    My Judging
•    My Ongoing “Training”
•    Summing Up
•    Editorial
•    Clichés
•    Final thoughts

Please note:

  • Steven’s opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CACC, RPS, or PAGB.
  • This is not a negative “judge-knocking” talk !
  • Steven gives useful advice to competitors while hopefully inspiring potential judges to give back some to the sport / pastime / hobby / art form they love.

Plenty of large prints to be viewed at the start of the evening and during the tea break.

Email Talks@StevenGalvin.Photography for more details.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Steven is experienced in and happy to give talks and judge remotely using Zoom or any similar technology.