It's a provocative thread title!!
I was prompted to write this thread after a PM dialogue with a new photographer (<12 months)
with good gear who posts good images but was worried about entering a competition.
Obviously you can improve without entering competitions, but you can also use comps as
a challenge or goal for self improvement.
Are you in awe, scared or intimidated by the standard of entries - I am!!
There are some very fine entries in every week and month.
So what is a good approach to competitions when the standard is so high?
Here is my take on competitions.
- Just enter with the best you can and have fun
- Try to see if you can get more votes by improving your efforts
Use the Competition Performance Index to monitor your progress
- Maybe set a goal of making a final within a year (I've made the final a few times - yet to win)
- Maybe one day you will win a prize or a little banner in your signature
Have a go, you never know, you might win!