It’s such a huge disgrace to my photography after reviewing the final 30 of a photo contest I’ve participated in. It’s a public photo contest organized by a technology magazine and several other photography associations.
Go check out the contest final 30:
I do not mean disrespect if you’re one of the participants (really hope not). Just take a moment look at the photos of the link above. Content-wise, only a few of them were okay. The rest, I don’t know. Most of them were not even experienced with photo processing (lot worse than me although I admit I’m amateur). Where have the judges gone? God,…I wanted the prize to finance for a new mac xD
I believe my entry is pretty solid. I avoided close up portraiture as it doesn’t represent the place which the theme has to tie with Sham Shui Po. I’d shown the old blocks of buildings of the quiet side with a man cross the street, presented in b&w to signify the light and shadow.
I have not violated the rules. Why is it not even in the final? It’s a huge disgrace to my photography. I’m really not going to take part in any random photo contests. It seriously affect my self-esteem.
I would like to hear what others think about photo contests? Good, bad, keep trying?