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A guide to international photographic competition
Benton, Charles H.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [1999]

Physical Description:
89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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TR147 .B46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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The feedback and exposure gained from international photographic competition can help amateur and professional photographers further enhance their skills and market their images. This guide contains a discussion of worldwide open photographic competition and provides details on how to enter. Concise checklists complement discussions of all the phases of competition, from preparing and submitting entries, to analyzing the results as a basis for continued improvement, to measuring progress and gaining recognition for success. Also covered are the categories of competition, from color slides, to nature photography, photojournalism, travel slides, pictorial prints, to electronic imaging.

Author Notes

Dr. Charles Benton is a retired chemist from Eastman Kodak who has competed extensively in national and international photographic competition. He lives in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Library Journal Review

This book deals with a specialized yet important subject that is not fully addressed in other books on photography competitions. Benton, a retired Eastman Kodak chemist and himself a competitor, covers virtually every aspect of entering competitions, or salons, around the world, including the United States. The book defines and describes open photographic competitions, then addresses the mechanics of submission and judging. Readers will likely find the information on international competitions and the practical advice on submitting slides and prints to be of greatest value. There are also chapters on evaluating results and record keeping, as well as exhibition standards for the Photographic Society of America and the Photographic Alliance U.S.A. Useful to both advanced amateurs and professionals, this book is recommended for libraries with substantial photography collections.ÄRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.