I went to Sterling to have my DPAGB entry assessed. This was my first attempt at a Distinction level having achieved my CPAGB only in April. I think this was my first mistake far to quick a turn around. I should have given myself more time and maybe to have seen a DPAGB assessment beforehand.
It is very difficult I think to achieve this award with Portraits and Art Nude images this became apparent very quickly as the scores for these type of images were low. I think I have to up the quality of the pictures before attempting again or make better selections. At first I was thinking of never putting myself through this again but with time I can see that this will only make my work better and better.
It is dissapointing that us Studio workers having to be marked as I think in a more harsh way than Nature photographers and typical Camera club type of imagery ( Old people in re-inactments and asian or african people on location) . But I will use this as a incentive to up my work to the next level. Below are my images and there scores. For those who don’t know you need to achieve a average score of 20+ to give a total of 300+ for the 15 images. I achieved 258 which I still find a little embarrassing . But as someone said to me before the weekend this result did not make me a worse or better photographer Thank for looking.