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Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 50 Yard Line. 2549 S Loop 289

    "Print Comp Boot Camp" with Mark McCall

    "What are the Judges looking for"?  Sounds familiar, right?
    Follow Mark's journey into the often scary world of PPA Print Competition.
    Learn the tricks that have brought him success in TPPA and PPA Print Competition.
    We'll turn the 12 Elements on its head and give you Mark's version of the 12 Elements that will shake up everything you've been taught. This is real life, not just words on paper.
    You'll leave with the knowledge and confidence to get those print merits...and get them regularly.

    You'll learn:
     *One type of image almost always merits. Find out what it is and how to create it.
    *Two subjects are usually better than one, find out why.
    *One thing kills your score faster than anything else, find out what and why.
    *Learn how to squeeze an extra point or two by paying close attention to an overlooked area...the mat!!!
    *See the Juror's Charge, the video every Juror must watch before sitting on a panel.
    *Storytelling goes a long way. Learn to tell or create a story within your image that can make a less-than-perfect image score much higher. PPA ranks Story Telling as #12 on the list of 12 Elements, but Mark has it ranked #2!!!   See the completely new 12 Element List!
    *Find out what type of paper to use with what type of image.
    *Learn about printing, subject matter, where to find inspiration and most importantly, learn what the judges are looking for and what they'll ding you for.
    *Entering client work vs shooting for Competition. Which is better? The answer will surprise you.
    *Printing your work vs entering digitally, which is better?
    *Hear a few of Mark's funny print competition stories....real things that have happened in Print Competition.

    Mark has entered and judged in PPA style photographic competitions in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Mississippi and Alabama.
    His list of Awards includes multimple Fuji Masterpiece Awards as well as Kodak’s Gallery Award.
    5 Best of out State awards as well as over 150 awards from PPA and various state affiliates. 

Past events

Monday, July 16, 2018 July 16th - Shutter Stroll
Monday, June 18, 2018 June 18th Meeting
Monday, May 21, 2018 May 21st Meeting
Monday, April 16, 2018 April 16th Meeting

West Texas Photographers. WTP is owned and operated by the South Plains Professional Photographers Association. 

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Mailing Address:
2402 Slide Rd
Lubbock, TX 79407

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