The CAPA Judging Course is on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 in Swift Current and hosted by Image West photographic Association.
As a photographic society, one of CAPA’s most important roles is to nurture and encourage photographers at all levels to increase their knowledge and expertise in the art. Historically, one of the very significant ways we did this was to ensure that members received evaluation through judges with wide experience and knowledge of all aspects of photography.
Originally created in Western Canada, instruction courses have evolved and grown to encompass new technology and techniques. CAPA provides nation-wide courses teaching the fundamentals of judging, so that those who enter our competitions, can be assured of consistent and well informed evaluation and commentary of their work.
CAPA has trained judges since its inception to provide skilled competent judges and commentators at CAPA sponsored competitions, club events and international exhibitions. CAPA clubs particularly seek the help of CAPA judges for their own in-house competitions on a regular basis, and look to us to provide a consistent standard of judging across the country.
Many individuals take the judging course as a means of understanding what we expect in competitive judging. Significant time is spent on image analysis and an understanding of what an evaluator means when commenting on things that can improve an image’s impact and score.
This course is limited to a maximum of 40 people and will fill up fast. Parking is available on site. Lunch will be up to attendees. There are multiple locations for food in the area or bring your lunch, which gives us more time for discussion. CAPA’s comprehensive judging manual will be provided. All that is required is a pen and open mind.
CAPA Judges for re-certification must be on the current judges list and have a valid individual CAPA membership.
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For additional information about this course, please contact Mike Breakey, [email protected] with “Swift Current Judging Course” in the subject line.