PDI COMP 4
JUDGE TERRY DONNELLY
On Tuesday we got two for the price of one, with Terry Donnelly. For the 1st half, he judged our fourth and final pdi competition of the season. Being the last pdi competition also meant the final results would determine who would be PDI Clubworker Of The Year.
Only 39 images were submitted, so not the biggest of entries, but there was a good range of subject matter. Terry stated he wasn’t here to judge, but to sort the images into order.
Scores ranged from 15 to 20. Terry held back 9 images and eventually whittled it down to 3 that he awarded 20’s. Overall winner was Joyce Streets with her stunning image of a Mountain Hare.
For the second half of the evening, Terry gave us a presentation of his various images ranging from the ‘day job’ of being a pro sports photographer especially football and his beloved team. He explained how very challenging it was on lots of levels. Then he showed us some of his successful panels and how to put them together for a winning combination.
He enjoys having personal projects & explained that good composition is key to everything regardless of genre. For his composite images, he shoots his backgrounds wide & has the bright area such as windows, behind his subjects. His creative license allows to have interpretation for an image, he wants people’s brains to engage with his pictures. He encourages to develop your own style, to enter club & external competitions, and feels that mentoring is a great idea. Terry brought some of his prints along for us to take a look at which were printed on Permajet papers.
We certainly got our money’s worth for the evening, and look forward to his return in the near future, to give us his full presentation.