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Patrick Rice

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Book Description

Dec 30 2002
This guide features extensive discussions of the guidelines set forth for print competitions held by the Professional Photographers Association of America and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, the two largest professional organizations for photographers. Insight is offered into every aspect of competition, from the logistics of signing up to techniques for bringing out the best in submissions. The criteria by which judges determine the quality of images are revealed, and a list of features that judges loathe in submissions is provided. The importance of technical skill, image impact, style and creativity, composition, storytelling traits, and category selection is explained. Also outlined are the steps necessary to prepare prints or albums for competition, from cropping and mounting to packing images for shipment.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media; 1 edition (Dec 30 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584280964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584280965
  • Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 21.6 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,560,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patrick Rice is a professional photographer and photography instructor with more than 20 years of experience in wedding photography. His images and articles have appeared in In Focus, Lens, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, and Wedding Photographer. He is the author of Infrared Wedding Photography. He lives in North Olmstead, Ohio.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, A Book On Competition March 19 2006
By James Harris - Published on
As a member of PPA, I have been struggling with print competition for a number of years. It always seemed like I was not doing something right when I entered. Having read this book, I quickly found out some of the little secrets to insure success. By using the tips shared by the author, I got two blue ribbons at my Regional print competition. I was elated.

This book certainly put me in the right direction and I know it will help me achieve my goal of becoming a Master Photographer. Thank you Mr. Rice for sharing your insights with everyone.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to the title Feb. 18 2006
By Gerard - Published on
This book really lives up to its title. By using the techniques in this book, I became more successful in my WPPI competition entries.

Worth five times the price!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Competition Handbook! March 14 2006
By Michael J. Ayers - Published on
An absolute requirement for anyone entering professional print competitions! Lots of real-life examples, diagrams, illustrations, and full-color photographs make this a spectaular tool for any pro.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Competition Print Book! April 19 2006
By Shirley - Published on
If you plan on entering print competition for one of the PPA Affiliate associations, this is a great book. There are numerous ideas to help identify an award winning print submission.

The photos are really great. The section on the logistics of an actual judging were helpful to me and my color lab in understanding how the prints should be printed for competition.

I also enjoyed the other photographers who contributed their thoughts about print competitions. It was nice to get different perspectives. I know this information will help my future print competition submissions.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to my photography library July 9 2013
By Janice Scherzer - Published on
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I purchased this book in order to learn more about professional print competition. Rice's book filled the bill! Loaded with plenty of photos and valuable information. He started with the basics such as what organizations offer print competitions and took the reader all the way through to how to mount your own prints. Loved it!

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