One of things I am trying to do more of this year, apart from the never ending task of getting better at photography, is to try and enter more competitions.
I would say to people all the time that a good way to get out there and reach people you’re your photography is to enter competitions.
Great advice yet I never followed it. Why? Because I never felt my work was actually, deep down, any good. This is more likely linked to my own problems and a negative view I have of myself and my abilities, which a visit to a doctor might fix.
I have decided that this year is the year to change something’s about me and what I do with photography.
Yesterday I entered my first competition in a long time. I entered the SWPP Adorable Pet’s Photography Competition. Will I win? Maybe but the idea of entering is not about winning but getting my work and name seen by a wider audience. If I win great, but at the moment this is not my primary motivation.
The other great thing about competitions is that if you are having a dry spell of inspiration, the topics and themes can be a kick in the right direction.
Do you enter competitions, what are your experiences? Let me know in the comments below.
All the pictures in this post were submitted for the SWPP Adorable Pet’s Photography Competition.
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