Evaluating Your Images with Virginia Stranaghan
This Zoom presentation will go through the process of evaluating images. Several genres will be discussed and the nuances specific to that genre. There are basic elements that can be applied to most genres. During this presentation criteria used by judges to evaluate images will be discussed. Items such as the ingredients that make great images, technical, composition, emotional appeal, impact and colour will be covered as well the measurement for the criteria when evaluating images. During the presentation there will be some examples of elements to avoid and elements that can enhance your image.
Following the first portion of the presentation, we will have and interactive period with example images that the audience will be invited to evaluate, provide comments on and score.
The 2022/23 Evaluating Your Images workshop with Virginia Stranaghan will be held at
9:00am on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
Virginia was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the eldest of 5 children. From an early age she was encouraged to appreciate the world of art. As she grew, she investigated many artistic endeavours and won several awards in sewing design and creation, knitting design and creation, weaving, ceramics, artistic skating – both choreographing and performing, website and graphic design.
Her studies at Mohawk College included photography. Here she found an art that allows her to learn and expand both creatively and spiritually. Her subjects are found in the diverse vegetation, wildlife and flora of Southern Ontario. Virginia uses the camera to capture the innate beauty and the ‘essence’ of each subject as she attempts to translate line and shadow into emotion. Her imagination and passion for photography knows no bounds.
In 2007 Virginia decided to formalize her hobby. She took several photographic courses, seminars and workshops. In 2007, she joined Latow Photographers Guild, Canadian Association of Photographic Art (CAPA) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). She is very proud to be the CAPA district rep for the Niagara Region. Virginia has participated in the CAPA judging course and the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC) judging course and has successfully completed the requirements to become a qualified judge. Currently Virginia is the Projected Clinic Chair at the Hamilton Camera Club, President of the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC), Organizer and Producer of the NFRCC Speaker Series and Digital Clinic Chair and webmaster for St. Catharines Photographic Club. During the year 2020 Virginia was awarded a fellowship by CAPA (FCAPA). Virginia is now a certified judge for CAPA , OCCC, NFRCC, and PSA.
Virginia has received awards from photographic organizations for her involvement and dedication as a volunteer:
- CAPA Certificate of Recognition for Dedication & Service to Hamilton Camera Club – December 2021
- NFRCC Service Award for Dedication & Service – April 2022
- Lifetime Member Hamilton Camera Club – May 2022
Several of Virginia’s images have been shown in juried shows, and in Christmas and Craft shows at the Burlington Art Centre, where several of her images sold. She has won awards in CAPA competitions, Honour Awards in International Competitions. She has attained the level of Master 2 at Hamilton Camera Club, and Diamond level at St. Catharines Photographic Club for her
submissions into clinics/competitions.
This workshop is Free for members but the non-member fee is $25.
Registration is required for all workshop participants.
Please use the registration form shown below to sign-up for the workshop.