As of October 1st 2017 Shooting Star Photography is now Lyndsey Smith Photography

I joined the Guild of Photographers earlier in the year as I wanted to push myself personally and professionally. As I hadn’t entered a competition before, I wasn’t sure how they judge and what to enter, so I entered one image the first month, and was amazed to receive a Bronze award. The next month I entered a single image again, and again was awarded a Bronze. Go me!!

Here is a little run down of the awards as published on the Guild of Photographers website

The Scoring Process

Entries are assessed & scored out of 100 by the Guilds Judges based upon an internationally recognised scoring system – The corresponding Bar award is shown in brackets.

85 plus .. Images of exceptional or outstanding quality (A Platinum Bar) – only awarded to the ultimate of images

80 – 84 .. Images of particular distinction at a professional level (A Gold Bar) – very rare

75 – 79 .. Images that are very well crafted at a professional level (A Silver Bar) – difficult to achieve

70.5 – 74 .. Images of a strong standard at a professional level (A Bronze Bar) – something to be proud of

70 .. THE BAR – Images of an acceptable professional standard (Of Merit).

60 – 69 .. Images that evidence competition potential at a professional level, where it is felt the photographer would benefit from feedback to assist with future submissions.

59 or below .. Images that fail to meet the above levels. Feedback will be given.

The aim is to get above the Bar (70 points). Those who do so are awarded a Bronze Bar or above, and will get a printed certificate to recognise their achievement. They can also download the corresponding logo to place on their website against their image.

And here are my award winning images:

I haven’t entered each month but I have entered 3 for the month of July so let’s wait and see how they do when the results come out on the 21st August…

As of October 1st 2017 Shooting Star Photography is now Lyndsey Smith Photography