Last night my camera club, El Dorado Camera Club, had a print competition. The club hosts a print competition three times per year and it gives the members a chance to exhibit their work and have it judged by an impartial non-member judge in front of the other members. In other words, one needs to put on their thick skin, put the prints up for scrutiny and learn from the experience. It makes me nervous every time I do this, but I have learned so much from the experience. I would recommend that all photographers put their work thru a competition such as this because it is a wonderful learning experience. I put up 10 prints in 10 different categories. I won some, came in second in some and lost others. All in all I was pleased with my performance and I thought the judge to be quite fair and informative. Below is a collage of my winners. They are cropped differently than when I presented them for the competition, but you can get an idea of the variety I presented. The top three all won First Prize. Obie, the dog’s, picture, the beautiful girl with the roses and the Bride all won Second Place. The Violinist and the Las Vegas Reflection also won first place (along with two others not shown here), but there was no other competition, so I don’t really think that counts.