Lois Shouse is our judge for May 2019
My lifetime love of recording events with my camera keeps me challenged as a judge. In all my travels, I have always seen the sights "through the lens of my camera." Membership in Peninsula Camera Club for over 25 years has allowed me to learn from what other judges have related at club competitions, and I’ve taken photography courses and workshops. More than any other way, I’ve learned from other expert photographers in club who generously share their expertise. As a composition instructor in our club’s photography course, and having been a teacher, I enjoy the experience of evaluating images and helping fellow photographers continue to learn. I, too, continue to learn in the process.
PHILOSOPHY: Composition will always be a strong priority in selecting winning images, but "impact" and "story" can also be the deciding factor, especially in Nature and Travel. Positive feedback is always something important to give back to competitors—yet I feel constructive criticism is needed, too, in order to help us continue to grow in our skills in photography. It challenges us!