Greg Edwards is our judge for the November competition - November 4th 2019
Greg bought his first SLR in 1968. After a hiatus due to raising triplets+one, he has been active again for the past half decade. He is active in the Yerba Buena PSA chapter, the Pacific chapter of Royal Photographic Society, the Millbrae Camera Club and various Meetup camera groups. He has taken a number of classes from PhotoCentral of Hayward and workshops from Kim Weston, Harold Davis, and others. He has led many field trips for the Millbrae Camera Club throughout northern California. He also publishes a free weekly newsletter on interesting photographic events in the SF Bay Area and current photography articles.
Greg has had photographs in shows at the Royal Photographic Society headquarters in Bath England, PhotoCentral in Hayward, as well as one person shows UC San Francisco, and at the Yap Branch of the Bank of Hawaii. He has taught many photography classes on macro, astro, night and light painting. He has served as staff photographer at Fanime and SV ISACA conferences. He as also given seminars on his photography and on photographic fraud. )
Philosophy: The purpose of a photograph is to tell a story. Sometimes this requires realism and the exact truth, but imagination and creativity can improve any photo. The N4C competitions have rules for different classes. Rules come in two kinds, those that define the competition (creativity and journalism are rather different) and those that are guidelines that can be broken sometimes for more effective photos (rule of thirds, leading lines, etc.). I try to apply the rules as needed while providing suggestions as to what I think would help improve the pictures.