NY/International Region – August 2016 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

This was another weak category. The first place image was graphic and pleasing to the eyes. It stuck out immediately, probably because of the vibrant hue of red and the spotlight style lighting on the woman who was also wearing red. The second place photo was a more active portrait. We wanted to know more about the characters in the picture, alas the caption did not include names or any background information on them. We wish we could have seen more of the batman character in the third place image. It seemed a little too tight or too wide, depending on how the photographer wanted to portray him. A stronger composition would have elevated this photo to a higher level.

Judges: Sam Owens/Charleston Gazette-Mail, Christian Tyler Randolph/Charleston Gazette-Mail