National – June 2017 – Spot News

Judges Comments

Too many “normal” fire photos. Please, if you decide to enter multiple photos in this category, make sure that every image is strong and that there’s visual variety. Spot news doesn’t mean that light, moment and composition aren’t still important. For this type of category, there was surprising little emotion. 1st – Very nice emotion. Quiet for spot news but powerful. Great body language. Very nice job of looking away from the main “action” to find a human moment. 2nd – Solid emotion. Photographer put him/herself in close to the action. 3rd – Very good emotion. Lots of information in the photo although the cutline did little to clear up the actual story.

Judges: William Snyder/RIT, Karen Cetinkaya/RIT