Mike Goodman presents Adding Points to Your Competitive Advantage

Adding Points to Your Competitive Images

Competing more successfully as a way to improve your photographic skills

Introduction

I have been competing in camera clubs and international salons actively for well over thirty years now. I have also judged at clubs throughout New England for the last 30+ years as well as at international exhibitions such as the Greater Lynn International and the Glennie International. I suspect I have seen tens of thousands of images during this time. This process has allowed me to grow and develop as a photographer in ways that I don’t believe would have been possible otherwise. The judges (mostly good but occasionally not) along the way have all contributed to my evolution as a photographer.

I have done pretty well in both the club competitions and internationals I am proud to say. I am so ever grateful for the camera clubs that I have been part of (Waltham, Boston, Boston West and Gateway) that have enabled my interest and skills to grow and flourish. I have learned a lot and want to share some of my reflections and learnings with people who may be relatively new to competitions as well as veterans who are looking to move up a level or two in their mastery.

Michael began taking pictures as a teenager and has continued ever since. He has had his images published in books, calendars, music albums and on the web. He frequently delivers multi-media photographic shows (his favorite activity) at business and photographic conferences like the annual New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) using images he has taken from his travels around the world. He has been honored with an M.N.E.C. (Master Member New England Camera Council) for his photographic art as well as service to the New England photographic community.

He has won numerous awards for his photography in international exhibitions including the Greater Lynn Photographic Association salon, Photographic Society of Rhode Island international exhibit of photography and Camera Naturalists international nature exhibition. His landscape work has been exhibited at Galerie f/5.6 in Munich, Germany. Recently one of his photographs was recently accepted into the annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried exhibition at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery. His work has also been shown at the Main Street Art Gallery in Newfields, NH as well as the Exeter Town Hall.

He is an active member of both the Gateway Camera Club (now in his 34 season) as well as Camera Naturalists, an invitation only nature photography association. Michael is a past president of the Boston Camera Club, one of America’s oldest photographic societies. He regularly judges at clubs around New England as well as many international photographic exhibits and has delivered numerous teaching programs throughout the northeast.

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