On Monday I made the journey up to Coventry with my good friend and fellow full time professional wedding photographer David Islip to attend the MPA Judges training Day in Coventry.
This is the second time we have both attended this great training day run by Kevin Wilson ( who is my mentor ) and the MPA team.
The day covered all aspects on how the judging system works with regard to assessing panels for qualifications and how the judges judge photographs for competitions.
In the morning session my successful A panel was shown to the trainee judges so they could see the way a panel is marked to reach a higher qualification.
All that attended were put in the judges hot seat and had to judge a mock print competitions which was not as easy as it looked.
What was really good as well about the whole day was meeting fellow professional photographers and making new friends.
Each photographer had to submit prints for the judges to judge and what was very pleasing was all my prints achieved a mark higher then 80 2 prints scored 86 so i was very pleased indeed.
Kevin Pengelly ABIPP AMPA