Judging prints by the OPTIC method
O is for
Judges are looking for something different.
Often achieved by different lighting.
Is the mount clean? Are the edges straight?
Is the mount the correct size?
Is it in focus? Is the depth of field (DOF)
Are the colours correct and is the exposure correct?
Has it got the WOW factor? Is it the picture that
your immediate attention....the picture that stands
from all others?
Is there a centre of interest? Is it on the thirds?
Is there a leading line
or an S curve? Should the picture be vertical or
Is the horizon straight?
judging, allow 2 points for each letter.