The NineDots awards take place every other month and are always judged by 3 incredible photographers from around the world. At NineDots we believe in awards as fuel for continual improvement rather than being purely for peer recognition or creating hierarchy, so every round our wonderful judges provide their expert insight into their judging process and offer feedback on the images entered through these regular ‘expert insight’ pieces. This helps everyone improve their craft – those who entered and those who didn’t, by getting advice from photographers at the top of the industry around the world.
In this video, the talented wedding and street photographer Kristian Leven explains his process for selecting award-winning images – as well as discussing what improvements could be made to those images that ‘nearly’ made it – to help show you what you could improve and do better in future.
Kristian is also a judge this year for England’s TWIA awards – so he knows a thing or two about judging and what it takes to make winning images!