Print & Win Judges Offer Tips for Capturing Competition-worthy Photos

With over 600 submissions for the Print & Win Competition, it was tough to narrow it down to the images that were selected to face the judges’ panel. In fact, there were several images that were on the cusp of making it to the panel.

Given that there was so much discussion about the images, several of the original judges – Pete Wright, Jeff Bowman, and Dennis and Cheri Hammon – returned to share a rare, public learning opportunity for up and coming photographers and photographers who have never entered their work in a formal competition.

The judges selected a few of the images and offered some great talking points not only to the photographer of the image but also to anyone looking to learn and hone their skills. Dennis Hammon is excited to share this sneak peek into a judge’s mind.

“We want you to learn from everybody’s image. We want to give everyone the experience to understand what judges are looking for,” he says. “We’re looking for sharpness, technique, and story-telling. The composition and subject are so important.”

The judges picked a wide variety of images ranging from a boudoir capture to a kaleidoscope creation and discussed what the photographers did right and how the image could be improved for another competition or what a photographer could do differently for future competitions. The suggestions were as simple as a closer crop and choosing a different time of day to as technical as changing settings and doing additional post-production work.

A consensus among the judges is the best way to improve skill and technique is to continue entering competitions. As many past Sunset Print Award winners have stated, anytime they put their work in front of judges, they learn something to help them improve.

Whether the Click & Win Image Awards was your first or fortieth competition, check out the video above to eavesdrop on the conversation. Feel free to leave us a comment and let us know what you learned from the discussions.

Now that you’ve learned more about how to capture the perfect image, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 to find out how to take the next step – printing. Remember, it’s not a photograph until it’s printed.

Watch and Earn: Pete Wright Helps You Get the Most from Your Canon Printer

Join Pete Wright for the February Canon webinar as he discusses workflow and ease of use when it comes to the Canon PRO-Series printers.

Tune in Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. ET, as Wright – a Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer – takes you through the tips, tricks, and benefits of the imagePROGRAF PRO-Series family.

All attendees are eligible to receive 5% – up to $599 – off MSRP for a new PRO-Series Canon. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100, or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, if you are still unsure about which printer is right for you, Pete will be there to answer your questions.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Webinar promotion can only be combined with monthly instant rebate. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.

Learn about Latex from Timothy Mitchell, HP Latex Applications Architect

This is the first opportunity of 2021 to attend Timothy Mitchell’s presentation of the HP Latex Print & Cut Academy. If you are looking to expand into latex for the first time or you’ve been a long-time user with older generations, join us Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. ET.

Timothy will show you how you can deliver more high-quality applications same-day, in widths up to 64 inches, all while keeping costs low. HP production printers and water-based HP Latex Inks ensure rich blacks and glossy results—and all prints emerge dry, odor-free, and ready to use.

See why print service providers rave about HP Latex technology and how you can save up to 50% of your time by doubling the speed*. Provide your clients with quick turnarounds, while also offering a broad range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

From floor graphics and vehicle graphics to social barriers and outdoor displays, HP Latex solutions provide an extensive range of applications to diversify your portfolio and push your productivity to a whole new level.

When you attend, you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle, $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, or save $4,000 on an HP Latex 570.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Based on HP internal testing February 2017 comparing the HP Latex 300 Printer series Print and Cut solution with a solvent-technology based integrated print and cut solution at a comparable cost.

Watch and Earn: Start the New Year off with Pete Wright

Join Pete Wright for the first Canon webinar of 2021 as he discusses workflow and ease of use when it comes to the Canon PRO-Series printers.

Tune in Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. ET, as Wright – a Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer – takes you through the tips, tricks, and benefits of the imagePROGRAF PRO-Series family.

All attendees are eligible to receive 5% – up to $599 – off MSRP for a new PRO-Series Canon. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100 or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, if you are still unsure about which printer is right for you, Pete will be there to answer your questions.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Webinar promotion can only be combined with monthly instant rebate. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.

Learn Why Print Shop Providers Love HP Latex Print & Cut

Whether you are just starting to explore the possibilities of latex technology or have a legacy latex printer, join us Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. ET, as we welcome HP Latex Applications Architect Timothy Mitchell for a live broadcast of the HP Latex Academy.

Timothy will show you how you can deliver more high-quality applications same-day, in widths up to 64 inches, all while keeping costs low. HP production printers and water-based HP Latex Inks ensure rich blacks and glossy results—and all prints emerge dry, odor-free, and ready to use.

See why print service providers rave about HP Latex technology and how you can save up to 50% of your time by doubling the speed*. Provide your clients with quick turnarounds, while also offering a wider range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

From floor graphics and vehicle graphics to social barriers and outdoor displays, HP Latex solutions provide an extensive range of applications to diversify your portfolio and push your productivity to a whole new level.

When you attend, you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle, $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $4,000 on an HP Latex 570.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Based on HP internal testing February 2017 comparing the HP Latex 300 Printer series Print and Cut solution with a solvent-technology based integrated print and cut solution at a comparable cost.

See Why Canon Printers are a Top Choice for Professionals

Canon offers state-of-the-art large-format printing solutions designed with exceptional speed, flexibility, and quality. The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Tune in Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. ET, as Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer Pete Wright takes you through the features and benefits of the imagePROGRAF PRO-Series family.

All attendees are eligible to receive 5% – up to $599 – off MSRP as well as 0% financing through Canon. Partner your webinar discount with Canon’s instant rebates for total savings of up to $1399*. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100 or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, if you are still unsure about which printer is right for you, Pete will be there to answer your questions.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors for graphics in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Webinar promotion can only be combined with monthly instant rebate. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.