I hope all our members are staying safe and well. While our club meetings may have been prematurely brought to an end, you can relive our previous meetings by looking up the Chairman’s Comments section of the website. One resource you may find useful is to look up the judge’s comments from previous competitions. Here, for example, are the comments from all the digital projected image competitions over the past 5 years (click on each link to bring up the page):
The black and white prints sequence is also quite enlightening:
Try looking through some of the other past competitions. Comments about distractions in the background and cropping come up again and again, but each judge also provides their own individual expertise and advice.
If you are a newcomer to the club I hope these meeting reports will help you catch up a little with what more established members have learned over the years.