Demystifying Image Competition with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet

  • 04 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

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      Demystifying Image Competition
with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, MPhotog, Cr., CPP, IE

Monday November 4th 2019

Registration starts at 9AM
Program begins at 10 AM

Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA



"Demystifying Image Competition"

Image competition can be overwhelming. Where to start? What do I enter? What do all those numbers mean?  Why should I enter? And the list goes on! It’s scary and overwhelming. Or maybe you want to understand how to break through the Merit level and move up into the Loans. Wait! What’s a merit? What’s a Loan?

In this program Francie will break it all down so that you can clearly understand the path into image competition and earning merits and loans. You will also learn:

Why entering image competition can change the way you shoot

What are the 12 elements of an Image?

How do judges arrive at their score?

Judges language – what does it all mean?

What Elements are needed to move your score from Merit to Loan?

Common mistakes new competitors make

To enter prints are digital? Which is the best?

Entering Albums into image competitions

3 editing secrets to check your images

Master Photographer and Master Artist, what’s the difference?

Why feedback is painful yet essential to growth and learning

Francie’s journey into image competition was long and painful to achieve success. She will share with you her lessons learned and inspire you to jump into image competition. Come and see how exciting image competitioncan be and how you can take your skills to a new level through actively competing in Image competition.






Francie Baltazar Stonestreet is a professional photographer based in Kingwood, Texas. She is a Certified Professional Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Master Photographer. She entered her first image competition in 2010. Since that time she has been awarded Houston Photographer of the Year two times, Texas Photographer of the year two times, Texas Top 10 3 times, multiple Platinum Photographer of the year, Kodak Gallery Award, Kodak International Elite Award, Canon Par Excellence, Diamond Photographer of the Year, Grand Imaging Award Nominee 4 times and GIA third place winner in the Portrait Category. World Cup Team USA 2015, 2016, 2017 and Top 10 in the world 2017 in the wedding and portrait category. Francie’s images have been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as several articles in Professional Photographer Magazine. Her work as also been highlighted at FotoFest International and her fine art line shows in galleries as well as in private collections. As an educator Francie speaks around the country share her knowledge with other photographers. She is presenting Love Stories, creating Emotion Art and Style in Wedding at Texas School of Professional Photography.



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