Saturday, September 7, 2019

Gallery Results

Judging people's work is not easy, 
especially when they are done by your friends.

So, let's start by saying that everyone 
who entered a photo into our Gallery Show was a winner.

The evidence is in these photos.

Here are some of the photos.


We tried to do the judging as anonymously as possible. We hung the photos with care on the white boards. Each photo was assigned a number. 

With the forms in our hands , we each examined the works and entered our thoughts. Some people went around the photos with a partner to help with deciphering the forms. Some people moved around the room independently. The process of examining 11 photos took over an hour. Any observer would have been intrigued by the seriousness and focus of this group as they weighed each question. 


We sorted the forms by number. Then together, as an example, we tallied the forms for photo #1. First, we listed the numbers in each category (remember, we only did A, C, D, E). Second, we added up the numbers in each category. Third, we figured out the average for each category. Then, lastly, we averaged the categories into one final score. 

The remaining photo forms were given to pairs of learners. They did the math. They listed the category averages and final show average next to each photo on the board. 


Drum roll. 

Which photos would you have chosen from the pile above?

Here are our results.

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Based on our criteria, 
Rule of Thirds, Depth of Field, Emotion, & Beauty, 
would you have picked these three photos in this order?

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