The Camera Club of Laguna Woods Village conducts several Digital Critiques per year, concluding with a Year-End Competition to select the year’s best images in each submission category, plus Special Judge’s awards.

The periodic Critiques offer members the ability to submit their images and have them critiqued by a professional photographer. The Critiques provide members with insight on photographic composition, exposure and lighting, color management, post-processing and other techniques to improve their skills as a photographer.

Due to COVID-19, Critiques are currently held via Zoom. All Club Members receive advance email notifications with dates, submission deadlines, rules, and the Zoom link. The Critique schedule is listed below and on the Club Calendar.

Access any completed Critiques on our website by clicking on the “All Critiques Menu” at top right of this page.

The two most recent years of Critiques are available directly in the menu. Prior Critiques are linked on the ‘Archived Critiques” page.

Most Current Critique

Archived Critiques.

2023 Critique Schedule

Scored Digital Critiques, with Special Categories:

  • January 23: Night  –  Details
  • March 27: Macro
  • May 22: Minimalism
  • July 24: Water
  • September 25: Candid
  • October 23: Transportation

“Non-Scored” submissions are allowed for all Critiques. See submission rules for details.

Special Events:

The Year-End Competition, Annual Print Competition, and Annual Slide / Video Competition are detailed on the Other Events Page.

Other Events Page.

2022 Year-End Awards Page.

Submission Rules

Please follow these new rules carefully for image size, ppi, naming conventions, and Special Category guidelines. Send your images to the email address in the Rules PDF.

2023 Digital Critique Submission Rules.

Submit images no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday before the event.

Judges & Scoring

Scored critiques are evaluated by one Judge and the Year-End Competition has three. Judges are recognized professional photographers.

Our scoring system is based on points:

  • 9 = Excellent
  • 8 and 8.5 = Good
  • 7 and 7.5 = Average
  • 6 and 6.5 = Below Average

Images scored a 9 are exhibited on the club web site.

The scoring system:

  • Provides immediate evalution and recognition
  • Helps participants determine their best images for entry in the Year-End Competiton
  • Determines high points scorers for Year-End awards

Non-Scored Judging

For Non-Scored Digital Critiques, judges provide constructive comments but will not score the images.

Refer to the Submission Rules for how to name entries for Non-Scored critiques:


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