Portfolio Review by Craig Semetko – LHSA Drawing

Jul 24, 2019  By Richard Rejino

Do you have a portfolio of images and desire to learn where you can improve?

The International Leica Society is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for members who want to improve their photography skills.  There is no better way to expand your skills than to receive constructive, critical, and creative feedback from a master of the craft.

We are honored to announce Craig Semetko as the Fall 2019 portfolio review photographer.  His work can be seen in his books Unposed and India Unposed, and at www.semetko.com.  Craig is a regular instructor for Leica Akademie around the world and has become world renowned for his street photography.

As an LHSA member, you have the opportunity to submit your name to win a portfolio review with Craig free of charge!  If you are not a member, sign up or renew now, and sign up below

The entry period will be open from August 1, 2019 to September 15, 2019.  To enter you must be an LHSA member in good standing. The drawing will be held on September 16th.  (The drawing is random and is not based on a review of submitted photography.) 

  • The lucky winner will have the opportunity to submit 10-20 images that represent a “best of” collection of your work, or a specific project you wish to receive feedback on.  Images must be submitted in jpg format with file size of 5mb or less via an email address that will be provided. The winner will have until Oct. 1st to send in their images.
  • After Craig has had an opportunity to review and critique your work you will have a one-hour portfolio review session with Craig on a mutually agreeable date and time via Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc. unless you are located in the same geographic area.
  • This opportunity is open to photographers of any level from novice to professional.  Craig is a master teacher and enjoys helping photographers improve their technique and eye.  Regardless of what level you are, Craig will work with you to critically look at your work from an outside perspective.

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More on Craig Semetko:

Craig Semetko was one of 10 photographers chosen worldwide by Leica Camera to be a part of its “10×10” exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. He spent three months in the fall of 2013 traveling throughout India for the project and the resulting work was displayed at the grand opening of the new Leica headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, in 2014. His second book,  INDIA UNPOSED, was also born of this project and was published by StreetView Press in the spring of 2014.

In his foreword for Semetko’s first book, “UNPOSED,” Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, “Good photographs are tough enough to shoot. Really funny ones are even harder. Good and funny photographs observed in nature not arranged or manipulated but simply observed in real time with amazing consistency, constitute a minor miracle now presented in Mr. Semetko’s book…In my book, he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”

Good Luck!  The winning entrant will be chosen at random and announced at the final dinner at the Boston annual meeting in October, 2019.

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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