2021-2022 Round 3 Judges

Lori Metcalfe

I started as a beginner to the digital world back in 2011. Although equipment is constantly changing my love for photography has not. My favourite place to be is out in nature with nothing else on my mind but what my eyes will see.

I have been an accredited judge for over 3 years now. It has been an amazing experience for me to be able to view other’s work and be inspired by what I see. Primarily a nature/wildlife photographer I also love photographing portraits especially in studio light and the tiny world of macro photography just fascinates me. Planet earth really is a beautiful place and I am thankful for the places I have seen.

If I can give you one piece of advice is to be authentic. Photography is a very subjective art form. Love what YOU photograph and don’t try to be like anyone else. This is your journey. Enjoy it.

Nella Pascal

Nella has been taking photos since she was about 12 years old. In 2003 she got her first digital SLR and joined the Guild for Photographic Art to learn from more advanced colleagues. She has enjoyed all sorts of photo themes, but her most favorite one is architecture and creative photography. She has run numerous photo workshops and is an expert Photoshop image editor for the Toronto Star. Accredited as a judge since 2006 she participates in many judging assignments every year. In photography she doesn’t look for a perfection, but for an emotional connection with the photographed subject.

David Sweeney

David has a background in visual arts, so naturally photography was an easy progression. David got his first camera around the age of 12 – a 35mm rangefinder. In the early 2000’s David progressed into more serious photography work with the advent of digital camera’s. David is the former president of the Beach Photo Club, and currently a member of the Oshawa Camera Club. His career spanning roughly 30 years in theatre production, where David works as both AV specialist for CAMH, and freelances as a lighting designer for productions across Canada. David’s website: www.sweeneyimages.com