Quote Originally Posted by eclarke View Post
One reason NOT to is if you find yourself photographing to please judges instead of yourself. Camera club contests are particularly crappy because many subscribe to the subject and compositional "rules" of the P.S.A. ...Evan Clarke
Good point.

I got into a school comp last year. It wasn't fun, judges just went to their preferences. Specially when you see that a boring boring photo is over your work just because it shows a thing in it that has caught the attention of the judges. But it's worth as much as the "paper" it's printed on.
And thinking about what you said, yeah, I was shooting for the judges, my bad. Not really for me (even if I liked the results).
Won't get anymore into there, I'll try to control the feeling that says "go for it!".
I should forget most of the comps here, all is just digital.