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Photo Criticism

A place to receive constructive criticism on photos. Upload a photo to this group if you want to find out what you did wrong or what you could do better.

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This group is for negative feedback on photos or things that could be improved only. People tend to only comment on photos when they have something nice to say, but this group is designed to go against that trend so you as a photographer can find out what is wrong with your technique. So please don't be afraid to contribute a negative comment in this group on someone else's work.

If you would like to get constructive criticism on one of your photos here is what you do.

1. Click the Link that says "Start a Discussion"
2. Upload your photo to the "Post" section on the "Start a Discussion" screen. To do this click on the little photo icon next to the text formatting icons.
3. After your photo is uploaded you might add some text under it if you wish describing what you are concerned about or what you would like to hear opinions about.
4. Please do not use the attach section because then users will have to click on a link to your photo to see it. By using the "Post" section, users can study your photo more effectively.

Discussion Forum

A Pastel Orange Mini Rose-Close Up

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Ron 6 hours ago. 10 Replies

My daughter accuses me of having the memory of a goldfish. I think I read something about complimentary colors. Colors opposite each other on the color wheel are considered complimentary to each on…Continue

My Latest Image

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Rusty Smith yesterday. 6 Replies

I saw these in the grocery store and decided to buy a bunch (for my wife of course)....they never made to her vase in our bedroom: I know, I'm a horrible husband.…Continue

Eyes upon the medicine

Started by Robert Davis. Last reply by Mike 'Silent Cougar' Howes on Tuesday. 14 Replies

I'm looking for serious critique in the form of emotional response of this image to the viewer and about the story line. Please no critiques about how to do photography or about post processing…Continue

Beach Trash

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 27. 22 Replies

A beer bottle that I found on a New Jersey Beach.…Continue

Why my photos didn't win a contest

Started by Mohammad Al Deglah. Last reply by Mohammad Al Deglah Aug 27. 26 Replies

Hello everybody,For short, my photos have a great feedback, but never win a contest.So, i want to find what is my problem. this one is for example. waiting for your comments and feedback. thank…Continue

A Dirty Rubber Ducky

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 27. 16 Replies

My wife complains every time I bring home a piece of trash or junk to photograph. Whenever I see objects that interest me, I don't have my camera with me. I have to bring it home,…Continue

Help with Night Shots Please.

Started by kathy standley. Last reply by kathy standley Aug 26. 6 Replies

 ISO 100, Shutter open for 14 min., F13, Ap. at 7.38   I wanted to get star trails and some of the landscape but it is so pixilated and moon is oblong because shutter was open so long. I had it on a…Continue

Is it about the camera or the content of the image?

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Ron Aug 26. 16 Replies

Hi All,I pose this question "Is it about the kit we use or the person 6 inches behind the camera?" I find that people seem to be more interested in the camera I use use to take some of my shots as if…Continue

A Powerful Story Or Not?

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Anon A. Mouse Aug 25. 12 Replies


Memorable or The Same Old Thing?

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Anon A. Mouse Aug 25. 13 Replies

I don't know if this has happened to you:You take a picture that you personally think is very good. But when you share it, people look at it and just pass it over. For example, the image below that I…Continue

Oddly Shaped Green Pepper Still Life

Started by Rusty Smith. Last reply by Anon A. Mouse Aug 24. 7 Replies

Walking through the produce section of the grocery store, I spotted this oddly shaped green pepper. I thought that this would make an interesting image so here it is:…Continue

B/W or Colored?

Started by Ark Dwiti. Last reply by Ron Aug 24. 2 Replies

When I visited this place…Continue

What about this bird?

Started by Miguel Pedro. Last reply by Miguel Pedro Aug 24. 8 Replies

Salutations,I'm here once again to ask your very helpful advice, and this time it's about birds…Continue

Comments please on this shot

Started by kathy standley. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 21. 5 Replies


How many things did I do wrong

Started by Eddie Hellie. Last reply by Eddie Hellie Aug 19. 10 Replies

I know I was rushed what else did I need to doContinue

Please give your suggestion my dragonfly poto

Started by Prabhuclicks. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 18. 4 Replies

Recording media: JPEG (digital)Date Taken: 16 Aug 2015 - 12:10 PMFocal Length: 105mmLens Max Aperture: f/5.7Aperture: f/5.6Shutter Speed: 1/200secExposure Comp: 0.0ISO: 100Exposure Mode: Program…Continue

Where can I improve?

Started by Patrick Catana Gnudi. Last reply by Eddie Hellie Aug 18. 9 Replies

Hi, this is one of my best photos since I got into photografy, I was going for the contrast between the deep blue and red. What do you think? Where can I improve?…Continue

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Comment by Raghuram S on February 20, 2012 at 6:23am

Sunrise at Kanyakumari, India.. Please let me know your comments

Comment by Seth Hobbie on February 19, 2012 at 7:37pm

Comment by Seth Hobbie on February 19, 2012 at 7:36pm

Comment by David Dickson on February 11, 2012 at 3:27pm

Thanks for solving the mystery Nathan :)

Comment by nathan mccreery on February 11, 2012 at 1:42pm

It isn't a watermark.  It's "static" of some type.  probably from overprocessing a small file.  upper left corner about 1/4 - 1/3 of the way down.

Comment by Tex on February 11, 2012 at 1:11pm

David, sorry but I do not see it on my screen. It could be from Picasa. I downloaded it to enlarge it but still I could not find it. What does the watermark say? 

Comment by David Dickson on February 11, 2012 at 12:31pm

Tex, no it's almost like a lettering  or watermark across the top half visible on my screen It isn't in Nancys adjustments of Amys photo either. Perhaps something from Picasa?

Comment by Nancy Dean on February 11, 2012 at 12:23pm

Amy, this is the way I changed your Photo around, I tried to make it look more like and HDR, put a vignetting on it, I don't think there is a right or wrong way to fix a photo, Every one looks at them with different eyes, hope you like the changes. O think it shows up more of the details in this one

Comment by Tex on February 11, 2012 at 10:47am

David, do you mean the sky, clouds and their reflection on the water? They were there before, just got "sharpened".

Comment by David Dickson on February 11, 2012 at 10:30am

 Tex, I like what you did to Amys photo with the cropping & brightness, but am not understanding where the effects? or background   watermarking is coming from. Could you please comment.


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