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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

What are your views on these Macro Photos?

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

 Please tell which one you liked the most, if any, and why? and tips to improve these photos.…Continue

Tags: Macro, Tips, Reviews

Flower Firework

Started by David Fisher. Last reply by Robert Davis 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

I know the subject has been…Continue

Please give reviews on this photo.

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Robert Davis 13 hours ago. 5 Replies


Should the weed stay or go?

Started by Krista Bowers-Ballington. Last reply by Krista Bowers-Ballington on Monday. 3 Replies

Should the weed on the front left, stay or go?…Continue

Is this a good shot?

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by Paul Bradburn on Sunday. 4 Replies


More Flower photography

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by Robert Davis Jul 24. 2 Replies


Request CC on my shot

Started by kok ming ng. Last reply by kok ming ng Jul 23. 13 Replies

Shot 8.30am F13 1/160s ISO 400 18mmI feel somewhere is not 100% right but unable to pin point the problem.Your comment is welcome…Continue

Vancouver BC Cityscape

Started by Cameron Fehr. Last reply by akhil Jul 22. 8 Replies

Hey, I tried a new technique to create this photo. Tell me what you think, I'm happy to hear any feedback.…Continue

B&W critique

Started by akhil. Last reply by akhil Jul 22. 8 Replies

As i am no expert in B&W photography i seek help in improving my technique with the help of all you experienced nice people. I shot this image somewhere in Valencia with the sun directly shining…Continue

children of Gheshm southern Iran.

Started by jahanbakhsh mehrbakhsh. Last reply by Ron Jul 22. 6 Replies

hello everybody. this is my first discussion here. nice to join the group and wish to read your critics . and above all wish to find new good friends.  :)Continue

The Street Author

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow Jul 20. 6 Replies

Hello all, I would be interested to read your comments about this image I took while doing some street photography. Does this work as a piece of reportage?…Continue

Lightroom + Topaz Clean used on photo from Tankfest 2014, Dorset, UK

Started by David Fisher. Last reply by David Fisher Jul 20. 4 Replies

Using the Topaz add-on…Continue

Passing by

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow Jul 11. 7 Replies

Here is another one from my collection of images from the street. Your honest opinion is eagerly anticipated :O)…Continue

Bird in flight

Started by Govind Namboodiri. Last reply by Robert Davis Jun 21. 7 Replies

Took this in Ocean city last…Continue

What is wrong with this photo.

Started by Norman Poirier. Last reply by Robert Davis Jun 21. 10 Replies

Hi can you please critique this…Continue

Critique my photo

Started by Felicity Garner. Last reply by Robert Davis Jun 18. 3 Replies

This photo was shot during a maternity session. We live in Wyoming and wanted the nature present in the shots. This is a picture of the baby's little shoes on a branch. Please respectfully give…Continue

Please Critique my Picture :)

Started by Felicity Garner. Last reply by Felicity Garner Jun 18. 5 Replies

Can you please (be honest, but not rude) and tell me:What is good about this picture?What is not good?What would make it better?Thanks!!Continue


Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Felicity Garner Jun 14. 12 Replies

Hi again, I had my first wedding shoot for a family friend last month and have been sorting through the photographs. I thought I would share this one to get your thoughts. This was shot from a…Continue

Tags: groom, bride, colour, wedding, hands

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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.

Comment by Aamir Shahzad on February 11, 2012 at 2:40am

Tex, thanks for the feedback. shall keep these points in mind

Comment by Tex on February 10, 2012 at 7:47pm

Shazi, I know you were looking at a thing of beauty in your mind when you took this picture. I would have taken the same picture using different camera settings. Here, it looks like a drawing or painting and not a photograph.

Comment by Tex on February 10, 2012 at 7:41pm

Amy, I cropped it and made some adjustments to color, contrast, brightness using Picasa 3. The right side of the picture is quite empty and does not blend well with the overall appearance, so better not to include it. Also you had too much space of sky and water. Anyway, this is my opinion, and others may have different opinions but I hope you'll like what I've done.

Comment by Aamir Shahzad on February 10, 2012 at 6:02pm

Hello, i a new member on the site, i would like to a feedback on my picture (positive or negative)


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