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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.

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The Trekk

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow 17 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi all, I hope you are well. I have just returned from a family holiday in Asturias in the north of Spain and never had been there before I was taken back by the diversity of the landscape compared…Continue

newbie here. please help me improve my shots.

Started by Jeniver Agbayani. Last reply by Ron 20 hours ago. 5 Replies

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500px

Started by melony. Last reply by Ron 20 hours ago. 9 Replies

is 500px a good site? do people rate your photos because it is good or do they just want you to return the like? I realized that the more i kept on liking other people photographs the more followers…Continue

Macro photography and focus problems

Started by melony. Last reply by melony on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Everytime i take a picture,it is always slightly out of focus, what do I need to do to get a great macro shot?need help i want to get the perfect shot!…Continue

Any advice is helpful

Started by Mandy Glendinning. Last reply by Mandy Glendinning on Monday. 5 Replies

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Cant make up my mind about these, help.

Started by Mandy Glendinning. Last reply by Mandy Glendinning on Monday. 5 Replies

Can I please have some helpful advice, criticism and your thoughts on these 4 images.  Many thanks.  …Continue

Blue lining around the border...

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar on Monday. 8 Replies

I captured this image some days back. I am not satisfied with this image although I know there's nothing interesting in this. But still, I want to improve this image. The crow's body is a little…Continue

Medieval Portrait with Assistance from Lightroom and Topaz

Started by David Fisher. Last reply by David Fisher Aug 21. 5 Replies

Please criticize freely,…Continue

Is this a good shot?

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by YACOUB ADELEKE Aug 21. 5 Replies

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Can I have your comments?

Started by Huseyin Gokhan Orucoglu. Last reply by Huseyin Gokhan Orucoglu Aug 19. 21 Replies

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Fuji Ex samples

Started by Huseyin Gokhan Orucoglu. Last reply by Huseyin Gokhan Orucoglu Aug 12. 2 Replies

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Escape

Started by David Fisher. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 10. 3 Replies

I would like your opinions on…Continue

dlux 4 samples

Started by Huseyin Gokhan Orucoglu Aug 8. 0 Replies

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Please advice on this...

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar Aug 4. 6 Replies

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Flower Firework

Started by David Fisher. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 2. 8 Replies

I know the subject has been…Continue

What are your views on these Macro Photos?

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar Aug 2. 4 Replies

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

Tags: Macro, Tips, Reviews

Please give reviews on this photo.

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Robert Davis Aug 1. 5 Replies

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Should the weed stay or go?

Started by Krista Bowers-Ballington. Last reply by Krista Bowers-Ballington Jul 28. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Wayne Crichlow on August 4, 2014 at 1:45am

Lol. I tried to avoid going crazy with too many colours on this one so I thought I would stick to the many shades of grey.

Comment by Robert Davis on August 3, 2014 at 7:40pm

Wayne, when they coined the phrase "Fine Art," this is the true definition they had in mind. Awesome work, spectacular range of color from black through to white. 

Comment by Wayne Crichlow on August 3, 2014 at 3:10pm

Hi again everyone! I took this image of the Lloyd building in London this afternoon let me know what you think as I tried to get an interesting POV hopefully. Your honest critique is much appreciated.

Comment by Nazrul Limton on August 2, 2014 at 9:08pm

Comment by Wayne Crichlow on August 2, 2014 at 1:09pm
Rob I have read your critique a couple of times and I am truly humbled by your comments. As you know I have only been taking photos for a short time but I have found this art form all consuming. The passion grows stronger each day and I find myself thinking about the next shot and how I can make it better. Your honest comments spur me on to better myself and I really appreaciate the views of fellow photographers on this site.

We are all learning and I enjoy the idea of sharing our experiences on this site.

I think this quote by life coach Fabienne Fredrickson sums up how I feel about my journey with photography so far: " The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling"

I encourage everyone to use their passion to capture those images you want to share with the world.

Kind regards

Wayne
Comment by Robert Davis on August 2, 2014 at 12:36pm

Wayne, your images continue to offer me new and different perspectives on themes I've done in the past. Inspiration for sure. As for the street scene the center subject appears to be some sort of drainage device, I'm not knowledgeable on these things. But does it work as an abstract? Here you have asked the proverbial question that will encourage a thousand different responses. In my opinion only, this specific image works as an abstract. However, the issue I have is that there is no real main subject other than the far end of the grate (the only thing in focus). Since the image has such depth, having something for the eye to rest upon is crucial for the viewer. Now that I have shot my mouth off and probably will now en-flame a few comments from others, I find this image noteworthy in that it could very easily hang in a gallery. Do I like it? Absolutely for sure. Would I have taken it (?), don't know as I'm not cognizant of the circumstances under which you were involved with at the time.

Wayne, you're a remarkable photographer and are showing great potential. Keep up the good work as you're an inspiration for all of us.

Comment by Wayne Crichlow on August 2, 2014 at 11:45am

Hi everyone! I wonder if you can guess what this is...... What do you think? Can it work as an abstract? 

Comment by Calvin Browne on July 29, 2014 at 12:09am

By just reading this group, I have learnt. I understand both Ron and Robert's approaches and welcome input in either way. "Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down".

Comment by Ron on July 28, 2014 at 2:19pm

A picture is often worth a thousand words and far faster to read.  As long as an explanation of what was done is provided, along with the result, then it gets to the point.  If someone asked me how they could adjust a picture, on their computer, and I was standing there I would have them do a step by step.   That can't be done here.  Some people are just discourteous and never say thanks.  This happens with technical questions too, where no picture is used.  The questioner can judge the worth of the advice by seeing the result (assuming their monitor is somewhat correctly adjusted).  Simple advice may not need a picture but more complex corrections do.

Comment by Robert Davis on July 27, 2014 at 12:49pm

In response to Ron's comment.

What I am seeing is people are asking for what "they" can do, and not what someone else can do to their image, to improve upon their image or their technique. I'm seeing so many times, people showing their "Post Processing Prowess" using Photoshop or some other editor and not answering the question or questions the person is asking. In essence there is a serious breakdown in the communication. If the person doesn't respond or become very thankful, then it's often thought of as an affront or being discourteous. When in reality it is not either of these things. Instead the question asked is not being responded to in like manner - hence their question or questions go unanswered. So why should they respond to someone who is not paying attention?

Can this be resolved? Absolutely, but how you might ask? By answering their question directly and foremost. Then after that has been accomplished, ask if you can revamp or re-edit their image. This is strong and positive communication and supports those who are in need of good quality advice.

Just my point of view.

Many blessings

 

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