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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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Snowy Egret fishing

Started by Edward McEwen. Last reply by Ron 21 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I wanted to tell the story about how the snow egrets drag their feet in the water to stir it up then s…Continue


Started by Edward McEwen 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of this picture with the fishing pole sharp and the fisherman out of focus. Maybe I should have kept it all sharp? Used 100-400mm lens at 100mm and 5.6Continue

Tags: Fl, bch, Melbourne, ocean, fishing

Watching the world pass by

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow 15 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hi All,I was in London's China Town when this caught my eye. Let me know what you think.…Continue

Need help in selecting this...

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar 17 hours ago. 10 Replies

I have this image. I want to change its background. But I am having problem using Quick Selection Tool and Polygonal Lasso Tool in selecting this Moth. Is there any other way to get this done? Please…Continue

Kill me

Started by David Ekoh. Last reply by David Ekoh Sep 13. 4 Replies

Hi,My name is David Ekoh and i'm trying to be good at what i am doing(photography) and would really love if you all could help me know what am i doing wrong as my theological knowledge is…Continue

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Comments please

Started by Martyn Seddon. Last reply by Martyn Seddon Sep 6. 3 Replies

Was wondering what / how I could better this pic ?Continue


Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow Sep 1. 11 Replies

Hi All, I am currently busy working away sorting out my holiday pictures and have just finished editing this shot of my brother-in-law's daughter. This was taken using natural light in restaurant…Continue

The Trekk

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow Aug 27. 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


Started by melony. Last reply by Ron Aug 27. 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 Aug 26. 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 Aug 25. 5 Replies


Cant make up my mind about these, help.

Started by Mandy Glendinning. Last reply by Mandy Glendinning Aug 25. 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 Aug 24. 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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Comment by Phil on September 13, 2014 at 9:00am

Focus stacking is pretty easy in PS

1. load your images as a stack

2 Select them all

3 Go to Edit>Auto-aligh layers click the Automatic radio button then click OK

4. With all the layers still selected go to Auto-Blend Layers select Stack Images and Seamless Tones then click OK.

When this works (and it does most of the time) it's perfect

Comment by VJEKO on September 12, 2014 at 12:44pm

This is nice old drill machine. Your focus is somewhere on left bottom corner. For this kind of image you don`t need to use stacking technique and stacking software.Set camera on AV priority F:14 and ISO 100 and you will get sharp all object. Camera will chose shutter speed for you. Tripod is need for this too. Set focus on one third of object length.

Comment by David Farmer on September 12, 2014 at 11:50am

I am trying to learn about focus stacking, and would like some CC on this shot.  I really like the textures.

Comment by Phil Williams on August 31, 2014 at 6:52am

If you have post photo software use the straightening tool. Most of my photos are always just a bit off center unless you use a tripod.

Comment by Nirmal Dhillon on August 31, 2014 at 3:10am

I agree with you Mr. Robert Davis. I think the reson leaning is view point is very near, I had to keep the lens upwaard. I wil re-take and repost. thanks for your critic view.

Comment by Robert Davis on August 30, 2014 at 7:07am

Nirmal, the buildings are leaning, hence not straight, wrong lens or point of view. You have two buildings with bright blue that are in competition with each other for being the subject. Re-think, re-do, and re-post.

Comment by Nirmal Dhillon on August 30, 2014 at 12:43am

Please comment and give your suggestions as I have recently started night photography.

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.


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