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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.

Discussion Forum

Editing Eyes

Started by Christine Schonher. Last reply by Christine Schonher Oct 14. 4 Replies

Hey guys so this was my first try editing eye.  Here is the before and after.  I am only looking at the eyes here I know the other aspects of the picture aren't the best but I was only looking to…Continue

Puppy portrait

Started by Karl Gustafsson. Last reply by Bobby Hamby Oct 13. 6 Replies


Please give reviews on this flower image.

Started by Gaurav Kumar. Last reply by Gaurav Kumar Oct 9. 4 Replies


Pretty Orchid

Started by Charlton Larca. Last reply by Charlton Larca Oct 6. 4 Replies

I was shopping with the wife and came upon some Orchids in the market and had to stop to photograph some  I always carry one of my dslr's with me.I just happen to have my Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro Lense…Continue

First attempt shooting RAW

Started by Christine Schonher. Last reply by Ron Oct 4. 7 Replies

This was my first attempting using RAW and was not sure what to expect. I didn't realize just how much editing I would need to get those vibrant colors I had originally seen. Please let me know how…Continue

Hazy Sunset

Started by Charlton Larca. Last reply by Charlton Larca Oct 4. 4 Replies

Hello, everyone  :-)hobbycam here, I am new to the group.I hope that I may be welcomed as i need a lot of learning.I took this photo recently.  We had a fire here around Mariposa, Central Cal. Near…Continue

Thoughts re The Chapel #2

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow Oct 2. 9 Replies

Hi All,this is a slightly different POV to "The Chapel" that can be seen in my gallery. In both images I tried to work with the available light. Let me know what you think.…Continue

P-town Lighthouse

Started by Christina. Last reply by Ron Oct 2. 8 Replies

Looking for feedback on the composition as well as editing techniques. Just starting out learning how to compost pictures and edit them. thank you in advance for any good feedback on how ot make this…Continue

How do I look?

Started by HanMcKay Somcai Sep 30. 0 Replies


Early Morning River

Started by John Wright. Last reply by Bobby Hamby Sep 25. 8 Replies

I took this photo a while back and thought it was fairly good. Would like some feedback on how I could improve it. Continue

Snowy Egret fishing

Started by Edward McEwen. Last reply by Terry Waggoner Sep 20. 3 Replies

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. Last reply by Terry Waggoner Sep 19. 1 Reply

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 Sep 18. 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 Sep 18. 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

Tags: cat

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

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Comment by HanMcKay Somcai on September 30, 2014 at 10:03am

Learn about FOCUS and an Advice.


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. 


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