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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

Is this a good shot?

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by Ron 13 hours ago. 3 Replies


More Flower photography

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by Robert Davis 17 hours ago. 2 Replies


Trying Flower Photography - Opinions welcome

Started by Darryl Harris. Last reply by Robert Davis 17 hours ago. 2 Replies


Request CC on my shot

Started by kok ming ng. Last reply by kok ming ng on Wednesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Monday. 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 on Monday. 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

Light Sources

Started by Rachana Kulkarni. Last reply by Ron Jun 12. 3 Replies


How do I get this sharper?

Started by Christopher Davis. Last reply by Christopher Davis Jun 5. 10 Replies


The Red Box

Started by Wayne Crichlow. Last reply by Wayne Crichlow May 27. 4 Replies

Hi All, hope you are well. I shot this image of a new  "pop up" temporary auditorium in the shape of a large wooden red box which is part of the National Theatre in South Bank London  . This building…Continue

I would like some feedback for this photo

Started by dave rech. Last reply by Ken Lloyd May 25. 16 Replies

I'm pretty new at photography…Continue

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Comment by Mohammed Al Maskary on April 10, 2010 at 1:45pm
Your Views

Comment by nathan mccreery on April 10, 2010 at 8:58am
I'm curious. Was this in Australia or the U.S.? It looks a lot like a plant we have here in the desert Southwest called a Yucca.
Comment by Roy Hunter on April 9, 2010 at 7:40pm
thanks mark this was just the one angle I could get it would have been great with the leaves behind, blue sky with the white flowers did look nice,,thanks again for your comments
Comment by Roy Hunter on April 8, 2010 at 11:02pm
the flower is on the top of a tree about 18feet high,,, so unable to move the leaves first few shots of the white flower was not the best took the w/b down two stops as it was rather bright

Comment by MMPhotography on April 8, 2010 at 8:53pm
Thank You Nathan...

I went About Processing it in Lightroom & Photoshop.
on Light room i tampered with contrast, sharpness, and highlights and then sent to PS and used Curves w/ a layer and brushed out. i used light dodge on the eyes. i call it Bleach/Grudge Processing.. its my custom processing i came up with messing with photoshop.
Comment by nathan mccreery on April 8, 2010 at 6:14pm
I like the portrait a lot and would actually put it on my wall in my studio if it were mine. While it isn't a "conventional" portrait and almost all the "rules" of composition and posing are broken I think it works well in every sense of the word. Can you tell me please what steps, or filters, were used to get the particular range of tones? It has the feeling of being a hand colored sepia print but I know it isn't. My only criticism, and this is minor, is the two power poles over the man's right shoulder and the pose seems a bit hunched to me. I would be proud of as it is though.
Comment by MMPhotography on April 8, 2010 at 4:30pm

I would Really like advice from People and Professional photographers about my art... i would like to be Critiqued ! Hope to hear from everyone soon. thank you

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Comment by Ed Harp on April 4, 2010 at 8:30pm
Hi Mark,
I agree that one needs to establish what our main subject is, but in landscape photography there are many ways to reveal your subject. The cropped versions are good crops, none I dislike actually. I have an affinity to leading lines and strong foregrounds. In the cropped versions those are absent.
I had actually shot several just as you had cropped yours except I shot horizontal. I almost crop everything I do in post production. Most will end up in different sizes, sometimes square, 2/3 proportioned, others just however it looks best. I appreciate you resurrecting this image and bringing in more discussion.
I usually spot meter the snow at the brightest spot, open up by 2/3-1 stop, and depending upon if I'm shooting a dark subject or light subject the exposure can still need to be adjusted beyond that. The wonderful about photography is that each situation has its own challenges.

Comment by sally on March 30, 2010 at 12:32pm
Please someone crit my photographs. :) I wish to improve
Comment by nathan mccreery on March 25, 2010 at 10:21am
John, I don't mind you working with it at all. I've done it with many photographs since it is possible to show recommended changes or alternate interpretations than it is to describe it. In this instance though it may be, to quote the bard, ..."much ado about nothing".

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