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Woot! Finally another photo critique post! The HDR Life Cycle was a bundle of technical fun and all, but it was only a one way exchange. One rewarding part of photography that I’m hoping to foster in this blog is community. Getting and giving feedback is crucial to growing as a photographer. Although style is subjective, learning how to communicate and sharpening technical skills is important. With that in mind, don’t be shy, take me up on my offer to critique your work. Either provide a URL to one of your shots in the comments of this post or upload the lo res file via the contact page. If you want, I’ll even link people to your web site too.
If you’re like, “naw man, submitting my work just ain’t for me,” be sure to plug yourself into a network of photographers whose work you respect and participate in feedback-centric convos with them.
Photo Critique #1
First up is this shot from Nathan over at As We Travel. Immediately my eye is drawn down the road, stops to investigate the orange building, then skips merrily through the arch off to the left. Overall, I like the shot (it helps I’m a sucker for traditional looking European towns). The photo critique below has a more specific precise analysis.
Photo Critique #2
Thank you Ryan from Pause the Moment for submitting this killer capture! What an image! In Photoshop and Lightroom err on the side of restraint with this image to avoid tainting the natural beauty it already has.
Photo Critique #3
Joe Frazee sent this in. View more of Joe’s work on his online portfolio here. The first thing I thought when I saw this was “nice truck shot.” Overall, this photo is successful in its purpose and I really like that Joe committed to a specific visual style. On my Google Plus streams (my main source of photo consumption) I’m seeing this surreal tone mapped style become more and more common in shots from car shows. Personally, I’m not a car guy (gasp!) but I say if you’re going to do something, do it the best you can. With that in mind, here’s my take on this photo.