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Photo Critique #1
(Photo by Nomadic Samuel)
My first impression with this photo was “Wow! This is an awesome shot!” After closer inspection… I agree with my gut reaction, this shot is doing a lot right. Particularly visual movement created by the bridge, pagoda, and mountain in the background. If I had to change one thing, I would have waited until that guy’s arms were down on the bridge. I had a few other thoughts as you can see in the full mark-up below, but overall very well done Samuel!
Photo Critique #2
(Photo by Heather Webb)
Overall this shot is going in the right direction and has one clear area of improvement that will quickly turn it into a winner. I’m talking about brightness. The areas around the sun both in the sky and water are very well exposed (I love love love that we can actually see the outline of the sun by the way) but the further we get away from the sun the dimmer the shot becomes. Especially in the sand at the bottom of the frame where focus is sharpest, the image needs to be brighter. This could be accomplished either with an off-camera flash or some simple HDR blending techniques. Aside from the overall dimness, the shot is quite nice and very peaceful. Thanks for submitting Heather!
Photo Critique #3
(Photo by Heiko Glietsmann)
My first impression was “Oh, this is different. I like the mood.” This picture keeps things simple. Simple colors, simple composition, even simple details. This is hard to make work well, but Heiko did a great job. As you’ll see in the mark-up, I think the lights on the pier building are a bit blown-out in a distracting way. Also the sky could be more dramatic if it’s going to take up so much of the frame. This doesn’t necessarily mean “add contrasty clouds” but maybe increasing the color vibrancy would suffice to create more visual interest. Again, I really dig how simple this shot is and the mood created by the blue color scheme. Great work Heiko.