One of the best ways to improve your photography (other than by shooting lots) is to objectively examine your work and let others do so too.
It seems there are as many ways as there are people to deliver a critique for an image. Some concentrate on the technical, supposedly objective, aspects that anyone can see; some on the storyline; some on the overall presentation. Feedback can range from how the image makes the viewer feel, right through to steps to “fix” it.
This post gives you my take on critiques. It’s my opinion. My critique of critiques. Continue reading “Critiquing Photo Critiques”
It’s the dog days of summer here in Canada. Photographers everywhere are getting out to capture the hum of life. Vacation photographs, outdoor events, family events, outdoor location shoots or special projects that have been waiting for the perfect day are all being recorded now. Even indoor work is at its height, with many hours of natural light available to help get the best shots.
In a month, we return to routine, which for some might include membership in the local camera club or association. I personally belong to three. Typically on hiatus in the summer, they launch with a bang in September. And we’ll all have lots of new material to share. But will we? Continue reading “Competition is Good for the Soul”