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Photo Critique!!!

How do we take our photography to the next level of good and on up towards excellence?  In an on-line article entitled "Kill Your Darlings",  Alan Steadman gives some great advice as to how to become more critical (in the good sense) of your own work. He recommends:

1)Take time away - this was a lot easier when we didn't have immediate feedback!

2) Ask for other's opinions - that's precisely what we do at Photo Critiques!

3) Trash it! - this is what we should do more of, but read the article to get the particulars!

So, now that the hard part is out of the way, bring your sacrificial lambs, er, photos, and we'll roast them on the altar of good taste and aesthetics. Be prepared to answer the following questions:

What's the subject? 

Why did you do x, y & z?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?



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  • Valerie

    As always, it was great to see everyone, great to see what you've been shooting and great to explore photo improvement!

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Al A.

    Ed is using more humor!

    May 7, 2014

  • Myron B.

    Phenomenal people and photographers!! I must say I was a bit lost and quite out of my realm, these guys and gals are awesome photographers and know a lot more in terminology than I do. But great to see what stage I can possibly get to.

    May 7, 2014

    • Al A.

      Nicely worded Myron. You'll catch on in no time.

      May 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always learning a better way to photograph and edit.

    May 6, 2014

  • Richard K.

    Fun, fun, fun, and splendid photos all round.

    May 6, 2014

  • John

    How long does this usually go? I have a business meeting until 9 PM but have some recent shots that I'd love to get some feedback on. Also, how many shots does an individual usually bring for critique?

    May 6, 2014

    • Edward C.

      Thanks, John, I forgot to note that each person should bring 3 photos in both original RAW or unaltered jpeg files and their massacred, er, I mean polished to perfection, final files.

      May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This time I am hoping my allergies are not overwhelming me- I'll try to stay thru the entire session.

    May 3, 2014

  • Richard D.

    Hi, Ed.

    I assume this is like other photo critiques in that you want before (RAW if possible) and after pictures? Also, I assume you would like photos in a folder on flash drives in the format: Name_Date, e.g., Chuck_Wood_14_05_06? I plan on doing so, but just thought I'd mention it for newer members.

    April 27, 2014

    • Edward C.

      Thanks, Richard, you're exactly right.

      April 27, 2014

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