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Image Evaluation Criteria

Photo Evaluation Criteria

1. Impact or Interest:

DOES THE PHOTO TELL A STORY
DOES THE PHOTO CAPTURE YOUR MIND
IS THE PHOTO UNIQUE
DOES THE PHOTO MAKE YOU WANT TO SAY “WOW”

2. Composition

IMAGE CROPPED PROPERLY
PHOTO BALANCED
DISTRACTIONS IN PHOTO
SUBJECT:
IS THE SUBJECT OF THE PHOTO IDENTIFIABLE?
LINES & PATTERNS:
DO THE LINES OR PATTERNS IN THE PHOTO ASSIST OR DETRACT FROM ITS STRENGTH?
CONTRAST:
DOES THE PHOTO HAVE TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE CONTRAST?
EVEN LIGHTING:
ARE THERE DISTURBING CHANGES IN LIGHTING ACROSS THE PHOTO?

3. Technical Qualities

CORRECT EXPOSURE
HORIZON STRAIGHT
ADEQUATE DETAIL IN SHADOWS OR HIGHLIGHTS?
IS THE PHOTO SHARP? IF NOT, IS IT BLURRED DUE TO SLOW SHUTTER SPEED TO INCORRECT FOCUS?
COULD THE PHOTO BE IMPROVED WITH A DIFFERENT LENS OR CAMERA POSITION?
IS THE COLOR BALANCE CORRECT?
ARE THERE ANY DISTURBING OFF TONES?
COULD A FILTER BE USED TO IMPROVE THE PHOTO? (e. g. a warming filter or polarizer)
COULD THE PHOTO BE IMPROVED WITH A DIFFERENT LENS OR CAMERA POSITION?
IS THE COLOR BALANCE CORRECT?
ARE THERE ANY DISTURBING OFF TONES?
IS DEPTH OF FIELD PROPERLY APPLIED?
IS THE PHOTO CLEAR OF DUST?

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Image Evaluation Criteria January 14, 2012 1:35 PM former member
Guidelines for Field Trips January 14, 2012 1:31 PM former member
About Eastside Camera Club April 11, 2012 8:01 PM Susan H.

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