Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Personal critique and final tips, part of Learning to Critique Photos.
- Because getting constructive feedback…on your work is so important…I suggest you seek out people you respect…who are willing to sit down with you,…and have a conversation about some of your images.…I found the photographic community, in general,…is a very generous one.…It's been my experience that,…when established photographers have time,…they're often willing to help other passionate photographers…who are pushing themselves to get better.…If you're lucky enough to schedule…a one-on-one critique session…with someone who knows photography well…and could be a good judge of your work,…take full advantage by using…what you've learnt in this course.…
Just like in photography,…there are no real rules,…but be respectful of the reviewer's time,…have a set of images, no more than 20 to start.…I wouldn't plan on more, but have more in case…the session goes really well and time permits.…Keep your images organized, uniform…and sequenced in a logical way.…If there's enough advanced notice…ask your reviewer what their preference is,…
Join Steve Simon as he deconstructs images through critique. Grow your awareness of the impact your choices make on the interpretation of an image. Enhance your command of shutter speed, depth of field, focal plane, and more, to help convey a specific meaning. Learn how to study, review, and analyze images, sharpening your photographic eye and expanding your visual vocabulary.
- Identifying strong photographs
- Deconstructing images
- Understanding the impact of shutter speed, focus, and depth of field
- Interpreting the visual weight of an image
- Evaluating the lighting
- Determining whether to convert an image to black and white
- Changing the meaning of an image by cropping
- Timing and the moment
- Designing in the image
- Developing a visual vocal vocabulary