This week we had a great picture from Timothy Keith called Deep in Thought. It had lots of promise and I believe that promise is what drove so much comment on the image. Let’s start with the obvious. The background has serious problems. The bright object in the top left corner of the image is […]

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This image features a perfectly-exposed, beautiful young woman. I suspect that it’s probably pretty popular, but for me, I’d like to see a slightly more conventional approach – sort of. I’m really torn by this image. So much of it works but a few things confuse me. The blown out highlights in the background could […]

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    Today’s image from our Scott’s Critiques Pool on Flickr is from the flagship Apple store in New York. The structure itself is so interesting that it makes for a compelling image. But there are several things that the photographer could do to improve this image. My biggest problem with the photo is the […]

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This is one of the better portraits we’ve received for critique since starting this group. I like the pose. The light is perfect. The model is beautiful. The exposure is right on. On a scale of 10 I’d give it an 8.9. What could we improve? The three big things that stand out for me […]

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Over at the Pixsylated blog (One of my new favorites) Syl writes about lessons he DIDN’T learn in photo school. Part of that post caught my eye. “It takes guts to open yourself to the criticism of others. “I may be good, but I’m not as good as I can be” is a hard thing […]

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(NOTE: If you’re not a member of our critique group, please consider joining here.) Ingo (our moderator) picked this week’s critique subject. I am glad he did because it’s an interesting photo. It does have a very nice feel to it but, I have to say for me, it doesn’t quite work because I find […]

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Original Again I am very impressed by the work being done in our Photofocus/Scott’s Critiques critique group. If you’re not participating then you are missing out. The original image submitted by KT56 was quite striking – a beautiful woman photographed in nice light. The critiques posted mimic many of my own feelings. The crop on […]

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