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Photo critique

By Matt Norton

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If you set goals in your photographic career

you are more likely to achieve it faster. A great way to do this is to critique others

photography to know what to look for in yours. A great way to take better photos is to let

others critique your photographs.

Set a goal for your self

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A Crit is one of the best ways to improve your

photography. A Crit is a group of people closely looking at a

selection of photographs and judging them. One part of a Crit is to rank the photos as well

as critique them.


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What is good about it?

What is not good?

How could it be better?

The 3 basic questions

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Value- the range of light in a photo not its price.

Clarity- not just the focus or weather but whether the photo is focused correctly.

Composition- point of interest, cropping, dynamics and lines.

Presentation- the care that was taken to print the photo correctly.

Four basics determine a photographs standards

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VALUE- refers to the range of light in the photograph: from black through shades of gray to white.

I a photo has a lot of black and white but no gray it may have a lot of impact but not a lot of interest.

CLARITY- is not just about whether a photo is focus but whether the photo is focused correctly in the right way.

Value & Clarity

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COMPOSITION- is the hardest to define

because it is so close to “style”, composition has a point of interest, cropping, negative space, balance, static, dynamic, weight and lines.

PRESENTATION-is what you look for on the final print, things like white flecks, variously known as satellites, glitches, SCUZZ, hickies or glop-stuff on the negative that shouldn't be there.

Composition & Presentation

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Chapter 4 critique

This photo has a good subject but it’s value isn’t that great, it is very dark and has shadows. The photo is well focused and is sharp. The men are too well centered it would be nice to see more rule of thirds. The photo is not scratched but is a little fuzzy.

Chapter 4 picture

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Professional Critique

In this photo the value is great but the clarity varies as you look deeper into the photo. The composition is hard to understand in this picture because it is hard to tell what the main point of interest is. The presentation is good and very colorful but the photo could have been taken when there was more light.


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Indian coast


In this photo it has a low value with barely any light. The picture is clear but hard to tell what the object is off to the right of the photo. The composition is good although the building closest is a little out of focus. The presentation of this picture is very nice having the light source to the left but it doesn’t reach the rest of the photo.

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