Monday, February 13, 2012

Get Critiqued with Photo Feedback

Well here it is, the first week of Photo Feedback.  That is what I am calling this.  My hope is that photographers of all levels would feel comfortable to get some honest (yet constructive) feedback about their photos.  While the blogging is world is fabulous and it helps the confidence to get comments like “beautiful photo” or “great shot”, that doesn’t really help hone your skills or help develop your eye.

There are some fabulous sites that will feature someone’s work and ask for critiques (like Click It Up a Notch), but what about getting feedback on your work while helping others, too?  I hope this weekly link up will do just that.

So I encourage you to be brave and put your work out there to get some feedback.  It will help you and the person critiquing you. So pleas join me.

Here is my photo.

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Aperture: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/40, ISO: 100, Canon 55-250mm IS lens at 70mm focal length, 1.3 meters from subject.

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Now for the fun! Leave me your feedback and maybe (just maybe) link up a photo of your own.  The code is listed below in case you want to post the thumbnails on your post, too.  This makes it easier for others to participate and spreads the word quicker.  It is not required to use the code in your post, though.

Mom Tried It

Here are the guidelines for Photo Feedback:

  • The photo you submit must be your own.
  • The photo can be new or old, edited or SOOC, never a theme to adhere to.
  • When leaving feedback be sure to say something you like about the photo along with something you would suggest to improve the photo.
  • If you join in, please visit a couple of other participants too.  They want feedback just like you do. 
  • Please link back in your post with text or grab the button.
  • Only ONE photo per blog post, please.  This way we know without a doubt which photo to critique.

6 comments:

  1. I love that the shape of the primary leaf is echoed in the shape of the darker shadowy leaf.

    I think the echoed shape gets truncated a bit by the cropping.

    The contrast of the warm leaf tones against the cool ice tones adds interest to the overall scene.

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  2. I like that this image give a definite cold and wintry feel. The patterns in the ice are interesting and I love the contrast of the leaves. I think I might like this cropped in a little tighter on the leaves, while showing just a bit more of that top leaf, to really draw you in. And it might just be my preference for a slightly over-exposed photo, but I think if it were lightened just a tad the white crackles and outline of the leaf would pop a little more.

    Overall I really like the wintry story this shot tells, and the interesting composition.

    Thanks so much for hosting Kim! You rock ;)

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  3. Thank you Kim for creating Photo Feedback! I have a feeling this is going to be great!

    Then the feedback... this is going to be the hard part... My first impression was that it's really hard to find anything to improve in this picture. What I like about the image, is it's artistic feeling and and the texture of the ice. After thinking about it more, I agree with the previous cropping comments, the darker leaf might be a little too tightly cropped. Also lightening the shadows might give the darker leaf a bit more content? - The colors are one thing that I also like - they are rich and beautiful, and the contrast of the autumn-like orange on the wintry blue looks lovely.

    Right now I'm lacking an image to enter, but give me a few days and I'll be back! And I'll be blog hopping too :-)

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  4. I have no talent taking pictures. All I know is I like looking at the photos...they make me aware of things I would never have seen...like the pattens here..

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  5. Very artsy. Coming from a non-technical, I love the colors and the hint of green in the vine.

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  6. I love this idea! I don't mean to complain, but I do get tired of all of the "great shot" comments...it doesn't help me much especially since I don't know what makes a shot "great" anyway! It's so rare that I post with just one photo, though... :)

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