A day of ski, nothing to do and the distant stare – photo critique for Marko

A day of ski, nothing to do and the distant stare photo critique for Marko Hello my name is Marko and recently i discovered your site and youtube channel and […]

A day of ski, nothing to do and the distant stare

photo critique for Marko

Hello my name is Marko and recently i discovered your site and youtube channel and i love it :), i can’t wait to look at all of your videos because they are very good! I have some photos that i would like you to take a look at but i can’t seem to find where to send them, if you find the time to contact me so i can send you the pictures that would mean the world to me! Thank you for your time
I have 3 pictures i would like you to rate, they are not my best but thats why i need a second opinion :).
The first picture “The distant stare”:
1.Content 3/10: Because there is nothing special in the picture, well not for anyone else, its my niece. But i love how she looked away at the right moment
2. Composition 5/10 i think i framed the picture right, the head not to big
3. Image quality 6/10 there is some post photoshop produstion but no allot, i like the way the light is hitting her face
The second picture “Nothing to do”
1. Content 3/10 Again nothing revolutionery in the picture, a girl sitting in a window
2. Composition 4/10 the picture is somewhat framed right but i hate that i cut off her feet, it was a very dark room and it was a split secont that she sat there, she didn’t pose
3. Image quality 2/10 to dark, the contrast is maby ok but i don’t realy know
The third picture “A day of skiing”
1. Content 4/10 again nothing very special 2 friends in the france alps
2. Composition 6/10 ok framing, maby if i didnt tilt my camera and took a bit wider picture so that more of the mountain is shown it would be better
3. Image quality 7/10 i like the light in this one, it is a bright sunny day, and i tryed to use the show as a reflector so that the other side of them isn’t in complete shadow
Thank you for the opertunity to send you the pictures,
Marko……………..
Marko
thank you for your submission. I appreciate you have rated them yourself and are modest in your own assessement. I think you underrate yourself a little bit and that is good news
let’s have a quick look. Also please remember that in terms of content they need to be categorised first so we can compare apples with apples

Distant stare

Content 5 out of 10

This is a bit more than a simple portrait. The facial expression is one of an adult in my opinion and that is added value. I am a bit disturbed by the background though. It is a good portrait in my opinion

Composition 6.5 out of 10

Nice cut and well balanced proportions of the face in the image. It is about right

Image quality 6.5 out of 10

I see some editing here, image looks good, contrast is a bit strong for my personal taste but this has not influenced my rating. A better background would have helped

Final TRS mark 6 out of 10

I believe this is better than you think, it needs just an extra step to make it better. Just think about the entire image when you shoot and get rid of the random and disturbing elements, or make them talk to each other

 

The distant stare

Nothing to do

Content 6 out of 10

I like the interpretation of a girl sneaking a peek outside. Also I like the mood black and white. it gives character, but there is a lack of excitement. It is a very clear subject and I do not have any doubts. Also I enjoy your title.

Composition 4 out of 10

symmetry of the window is destroyed by the girl. Image does not have balance and i cannot see any other compositional intent

Image quality 5 out of 10

Looks good in black and white a bit undecided if this is a strong message or not, it is somewhere in between.

Final TRS mark 6 out of 10

I believe this is better than you think, it needs just an extra step to make it better. Just think about the entire image when you shoot and get rid of the random and disturbing elements, or make them talk to each other

Nothing to do

A day of skiing

Content 4 out of 10

Facebook is full of these pics. It relates to you only.

Composition 5 out of 10

I can see the intent if the you 2 in the image, but your arrangements do not show any visual compositional intent. it is average

Image quality 6.5 out of 10

Clear picture, shows you have got a good camera. What did you shoot with?

Final TRS mark 5 out of 10

I am not very passionate about pics like that as they are not photography, but snapping pics

A day of skiing
Marko
I can see photography skills, but they need polishing towards something with the WOW factor. I have seen this kind of photos everywhere. Quick question: what makes your photo yours?
Do you want to say something?
I want you to send your best photos, not just some average ones….
Christian

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