Church tower, girl portrait and building facade photography critique

Photography critique for Omar. my name is Omar I´m an Academy of Pohotography fan from Mexico, I love your videos, I want to become a great photographer. Thanks for sharing […]

Photography critique for Omar.

my name is Omar
I´m an Academy of Pohotography fan from Mexico, I love your videos, I want to become a great photographer. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
I hope you can critiquize my photos.Also here is a video commercial I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEVjMcwJor4
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Omar
thank you for your submission. I will get straight to commenting your photos using the Tudor Rating System
I need you to download the rating system and assign ratings for yourself as well.

Church tower

Content TRS mark – 5 out of 10. 

I am not sure how to rate a church tower, is it interesting, maybe, is it special? How special is it. You have presented a clear subject, but it might relate to you more than to me. I would categorise this is architectural photography, but I have seen more dramatic churches before. I cannot give you more, and It would not be fair to give you less as I can see your clean intention

Composition TRS mark 4 out of 10

I see the symmetrical intent, which is good to show the tower prestige but the composition is destroyed by the underexposed trees and shadow. Balance is disturbed and symmetry does not make sense any more. Aslo the subject is not big enough in the image so this a contradiction on 2 levels. I
Image quality – TRS mark 3 out of 10
Image is not sharp, dull colours, uncontrolled exposure, dark unbalanced corner. Do you think this competes with the other photographers on this website?
General mark is 4 out of 10 and it could have been much higher with little effort
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Building facade

Content – TRS 4 out of 10

what is special about this facade?

Composition – TRS mark 3 out of 10. 

No composition, heavy on the right hand side, no balance, no symmetry. I really love the clean cut, but this could have been a great image if you could have used one compositional element

Image quality – TRS mark 5 out of 10

cannot see anything exciting here

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Girl portrait

Content – TRS mark 6 out of 10
I like the clean approach, if you can relate  to the girl, you can get yourself a high mark here
Composition TRS mark 4 out of 10
Symmetry is disturbed by light poles, and her position. She is too small in the picture, there is no dialogue
Image quality TRS mark 6 out of 10
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Omar
I like your clean approach, that shows a good eye, but I believe you can improve on composition. please check this article, let me know what you think, and if you believe my comments are harsh. I would like you to tell me what equipment do you use, ( I believe you need an upgrade here) and I would love to see you send me another set of images when you believe you are ready to be above 6.
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