Critique for A.B. Ula

Hi A.B. Ula,

I will try to give you an honest opinion and critique of how I feel each photograph’s quality.  Thank you for submitting your photographs and having the desire to want to learn and improve your photography skills.

Woman

Woman

 

Woman

(content) 4/10 – Glasses, fabric over head just doesn’t seem to go together.
(composition) 5/10 – Pretty well balanced. I believe the top image either needs to cut top of her head off or add some more space; too close to edge.
(image quality) 4/10 – I really can’t see anything that is tact sharp here. I cannot see what ISO, Aperture you used so I’ll have to suggest on a photograph like this to use either f8-11 or (1.8-2.8 and focus on eyes) making a nice bokeh in background.
(TRS Score) 4.3 / 10

Conclusion: There isn’t much contrast, current clothing doesn’t compliment each other and the top background is distracting.

 

 

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

(content) 3/10 Cannot really tell what this is when first looking at the picture.
(composition) 2/10 You followed the ROT to some degree, but putting the girl in the top right between the handle is really confusing.
(image quality) 3/10 I really cannot tell what you are focusing on besides the girl being out of focus.
(TRS Score) 2.6 / 10

Conclusion: For this type of shot if you were wanting to place a person between the handle of the mug put focus on her and see if you can get the mug out of focus. Looking at the overall picture there really isn’t anything tact sharp. I imagine you did put some thought into this photograph, but I feel you didn’t achieve the overall effect you intended to.  I would like to encourage you to study some of the tutorials here on the site concerning aperture and DOF. If you could provide the ISO, Aperture and your camera info we can help you more. Do not let the comments here discourage you, but rather the desire to learn and improve for the future.  Please keep in mind each of us have different opinions, but we are all here to help you improve.

 

Kevin

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