Critique for Fabián Gamboa Sánchez

TRS – Photo Critique
Corral
Image Title : Corral
Author : Fabián Gamboa Sánchez
Photo Critique by : Mr Robert Chircop [Academy of Photography Judge]

Content: TRS mark 4/10
This is an enclosure in a field. Nothing special here.

Composition: TRS mark 3/10
The subject is not clear enough and it lacks interest generally. Try to compose using the rule of thirds as this lends itself for enhanced visual appeal. What are your feelings about this photo? What do you want to impart to the viewer?
The sky is feature less. A cloudy sky usually make for a more interesting photograph.

Image quality: TRS mark 6/10
The image is sharp and fairly well exposed. Try using also the ‘Matrix metering’ on you dslr and check for the best exposure. The low ISO 100 used gave you a noise free image.

Final TRS mark: 4+ out of 10

Planta de Chile
Image Title : Planta de Chile
Author : Fabián Gamboa Sánchez
Photo Critique by : Mr Robert Chircop [Academy of Photography Judge]

Content: TRS mark 5/10
The plant is beautiful but you may have had the red ‘berries’ more pronounced.

Composition: TRS mark 5/10
The image is generally fairly well composed but may come across as ‘chaotic’. There seems to be a fine line here. Try take more images and work the subject further. I’m sure that you can improve on this.

Image quality: TRS mark 4/10
The image lacks sharpness. This may be due to camera shake as I suspect that a tripod has not been used. Having a focal length of 55mm with a shutter speed of 1/40 second may introduce blur (even with VR on). As a general rule, I try to use a shutter speed equal to 1/(focal length x crop factor) or faster, i.e. 1/(55×1.5) = 1/80 of a second approx.

Final TRS mark: 5- out of 10

Del Jardín

Image Title : Del Jardín
Author : Fabián Gamboa Sánchez
Photo Critique by : Mr Robert Chircop [Academy of Photography Judge]

Content: TRS mark 6/10
Leaves are laid in a disorderly manner however the image look quite pleasing.

Composition: TRS mark 5/10
This seems to be a casual shot. (almost an abstract). Would you explain how you perceive this image yourself and share your thought processes?

Image quality: TRS mark 5/10
A dedicated macro lens would be best for such images. The shallow dof of f/1.8 gave you a very narrow depth of field with very little in focus. This may come across as the image lacking sharpness.
Eventually, if you intend to take ‘close up’ and ‘macro’ photography, a technique called ‘focus stacking’ will enable you expand your dof.
For the three images, I suggest you read around the ‘tonal’ range of an image and its histogram.
Fabian, please regard my critique merely as suggestions for improving your craft. You seem to have good control on your camera and venturing into ‘M’ mode is conducive to learning.
Final TRS mark: 5+ out of 10

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