dragon, flower sky – photo critique

Images by Zdrawex Thank you for your submission! General comments – on the first look, these images seems to come from 3 different hands. They are different is style and […]

Images by Zdrawex

Thank you for your submission!

General comments

– on the first look, these images seems to come from 3 different hands. They are different is style and approach. I am not saying this is bad, just a general comment without much analysis

The rose

the subject is OK however highly overused. Everyone with a camera takes a photo of a flower at some stage. The image is not powerful, i cannot sense a value other than to yourself. Composition is OK-ish, not sure how different you can do it. I would be inclined to make the flower smaller in the image, push it on the side and have more green as per the rule of thirds, or the other way, getting really close until you see only pink petals, have a complete pink image and compose the light and shadows

The colours look raw, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. An increase in vibrance would help.

Overall nothing wrong with the image, but it does not speak to me.

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Clouds

Another overused subject, clouds. Also difficult to connect to an image you can see everyday. The fact you have captured some light rays might make you believe they are special but that might be your own perception. I know there are beautiful landscapes with dramatic skies out there but this is not one of them.

Same comments as above in regards to the colour. Please see our youtube video on composition. If you cannot identify visually a rule of your composition, that tells me it is not there and you have not considered it.

 

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The dragon

the best image of the 3 with a bit more quality and skill. The colours are vibrant and the image is nice. I would move the head to the right lower third to avoid the central image as the position of the lizard is not suitable for a central symmetrical picture. I believe this photo came with a different lens and camera than the first 2 ?!?

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conclusion

The interest in photography and effort are there…but I would recommend to find the difference in a world overloaded with flowers, skies and small animals. People connect with something they can relate to: a feeling, emotion, event. If the connection is not there, at least thy can be impressed with graphical skills – colour play, textures and powerful compositions

 

ask yourself what do you want to tell your public with your photo and why?

regards

 

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