Krish, tree and vase photos

Portrait, Trees and Vase Piyush photos for comments Hello Christian, As an hobbyist, still using point and shoot camera, Sony HX1, in process to get my first DSLR (Still looking), […]

Portrait, Trees and Vase

Piyush photos for comments

Hello Christian,

As an hobbyist, still using point and shoot camera, Sony HX1, in process to get my first DSLR (Still looking), I want you to review my work and let me know about my technique and if I am going in right direction. I do post process my pictures in Photoshop Element 8, Always try not to crop much, and maintain picture ratio, and never over process colors. Trying my best. Here I am submitting 3 pictures from different category  1) Portrait 2) Nature 3) Abstract.  All your comments will help me to improve.
 
Here is my BLOG address on Flickr 
Waiting to see your review on my pictures.
 
Thank you
Regards
Piyush
Piyush
thank you for your submission. Let’s get straight into the photo critique

Krish’s portrait

Content 3 out of 10

I would assume this is your daughter portrait? I have assigned 3 out of 10 as for a portrait this is nothing special. You can give yourself a 9-10 as it relates to you. I would have wanted to see some sort of intent, portrait approach, a little story or something a bit more abstract than just a pic inside a car.

Composition 6 out of 10

Despite the average look of the image, I do not mind the composition. I am just concerned it is not your intent, but a happy accident? is it? please let me know that your nice subtle crop was intended? Maybe the eye line following the rule of thirds?

Image quality 4 out of 10

Image quality is not bad, just raw, and I find that fact the light comes from under instead of above a little bit disturbing. It does not help at all.

Overall TRS mark 4.3 

Krish480

Trees

Content 2 out of 10
I have got difficulties identifying the subject…if the subject are the underexposed trees, than I do not believe this is a blunt statement…can you tell us what is the story here? I would like to know your intent
Composition 3 out of 10
Cannot see any composition here – there is chaos
Image quality 3 out of 10
Same as above…I cannot see anything
TRS mark 2.66
Tree480

Vase

Content 7 out of 10
This image is by far the best out of 3. I like this clean and simple approach. no issues seeing what you want to tell me. Love the colours, not too strong, just right,
Composition 7 out of 10
I see immediately the rule of thirds and I believe this would have been even better on a landscape format to make it even more obvious. I like the position of the vase at the end of the shelf and the subtle shadow.
Image quality 7 out of 10
Probably you took this image with the same camera as the other, but as you can see all elements lift the other and That is why your mark is better here
TRS mark – 7 out of 10 – this is good photography
Vase480
Piyush
I have seen your flickr account and i could some some great photographs there next to some average ones…. I believe your choice here of samples is not the best. You definitely have a good eye, and are a great photographer/artist. You see the world through your own personality and I appreciate that. I hope this rating system is giving you food for thought, and definitely I would encourage you to get some better gear to take your art to the next level. Also you should not listen to others,
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