Photo Critique for Aneesh Abbineni

Hi Aneesh,

Thank you for submitting your photographs to be critiqued.  I will give you my opinions on each photograph such as the strength and weakness.  I appreciate you using the TRS to score yourself prior to us rating your photographs.  Let’s take a look at your photographs now.

 

Toddler

Toddler

 

Toddler

(content5/10 – Overall a nice subject here.
(composition6/10 – Pretty well balanced.  The ear is a little close to the edge for me though.
(image quality6.5/10 – Overall a nice job on exposure and image quality.
(TRS Score) 5.8 / 10

Conclusion:   Overall a pretty good photograph.  There are room for improvements such as softening the skin slightly, using a larger aperture to blur the background more.  The toddler would be popping from the picture if the background had a better bokeh.

 

 

Plane

Plane

 

Plane

(content4/10 – A photograph of a plane, nothing else really interesting here.
(composition) 4/10 –Center of the page, pretty boring.  Possibly more interesting with a portrait shot instead of landscape.
(image quality6/10 –Image quality is pretty good and exposure is well executed.
(TRS Score) 4.6 / 10

Conclusion:   It’s a photograph of a plane.  To me it’s just one of those photographs you take to show how close you zoomed into the plane.  With a portrait shot and clouds in the background it could possibly be much better.

 

 

Bee

Bee

Bee

(content3/10 – The bee is way too small for the photograph, needs a much closer shot.
(composition) 3/10 –Again, dead center which is boring.  Needs a much closer shot of the bee.
(image quality) 4/10 –Image quality is average.  It’s hard to tell since the bee is so small what type of quality is there, but with a closer shot (macro) perhaps the detail will pop out.
(TRS Score) 3.3 / 10

Conclusion:   This photograph of a bee needs to be done with macro photography techniques.  There really isn’t anything interesting here and try to avoid placing everything directly in the center of the image.  If I were taking this picture the bee would fill up 2/3 of the image, but getting this type of photograph takes patience.

 

Aneesh,

You started out good with the toddler then slowly declined.  I hope you take my suggestions as constructive criticism and employ those techniques to improve your photographs.  I believe you need to work on a couple things and once those are mastered you will be much happier.  To get those macro shots and a really nice bokeh you may need to invest in other glass.  I like shooting single portraits with a prime lens at 1.8 – 2.8 and focusing on the eyes if it’s mainly a head shot.  Happy shooting!

 
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