Photo Critique for Christopher Newson

Thank you for submitting your photographs for critique Christopher.  I will break each photograph down and give a small summary for you.

 

First Wedding

First Wedding

Content:  6/10

A classic shot to take.

 
Composition:  6/10

I believe the image can boost from a tighter crop.  Crop the top portion out some and it brings more focus to her face.

 
Image Quality:  7/10

Overall well exposed.  I spent less than a 2 minutes doing some basic post processing (soften skin, dodge the eyes, to a small tone curve) and it made a huge difference.  So, some basic post processing was all that is needed.

 
TRS Score:  6.3/10
 
 
 
Outside Model

Outside Model

 

Content:  6/10

Nice portrait, not overly exciting, but not dull either.

 
Composition:  7/10

Image is composed nicely.  Face isn’t in the center of the photograph which is a plus.

 
Image Quality:  7/10

Overall well exposed. Shot at ISO 400, F6.3, 1/100.   I would try a shot at F8 – F11 and one at F2.0-F2.4 with your 50mm 1.8 lens.  Focus on the eyes of course with the 2.0/2.4 aperture.

 
TRS Score:  6.6/10

 

Green Screen

Green Screen

 

Content:  5/10

This is one that will appeal to certain individuals more than others.  I will meet in the middle as it’s only average to me.

 
Composition:  5/10

Composition is ok.  I would try to bring them in close to each other perhaps.

 
Image Quality:  4/10

I believe the choice of colors is what really brings this photograph down.  As far as a green screen and replacing the background with something different it does the job nicely.

 
TRS Score:  4.6/10

 

Christopher,

I can see you have photography skills from the pictures above.  There are strength’s in each one, but the first two are my favorites.  With some small post processing the images can really stand out.  I believe the 1st photograph can be enhanced greatly by blurring out the background more with post processing.

Each photographer has their own unique style, but there are always small things that we can do to improve the quality of our work.  Having other photographers critique samples of our work can help us improve.  Keep up the good work Christopher and happy shooting!

Kevin Hays
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About Kevin Hays

My name is Kevin Hays and I've always had an interest in fine art. From an early age I always had a pencil in my hand. At the age of 18 I was accepted as a professional watercolor artist and photographer. I enjoy drawing, painting, basketball, photography, woodworking, gaming, spending time with the family, advancing my education among other things. For a more detailed BIO you can visit http://www.kevinhaysphotography.com/about