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Critique presentation

Critique presentation



This is a presentation going through the ways you can critique a photo. I learned many things doing this project. I learned about what a photo needs to have a spark to it, and how I can make my photos ...

This is a presentation going through the ways you can critique a photo. I learned many things doing this project. I learned about what a photo needs to have a spark to it, and how I can make my photos better. This is a helpful guideline to critique someone else's photo, but even your own photo.



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    • Evaluating aPhotoHow to critique a PhotoBy Ethan Bolson
    • Style and Standards Every Photographer has their own style, but the style should be consistent Skill is the key ingredient to standards Standards is not an opinion, but facts about the photo This is a good place to start your critique
    • Value Value refers to range of light in the photo from black to white and gray to white Important to distinguish which is a good gray and a bad gray of a photo, should be consistent and clear, you do not want a muddy gray Should have contrast, creates a better visual impact, only exception is if the photo has a good color of gray
    • Clarity Primary key is the focus, should be sharp or soft Primary part of picture should be focused Some blurs are done on purpose The background and the subject should be similar unless both dark Photo should provide a context for the face Blurs are biggest part of clarity, should be focused
    • Presentation Care and skill put into photograph Should be clean, no scratches, anything messy or bad that should not be there Watch for fingerprints Looked for neatly trimmed edges Photos should be dust free
    • Composition Hard to define, very close to style Find point of interest, there should be one How well they cropped the photo Look for balance in the photo Lines and curves have a tremendous effect
    • Aesthetics The difference between a skillful photograph and a piece of art A photo can have the right elements and still not work It could have all the right elements join together to create a great photograph
    • The style seems to be consistent on this photo, a picture of a boy smiling outside. There is good lightbut I think it should be darker, because it is bright from the sunlight. The photo has very good contrastas it has a large visual impact. Seems like a soft focus. The trees in the background are blurred butdone on purpose. Has a definite subject as the boy and the subject and the background match. Thephoto provides context for the face. Large scratch from the lip down to the jacket that takes focusfrom the boy. When I first saw the picture, the scratch is the first thing I saw. The ends of thephotograph are white and of the boys arms which means the photo can go on for more. They mayhave cropped a little too much but the point of interest is the boys face. Has a very good balanceand a very good point of interest.
    • There is a consistent style in the photo. Seems to be a lot of skill put in. A picture of a vey colorful floweron a bright day. The picture is bright but I believe that it has the right range of light for it’s kind f photo.There is no gray but has a lot of contrast. The photo has a large visual impact. The photo has a sharpfocus and has good focus. The blur in the background was done on purpose except for the back ofthe flower which was caught in the blur. The background and the flower’s colors are very similar,which is good
    • CitationsBoenigk, Frank. "Big Beauty with SmallLeaves."<http://www.photoschau.de/?p=763>.O’Brien, Michael and Norman Sibley. ThePhotographic Eye : Copyright 1995 DavisPublications, Inc. Worcester, MassachusettsU.S.A.