Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Nina betz howtocritique
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Nina betz howtocritique


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. How to critique aphoto
  • 2. Good critique......has an equal amount of positive and negative comments...answers 3 questions:What is good about it?What is not good?How could it be better?...identifies the technical, objective factors that define a photograph and evaluates them.
  • 3. The four standarts:-value-clarity-composition-presentation
  • 4. Value-range of light in the photograph-in general its good to aim contrast-good balance of black and white-range of grays (distinguish between good and bad grays)how to improve the value:-most common is incorrect exposure when taking the photograph
  • 5. Clarity-whether it is correctly focused-subject may be either sharp or soft -sharp focus: edges are clearly defined -soft focus: edges blur a bit-center of interest is focusedHow to improve clarity:-focus is the most common problem-using too large an aperture-shutter speed
  • 6. Presentation-care and skill/ how clean is it?-problems: white flecks, fingerprints, scratches, dark circles
  • 7. Composition-Is there a point of interest? (should be near the middle of the frame)-good cropping? wasted space? (frame should narrow in on whats important)-balance: top-heavy, lopsided, boring? -static balance: just sits there, but can be effective -dynamic balance suggests movement-Aesthetics: which photographs have that something, and which dont
  • 8. This picture has a high value, because it has a lot of contrast and a high rangeof black and white. It also has a range of grays. It is rather softly focused but itstill has a high clarity and the center of interest is in focus. It is very clean andthere are no scratches or fingerprints on it. It has a good composition becauseit is an interesting picture with good cropping and it has that something.
  • 9. This picture has a high value because there is a lot of contrast between the rose and the background. It has good clarity and is sharply focused. The center of the interest ( the rose) is in focus.It is very clean without any scratches, so it has a high presentation. The cropping is good and there is no wasted space.
  • 10. This picture doesnt have that much contrast. It has a range ofgrays but I would improve the contrast to get a higher value. It issoftly focused, which looks good. There are no scratches.
  • 11. Cites (by Mo Fridlich) ( by Ansel Adams) Picture from Chapter 4 Critical Eye (by Lena Aiken)