How to Critique a
photo
By: Rachel Ahlmeyer
Photo Cliques

For the photo to the right you
Should Crop the top of top of the image to eliminate
negative space, Make su...
For this photo you should eliminate something
because there is to much going on and the color is
unbalanced
To critique this photo you would want to eliminate the
background, and you would also want to lighten up
the photo, its pr...
Other things to keep in mind
when critiquing a photograph
What is in the background?
You want to be careful with what is in the background.
You don’t want to have your background i...
You always want to follow the rule of thirds when taking
photographs. You want to try and get something in
each section. B...
Color Accuracy
When taking photographs indoors without using a
flash you need something to balance the light our or it
wil...
Is the photo different or
standout
A common photograph is taken of flowers, sunsets or
other basic photographs. You want y...
What is added or taken away
from the photo?

Is the photograph something you could have done
something better or different...
Do you know what the subject
Is it easy to know or see what your subject is, can you
is? the subject. Is your
look at the ...
Does the photograph tell a
story?
Does the photograph tell a story? Does it keep you
interested or intrigued?
Clarity Do you need a sharp
Is the picture or subject in focus?
or soft focus? Soft focus is when the lens forms the
image...
Cropping
Is there open and plain unused wasted space? Does the
photo need to be cropped or should you zoom out
more on the...
Exposure

Is the picture exposed or not? If your photo is exposed
you did something wrong, how can you do something
differ...
Citations
—  http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-PhotographyCritique

—  http://www.silberstudios.tv/blog/2011/05/how-tocriti...
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  1. 1. How to Critique a photo By: Rachel Ahlmeyer
  2. 2. Photo Cliques For the photo to the right you Should Crop the top of top of the image to eliminate negative space, Make sure it is in focus, Its grainy
  3. 3. For this photo you should eliminate something because there is to much going on and the color is unbalanced
  4. 4. To critique this photo you would want to eliminate the background, and you would also want to lighten up the photo, its pretty dark.
  5. 5. Other things to keep in mind when critiquing a photograph
  6. 6. What is in the background? You want to be careful with what is in the background. You don’t want to have your background in focus, to have pixels or for it to be irrelevant.
  7. 7. You always want to follow the rule of thirds when taking photographs. You want to try and get something in each section. But at the same time you want to balance out the photo and make sure the image isn’t over powering. Rule of thirds
  8. 8. Color Accuracy When taking photographs indoors without using a flash you need something to balance the light our or it will take out and all white drawing for light
  9. 9. Is the photo different or standout A common photograph is taken of flowers, sunsets or other basic photographs. You want your photograph to be different, unique and memorable.
  10. 10. What is added or taken away from the photo? Is the photograph something you could have done something better or different. You also don’t want an over whelming photo. Less is more, cluttered takes away from the photo.
  11. 11. Do you know what the subject Is it easy to know or see what your subject is, can you is? the subject. Is your look at the photo quickly and see eye drawn to the main point of your photo
  12. 12. Does the photograph tell a story? Does the photograph tell a story? Does it keep you interested or intrigued?
  13. 13. Clarity Do you need a sharp Is the picture or subject in focus? or soft focus? Soft focus is when the lens forms the images to be blurry. Sharp focus describes the elements in the scene at the best quality. You want a smaller aperture.
  14. 14. Cropping Is there open and plain unused wasted space? Does the photo need to be cropped or should you zoom out more on the photograph.
  15. 15. Exposure Is the picture exposed or not? If your photo is exposed you did something wrong, how can you do something differently for the next time?
  16. 16. Citations —  http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-PhotographyCritique —  http://www.silberstudios.tv/blog/2011/05/how-tocritique-photographs-a-key-ayp-club-feature/ —  http://www.gurushots.com/photo-critique/ —  http://www.photosig.com/go/main/help? name=tutorial/t10
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