How to CRITIQUE an Image
**Look at the image as objectively as you can
Critique the same way you would want to be critiqued
State what you think
works well in the image and explain why
Include recommendations for improvement, if any, and explain why
1 - Assess the exposure: over/under, light direction, contrast/gray
2 - Check the subject’s focus: clear or sharp, depth of field
3 - Comment on the focal length: telephoto, wide angle, cropping, point of view
4 - Analyze the composition: rule of thirds, golden ratio, subject placement, other areas in the image: do they complement the subject and contribute to the success of the image?
5 - Observe the photo's visual weight: what you see first, impact, value, does the image tell a story?
6 - Examine the foreground and background: important/distraction, space, texture, 2D/3D
**Keep in Mind
The Seven Elements of Art: line, shape, space, value, form, texture, and color
The Seven Elements of Photography: composition, texture, depth, patterns,
light, shapes, vantage point
“Each image is an experiment, as you have successful results and unsuccessful results.
To strive for perfection,
your image should have discovery and freedom.”