Category Archives: Photography Tidbits

1 Elements of Art   I might have put the horse before the cart by writing about critique before the elements, principles, and rules of composition.  The truth is I did that because I started the project 52 group.  Where … Continue reading

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It’s your vision   We all have our own creative direction.  Our favorite styles, preferences, and inclinations.  I’m a member of a couple of photo clubs, I moderate 2 Facebook groups online.  I’m always aware and surprised by the diversity … Continue reading

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How to receive criticism   So, we are shooting lots of pictures.  We are pouring ourselves into our work.  We’ve created a safe environment and are open to others ideas, suggestions, comments, and their recommendations.  We are posting our pictures … Continue reading

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More considerations for critique   A great place to start is to find the things that you like. The positive things. Things that are supportive, encouraging, and reassuring. Even if it’s a little thing, find positivity.   Then talk about … Continue reading

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Critique So here it is.  The moment of truth.  The meat of all the bones we’ve chewed on the last few weeks.  It’s in light of everything that we’ve talked about, the principles that we’ve learned, the intentions that we’ve … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking    The ultimate goal here is to have an interaction about your baby, your work of love.  This conversation should lead to ideas, suggestions, and improvements in not only the individual piece of art you are discussing but in your creative journey.  This evaluation of … Continue reading

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Facebook, it’s what has become the norm   The social mediatization that has descended on our sociality in the last decade or so, hasn’t been kind to the art of critique.  We all post our efforts on Facebook, 500 px, … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Voices   We all hear it!  That voice inside that we argue with.  That relentless, nagging, pain in the a** that is always playing the devil’s advocate.  We listen to it constantly.  It’s the classic angel on … Continue reading

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The Why’s of Critique Critiquing someone’s art, whether photography, painting, writing, or work performance is an art form onto itself.  First, you need to understand why you are offering the critique.    These reasons would be the same reasons that … Continue reading

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  What Kind of Photographer Are You?   It seems to me that there is a trend of recently published books, “The Education of”, Or “What I learned in…”  I read a book a while back about the education of … Continue reading

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Got up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head.  So, goes the classic Beatles song, “A Day In The Life”.  I was reading a journaling book and one of the assignments was to document your day with … Continue reading

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Any of you that know me know that I’m a big proponent of the philosophy “It’s not the destination it’s the journey that makes life worth living”.  In my youth, I was a huge hiker and athlete.  I know you … Continue reading

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Today I’m going to start with a couple of formal definitions from the Oxford Dictionary.  Compare the following adjective Objective – (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts: ‘historians … Continue reading

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  So I’m getting ready to go on my first big photo outing since my car accident, back in March. I’m a little nervous and hesitant, as I’ll be on my feet and walking all day.  Anyway, I was getting … Continue reading

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So here are a few images created from one picture I took at Mercer Museum.  It started as two staircases that are side by side and shot with a wide angle lens.  The key to making this process work is … Continue reading