My Photo Reviewed by PopPhoto


[singlepic=226,300,,,right]Pop Photo has a great regular column called Your Photo: Our Critique.  They take submitted photos and offer their honest thoughts about the photo and rate them on a 1-5 scale (5 being the best).  I submitted one of my own photos, Spire to the Dark Sky (also shown at right), to see what they would think.  Here’s what they thought:

D. Travis North submitted this photo shot with a Nikon D80 with an exposure of 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400. He adjusted the settings in Camera Raw. I think the adjustments made were too much that the photo no longer looks real. The sky is too contrasty and bright and the photo is over sharpened. Remember to use editing software such as Photoshop to enhance your photos and don’t over do it.  (2/5 stars)

As you can see, they were not a fan.  My intent was to create a surreal aspect to the photo, but she brings up a valid point.  I guess I pushed the limits it a little too far.  That said, I guess you may find it odd that I share this with you.  Well, I learned something from the critique.  It’s only fair to share it with you.  Maybe you can learn something as well.  Besides, the column is a great source of inspiration and knowledge.  You can learn a lot by the work of others, especially if its attached to a critique.

Article Link:  Your Photo: Our Critique – October 13th


About Author

D. Travis North is a professional Landscape Architect, a Freelance Photographer and founder of Shutter Photo. Ever since he picked up his first SLR, his father's Nikon N2000, he's been hooked on photography. Travis likes to photograph urban environments, architectural details and has a new-found interest in close-up photography. His work can be found at D. Travis North Photography. Follow Travis on twitter: @dtnorth.

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