Anne Darling

United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
20
years of
experience
Specialty: Artistic, Documentary, Travel, Nature
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I have an MA in Travel and Social Documentary Photography and have worked for more than 20 years as a fine art photographer. I have held many solo exhibitions and have exhibited widely, from Glasgow to Beijing. I also have many years teaching experience and I always encourage my students to extend their boundaries and grow artistically as well as technically. I am currently building a website which is centred around teaching photography tips and techniques, and photography history. My critiques are always kind yet constructive and aimed at getting you to see things in such a way that you easily translate that initial vision into a 2-dimensional work of art.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Jayne Eldred
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Jayne, The shapes in this photograph are particularly pleasing and at first glance the general impression is a very attractive shot. You should be pleased with you...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Christie Jahn
Category:
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Christie, This is a very eye-catching image and intriguing too as it engages the mind in a game of trying to work out just how those lights work!.
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Mikhail
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Mikhail, I really like the image because it makes me want to go there and to actually walk on that sand. I think it must be volcanic in origin and I am feeling ve...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Nicola Gatrell
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Nicola, Overall this is a lovely shot. I like the way the bottom part of the flower hangs down like a pendulum and also how delicate all the different parts are. A...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Chris Meehan
Camera:
Canon EOS 600D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Chris, This is a good shot of a wonderful flower and I love the way the bee is 'hugging' the flower. You should be very pleased with it. I've given some suggestion...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Peter Dudfield
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Peter, I really like the abstract quality of this shot, the repeating pattern of the umbrella shape is very pleasing and as I said before, it just makes me want to...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Peter Dudfield
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
This is a great street photography shot. I have to say that this, and the shot number three, do not come into the category of travel photography. This is street photo...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Peter Dudfield
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I just love this shot too! And yes, I am going to say it again, this is not travel photography - it could have been shot anywhere. Even if the church is specific to a...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Petros Diveris
Camera:
NIKON D800
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Petros, Overall, this is a lovely shot and I like the colours and the detail. It conjures up lots of descriptive words like defiant, spiky, wiry, fading, dying, be...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Peter Dudfield
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Peter, Thanks for choosing me to critique your work. I like this shot a lot, and I think you did a good job overall in post processing. However, I copied this imag...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: jason Laskus
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
General impression at first glance is a nice shot of a butterfly but amongst millions of other butterfly images that exist it's difficult to find anything that stand...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
General impression is a lovely, strong simple composition and a bold design. I like the colours and angles. You say you shot through glass but I can't see any reflect...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
This is a very tactile image and combined with the subtle colours is very pleasing.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Not excited about this one Lynn - sorry, I'm sure you would rather I was honest with you though. I am actually struggling to find anything to say about it!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
You are getting better with your titles Lynn - I can tell you have thought about them all. The title for this one works well and yet still leaves us intrigued as to w...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Very good title. I personally believe that a noun and a qualifying adjective are all you need for a title. Two words. If you need to use more than your image hasn't w...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like the unusual objects in this found still life. They are intriguing because it's difficult to determine exactly what they are or what they do.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
The pattern is set on a diagonal curve which is very pleasing but I think the image needs something 'extra'. Have a look at my comments on 'How to Improve Your Photo'...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
General impression is of shimmering light and colour - it's obviously water and reflections but there is a nice visual game going on as we can't help but liken it to ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I absolutely love the simplicity of this shot - so bold! It would be great printed out large. Something this simple can get a bit lost when viewed on a computer monit...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like this because it looks like a drawing - perhaps it really is? It's impossible to tell! It's a compelling shot and I think it is because of the enigmatic lip sha...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Mike smith
Camera:
NIKON D40
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Mike, The overall impression is quite dramatic and visually arresting because of the lighting, and the wedding couple really stand out from the background. However...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Maria Keegan
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I love this shot. Love the delicacy of the branches and the lovely light. Shots like this make you think winter is really a wonderful time! I like the title too - alt...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Louise Reynolds
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Louise, I really like this shot, the simplicity, the use of negative space and yes, the feeling of silence. Well done!
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, Thanks for choosing me to critique more of your work! I'm delighted to have the chance to critique five of your photos at once and hope you find my comments ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, This is an interesting shot, with its autumn gold colour, but needs work done in post processing. Don't be afraid to tweak it in iPhoto to get the most out o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Lynn, You have a good eye for lines, rhythm and the abstract design underlying a composition. This is your greatest strength and it certainly works in this shot. My o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, This is the kind of shot at which you excel - strong design, abstract shapes, good compositional lines. I think you have made a really nice shot here, well d...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera: E3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, This is my other favourite (along with Rural Geometry) as there is something really expressive about it, there is a conceptual idea behind it which I like. T...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Kathryn M. Grubbs
Camera:
NIKON D300
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Kathryn, This is a shot to be proud of! It definitely deserves to be printed out and put on the wall - preferably poster size. I just love it and would be very hap...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Sueli Tolub
Camera:
DSLR-A330
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Sueli, I think this is an interesting subject for its angles, shapes, textures and colours and works well as an abstract shot. I like the fact that the majority of...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Ana Garcia Sanchez
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Ana, There's almost an infra red look to the background, presumably through your use of filters in CS6 - it works well! And I like the casually posed model with he...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Rebecca Brooks
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Rebecca, It's a captivating shot but I think the title needs changed as the algae doesn't create the illusion of eyelashes but eyebrows! But I love the inscrutable...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Rebecca Brooks
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Rebecca, A superb shot, and the light, the detail in the leaves, such a beautiful animal, all conspire to make me wish I had been there too!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Rebecca Brooks
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Rebecca, This is a superb shot and you have captured it so well. Just needs a bit of tweaking to improve the framing. I know it's difficult with insect shots becau...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Christian Foly Robles
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Christian, This is a lovely shot and makes me want to go to a lake and just wander along with my camera in my hand, looking for random events. Really nicely done o...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.5
Photographer: BATYA HAREL
Camera: iPhone 4
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Batya, Although the object in the path is quite intriguing it occupies a very small area of the image and because of the lack of clarity as to what the object actu...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: richard mayola
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Richard, This is an attractive shot and I love the detail but it would benefit from a bit of tweaking in post processing to balance out the light and dark areas in...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: martin neweton
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X5
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Martin, I had a quick look on Google for other images of this locomotive but there's nothing quite like this one. It's the lighting, the colour and the dark, almos...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Rint Moutarov
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Rint, This is a really nice shot and I think you can improve it still further by using the Levels (or Curves) tool in a post processing programme such as Photoshop...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.5
Photographer: Gee Dee
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Gee Dee, I love the abstract qualities in this shot but I also feel that there is a lack of emotion in it. In a shot like this you could have conveyed a sense of t...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Jennifer Hawkins
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Jennifer, Did you use a tripod? It's not mentioned here so I just want to say that if this was a spontaneous, hand-held shot, I think you did extremely well. It's ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Ian Love
Camera:
NIKON D300
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Ian, Overall I really like this shot and would love to see it printed out on your wall. It's an unusual format and probably not suitable for publication but defini...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Patricia
Camera:
COOLPIX L120
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Patricia, You have a great camera for making flower shots, and this is a lovely example. I think you have captured the delicate textures and subtle colours very well.
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Taylen fornstrom
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Taylen, It's a lovely, fresh flower and you've captured it well although I think if you are aiming to convey the simple beauty of the flower you need to simplify i...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Joselito Bengua
Camera:
NIKON D800E
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Joselito, I think you have created something quite special here. You have certainly achieved your goal of combining a harmonious composition with subtle gradations...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Chris Kmiecik
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A410
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Chris, I am impressed with this shot as you are a beginner. The best single piece of advice I can give to you at this point, is to work on your compositional skill...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Henrik Bækken
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Dear Henrik, The overall impression is quite strange and a little mysterious. I really like the atmosphere and mood that you have created in this shot. Well done!
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: William V. Renfro
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi William, This is a very attractive shot but technically it is really challenging. I honestly think that to do it justice you need to be choosing the settings on th...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Toni McPherson
Camera:
SLT-A33
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Toni, I think you have an interesting subject here and if possible it would be worth your while revisiting it. I would look for more interesting weather or wait fo...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: leslie broad
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Leslie, There's a lack of camera information with this shot which has hampered my ability to give a full critique. The data is known as EXIF data and is embedded i...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Casandra wiedbrauk
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Casandra, I love the story in this photo and it's a great capture but with a bit more knowledge you can turn a shot like this into a masterpiece. It all takes time...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Boy Goldie
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Boy Goldie, I love the shape of the flower and it is a beautiful specimen but you absolutely need to get your shots in sharp focus as the lack of focus really detr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: david smith
Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi David, This is a really lovely shot - it's such a beautiful animal and with so much detail it is a delight to look at. I think you have done a great job but I thin...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Mark Ryott
Camera:
Canon EOS 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Mark, I think you have a great abstract shot here and one that will echo in many people's experience. I like the inclusion of the reflections in the window of the ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Alan Beattie
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Alan, She is a delightful child - and you should be proud of this shot. I think it's worthy of a frame so do consider printing it out as a keepsake - don't just le...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Kevin Yang
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
The overall impression of this shot is very nice Kevin, and I hope you don't think I've been too critical but I can see you are serious about your photography and jus...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Vy Vu
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi there Vy, This is a good shot, and I like all the detail but I think you need to work on it in post-processing. Interior shots are difficult to get the exposure ri...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Vy Vu
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hello again Vy, Another nice shot, and I like the fact that you have chosen a very wide angle lens to shoot it and pointed the camera at a steep angle sufficient to g...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Helen Templeton
Camera:
Canon EOS 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Helen, wonderful work, nice lighting, great subject well captured, just a few minor changes, keep it up!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Helen Templeton
Camera:
Canon EOS 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Helen, Lovely shot, like a portrait and I think your choice of 50 mm focal was particularly strong as this gives us a feeling of the flower being life-sized - glad...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Jim Kochanowicz
Camera: FinePix E550
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Jim, I really like the shot, particularly the composition, but I think you needed to pay a little bit more attention to the exposure and also the colours. Warming ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Diana Lehmann
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Diana, I really like the freshness of this, it's so appealing especially as where I live (in France) is pretty much in the middle of a heatwave at the moment. It m...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: kausik banerjee
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
Canon EOS 1100D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Stephanie, I think cats are a good subject for a photo as they are slow moving or even resting and your cat has a very compelling gaze! I think that with a bit of ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Justin Martin
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Justin,Artistically I really like this shot, and you have captured some of the sense of awe that we have all felt on a clear evening looking up and seeing the Milk...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Graham Ellis
Category: Pet Photography
Camera: FinePix HS30EXR
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Graham, Overall it's a nice shot but I find the background distracting and the lighting not well thought out enough. It was a great idea for a photograph but I thi...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Jan Nelson
Camera:
n/a
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Jan, This is beautiful and deserves to be printed and hung on your wall.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Ramanlal Morarjee
Camera: DSC-HX20V
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Ramanlal, Such a beautiful lady and a really lovely expression. It's a grab shot and has actually worked really well but I feel you could have got more out of it w...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: bri
Camera:
Canon EOS 600D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hello Bri, I love this shot, who wouldn't (!) but I would have liked to have seen catch-lights in the eyes to enliven the model's face. Apart from that I think it is ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Dr. Jeffrey L Cheever
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Overall, I feel this shot had a lot of potential with the colours, textures and the main object. But you chose something that is actually quite complex - there are fo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Chang Seong Pak
Camera:
DSLR-A230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Chang, I really am impressed with this shot! I have seen many photographs of waterfalls taken with slow shutter speeds and, artistically, it can become a bit clich...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Gerardo Galindo
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Gerardo, I can see what fascinated you about the prints but from your choice of camera settings I am pretty certain it was a very sunny day and the use of colour w...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Meaghen Newcomb
Camera: X500
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
First impression is quite intriguing - it's unusual to make photos from behind someone and that makes it interesting. However, your intent in this shot was to create ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, I like this shot and the sense of mystery in it. Compositionaly it works well but I think technically it could be tweaked a bit more. With a shot this simple...
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Sorry Lynn, not mad about this one. I think what you saw and what you remember are not what you actually captured with the camera. Apologies if you like it and think ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Lynn, This is actually my favourite of the three images. There seems to be a history to this assembly of artefacts, and the 'face' seems to personify it. Nice colo...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Lynn, you are doing very well. Compare this with the other 'branch' shot you did - a huge leap forward here. You should be pleased with yourself. Keep going, this is ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Yvonne Loucopoulos
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Yvonne, I like this subject but I really think it needs simplified. In fact, one globe in full would have been fascinating as the viewer could then enter into the ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: wm boyer
Camera:
Canon EOS-1Ds MarkIII
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A captivating image over all, one to be proud of and a creative idea. Worth taking more time over and getting it just the way you want either via software manipulatio...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.9
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S570
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Dennis, I see why you were attracted to taking this shot but the image is a bit flat and really needs a lot of work done in post-processing to turn it into an acce...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
You have a nice, willing subject there Edward, I would consider making more portraits of your friend Mr. Buddy. He looks like he will sit still for you and is totally...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Edward, my general impression is a nicely captured shot, spontaneous yet well composed. Well done :)
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
An interesting subject Edward, especially with the pram and flags but I think it needed to be though through more and might have been improved if you had engaged with...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.9
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Hi Edward, I'm not mad about photographs of paintings or other works of art. Photography is such a powerful medium itself that I prefer to see what creativity the pho...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Eye-catching! I like the varied colours and textures which give a pleasing abstract quality underlying the design. I find the holes in the biscuits make a face which ...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.7
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V Lux
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I feel a bit neutral about this shot. Fascinating animals to look at but difficult to get a great shot out of it.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Actually Leonard, I think there are two shots here: one of the child playing and another of the colors lines and shapes.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon d60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Sorry Leonard, not mad about this one. Overall I find it unexciting - it doesn't particularly stand out for me as a photograph.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Not eye-catching as the composition is too cluttered and the colors too pale.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Lots of interesting detail in this shot, many intriguing elements and an eye-catching image especially as it is shot with a diagonal flow. I like the shot Leonard, I ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
In a way it is a strange image as it captures someone in action but the part of the image that really draws the attention is the eyes which is not the reality that ha...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I have to say I prefer the first idea Leonard, mainly because this is a caricature and I want to see whether the artist is good at his job! The first shot is not a ca...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A nice colorful abstract shot but I'm sorry to say that I think it lacks originality as it is a picture of someone else's artwork.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's really a beautiful shot Leonard, particularly with the reflection in the water. I think there is a mysterious feeling to it as well, just a bit unbalanced compos...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like the composition Leonard, just feel the focus has kind of spoilt it. It would have been a really nice shot if that was correct. But there are nice abstract qual...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: cindy marcotte
Camera:
Fuji S2950
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
This is a delightful shot Cindy, you should be very pleased with it.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's an ok shot for me, not that excited. I don't feel it stands out from all the other beach umbrella shots I have seen although the colors are particularly pleasing.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I do like this shot Leonard, I hope you don't find me too critical - I'm just trying to push you to greater efforts! It's a lovely flower and you have portrayed it ni...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
An attractive, eye-catching shot Leonard, but too much going on. Try to be really clear what your main subject is before finalising the shot. Every choice you make wi...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Not your best shot Lynn! Has some interest in the colors and texture but not a strong composition.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Nice colors, could have been a more dynamic composition.
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Rating
7.5
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like this shot the best of the three for its strong composition. To me, that's the most important element of a picture - this one has lines and angles that hold and...
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Rating
9.6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Really good Lynn, well done. I like this shot a lot and I think you are making good progress with your photography.
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Interesting shapes and textures - a nice abstract shot.
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Rating
6.2
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
There is a fascination with the sharp teeth and the diagonal lines zig-zagging across the scene and you shot it in portrait format which was a good choice for emphasi...
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Rating
9.3
Photographer: Steven Hatton
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Looking good now Steve, well done.
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Rating
8.5
Photographer: Steven Hatton
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
An attractive shot, well executed but I feel the composition could be better balanced.
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Rating
7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A well-balanced composition with all the elements working together, nothing superfluous. Simple, harmonious color scheme. Would have like to have seen the word 'Imagi...
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Rating
9.2
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Bold, simple composition and an eye-catching image - what more can I say? :)
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Rating
6.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I feel a bit indifferent to this one - there are abstract qualities to it but I don't feel you've been able to use them to best effect.
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like the painterly feel to the window elements and the overall abstract quality of this shot.
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Rating
8.2
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Quite an intriguing shot (sorry, I keep using that word!) - definitely in the Fine Art category!
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Rating
7.9
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's an agreeable and quirky shot - I actually like it the more I look at it!
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Rating
8.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I like this shot because of its bold composition and the fascinating tracery and lines of the branches echoed in the fountain - nice job!
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Rating
8.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A nice shot, a bit spoilt by the white railings which detract and also the white down-pipe on the side of the house.
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Rating
7.6
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux 1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
An eye-catching image but I think you could have got a lot more out of it by using your camera on aperture priority or manual settings.
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Rating
7.9
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V Lux -1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I find the cropping of the image a bit awkward - not quite square format. I'm not sure why it's been cropped to this ratio but presume it was to cut out unwanted elem...
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Rating
8.7
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux 1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's a nice shot but I so want to straighten those vertical lines! Would have also liked to see a person in the room, maybe the back of a head, instead of the laptop ...
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Rating
8.3
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's an elegant shot - the new tower has a statuesque feel, like a monument, yet a fragility at the same time because of the way the light falls on it.
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Rating
9.3
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V Lux -1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's a nice candid shot - not quite street photography as there is no real story going on - I feel what's missing is a deeper connection with the man playing the saxo...
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Rating
8.7
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V Luz -1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A nice still life shot with an abstract quality to it. It would be nice to see an actual print of it to assess those beautiful textures.
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Rating
8.9
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux 1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
General impression is captivating - this is an excellent shot.
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V lux -1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Much better than the previous version, nicely harmonious and better balanced - good job!
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Rating
7.6
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux 1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Quite a dramatic shot, good angle and well-combined compositional elements. Not sure about the colour of the sky though and would have liked to have seen the building...
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Rating
8.6
Photographer: Edward Teran
Camera:
Leica V-Lux 1
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A good shot, nicely cropped, would work well as part of a series of photos as the object speaks volumes to the viewer about one aspect of the WTC tragedy.
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Rating
7.9
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A pleasant shot, doesn't hold my attention for too long, but a simple, harmonious composition.
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Rating
7.9
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
So-so - not mad about this shot - it's a nice building with some attractive details but needs more work to get a good shot.
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Rating
7.6
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Actually quite fascinating even though I've criticised it somewhat for being cluttered.
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Rating
7.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A nice shot but not exceptional.
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Rating
7.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A good idea but not fulfilled - an interesting experiment.
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Rating
9.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Really good shot, I love it! I might like a bit more interest in it though as there is a lack of detail, insufficient to hold my attention for too long. If it was one...
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Rating
8.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's an attractive shot overall and I like the feel of the city behind the war memorial but would like the two elements to be better integrated because that way it ma...
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Rating
9.1
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Category: Photojournalism
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Lovely colours and rhythms give this shot really good visual interest. It has a nice abstract quality to it and is also quite tactile - I want to reach out and touch ...
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Rating
9
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
There is a sense of presence in this photograph, the presence of the person who wore the glove, and this is what intrigues me most, the fact that what we feel is impl...
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Rating
6.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Of the three shots, this is the weakest and has the least enduring interest. I like the lines and shapes and muted brown against the dry green colour but it lacks pun...
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Rating
8.3
Photographer: Lynn Sears
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
First impact is good but the general impression is of a shot that hasn't been well enough composed. The Rule of Thirds might have helped here - check Google for more ...
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Rating
8.7
Photographer: katie cherrett
Camera:
canon 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A nice shot, it has a surprise element to which I really like.
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Rating
8
Photographer: katie cherrett
Camera:
Canon 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Atmospheric shot due to the creative use of black and white and vignetting. However it is difficult to focus your attention on any one area as the composition needs t...
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Rating
7.1
Photographer: katie cherrett
Camera:
Canon 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A pleasing shot but could be improved by the removal of distracting elements and better exposure and depth-of-field.
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Rating
6.5
Photographer: katie cherrett
Camera:
Canon 550D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
The shot had potential but lack of focussing, indeterminate depth-of-field and fuzziness caused by a slow shutter speed that was too slow have detracted from the imag...
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Cynthia Rose
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix L100
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
This is a really lovely shot and I can understand why you made it. I also like your title which conveys the idea of dawn and cosmic light. I think you have a good eye...
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Rating
9.3
Photographer: Douglas Pfister
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Your title, Strength in Old, is a good one and there is a monumentality to this shot, a feeling that this old building has indeed endured a long history but still sta...
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Rating
9.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Emotionally, your photograph works really well. It reminds me of a statue of Jesus, in fact if you hadn't told me I wouldn't have known. There is a beautiful, gentle ...
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Douglas Pfister
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Very pleasing shot, fascinating 'objets trouvés' - I not only love the colours but the contrast in textures between the bleach wood, the weathered wooden post and th...
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Rating
8.6
Photographer: hallie madhoun
Camera: GE x5
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
It's a nice shot, generally pleasing but maybe in the long run lacking enough interest to keep you going back to the image to look again and again. Put it away for a ...
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Rating
8
Photographer: david
Camera:
Olympus EVOLT
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I get the feeling these two are good friends and have known each other a long time, they could even be related! They obviously get on well together and there is a sen...
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Rating
8.8
Photographer: Steve Harter
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
I really like this shot, in spite of some compositional flaws. The atmosphere is delightful and I'm putting Utila Island on my list of must-visits! I also like the mo...
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Rating
9.7
Photographer: Steve Harter
Camera:
Nikon D200
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
Great shot, love the simplicity of it. To be honest, I can't find very much wrong with it. Not only do I like the composition and the colours but I think I like that ...
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Rating
8
Photographer: lilan marshall
Camera:
LUMIX DMC-TZ6 compact
Critiqued by: Anne Darling
A really lovely scene, but difficult to determine where the main subject is as it lacks any clearly defined central interest.
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