Brian Carey

CanadaSt Johns, Canada
20
years of
experience
Specialty: Nature, Night, People, Fashion
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I am a commercial and landscape photographer located in St John's Newfoundland Canada.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Dan Tosado
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Dan this is a great photo. The composition may not be something that normally works but having the birds facing out of the frame works here. Because I like this ph...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Dan Tosado
Camera:
Canon EOS 20D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Dan this is the kind of photography I love to do myself. You will find the creativity and control lies in using manual exposure, so I would suggest you do that. L...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Nick Rowland
Camera:
NIKON D700
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very well done Nick. Well exposed and and composed. You definitely have a good grasp of blue hour photography!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Nick Rowland
Camera:
NIKON D700
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Well done Nick. I've offered a few suggestions below which I think would help.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Kate Renz
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Kate try opening up your lens to reduce the dof. Also crop the bottom right corner to reduce the size of the oof branch (bottom right). Then I might vignette the c...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Brenda
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Brenda this is a nice photo, congratulations to the couple!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: Jose Sherman (Female)
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Jose I really like this image. You say there is no photoshop or retouching used, that's the best way to learn by doing things in camera. Love the tones of this ima...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Sue Natalizia
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Sue this is very cool work. You've done a great job in creative the mood you felt, very nice! The perspective and lens flare are just great.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Sinas Kurtovic
Camera:
Olympus EVOLT
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Sinas this is a very well done image. Compositionally very strong and well exposed. Congratulations!
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Tony Traub
Camera:
NIKON D300
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Tony I really like this image, you got some great light going on there. You used manual exposure, bravo! It shows you know how to manually meter and that's where t...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Jonathan Fox
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Jonathan first impressions are very important and I like this image. The next question for me here is what's going on in the image, is that a path? I see you menti...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: art sutherland
Camera:
NIKON D5000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
You did well here Art, she must be happy. I posted some things below to consider.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Ana congratulations on a great photo. It certainly tells a story and is well executed and composed!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Kevin Klaver
Camera:
PENTAX K-x
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Kevin there is so much on the go with this photo I commend you on getting a great photograph. Your timing is absolutely perfect! The quality and direction of the l...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.2
Photographer: Bogdan Pascaru
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Bogdan this is an interesting photo, look at the comments below for more insight!
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Louis Beaunoir
Camera: SLT-A55V
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Louis love the framing of the young calf by her mother. This type of image has to be in focus to be successful. Just to experience this is fabulous and to get a gr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Helen Lynn Carpenter
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Helen this is a nice photo. It is very difficult to convey the magic of a great landscape. By following some basic guidelines you should have some success! Also fo...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Hemal Nayee
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Hemal there are so many advantages to doing this type of photography. It is a lot of fun and you can learn so much and take unique photos, keep shooting!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Allen Conrad
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Allen I really like this work, great job! Your did an excellent job technically and compositionally!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Ian Alex Blease
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Ian I place high regard on my first impression of an image and my first impression here is that I like it. Vanishing points are very effective compositional techni...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: David Bailey
Camera:
DSLR-A200
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi David it would be quite difficult to convey a hint of danger in a tight portrait like this. Your only chance would be to have a more dramatic lighting setup, as we...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Farhad Mehrabi
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Farhad I like the lines created by the roof lines, cool. Sorry I can't make the connection between what you said you are trying to convey and the image.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Rob JurPor
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Rob I like the line the leaf stem creates here and you can use that as a strong compositional element in the photo. Work on your compositional skills. The Rule of...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Gaddes Espinosa
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Gaddes you have a really strong composition here, this tells me you have a good eye for effective compositions. That's a wonderful skill to have!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Phototakeoutah
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
This is a nice photo. I've make some suggestions below on how you might improve your sunset photographs!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Bernie Harrison
Camera:
Canon EOS-1D MarkIII
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Bernie you got the focus and exposure very good. Beautiful model too! Try to be more creative with you composition, you might find placing her to one side of the f...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.5
Photographer: Keyleigh Lehan
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Keyleigh great photo, love sunrises. Ireland has as much opportunity as does my native Newfoundland for sunrise photography. Consider getting a graduated neutral d...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Nicole Levesque
Camera: SLT-A65V
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Nicole when I am critiquing photographs, other peoples or my own, I always make note of my initial reaction. I feel this is a more natural (and less technical) res...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: katelynn hill
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Great photo Katelynn, a walk in the park has to be one of the pleasant things you can do. You captured it well, thanks for sharing.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: JODIE DIKUN
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi JODIE I like the composition and subject matter. If you want to convey people in their environment you might want to consider processing the image so that it conve...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Elizabeth A Daly
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Elizabeth you did very well here, very good technique! You proved that the 50mm f1.8 is a great lens when used properly. And its a very inexpensive lens. I also co...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Debbie you did a great job here, the birds eyes jump right out at you and the composition is excellent, great work!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Debbie bird photography is difficult for many reasons. Often you only have a fraction of a second to take the photo, you done well here.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: norma g baxter brown
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Norma G I do love the perspective but be sure to get the main subject, the fern in focus.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Gary Parsons
Camera:
NIKON D80
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Gary my first impressions was that this is a great photo, keep it up!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Vianna McGlead
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Vianna my first impression was how lovely this photo is and I commend you on very good photography technique! I've offer a few suggestions below.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Polie Stroup
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Polie love the color, exposure and bokeh. Very well done congratulations.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: cheryl szlachetka
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Cheryl this is a nice image. I like the post processing effect and the "torn edges" effect you used here.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.3
Photographer: Gus R
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Gus you are really pushing it here when it comes to making a good photo. Most often one would avoid lens flare and shooting into the light source as this can often...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: tabatha westcott
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Tabatha this is a nice image. Lets look at some ideas below to help take your photography to the next level!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Louise Bennett
Camera: DMC-FZ48
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Louise great image. This type of image is much harder to capture than it looks congratulations. We have these magnificent creatures around us and rarely have a ch...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Ana Isabel I really like this image. Love the converging lines of her dress and their accent in the drapes. The only concerns I have here are the exposure setting ...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.5
Photographer: Linda Baron
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Linda it is important to note here that these comments are only my opinion but what I do say I do so with the intention of helping you with your photography. So if...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Matty Warren
Camera:
NIKON D600
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very nice work Matty I just love this area and this type of photography. And with a 195 second exposure you must have a landscape photographer's most important tool, ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Jacki Wright
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I like this one Jacki, night photography offers many unique photo opportunities!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Robert Witzfon
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Robert very nice work.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Alec Crumplin
Camera: FinePix HS10 HS11
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
First impressions are so important to me and I like this one Alec, great sky. But try experimenting with manual exposure, you will be able to control the exposure to ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Jim
Camera:
NIKON D300
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very nice work Jim.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Cass Kostakos
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Cass first impressions are very important for me to critique a photo and in this case I like it. Looks like you must have had a fabulous evening.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.5
Photographer: Mark Rohner
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I really like this one Mark. In addition to everything I said here you used negative space very well.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.5
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Denis given the look of this image I would classify it more as fine art rather than travel. A travel photograph would tent to reflect the "natural" look of the sc...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Denis this was worth getting up early for, congratulations!
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Denis I love landscapes especially when taken with a telephoto. Great eye to pick this out!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Leonard my first impression is "cool". It is a departure from the more traditional fall photos! I like the silhouetted tree breaking up and you might say tearing u...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Douglas Pfister
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey "rubbin" it was the composition and framing in this photograph that first caught my eye, very well done. And you right the light is just right!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
First impressions were good. A landscape photograph with a sense of atmosphere created by the mist. The eye is eventually drawn to the buildings in the background whi...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.8
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Love it Ana Isabel!
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Ana Isabel there is so much about this image that makes it work.The composition, the placement of the trees, the rays of light. Excellent work!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon d60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Leonard, great bird photography is an art and a science. It's very difficult and you need dedication to be good at it. Of prime importance is a fast shutter speed ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Petra Römer
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Petra I believe in first impressions and my first impression is, nice this image got a lot going for it! I would suggest you explore this setting a lot more! Good ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera: D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Great photo Leonard! This is a lovely image.
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Leonard the images we like are a personal choice. Just because something is not for me, that is my opinion and the fact that we differ somewhat in what we like is...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.8
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Great image Lynne.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Excellent photograph Lynne!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Lynne I really like this collection of photos!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Leonard this is a very good photo and your camera settings work very well here.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Leonard you took something which most people wouldn't look at twice and made it an interesting subject, cool! Certainly this is an sign you have a good eye for cre...
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Leonard ducks may be photographed more that some pop stars but I really like the black water here, different, nice! You've got three great photo here and the best...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.5
Photographer: jack w. thompson
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A1100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Jack my first impression was this is well executed and composed! Great job. Your camera skills are obvious, good luck with your journey into digital photography!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.2
Photographer: jack w. thompson
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Jack I love this image, you executed it very well.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera: 60D Canon
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hi Debbie I'm very impressed with the composition and lighting. I also think it's great that you caught the bird looking at you, great anticipation, great timing!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon 60D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Hey Debbie, You've captured a great photo of a most amazing animal, congratulations.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon 60D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
A great subject and I really like the idea of bringing people into the frame.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon 60D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very nice and well composed. Be sure to get the focus good.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Debbie O
Camera:
Canon 60D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Great shot, but try moving the horizon to improve the composition!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
You did very well capturing this image. It is so good I might have a hard time offering three ways to improve it :-)
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Love the colors. In order for a flower photo to get attention it has to be exceptional!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I do find the image is flat and not an attention grabber. But keep trying, change your dof and perspective.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: jack w. thompson
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very nice work, great subject matter, exposure and color.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
One of the things I love about photography is that you can use it to make a person smile, and you come away appreciating life a little more. You've done that with thi...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Great action shot. It even shows the muscular detail of the animals! Cool!
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I do like this image, the people and the diagonal lines of the courtyard, walkways and street.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Lynne Findlay
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Composition, light and colour are great. Focus is off. Great use of shutter speed to freeze the bird in action.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Georgina Brown
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
1st impressions very nice. First impressions are so important. You did a great job and accomplished what you set out to do.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Stevan T.
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
My first impression is that this is cool. The composition is very nice and you obviously know something about using filters when shooting into the sun to balance the ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: Stevan T.
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I like this image. Very nice composition, light, color and dof!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: John St. D
Camera:
Nikon D3100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
I really like the subject and composition. It's unfortunate the eyes are not sharp.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: John St. D
Camera:
Nikon D3100
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
First impressions are very important to me they are a measure of the impact of the image. The greater the impact the more I like it. This one I really like. Great su...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.5
Photographer: rashna
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
Very nice. I think the impact of the image with the dogs eye makes the image strong.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Linda Self
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
When I first saw this image I thought it was kind of cool. I think if you look at it from a fine art perspective what's important is simply to decide if you like it o...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.6
Photographer: Terri Chambers
Camera:
Nikon D300S
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
You have chosen great light and subject matter but the composition is weak and focus (dof) distracting. Dept of field is based on two factors your aperture and where ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Cristian Martinez
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
This is over all a very good image. Congratulations!
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: dvassar
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
In your description you say "Bad is the only way to learn so go for it. thanks", sorry I can't say anything bad about this photo. As an animal rights type person (as ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Selma MIller
Camera:
Nikon E995
Critiqued by: Brian Carey
This image has so much going for it. The light, composition and subject matter are excellent. When I go out on a nature photo shoot and come away without a great shot...
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