Dave Ruffles

IrelandGalway, Ireland
20
years of
experience
Specialty: Documentary, People, Commercial, Artistic, Night
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Dave Ruffles is a photographer based in Ireland. His work is diverse with a strong & narrative style. Specializing in Portraiture & Documentary Photography for editorial publications & corporate clients, Dave Ruffles is available for commissions throughout Ireland, UK, Europe and the rest of the world. His client list includes:- The Observer Magazine, Management Today, Construct Ireland, Ability West, HSE, Galway County Council (Heritage Department), Vancouver Magazine, Agence VU (Paris), Seura Magazine & Ryanair. Graduating from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design with an MA in Photography, Dave also lectures part time in Third Level University Education.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Sherri Kilgore Duncan
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Sherri, This is a very good effort. You have produced a photograph that is very well technically executed, good use of long focal length, depth of field and have ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Michelle Poland
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
This is a really well executed informal portrait that would be equally at home in an editorial magazine article about the person or as a framed print on their wall. T...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Beatrice Semplici
Camera:
NIKON D3000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Beatrice, this is a competent photograph of a nature scene-I would like to have seen the image cropped or shot tighter on the area of main interest.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: mick holdsworth
Camera: KODAK EasyShare Z5010 Digital Camera
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Mick, thanks for asking me to crit your photograph. Its a good strong image only let down by a couple of problems. The Sepia tone is weak-I accept that this is pr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Chris Helms
Camera:
NIKON D200
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A fairly competent snowscape that would be improved by more accurate exposure metering and possibly better use of white balance.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: RL Wilks
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
This is a strong photograph with an equally strong composition-keep an eye on that white balance and shoot RAW.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: hugh robb
Camera:
Nikon D3X
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
An intriguing photograph from an experiment you have designed. The image certainly as the drama of a Harold Edgerton photograph. The dark areas have spots in them tha...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Henri-Pierre Chavaz
Camera:
Fujifilm A150
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
An interesting street photograph let down slightly by composition being too busy toward the top of the frame. Good choice shooting/presenting in black and white.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Graeme Morris
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
This is an excellent study of a prominent piece of architecture. You have avoided converging verticals and kept the horizon level- well done. The lighting silhouettes...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Lindsay Oakes
Camera:
NIKON D40
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A competent landscape given a sense of scale by inclusion of people. I do find that my eye is drawn away from the couple on the beach to the busy lines of the cliff e...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Doug Penderfall
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Doug, I'm giving you top marks for this section. This is a really well composed photograph and technically well executed considering its an opportune moment rather...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Vivek Jaiswal
Camera:
NEX-3
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A good reportage photograph wise choice to use black and white. The figure walking out of shot adds to the story in the image. The photograph is let down by technical...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Martin Hall
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Martin, I like this photograph, its a simple easy to understand/view of a commonplace event but really well interpreted. The blurred sunset makes sure the viewers ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Stewart Weiss
Camera:
NIKON D700
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Nice product shot great colour scheme and lighting that conveys the weight and metallic substance of the watch.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Luisa Dingal
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
This is a technically a very well executed photograph, however the buildings and their distant placement in the frame has the effect of losing their impact.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Yiannis Yiasaris
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A good architectural study, showing contrast between new and old architecture in Melbourne. I'm pleased to see you have not retouched the overhead power lines these a...
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Duncan Fenn
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
An excellent study of the Eiffel Tower, a well planned photograph in terms of how you wished to capture the twinkling lights. The yellow/gold colour of the lighting c...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Callum Scott
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A competent sunset photograph from an unusual viewpoint. The format of the photograph has been cropped to make a panoramic viewpoint. Using a wide angle lens for land...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Andrew Briggs
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Well executed graphic image of landscape during sunset/rise-I'm a bit puzzled by the sky colour transition from amber to blue.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Dusty McTrusty
Camera: SLT-A55V
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Dusty, this is a very competent night time view of Amsterdam that conveys the atmosphere you mention in your description. The composition may have been improved by...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Craig Storton
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A well executed architectural photograph that shows the setting and form of the structure. Good choice presenting in black and white.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Rudy Anderson
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A well executed family photograph with interest drawn to the relationship of those in the image. I like the water frozen in motion.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Beth Randall
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Beth, this is a really good study of an infant and you have certainly achieved your aim 100% as stated in your description of the photograph. Really pleased to see...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: winnie shiu
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Winnie, this is technically well executed in terms of composition, lighting, camera use. The photograph does not quite deliver in terms of the message "the juxtapo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Ruth Wild
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Ruth this is a well captured Social Documentary image with plenty of detail and narrative. Wise choice to present it in black and white. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Josh martin
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
this is a very competent well executed starlight photograph. The composition with the star patterns going from the bottom of the frame to the top is interesting and h...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: sam cheeseman
Camera:
Canon EOS 600D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Quite a good cloudscape that has a good contrast in colour and form (cloud patterns).
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Luke Brown
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Luke, this is a very competent well executed starlight photograph. The composition with the star patters going from the bottom of the frame to the top is interesti...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Geoff Scotton
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Really well executed unplanned photograph of very humorous subject matter. Good use of iso, depth of field and shutter speed to retain detail in the owl and convey th...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Jeanclaude Vankanban
Camera:
NIKON D70
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Jeanclaude, this is a well executed architectural study of a contemporary building. The use of exposure and colour balance all add up to create an image that is bo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Donna Nelson
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Donna this is a well executed available light portrait slightly let down by not being centered or cropped to centre. The "cold" colour balance adds to the context ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: johnny cortes
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Johnny, this is a very complex image and narrative, you have solved the problem exceptionally well. The use of signs, movement of pedestrians/trains all set agains...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Sune Pienaar
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Sune. This is a well executed portrait with a strong narrative (or story). You have made a bold compositional statement by putting the subject off to one side of t...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Patrick Parker
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Patrick this is a well executed study of ageing rolling stock. The photograph has plenty to engage the viewer in terms of texture, tone and narrative. Glad to see ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Leonard, Thanks for asking me to critique your work. I like the way you have tackled this subject-indeed just having the guts to photograph someone in this predica...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Michael Arnott
Camera:
Nikon D300S
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
An effective study of Mans effect on the landscape. The converging lines of the pipework take the viewers eye straight into the image. You have taken great care to av...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Tia-Maree Paulson
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
I like the idea of this photograph and that you have shot this on a dull misty day. The image could be technically better in terms of resolution etc-but its a good i...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: PK Donson
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
An intriguing landscape that has a contrast between old and new landscape features.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Rex Kersley
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A really well executed documentary photograph showing an aspect to Sydney's Opera House I was not aware of. Well done !!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Michelle Darlow
Camera:
Fujifilm HS20EXR
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Nice shot, well taken, documentary study of subject, nice use of background detail to put the subject in context.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Michael Gomes
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
What at first glance appears to be half a car is actually a very effective image. This composition could be used on a magazine or brochure pages ad. The Golf is immac...
Photo Critique
Rating
5
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
This photograph has very strong colours and graphic lines the composition has a sense of movement but suffers from weakened colours from overexposure.
Photo Critique
Rating
4.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A foliage study that suffers from strong backlight problems.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Still life photographs of natural subjects are very difficult to execute successfully, you need to really study the subject in terms of lighting & texture.
Photo Critique
Rating
4.1
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A confusing compostion in terms of colour & composition, poor exposure has washed out the strong colours in the image.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A fairly competent photograph with good descriptive composition.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Category: Photojournalism
Camera:
nikon d40
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A strong well observed Street Documentary style photograph
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera: D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A well observed shot of this subject. I'd like to have seen the eyes in the pic as such the image is slightly de-personalizing to the individual
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A well executed photograph in the genre' of Architectural Photography. There are no perspective distortions and exposure shows all the detail in the subject. The slig...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A shot of the drama of catching an airport bus, exposure and camera viewpoint could have been more considered. However photographing people in the street is difficult...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Well executed interior shot, vericals are correct well placed vanishing point/geometry
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Hi Leonard, This is a Well executed shot of a current affairs subject-populations are returning to the bicycle because of financial and health concerns. I like the ID...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
interesting idea but flawed as you did not include any detail around the subject
Photo Critique
Rating
4.1
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
I cannot understand why you submitted this image it is a flat copy of a poster
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Not sure of the relevance of the subject
Photo Critique
Rating
4.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A good effort but let down by poor technical considerations such as not keeping horizontals level
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A really good & effective wild life portrait
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
Well composed, technically well executed example of a conceptual photograph with a strong narrative. Monochrome fits the subject matter perfectly
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: eddie delaney
Camera:
Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A strong composition well executed.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: FRANK DIVERS
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A great study of an animal familiar to all of us-the Fox's expression really makes the shot he looks relaxed perhaps even posing for you (narrative in the photograph).
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Allan Oakes
Camera: Nikno D40
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
The photograph is well exposed and well composed. You have kept the vertical lines straight.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Shivang Trivedi
Camera: LG GS500v
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A generally well composed shot-you have cut the tree out of the frame on the left hand side so a little more care with composition when shooting.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Max Maltas
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Dave Ruffles
A very competent photograph in terms of exposure, composition & lighting. I think the narrative in the image is interesting would be interested to see more of your wo...