Marius Kemp

South AfricaBoksburg, South Africa
18
years of
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Specialty: People, Black & White, Commercial, Fashion, Fashion
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Born in South Africa, Marius is inspired by the absolute unquestionable beauty and diversity of Africa, its people and nature. He has been a photographer for more than 18 years, and do any type of events, projects and product photography, but loves studio and landscape challenges. He studied at the National College of Photography, and cut his teeth on corporate events and product shoots. He is a member of the Southern African Freelancers Association (SAFREA), an active member of the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) and an associate member of the Southern Africa Professional Photographers (SAPP). My critique is for you to have an easier learning curve than I ever had :)
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: William D. Stacy
Camera:
E-30
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi William, I think you had a wonderful opportunity here with this beautiful child. I can see what you were aiming at and trying to achieve, but I would guess that yo...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Mervi Veini
Camera:
Canon EOS 550D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Mervi, I really like the way you were thinking with this image, and I do believe you achieved your goal with the story you wanted to portray.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.1
Photographer: tayelor pierce
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Tayelor, it is difficult not to sound harsh when giving my opinion on this attempt. It is not a great image and the subject matter is a difficult one due to the re...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: tammy
Camera:
DSLR-A330
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Tammy, a well-seen and captured shot of a child enjoying herself. I love these random portraits and one can get really great memories with the ones where the subje...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Kevin Mckeown
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Kevin, this is a very difficult part of landscape photography to master, and most landscape photographers go to the same place over and over for years to capture a...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Dallas Mayson
Camera: DSC-T5
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Dallas, you were very fortunate to be in position for this shot at that time of the morning. These girls are normally back at home and working hard at the day's me...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Maria Keegan
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maria, you've made use of a perfect opportunity to capture this beautiful young girl. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Maria Keegan
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maria, this is one of your best shot so far and I really like it for the simplicity and impact with the model.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Maria Keegan
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maria, great image of the couple, and I like the crop for effect. In essence nothing wrong if that is exactly what your clients want, but technically there are a c...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Maria Keegan
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maria, you are fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph the children. They always make interesting and challenging subjects simultaneously. Keep trying as ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Milko Georgiev
Camera:
DMC-G5
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Milko, you had done extremely well with this portrait, and if you are the instigator of her surprised (or shocked) look, I have to commend you on a job ell done :)...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Darwin Abad
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Darwin, I can't tell you how to shoot as you have pretty much got that part down to perfection. The question you need to ask yourself is where and through which me...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.4
Photographer: Bill Jones
Camera:
NIKON D60
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Bill, the concept of people in love always creates a feeling of euphoria and feel-good for the viewer. You have had the opportunity with two beautiful young people...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: Maria M G Franken
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maria, I like the soberness of this image, and the feeling is almost despair because of rain again. Well seen and you've definitely carried across the message.
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Mansi Verma
Camera:
COOLPIX P510
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Mansi, I can see what you were trying to capture, and the child's shy look is precious in itself. This is unfortunately what we call a "record shot" as it is not ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Sashi Mohan
Camera: DSC-HX300
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi there Sashi, you had a wonderful opportunity when you made this image. Your intended idea played out well and you can be proud of your attempt. Great choice with ...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.4
Photographer: Juan Cruz
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi there Juan, This is what we call in the industry your "first attempt" but it is also just an image of movement in a tree as there is no details where it is most ne...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: tracy jones
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Tracy, floral photography is very rewarding, as t is normally done at the peak of the flower's life, looking at its best. You so a wonderful opportunity to tell a ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: patrick
Camera: iPhone 4S
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Patrick, this is a good attempt to capture what I'm sure was a beautiful and delicious dish. I love the fact that you are trying with "limited" equipment, and for ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Steve Roberts
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Steve, there is not much I can tell you to improve this shot as you have done an amazing job with this capture. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
5.8
Photographer: Mohit Anand
Camera:
Canon EOS 550D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Mohit, when doing "concert" type portrait shots, it is exceptionally difficult with equipment that was not meant for that type of genre. You need a fast lens with ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: graham mackenzie
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Graham, I find it difficult to believe that this is your first attempt at landscape photography. You seem to have a natural eye for composition and you achieved your ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: STEPHEN CLARK
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Stephen, I love your subject for this moment captured, and it allows the viewer to wonder about where this was taken with the model's wet hair and what appears to ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Boaz Minitzer
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi BoaZ, I really like this image for it's story-telling and capturing the children in a classic pose. The closed gate gives another dimension to the image in as far ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Boaz Minitzer
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Boaz, as mentioned before, you can't go wrong with childeren as models, as the cute factor always appeals to a broad audience. I think you caught a very special m...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: DeVaughn Station
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi DeVaughn, for a first time fashion shoot you did exceptionally well. Be proud of yourself and I hope you enjoyed this genre as much as I do
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Glen Slattery
Camera: NIKON D7100
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Glen, I like that you tried an interesting angle approach to make this photograph and also the fact that you chose a monochrome finish for it. Well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Riaz Ahmed
Camera:
Canon EOS 500D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Riaz, You captured a beautiful bird with great detail in the feathers. A frontal approach would really make this a great shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Tim Angell
Camera:
E-420
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Tim, this is a well executed landscape composition, and I love the fact that you did it in monochrome to capture the details of the sky, rocks and water splashing...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: Thomas Williams
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Thomas, good attempt to capture your familiar sunrise. This is the memory that you will always recall when somewhere else in the world at the same time of day.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: George Cox
Camera:
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi George, I envy your opportunity to be able to take beautiful landscapes offered by this part of the world. I've done all of Ireland, and hopefully Scotland will b...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Antony Gooding
Camera:
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Antony, you have a good eye for interesting subjects, and with getting to know your equipment capabilities and limitations you will get beautiful results. Keep up ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Isobel Nicol
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Isobel, I love the level you took this image from, and you definitely have a good eye for composition, but need to work on the finishing touches of this image to e...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Darryl Calvert
Camera: pZ?w
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Darryl, I personally love seascapes, and you have created a very pleasing effect with your image. I really like the placement of your ship in comparison to the roc...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Tim Kelly
Camera:
FinePix S4000
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Tim, this is a well-seen moment that you've captured. I love the framing of the subject by the wood and it helps to lead your eyes in to the main subject. You do r...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Ian Dennis
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Ian, as a rule, portraits require at least part of a face to be classified as a portrait, but in the genre of photo journalism, your image works exceptionally well...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Haydee Yordan
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi there Haydee, I really like your though process behind this image. It is a strong message and should be something that schools should be aware of and keep an eye ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Haydee Yordan
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi there Haydee, I love the way your imagination created this image, and with some suggested tweaks it will be a great capture. If this is the genre you are thinking...
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Adrian K Moore Sr
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Adrian, when one is exposed to these beautiful creatures, the first thought is to capture them by starting to shoot straight away. A little planning and composing ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: Maureen 'Mo' Figueira
Camera:
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Maureen, I really like what you've seen and captured. You did Not just point and shoot, but waited and captured a great moment. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: Luke Brown
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Luke, this was a great opportunity for an animal portrait. As pointed out, the plant matter across the animal's face is not ideal for portraits, and you will seldo...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Mark Jensen
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A540
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Mark, with a limited point-and-shoot camera, you composed the shot very well. A greater aperture for more detail in the foreground and on the subject would have ma...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: ctsterling36
Camera:
NIKON D60
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi there, I like this image for various reasons, least of all because I'm a passionate animal lover. Your message portrayed is powerful and makes one think. Not neces...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: gandhi situmorang
Camera:
olympus epl 5
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Ghandi, well seen by a very proud dad, and this image will be part of your family album for a lifetime. You caught the moment and captured the emotion so typical o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Misty Reed
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Misty, I really like your composition and subject matter for this image. You have a great eye for special moments and this will stand you in good stead moving for...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Mauritius Jacobs
Camera:
Pentax K10D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Mauritius, A well-seen image, and not bad for a first try. Be careful of the focal points when doing insects, and play around with higher aperture settings.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Larry Pierro
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Larry, I think you captured a great image here, well done. I'm only suggesting improvements, as you did very well if this composition and I like it a lot.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.6
Photographer: Brishti
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Brishti, This is a controversial image in as far as processing is concerned, as the rainbow seems to be created in post processing and the monochrome effect too. N...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Thomas Watson
Camera: GE E1035
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Thomas,you have seen and captured a beautiful and serene scape, which makes one want to go there and experience it. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Michelle Henderson
Camera:
Polaroid t-730
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Michelle, great subject for this genre of photography. You have tried to apply the rule of thirds where it is very difficult to give it justice so to speak. I can ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Ana, This is an interesting model and I'm glad to see the effort you made to capture the character of your subject, which to me is the essence of the portrait. You...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Ana, you did very well with capturing the personality of your friend in these images. Next time try a selection of poses to bring out even more of your subject. We...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: John Gilman
Camera:
Sony A65
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi John, an unusual background that works well with your model. I like the way you composed this, but as pointed out, closer crop would make image stronger. Well seen...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Austin Sheppard
Camera:
Sony Alpha A290
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Austin, great attempt at travel photography with the story telling through your companion's eyes. Unfortunately wrong settings and time of day leave the image flat...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Trenton Crawford
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Trenton, you saw a great moment and "stole" it from their wedding photographer :) Good on you and always try and look out for these moments that present themselves...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: heather
Camera:
Olympus E-PL1
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Heather, you definitely succeeded in capturing the emotion, as his smile must have been hard for him to produce after a very long day for him. Some technical issue...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Dale Hooper
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Dale, you captured a beautiful moment with a stunning model. Well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: Jennifer G. Riggie
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Jennifer, you've seen an awesome picture and definitely have a great eye. Knowing your camera is very much recommended for photo-journalism (in which genre this im...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Jaques Scheepers
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Jaques, you captured the moment exactly like you planned, and that is always a winner. For a more romantic effect, use your lens capabilities and f2.8 with the kis...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.8
Photographer: Lou Gura
Camera:
Olympus E-30
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Hi Lou, I can see what you attempted to capture, and a lovely model for that, you were just unfortunate with the lighting that did not quite work with the shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: theresa
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
great attempt, and definitely captured the moment. See improvement tips.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: ashley
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Marius Kemp
Great attempt and definitely have an eye for special moments and composition