Mark Lyndersay

Trinidad and TobagoPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
20
years of
experience
Specialty: People, Documentary, Panoramic, Architecture
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I've been working as a professional photographer in Trinidad and Tobago for the last 35 years. Most recently I've been working as a portrait photographer specialising in executive portraiture for commercial clients and producing an ongoing series of personal documentary projects about the background stories in my twin-island state. I am the Chief Photographer of the online youth magazine Outlish (http://outlish.com). I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and served as the picture editor for three local daily newspapers,
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Lewis Cooke
Camera:
Canon EOS 1100D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Lewis, this was a very ambitious image with a number of technical considerations that you will have to embrace to really wring the most out of this technique. I...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Eric Lowenbach
Camera:
Olympus EVOLT
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Eric. You've done some remarkable work here. The image is soundly composed, the exposure captures the range of tones effectively and all of the elements come to...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Lewis Munoz
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Lewis. I think you have a strong photo here, but you're looking at one part of it and you need to really evaluate what might make it a stronger image. I have so...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: isabel
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Isabel, I like the subject you've chosen and the mood that you've evoked in your photograph. There are some elements of the image that you may want to take into...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: DEBBIE SHULTZ
Camera:
Canon EOS 20D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Debbie, I like your enthusiasm for photography and your eye for this attractive sunset scene. I think there are a number of approaches that you might have taken...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Sebastian Michael
Camera:
PENTAX K-5
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Sebastian, I really like what you've done with your child here. It stands on its own as a great portrait regardless of the family connection and your choices ar...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Mauricéia
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Mauricéia, you've put together some lovely elements for your photograph here. You have excellent subjects and an attractive background, but you need to pay att...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Arian Perez
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Arian You've done well with your subject here. What might have been a good image of the young boy bathing at late afternoon has become something taut with tensi...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: mike
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Mike. I really like the mood and feel of your work here. Too often photographers work on the technical details of their craft while failing to connect effective...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Rian Martin
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Rian, you've done some fine work here. I like the feel of the image and much of it is bang on in terms of quality. I do think there are some fine details that you...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Joel
Camera: FinePix HS25EXR
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Joel, this is a strong and dramatic image. You've done well with your equipment here, but I'd like to see you taking more control over your camera's settings in t...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Paul Mears
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Paul, this is a wonderful image. I like the emotion, the light and the separation from the background which all work together to really make the image pop nicel...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Bryan Cahen
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Bryan, this is a really nice piece of work. It's well seen and an excellent capture overall. I see some opportunities for improving the work and I'll go on to tho...
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: timmay curtis
Camera: Pentax Optio WS80
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Timmay, I think you've done some promising work here. There are some limitations that come with using a basic point and shoot camera for photography but you can...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: donna adams
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Donna, you've done some fine work here and my suggestions will only seek to put more polish on a very good portrait of this young girl. I like the mood and feel...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: leslie broad
Camera:
Canon EOS 1000D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Leslie. I like the overall feel of the image you've captured here. It's placid, cool and very serene. The looseness of the composition raises too many questions...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Gilon Miller
Camera:
NIKON D70
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Gilon. You had a great opportunity here with this subject and I hope that you'll be able to work with this advice to improve future images that you have a chanc...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: May Richards
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello May. I think you've put a lot effort into this still life image and some of it works very well. I like the overall design of the image, the flow of the beans an...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.7
Photographer: Russell French
Camera: DMC-TZ3
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Russel, I don't expect that you will be overjoyed by my evaluation of your photo, but let's look at the best aspects of it. You've spotted a very promising subject an...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Robert Johansen
Camera:
NIKON 1 V1
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
I like what you've tried to do here Robert. It's a lovely photo that captures something innocent in this child's curious glance. It's a beautiful moment. I think ther...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: David Hill
Camera: NX1000
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello David. You've put some real effort into making something special out of your photo and that's always welcomed. Because you've put so much work into your photogr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Chris
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Chris, this is a great photo and an opportunity I'd encourage you to revisit if you can. It looks like a great place to go hiking and the image potential at thi...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Wendy Williams
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Wendy. You've captured a great image here. I particularly like the pop of the colours and the rim lighting that the overhead sunlight gives the fungal growth. Y...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Steve Dormer
Camera:
X-Pro1
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Steve, this is amazing work. I look at this photograph and I really want to see everything else you've done with this project. It's simply a beautiful portrait, a com...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Lisa Barnett
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Lisa, I like what you've done here. You saw the scene, prepared your settings with care and judgement and you've followed through with a very dramatic and appropr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: jonathan laslo
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Jonathan. You have a great mood going here with your model. I like your rapport with the subject, the relaxed feel of the image and her eye contact with you. It's...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Loran Patton
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Loran. I really like your work here. Your consideration of the subject and light are absolutely correct for the subject matter and nature photography in general...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Bob Mulholland
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Bob. There's a lot of emotion and thought behind your capture, but I think that you've tried to make a solid capture just a bit too dramatic. I'm going to assum...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Carlos
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Carlos, this is a lovely photograph. I think that you've done well with your props and your model and managed to evoke a definite mood and feel with your photograph. ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Paige Smith
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Paige I like the effort that you've put into creating this capture, but your hard work is being undercut by some fuzziness in your subject matter. You've descri...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: charmaine twidale
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Charmaine. I really like what you've done here with your subject. Having them look into that strong side light makes for a strong photo and your decision to dro...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Linda Groom
Camera:
Pentax K-7
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Linda, I like your spotting of this subject matter. You saw potential and went for it, but I think that there's more you could have done to fully take advantage o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Haris Roussos
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Haris. You've done well with this photo and I think you're on track with your treatment of the designer's work here. You've chosen an appropriate setting, toned...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Colleen Renshaw
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Colleen, you've captured a lovely photo here, full of life and personality, so nitpicking about exposures when you've captured so much might seem churlish. Managi...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Nancy Czora
Camera:
Kodak EasyShare C180
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Nancy, on the terms that you've described, this is a great bit of spontaneous shooting. Almost everything I've quibbled about in my evaluation of your work would ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: rodrigo fernandez
Camera:
Nikon D600
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
I'm very impressed with this image Rodrigo. You've brought a spare selection of elements together here to make an image that's strong and compelling.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Katie
Camera:
Canon Power SHot ELPH 100 HS
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Katie, I like the feel of the photo and I'm particularly taken with your willingness to look at details that might otherwise be missed to convey emotion and mood. You...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: adrian konopnicki
Camera:
fuji x10
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Adrian you've done some fine work here. This is an image full of moodiness and mystery. I'm left with so many questions. Who is this girl? Why is she so weary? Why is...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Ana, you've done a great job here. This is a wonderful photo of your subject and ennobles his age and experience.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Dagmar Louw
Camera:
Canon 350D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Dagmar, you've got a great photo here. Your instincts about the situation were sound and the results are impressive. My advice would have helped to give the image jus...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Michelle Bagley
Camera:
nikon d40
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hey Michelle, this is a lovely image of your niece. The choices that you've made in finishing the image are, of course, a matter of personal taste. I think the image ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Deb Caster
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Deb, this is a great image. I love the expressiveness of your subject's face, the moment you seem to have shared with your subject and the framing of the portrait whi...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Danny Wilkinson
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Danny, this is an excellent photo. You've managed all the elements necessary for an effective portrait with great authority on this image. That tongue sticking out is...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Debbie Hendren
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Hello Debbie. I like the image you've made here. The colors are gorgeous, the subject can't help be entranced by the mood of the image. I think the colors might be ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Lisa Robin Gallant
Camera: SONY Cybershot DSC W220 12.1MP
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
Well Lisa, I like the photo, but I find myself wishing that you had put a little more effort into it. You had a promising situation with a well lit street and some dr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: bernie court
Camera: Vivitar 10mp
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
A potentially good image that needs some more work in post production to maximise its potential.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Jan Elleman
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Mark Lyndersay
I liked the feel of the couple's connection very much. You work with them as people was exemplary and their passion for each other was admirably captured. The photo o...
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