Sander de Wilde

BelgiumBrussels, Belgium
17
years of
experience
Specialty: Black & White, People, Documentary, Commercial, Travel
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Hi, I am a portrait- and documentary- photographer with 16 years of experience working for agencies and magazines. There's always room for improvement and I'll give you the best tips and tricks from the field of photography, focusing on pure basics: composition, contact, power, color/b&w, and the 'making of choices'. Whatever your level is, I can open your eyes or give you new motivation and real help. I'm Dutch so I'll be frank and open, I won't beat around the bush. I work for advertising agencies, marketeers, CEO's, international magazines and newspapers like NYT, Time, Le Monde, the Guardian.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Hans Millett
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Hans, Just a great happy shiny colorful snapshot of a man. Great lighting, great contact with the subject. Really well done. And all that in a nice symmetric compo...
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Jackie Burrell
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Dear Jackie, My first impression was, WOW this is a great image! But than I saw it was a manipulation, and not a very good one. The light comes from different angles...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Si Emmett
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Si,always great to see a dreamy seascape at sunrise. At least you're an early bird, and that's the best way to become a great photographer, while light means every...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: AF Works
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
At first I wanted to click this image away, and not review it at all. Just a girl on stage, with a terrible brace and... But than I though, wow. If this is a series i...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: NEERMAL GOOLABSINGH
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Neermal, a picture with a message. What a pity that I mainly see low res scramble. How come? For the portraits, they're ok, and the manipulation is well done . A ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: TImothy Bay
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Timothy, thanks for hiring me and showing your work. I love the image, the colors, the reflections, and after Googling that spot, Your image sure stands out of all...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Kasun Madhawa
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Dear Kasun I love B&W. And with your title and this soft focus it really makes me feel ALONE. Seriously a nice image with a moody contrast and an interesting composit...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: DEREK
Camera: SLT-A65V
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Derek this is GREAT! I like this landscape very much while there is so much to see and analyze. The green leaf on the rock is just the best spot for that something ex...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Andreas Ioannou
Camera:
Canon EOS-1D MarkIII
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Andreas, thanks for this beautiful girl looking at us. A strong image standing out of the ordinary, but for me it's not a portrait. This is a glamour shot, and whe...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Tim Mansell
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Great work Tim! I really like your photo. The colors and the strong perspective. Well seen! You cropped the image almost square, and I guess you have a good reason fo...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Katie Motta
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
DSLR-A100
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Go Katie, Really great that you're staging a scene like a movie director. A colorful and exciting image with strong compository lines. The position you're in really h...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Claudio Sinibaldi
Camera:
X-Pro1
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Dear Claudio, I love your image. This serious boy sitting and thinking, the curtain, the feet of a mother? A fascinating image, great black and white tones and compo...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Euan Donegan
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Euan, This really is an EDR landscape people will have to look at longer than a split second. I really like the way you worked it. EDR makes it just the more inter...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Jacquie Yaxley
Camera: DMC-TZ10
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
A beautiful sky always is worth photographing! And with your compact you did a nice job with some funny details like the chimney, the birds. I like the fact the light...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: stephanie beverungen
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Stephanie, it is a nice image of very warm orange clouds and a beach, but in only a few seconds I have seen it all. An illustrative beauty.I am looking for interes...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Alessandro Costa Nunes
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi again Alessandro, thanks for getting back to me with another well thought shot. It looks like an easy street shot on a normal day. Nevertheless there's a lot of ma...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Alessandro Costa Nunes
Camera: DSC-T300
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Allesandro, It is a nice image. I love black and white and you show that even without professional gear one can make great photography. My opinion though is you m...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Mark Ruddick
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Well Mark, this sure is a great picture. One of those images where I wish I had taken it. And that's a good sign!-) Stock agencies would kill for it, and I hope you ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Edward Younan
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Edward, as you can see I'm quit enthousiast! And that for a colorfull cheerful nightpicture with a static compostion. You did a great job, and I'l have troubles th...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Brian Smith
Camera:
Canon EOS 600D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Well Brian, though it is a nice picture of two men talking I think you made some errors. The forms of the arms and hands are ok, but what distracts me all the time is...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Nigel Keith Clackworthy
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
the better holiday picture. Great contrast and nice colors. Achieved. Though cropping an eliminating the blue sky could give more tension, and attention to the reflec...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Shankha Pal
Camera: SPH-L710
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
A beautiful sunset but I miss the photographic tension. What is the subject ? Sundown, people, reflections or diagonals? I would crop it a lot so lines of waves and ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Shankha Pal
Camera:
NIKON D200
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
It is a beautifull picture of a beautiful subject in ok B&W and contrast. Nevertheless I am missing something. Is it the perspective, the wide angle being a boring an...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.7
Photographer: Prescila Bernardo
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Prescila, you still have a lot to learn. This subject is ok, some flowers in sparkling colors. But the lighting isn't interesting, as is the perspective nor compos...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: jsisson
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi, I am sorry but this must have been a great moment for you, meeting those whales right there. But I don't feel it. Is this photograph any better than anyone else o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Well Ana, great to see you came back to them, and to me. I saw your other picture, and it is indeed much better than it was. Great. This attempt is different, great c...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Hi Ana, I love this tender subject and it was a great try. You have a good feel for scenes and composition. It is even something you could do again with other lightin...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.2
Photographer: Charlotte Palmateer
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Your styling is great. girl with a hat on a grey background. But it gets really grey and dull, and when I increase contrast, I see just a white face on a grey surroun...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: heidi
Camera:
canon 550d
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
A nice pic of a boy concentrated on a balloon, but also a missed chance for an even much better picture. Next time try to get closer, crawl into your subject. Go on l...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: otto boubat
Camera:
nikon d40
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Allthough it's a fascinating and great image that I really like, it doesn't bring out the message/info that you wanted. Maybe in a series, together with images that g...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Carole Wijenberg
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
The reason for making the picture was called 'random shot' ... For a random shot it's ok, but to me it misses the point. Go in to the atmosphere, cold, lonelyness, a...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Bret Applonie
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
Nice image, great subject, atmosphere, lighting composition. Just a very nice image.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Kimberly Ann Switch
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
It's a great result for an outside picture feeling warm in the cold. The hair and fur do great together, and give great sensation to her. But the overall feel is dis...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.1
Photographer: Mandy Clark
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
As you said: Just photos and for fun to see how it would look with blowing hair. So why let me judge it serious if it's just an experiment for fun. Please take your...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Victor Estevez
Category: Photojournalism
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
It's a great image, but you tell about a homeless in a rich city... I see a homeless with dogs looking timid in the camera, but what gets my attention every time I lo...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Ami Faran
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
I'd like to see more shots. Did you turn your camera around ? Can we see his hands? Or would it be nice to see the small window too, with his head inside ? It seems y...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Cynthia Krate
Camera:
Nikon D70
Critiqued by: Sander de Wilde
The weak composition breaks down this picture. The wall doesn't do anything good, all focus is on right-under corner, outside of the image, and there's nothing to see...
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