Timothy O. Sutherlannd

United StatesBend OR, United States
20
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Specialty: Black & White
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Studied with Ansel Adams in the 70's at Yosemite. Worked mostly in 4x5. Sponsored by Ilford, Hasselblad,Calumet,Polaroid,Gitzo and others. Led workshops into the Four corners area of the Southwest. Publish 13 posters which are sold at many National Parks Visitors Centers. Sold my Gallery in Taos, NM and retired to Bend, Oregon where I have a new Canon iPF8300 44" wide printer and do printing for photographers worldwide.Did a Navajo portrait project in 2001 at Canyon De Chelley AZ, first time since Edward Curtis an Anglo was offered this opportunity. Recently switched to Canon digital and seem to be happy with it.
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Rating
7.4
Photographer: Andrew Jerrett
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
I think this could have been a better shot Andrew had it been taken with more consideration to the items above .
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Rating
8.6
Photographer: Sandy Sugawara
Camera:
NIKON D3100
This could be a stunning photograph but practice makes perfect so keep shooting.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Sandy Sugawara
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Sandy, I like this image a lot and is pretty near to what I would have shot had I been there :)
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Deryl Deese
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Perfect. Prize winner
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Fredrick Muscat
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Very very nice this would make large print
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Terry L Mase
Camera: Select
I really really like this shot and being a black and white shooter have done similar shots in the Florida everases but I think you have me beat!
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Rating
9.7
Photographer: Terry L Mase
Camera: Select
I am very impressed with this image Terry and you obviously take your photography very seriously with the equipment you are using. You will find it's a lot of work se...
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Rating
8.9
Photographer: Steve Fourman
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
I think you are on to something Steve but need a few tweeks to get your vision where it should be.
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Rating
10
Photographer: Kathryn M. Grubbs
Camera:
NIKON D300
As I said above, rarely have I seen such a beautiful shot like this. Wildlife photography is extremely difficult and patience testing, so if you want to do this styl...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Hans Millett
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Hans, I really do like this shot, It exhibits a true emotion that the viewer can actually feel. The wonderment is palpable Congratulations.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Krista Sweetland
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Like I said Krista, This is an absolutely wonderful photo of a beautiful child with the most wonderful, happy expression on her face that should be a prize winner for...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Adam Hayder
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Adam, I generally do like this shot but would like you to do some more editing to make it a great shot Below are a few tricks that I think will make it better for you.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: John Dillon
Camera: EK-GC100
John, I really like this photo. If you were going for an abstract look you succeeded and some of my critique does not apply.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
I am not a journalistic photographer but can really appreciate the better photos done in any genre, this could have been done during the Viet Nam war by any number of...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Almost too good to be true Ana, however there are just a couple of issues I'll give you below.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: tracy jones
Camera:
Canon EOS 500D
An absolutely beautiful photograph that should be framed and on display somewhere for people to enjoy.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Holly Doritza Ruthven
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Holly, I really like this photo. I love animals and as you probably know they and children are the hardest subjects to photograph. Your love for this animal shows in ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Mike Gurnhill
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55
Mike this is a bit of a Ho Hum shot but i see what you were trying to capture. We don't always get what we envisioned however with a little editing it may get closer ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Hamish Purdey
Camera:
NIKON D800
Hamish, In general I really like the technical aspects of this photo but I'll give a couple of artistic ideas below
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Mark Harris
Camera:
Canon EOS 6D
I have been doing a series of nudes and portraits lately and know what problems you face with getting a shot like this. You did good!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Paul Chippy Swain
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
Canon EOS 1100D
It's a nice photo Paul and you need to do more of these, cats have the must expressive faces and you should spend some time to explore that.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Rex Makemson
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Kind of a run of the mill shot Rex, but use this as a learning experience and practice, practice , practice. Never shoot one shot and think it is a masterpiece.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Rex Makemson
Camera:
NIKON D3200
I would have liked it more Rex if it had been done better but it looks like a fairly weak attempt to do what could possibly be a good IR look of a few edits are taken.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Lan Ski
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I really really like this shot and see that you are mastering post editing is PS I have a couple of suggestions that may help make it a little better.
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Rating
7
Photographer: George Robson
Camera:
NIKON D3100
Not something I see everyday but I think it could have worked better with some of these thoughts.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Jericah Zabielinsky
Camera:
NIKON D600
I think this is a wonderful shot, nothing fancy, just real nice. Look for a few different ways to signal your own style. Everyone jumping, turned around looking b...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: pennt Wade
Camera: DMC-TZ20
A beautiful photo Penny and I really like your style, this is important in generating a way for others to see as you do and to portray it to others in a way that is u...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: JrLightroom
Camera: NIKON D7100
I generally really like this shot however below are a few items you might try to improve it a bit more
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Roy
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
I'm generally pretty impressed with this shot Roy, and think it has something going for it, but I, Like some of my mentors am never satisfied with my last print, I...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Sara Alexandra Carlson
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
I generally like this subject however without sounding anti anything you restrict your audience by shooting a Bible. If you had wanted this photo to have maximum impa...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: wendy jones
Camera: DMC-FZ45
W#endy, while I said this is a rather common subject, you did a very nice job of it.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Roy Dowie
Camera:
NIKON D5000
A picture perfect photograph.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: R. C. Wilson, Jr.
Camera:
DMC-FZ10
All I can say is that you are a fine photographer and have a serious eye for subjects that lend themselves to fine art black and white photography. You should conside...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: R. C. Wilson, Jr.
Camera: DMC-FZ30
This is a nice study in texture in line with your last shot, (which you could switch to B&W if you need a portfolio of B&W)
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: R. C. Wilson, Jr.
Camera:
DMC-FZ35
I am very impressed with this photo and would like to see more of your work.. I wonder if you use a tripod? It is a must for serious work under these conditions.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: stephen hall
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
National Geographic quality.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Gus R
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
A really nice shot Gus, give a little more thought to composition and exposure to get it perfect. Possibly do a few bracket shots and pick the best one.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Reg Valliere
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Reg, like I said, "Magical" I do have a couple of suggestions below however.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Reg Valliere
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
This is a beautiful shot Reg and with a little work could be just about perfect.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Jo Crockford
Camera:
DSLR-A330
This looks like a commercial magazine shot for a tourist magazine or a restaurant brochure but it would HAVE to be perfect! Use HDR next time and it should be.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: ugis kurmis
Camera: d2x
I like the overall impression of your photo and think that some of these suggestions will help you. You have top notch equipment but remember it takes practice to get...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Martin Thomas
Camera:
DMC-GX1
Very nice floral shot with an interesting take, other that a few notes below could be a 10
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Martin Thomas
Camera:
DMC-GX1
Martin, while I'm not overly impressed with this photo, I can see what you were trying to convey. These types of "Found" objects were photographed by Paul Strand, ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Deb
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Pretty impressed Deb. I like your "Eye" and would like to see more of your wildlife work. This type of shooting is very exacting, requiring much patience expense and...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Jennifer Kellar
Camera:
Fujifilm A150
Jennifer, this is a typical example of a hummingbird shot. People make a living out of these types of shots so keep looking for more species to shoot and try differe...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: John Byrne
Camera:
PENTAX K-x
I like it a lot John and since you did so well on this one why don't you go exploring with this genre and see what other kinds of foliage you can work with, pine tree...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Reg Valliere
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
It's a nice attempt at a weathered building however It just seems to miss for some reason. First impressions of the viewer are either "It works or it doesn't" Sometim...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Carmen Williams
Camera:
Olympus EVOLT
Carmen, I like the shot a lot, I wish there would have been a bunch of clouds in it though, it is a little "simple" without them but it IS a nice shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I love it! The square composition reminds me of my Hasselblad days! The stem in the lower left works perfectly in a square composition and it's out of focus does not ...
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Rating
5.9
Photographer: Kurt Seljeseth
Camera:
Nikon D80
Kurt, this is a nice shot but not one worthy of professional comparison. I like that you set out with your Daughter to capture Reindeer and you did that, but as a res...
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Rating
7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Nice shot Leonard however it may be more prudent to wait for a more "perfect" specimen of a bird as this one has some missing feathers
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Rating
6.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
It's not my favorite the last one had more personal interest but it is a nice training ground.
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Rating
7.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Really nice bird shot, you are improving. As I said way back when, birds,animals, and children are tough!
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Rating
7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Really like this one too Leonard but remember the exposure for light and dark subjects can be adjusted in Photoshop as long as the basic exposure has enough information,
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Rating
9.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I like the shot Leonard, It is a good opportunity to learn how to do these types of shots and it takes practice, just be aware of your horizontal and parallel lines a...
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I think your use of the PS CS3 to post process your images to get a silhouette is working for you and is a good learning process.
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Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I actually like this version better inverted. I'm not sure why but the gentle colors and the inverted statue still looks like stone and works pretty well, I'm glad yo...
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Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I actually have a friend over as I was working on your critiques and she really liked this one also, journalistic shooting is very tough but keep it up and if you nev...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I'm not overly impressed with the "Reason" behind this shot. The technical aspects are fine but it does not tell enough of a store to interest the average viewer.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I think this is a beautiful shot Leonard!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
I still like this shot but it does have a few problems that can be fixed easily.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Probably not my favorite shot of yours but I am impressed with your ability to use all the tools you have to accomplish your vision, it just takes a lot of images and...
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Rating
6.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
nikon D60
Not overly impressed with this shot Leonard. If you are going to do bird shots it takes a mountain of patience and one out of a hundred are really worth saving, so yo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
nikon D60
Nice shot for training your eye and other shooting skills, if you are shooting in Central Park, try some shots under the little bridge there. There is sometimes a vio...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
Nikon D60
Pretty picture a bit cliche' but as I said I love cats :)
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Anabel, once again you have blown me away! This is a real departure from what I have seen from you before but shows your versatility. I used to do nothing but black a...
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Rating
10
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
This is a really nice photo that would reproduce in a smaller print in a generous frame.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Nice shot Jon, but as I've critiqued above and below it could use a little help.
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Rating
9.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Really nice sharp colorful shot Jon, I think you can frame and print both of these in a nice wooden frame with possibly a linen Matt complimentary to the subject they...
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Rating
9.7
Photographer: Melanie magary
Camera:
Pentax k-r
I really like this shot Melanie. You obviously had a purpose in mind when you shot it. This is "previsualation" as in seeing what you wanted prior to actually shootin...
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Rating
8.4
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
The shot is nice but you will need a lot of them to pick the best from.
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Rating
8.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Leonard, I really like this shot but you really have to be dedicated to do these with professionalism. It takes time patience and money to do it right. You can just s...
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Rating
9
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Nice shot but again these are tough to do well. That's why the bird shooting pros get the big bucks :)
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Melanie magary
Camera:
Pentax K-7
Beautiful photo, you have the "Eye" is looks like, practice, practice, practice!!! :)
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I absolutely love this and you should be very proud of it joining your collection.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I really love your photos Ana and it looks like you are on your way to a very nice portfolio and maybe a "One woman show" somewhere.
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Rating
10
Photographer: joe jett
Camera:
Nikon D90
Joe, I think you nailed it. There are so many opportunities there around the Southwest so shoot tons of photos and you will have a great portfolio some day. Ansel Ada...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Terry Abell
Camera:
Canon Power Shot S3 IS
This is a nice shot but could use some of the adjustments noted above to make it a great shot.
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Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I really like your photos and see you have many opportunities there where you live. Keep seeking more challenges and don't be afraid to make a few mistakes, that's ho...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Marta Everest
Camera:
Nikon D7000
This photo speaks to me> I can see innocence,wonder, apprehension and many other emotions. It IS a timeless photo that you should be proud of
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
I really like all of the detail this photo provides and especially the color and the subject. Your work has a genuine powerful evolution that I see as a dramatic way ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
I really like your search for dramatic photos and have always believed we photographers migrate towards what we have a true affinity for and it shows in the photos of...
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Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
I absolutely live dramatic black and white portraits like my Navajo project, they are timeless and precious in their own right.
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
As I have said in this critique, this is one rare photo! I would love so see it printed around 20x30 on a nice rag paper and appropriately framed for exhibition. Ever...
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Rating
9.3
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
In spite of my problem with the buildings to the right, I think this is a gorgeous shot showing a beautiful flowing structure, beautifully lit to define it's shape. T...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Marco Chavez
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Again, I LOVE this shot, it is unusual to sense the intimacy in a male shot of this type with a baby, I find it charming and a genre way overdue and beautifully done.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Patrick McMahan
Camera:
Nikon D70
This is a beautiful, well composed photograph and you should be proud of it.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Harold Barnett
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
I line the subject a lot, however it has been done so many times that it loses a bit of it's luster. I would look for a different interpretation of this scene to demo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Harold Barnett
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
A typical shot from the bridge but very pretty, Ansel said he took thousands of photos a year but if he 12 good ones" got 12 good ones he considered them a success so...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Harold Barnett
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
I like this a lot like the others.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Mehmet Ataman
Camera:
leica M9
I like what you attempted but without a single point of interest I can't give a higher score.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Mehmet Ataman
Camera:
Mamaiya 7 II
I think this is a nice shot and you should do more like this, changing light conditions will challenge your creativity
Photo Critique
Rating
9.9
Photographer: Patrick McMahan
Camera:
Nikon F4
I don't generally give such glowing reviews but I think this photo with it's simplicity and feel of nostalgia is a very well executed example of the use of film and g...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon Eos 450D
In general I'm not into "Artsy" photos but this one took me by surprise. One thing I was taught years ago is that you can line up 10 photos on a wall and your eye wil...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Patrick McMahan
Camera:
Nikon D-70
I absolutely love this shot and short with the D70 for years. I do want you to look at where you place the center of interest though. It can make or break an image.
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Rating
5.4
Photographer: Kristol Canterbury
Camera:
Fujifilm FinePix S1500
I am not sure of what you really wanted in this photograph. It is very busy and does not really speak to any one element of the photograph such as the stream, the tre...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.9
Photographer: baris bakirci
Camera:
canon eos 30d
I don't think it quite works, I would look for more opportunities with the info in this critique in hand and see what happens.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Hannah Powley
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20
In general I really like this photo, however something keeps taking me back to it looking for something that bothers me. It's the horizontal lines.There are too many....
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: anne meagher
Camera:
Nikon D5000
This is one of those shots that when first glancing at it captures your eye, and that's what it's all about in any art form. The use and forethought of a tripod is im...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: miranda maybelle david
Camera:
Kodak EasyShare Z915
I actually like the photo, It just has some points, that if taken into consideration next time would really make a difference. One thing Brett Weston used to say is "...
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