Tom Bourdon

SpainBarcelona, Spain
11
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Specialty: Travel, People, Documentary
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For the third time in 3 years Tom has been chosen as a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, He is an award winning documentary travel photographer specialising in recording cultural festivals & celebrations across the globe. Tom's work has taken him across Asia, Europe and into Africa. His pictures have appeared in numerous international magazines, newspapers, guide books and numerous online locations. His work appears in publications such as National Geographic Traveller, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Wanderlust, P&O, Insight guides and Microsoft. He relishes taking his camera to some of the worlds craziest events.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Shawn Klawitter
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hopefully you don't think I'm being too harsh on you in this critique. I honestly believe people come here to receive honest critiques rather than blind compliments a...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Terresa Couch
Camera:
"NIKON D5100"
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Terresa, there are some really strong elements in this image. With a couple of tweaks you could have a killer shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Paul Marshall
Camera:
NIKON D7000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Paul, I love the fact you've looked for an interesting position to shoot this image. That shows you are thinking about the shot before pressing the button. Keep it...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Deb Felmey
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Deb, it might be you chose the wrong person to critique this shot. I'm a photographer who prefers to capture images in a more natural, realistic manner. Never the ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, the structure and location really look like they have potential, but for me the composition lets you down here. One of the key things to learn about photogr...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: CJ Latham
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Its a nice fun shot, the expression on the the female models face is what really makes this image stand out. Great work, keep it up.
Photo Critique
Rating
4.3
Photographer: Alan Brown
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Alan, I hope you don't think I've bee too harsh on you here, it's obvious you have spend quite a bit of time on this image. The thing is I'm not a fan of composite...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Pete Gianakos
Camera:
NIKON D600
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
It's a beautiful location, and a nice shot in general. It could work really well as a print. I really hope this location is close by as I would love to see more image...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Anthony DellaCroce
Camera:
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Anthony, this is a great shot. I love the action as well as the stunning light, well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Dragan Djelic
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Dragan, it's good to see another one of your images. This one however, for me, lacks real interest. It's obvious that technically you know your stuff, but the choi...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, it's good to see another one of your images. It looks like you were in a beautiful snow covered location and had stunning light, I think you could have made...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, this is a really nice location and if you have regular access to to lake Superior you're a lucky man. It's clear that you've thought about the composition, ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Jacob De Anda
Category: Photojournalism
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Jacob, thanks for submitting this shot. It's good to see you experimenting in these early days of your photographic journey. It's also great to see you asking for ...
Photo Critique
Rating
10
Photographer: Lala Lisa Roe
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Lala, I have critiqued over 100 images on this site and this is the first one that I've given 10/10 to. You obviously have a very strong eye and excellent technica...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, this is a really nice shot. It's a beautiful location, the composition is strong and light is great. There's a few areas I think can be improved on, I hope ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Dwyane Pugh
Camera:
E-PL1
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Dwyane, this really isn't a subject I would choose to shoot, certainly not in this. The main reason being is that you have very little control over anything. You c...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Dragan Djelic
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Dragan, this is a really nice moment you have captured, a good aperture and focusing has really made the best of the situation.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Dragan Djelic
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Dragan, this is really nice, in many respects but for me the biggest issue is the composition. Those missing feet really stand out. Keep up the good work :)
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ana, this is an incredible subject and you captured it with a strong composition. I'd love to see more of your work.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D3200
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, this is obviously a stunning location and with a few tweaks I hope you can return to get something a bit more dramatic.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Christopher Carlin
Camera:
E-410
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Christopher, I'm sorry but for me this image really doesn't do it. There seems to be something missing, the description you have written seems to encompass more th...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Olena Kasian-Fitzgerald
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
This is a really nice shot, I'd like to know more about this man.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: TOMMYWILLIAMS
Camera:
NEX-5N
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Tommy, Whilst I can see you've put some work into this shot I think there are better ways to create an image that stands out without going crazy in post processing.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Chris
Camera:
n/a
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Chris, I'm unsure what you mean in your description, but this is a lovely shot, there's little for me to suggest you could improve. It's obvious you have a good gr...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Cathy
Camera:
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Cathy I love the fact you've attempted something different here, it shows a real desire to break from the norm.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Mitch Driver
Camera:
NIKON D5100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mitch, this is a great location and I hope you can return when there is better light.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Sheila Reeves
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Sheila,
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Clare Dickinson
Camera:
NIKON D600
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Claire, I love this shot, I'm sure you'd find other professionals that could pick all kinds of holes in it, but for me you've captured a real moment of expression....
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: John Gerrard
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi John, it's obvious from my first look at this image you have a strong grasp of photography. I know many professional wedding photographers who would be very proud ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Hank Hendriksen
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Hank, You've obviously got some good photographic ideas, the long shutter speed is what really makes this image.
Photo Critique
Rating
5.2
Photographer: Ron Miller
Camera:
NIKON D200
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ron, It's clear you have thought about this composition, which is great. But this image just doesn't work for me and I'm finding it hard to pin point exactly what ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Ralph Ernesti
Camera:
DSLR-A390
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ralph, this a nice shot of a very beautiful child. you're more than half way there and have done some things exactly right, a faster shutter speed and some careful...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Gilon Miller
Camera:
NIKON D70
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Gilon, this is a nice shot that you've captured. You've got some elements down well, but there are a few things you could work on to make the image a little more s...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Hans Brakob
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Hans, this is certainly an amazing location, and if you live nearby I'd love for you to return have made note of my observations.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Nathan Burns
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Nathan, this is a very nice shot and a great attempt at creating star trails, you got many things spot on, use of a tripod, good depth of field, good focus etc. Sh...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Peter Dickenson
Camera:
NIKON D40X
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Peter this looks like a beautiful location, I just really want to see more of it in this shot. I'd love to see you re-shoot this having taken on board these comments
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: Jennifer Mackay
Camera:
DSLR-A290
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Jennifer, You've achieved one of the hardest things in landscape photography and that is to get up and start shooting early. Compositionally this shot can be improved...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Geraldine Wade
Camera: FinePix S3400
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Geraldine, I like this shot, but feel I might be biased as it reminds me of home.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Mark Tear
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Mark, this is a very strong image, you've obviously taken your time to set this up and you seem to have a very good idea of what you're doing, so keep it up :)
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: David Francis
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi David, this is a fantasticaly timed image to get the fish entering the animals mouth, however there are a couple of issues that could dramatically improve this shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Christiane Gaw
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A620
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Christiane, I hope you don't think I've been too harsh here but I find this shot a little uninspiring with the safe composition, the safe lighting the large depth ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: Elizabeth A Daly
Camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Elizabeth, this is a shot that i would not personnally have taken and heres why. I'm a little unsure what you were after when shooting this. Did you want a natura...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Richard Gough
Camera: DMC-FZ200
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Richard, this is a nice shot, good composition and great light but I feel the image quality lets it down somewhat.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Soli Idse
Camera:
NIKON D700
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A very nice image, there's not much I can add in terms of improvements, but I'll see what I can do.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Sheila Reeves
Camera: Select
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Sheila, you obviously know what you are doing with that 60D. This is a cracker of a shot, I'm not really known for my landscape work but its certainly a lovely image.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: john
Camera: SLT-A65V
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi John, this is a nice shot, you've kept things simple and caught some lovely light, well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Arnold Frankel
Camera:
DSLR-A100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Arnold, You´ve achieved the basics of a great shot, with just a few tweaks to the composition and perhaps a small flash to really make the bird stand out and you...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Jay Sullivan
Camera:
DSLR-A350
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Jay, this image is almost a sell-able shot, with a few tweaks I can see how it could be used to promote the pyramids, whether or not you had this in your mind when...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Jay Sullivan
Camera:
DSLR-A350
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Jay, I like the added sheep but feel some improvements in the overall composition could achieved a stunning image.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Jay Sullivan
Camera:
DSLR-A580
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Jay this is a nice shot but I feel like it's lacking a point of focus.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Robin Smith
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Robin this is a really nice shot, there really is so much I like about it.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: David McEachern
Camera:
Canon 600d
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi David, it's great to see se creativity in a photo. I really think light trails can work well in this type of shot
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: James Myers
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix L100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi James, this is a great location and I can imagine all sorts of subjects that could fit in well here, but having some form of human element would go a long way to i...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Tina Crossland
Camera:
Pentax K-x
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Tina as I say I think you have chosen the wrong person to critique this image, I shoot mainly documentary travel images focusing on traditional ways of life, but t...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: charmaine twidale
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Charlie, its obvious you have thought about this image, the light is really nice and soft and a great example of Rembrandt lighting.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: ian cooper
Camera: Fuji
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ian, This is a nice snap shot of a tourist destination, a nice reminder of a place you once visited perhaps. Photographically this is´nt going to be a wow shot, f...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.7
Photographer: ian cooper
Camera: Fujis4500
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
I´m really sorry Ian, and I hope you dont think I´ve been too harsh, but this photo does absolutely nothing for me. I have seen in your other images that you can fi...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: ian cooper
Camera: Fuji
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ian, you´ve picked a good location and with a little more time and care you could have achieved a stunning image, so get out there and keep shooting :)
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Swapnajit Roy
Camera:
Nikon D3100
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Swapnajit, I think this is a great image. I could be biased but I love this type of shot and it reminds me so much being in India.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: ian cooper
Camera: Fuji something
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Thanks for this Ian, Let me first say that printing your own photos is not vain in the slightest, I strongly recommend people do it.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: ian cooper
Camera: Fuji s4500
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Ian, This really does have potential to be something, it really is a great location and you been brave enough to weather the cold weather and get out and shoot, so...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.3
Photographer: bas
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Bas, you have a great camera and I think with just a little more thought you could have created a really compelling image. However there are 2 things that really l...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.5
Photographer: Aaa Zzzzzz
Camera:
Canon 20D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
It´s a shame you have given me no information about what you hoped to achieve in creating this image, its also a shame you´ve not told me your name.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Angelica
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Angelica, You have captured a nice moment here. If you had shot this image horizontally and included his hand and the top of his head
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Denis, This is a cracking subject with a little more thought about positioning the elements in the frame you could have shot a great image.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Denis you have created a really strong composition with great light, well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.9
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Denis for me this image lacks a point of interest, I like the leading lines which draw the viewers eye into the frame but there is nothing to keep the viewers attention.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: denis bennett
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Denis this is a very nice subject and composition, but what lets you down is the exposure. As I said this can probably be enhanced during post production - so all is ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Meg C
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Meg, this is a nice shot. You´ve captured a nice shot of everyday life. At the age of 16 you´re doing very well, keep shooting.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: rajiv singh
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi rajiv, I like the final image, composition is strong, exposure is good, with just a few tweaks this could be a great image
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Gordon Diack
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Gordon this is probably my favourite image that I´ve ever had to critique here on Gurushots, I love the moment, the expressions, the light, the interesting compositi...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: toralf tomren
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Toralf having shot a safari myself many years back I am well aware of the limitations. You've got a nice shot here but could be so much nicer if it were shot in go...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Mary Foley
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Maureen, you´ve got a very nice composition here and I really think the image could be improved by just following these simple steps.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Minnie Bannister
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Minnie, I really like this shot, you obviously have an understanding of composition and have captured some really nice colour too. Well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
6
Photographer: Tamara
Camera:
nikon j1
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Tamara, you have chosen a very difficult object to shoot and made things even harder for yourself by shooting it without any natural light. Focusing on such a small o...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: samantha cook
Camera: cannon
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Samantha, you´ve done some really good things here, the first of which is getting up early to see the sunrise and that really can make the difference, I see so ma...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: jia hao
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
nikon d7000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
jia hao, You have a nice composition here and with a few tweaks you can really make something from this idea.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: TEDDY
Camera: POINT AND SHOOT
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Teddy here you have a nice strong composition but the image is let down by shooting at noon in bright sunlight. It´s obvious you have thought about the compositio...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: shirley darchi
Camera: an old canon
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Shirley, you have the beginnings of a nice shot here, I really like the idea you express in your description, but think the composition of the image lets you down. Ha...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Selena Ong
Camera:
Olympus E-P1
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Selena, you´ve had a great attempt to shoot a subject that has been shot a million times. The difficulty is with subjects like this is that it is very hard to pro...
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Michael Bird
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Michael, you´ve found an excellent location for this type of images and with a few simple steps this has the potential to be an excellent image.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Larry McCarthy
Camera:
Canon AT-1
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Larry, its great to see an image on here shot with on film.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Jonathan Niroshan Nicholas
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Nice shot Jonathan, you captured an interesting subject at an interesting moment in time. With some slight improvements this image could be great.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.5
Photographer: Max p Rudd
Camera:
Samsung Galaxy 1 camera phone
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Max, the composition here is actually quite strong but you really can´t escape the fact the ITS ROUND THE WRONG WAY !!!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Hi Pat, These types of shots are very difficult to capture well, having to think about composition, lighting conditions and exposure when you don´t know where the su...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Shayne Studdard
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A lovely moment that will bring back fond memories.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A very difficult, but fun, subject to shoot. It's a good effort but there is room for improvement.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
For a portrait shot I think you´ve nailed it, well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.5
Photographer: Irit Nino
Camera:
Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A lovely moment, with beautiful light captured in a creative way. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: jason cower
Camera:
sony cyber shot dsc-w80
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A lovely scene, well spotted. However had you taken a bit more time and experimented a little more you could have achieved a stunning image
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: MICHELLE CROSS
Camera:
Kodak EasyShare C182
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
I wouldn´t really call this a nature photography, if that´s what you were aiming for you´ve failed big time by poorly focusing with the resulting image with very l...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Capturing images of animals flying is never easy and you´ve made a good attempt, you´ve managed to get the entire bird in the frame, in focus and in reasonable ligh...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Efrain Bojorquez
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice subject at a great moment shot with imagination, but your let down by the composition and exposure.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A vast improvement in my opinion, I can clearly see progression over the 3 images you´ve submitted, I hope you can too.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Sam McLeod
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice moment, with potential. It should be easy to set up again and try the improvements I´ve suggested.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Another nice shot, where you've got the basics nailed. Well done
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: Sydnee Moy
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
I think in you excitement you may have rushed this shot. While the subject has potential the composition and lighting lets the image down.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Pat Hartley
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Well done a strong composition and powerful image that I'm sure other pros would have marked you even higher.
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Marcus Taylor
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice shot.
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: shelby flaherty
Camera:
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice little memory shot but lacks real impact.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: Jacek Jamz
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A well spotted moment that has all the makings of a stunning shot, had the image been sharp I'd certainly have given you some higher marks
Photo Critique
Rating
8.2
Photographer: Eremei
Camera:
Canon 30 D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Nice composition, but for me it's let down by too much playing in post production
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: becky husted
Camera: hp photosmart
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice scene with decent composition but let down by lack of contrast and detail.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: michael rothon
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Very nice shot let down by poor exposure
Photo Critique
Rating
6.1
Photographer: shara
Camera:
olympus m 720 sw
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A strong moment that, for me, is lost with over processing the natural scene. Others may disagree on artist value.
Photo Critique
Rating
6.8
Photographer: russ goodban
Camera:
canon eos 350d
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Lovely colours but laking in terms of compositon
Photo Critique
Rating
6.7
Photographer: Rhona Inglis
Camera:
Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
The idea is great as is the timing but composition lets you down, your half way there in that the horizon is in a great place and the exposure is good, but it's just ...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.5
Photographer: Linda Manville
Camera: Digital Camera
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Photo Critique
Rating
6.1
Photographer: carla
Camera: lg lotus phone camera
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A lovely dog with incredible eyes makes for a great subject but I feel you've been let down by your choice of camera. Of cause if all you wanted was a snap to share w...
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Rating
8.1
Photographer: Lyndsea Heather Sands
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix S230
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
While normally I like images that contain a human element I think this shot works very well without. Strong and bold shapes enhanced by the warm colours. Well done.
Photo Critique
Rating
7
Photographer: Anthony
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Its always difficult to know which elements add to the story of an image and which ones are just outright distracting. This image in my mind has too many of the later...
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Rating
7.9
Photographer: Albert Zurita
Camera:
Canon EOS 400D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A nice shot, with some very strong compositional elements, if not totally original
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Eric Bas
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
A great shot that with a little extra care could have improved.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Christian Lukey
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Nice shot, an interesting subject that could be part of an nice photo essay to tell more about the story.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: Chaerul Imran Bakri
Camera:
Nikon D300
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
Not the most original subject but pretty well executed, you've obvious got a pretty good knowledge of photography already. Keep it up.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: juan
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Tom Bourdon
The point of the critique is to help amateur photographers understand how to improve, the thing is this is a very strong shot and you've got many aspects spot on. Wel...
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Member: Howard Leebern
Category: Nature Photography
Camera:
Nikon D90

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11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 2239
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Member: Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
Category: Family Photography
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

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11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 599
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Member: Linda Groom
Category: Travel Photography
Camera:
Pentax K-7

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 468
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Member: Linda Groom
Category: Select category
Camera:
Pentax K-7

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 472
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Member: Linda Groom
Category: Select category
Camera:
Pentax K-7

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 114
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Member: Glyn Coburn-Gee
Category: People Photography
Camera:
Canon EOS M

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 74
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Member: Mitch Driver
Category: Nature Photography
Camera:
NIKON D3200

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 70
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Member: Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
Category: People Photography
Camera: SLT-A55V

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 70
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Member: Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
Category: People Photography
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain
Views: 82
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Member: Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
Category: People Photography
Camera: SLT-A55V

GuruShots Pro

11 years experience
Spain Spain