Category Archives for Photo Critiques

Take 52 Challenge – Critique Week 4

This week’s theme was Glass – not a very easy subject to capture and it resulted in lots of various types of the substance.  I choose the following image from Holly Feerrar as she obviously took some time in the set up and the thought process – LOVE IT!

Holly Feerrar

Image Stats:

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 800

If you would like to hear what I have to say about Holly’s take on the theme Glass, please click on the video below.

If you would like to join the Take 52 Challenge, its always a good time to jump in! Click here to find out all the deets!

Happy Snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

 

Week 3 – Entrance

This week we are looking at this beautiful image by Stacy Phillips.

Black and White image of trees looming talll

Entrance by Stacy Phillips

I love the way Stacy has chosen to process this shot as a Black and White image.  It makes the foggy atmosphere all the more intriguing and those trees to appear all the more frightening!  If you’d like to hear what else I had to say about Stacy’s image, please click on the video below.

Aperture: f/6.3,

Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec

ISO: 320

The Take 52 Weekly Photo Challenge is a really great way to improve your photography by getting out there and shooting! We have a great group of keen amateur photographers over on facebook who are always ready to jump in with advice on their comments on your work.  We’d love to have you join us!

Happy snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

 

Take 52 Critique – Week 2

This week’s theme was “Local” and it was really fascinating seeing glimpses into where everyone lives.  Amid a vast array of landscapes and street scenes there were a few portraits and this one by Michael Knight stuck out to me as something we could all learn from.

Michael Knight - Local

Michael Knight – Local

 

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter Speed: 1/160

ISO 125

If you would like to here what I have to say about Michael’s image please click on the short video below.

We’d love to have you join us in the Take52 Weekly Photography Challenge, so if you think it’s something you’d like to try you can find out all the details and sign up here.

Happy Snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

First Critique of 2015

A brand new year brings a brand new Take 52 Weekly Photography Challenge and I’m proud to say that this year its bigger and more lively than ever!  We had a record number of submissions and I am promising to try my best at being consistent with one video critique per week.

This week’s image was submitted by Chris Reynolds for Week 1 Theme “Beginning”

Photo Critique of Weekly Photo Challenge theme beginning

“Where Pecan Pies Begin” by Chris Reynolds

 

Image Stats:

Camera:Nikon D300

ISO:200

Shutter Speed:?

Aperture:f/8

Listen to what I had to say about Chris’ image, by clicking on the video below.

If you would like to improve your photography with weekly practice we’d love to have you join our friendly group on Facebook so click here to find out how it all works and sign up to get access to the group!

Happy Snapping

Ingrid Owens CameraShy

Take 52 weekly photo challenge critique week 36

It’s week 36 on the Take 52 Challenge and this week’s theme was “Crushed.” I choose this image by Cindy Csomo for critique as I was enthralled by her use of bright colors and when she shared on the Facebook group of the lengths she went to to reshoot the image I was super impressed!

using-color-in-images

Image Stats:

ISO 100
1/50 Sec
f 7.1
No flash, Outside light
Nikon D3200, Kit Lens 18mm – 55mm
Edited in Lightroom 5.6

If you would like to hear my critique of Cindy’s image please click on the video below.

If you are trying to improve your photography then joining our weekly photography challenge is a great way to do just that! You can take a look at this page to see how it all works.

Happy snapping

Ingrid

Multiple Exposure Images – Critique of Week 35

We have reached week 35 on our Take 52 Challenge and our theme is Unexpected. This week I’m critiquing the beautiful image below from Harsha Priolkar.

Harsha

To hear what I have to say about this image and how Harsha achieved this multiple exposure image click on the video below.


There is still time to join our Take 52 Challenge group and you can begin where you are at!  Click here for all the information.

Happy snapping!

Ingrid

Trick Photography – How to do Multiplicity

We are onto Week 34 with our #Take52 Challenge critiques and this week’s theme was “Tricky.” I absolutely LOVED how Julianne Anderson interpreted the theme to capture a regular everyday moment (at least this is in our house!) In this case, one picture tells the story of at least 20mins (or the duration of Doc McStuffins)

See how Julianne Anderson uses the photography technique Multiplicity for this week's theme of Tricky

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/30

Aperture: f/9

ISO: 400

Edited in Photoshop

To hear my critique of Julianne’s image click on the video below.


Julianne shared with the group that she achieved this image by following a tutorial on YouTube by Photo Extremist.  This guy does LOTS of cool things with photography and even has a brilliant ebook on the subject which you can check out here.  I think it would be a great read for anyone tempted by this type of photography or if you are just a little bored by the same old stuff. I know I’m going to try out some of the things recommended and I’d love to see your efforts too! Click here to learn more about the Ebook which includes 9 hours of video tutorials.

Trick Photography Artwork

If you would like to join the Take52 Challenge there is still time and we always love to see new faces 🙂  Find out more here.

‘Til next week

Happy snapping

Ingrid

 

Take 52 Photo Challenge Critique – Affection

This week we are critiquing this beautiful image from April Waltz.  Our theme for week 33 was Affection and I think you’ll agree that April the captured affection between these two subjects very well.

Critique for Affection

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/80

Aperture: f/4

ISO: 400

Natural Light

If you want to hear what I had to say about April’s image, click the video below.

 

 

There is still time to join our Take 52 Challenge group and you can begin where you are at!  Click here for all the information.

Happy snapping!

Ingrid

 

Changing your Angle: Critique Week 32

Another critiqued image this week from regular contributor to the Take52 Challenge – Susan McClung

Susan Adrian MClung - High

Our prompt for week 32 was High and Susan chose to photograph her family High up from her low down vantage point.  I love so many things about this image – the angle, the colors, the spot on exposure, but most of all I love the the connection the photographer obviously has with each of the subjects in the image.

If you would like to hear my video critique of Susan’s image then just click on the video below.


There is still time to join our Take 52 Challenge group and you can begin where you are at!  Click here for all the information.

Happy snapping!

Ingrid

 

 

Photographing water – Take 52 : Week 31

This week’s prompt was “Clear” and this week’s image was submitted by Chris Racklyeft.

 

Image Stats:

Shutter Speed: 1/200

Aperture: f/14

ISO: 100

Focal length 32mm

Single flash.

Click on the video below to hear my critique of Chris’ image.

If you would like to see the behind the scenes of how Chris set up this shoot check out his bog post here.

Join the #Take52 Weekly Photo Challenge  –  we’d love to have you! You can find out how it works and sign up here to receive my the weekly prompts via email and to get access to our private Facebook group. It’s a great community and a wonderful place to learn and improve your photography.

Happy Snapping!

Ingrid

 

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