The PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE & ADVICE Group is the Premier Teaching-Group for all Photographers in RedBubble.
We are a very active group with more than 2000 members.
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2015 THEME: A SENSE OF PLACE
DEADLINE: August 22nd (Sunday) at Midnight San Francisco Time
2015 THEME: CLEAR PRIMARY SUBJECT
2015 THEME: BLACK AND WHITE:
STATUS: COMPLETED See Winners Below
2015 THEME: BLACK AND WHITE RESULTS:
Artist’s Statement: Railway tracks at dawn – I feel that black and white emphasizes the contrasts and linearity of the image.
Artist’s Statement: My intention here is to focus on the tea strainer and show the details… this is a B&W macro…
Artist’s Statement: My intention was to capture the strange feeling this scene engaged in me: Seeing that humming bird there on the branch alone, while all the others were off eating. There also seemed to be a contrast between the life in the bird and the dead branch upon which he perched, the roughness of the branch and the smoothness of the bird, not to mention the darkness and the light. I also liked the way the branch slanted one way, and the bird angled the other and the slight glint of light reflected on the bird’s breast.
Artist’s Statement: Tower and weeds – The black and white emphasizes the similarity in shape of the weeds and tower, as well as the contrast between the dark earth lit by the streetlight, and the light coming through the mist.
THE DECEMBER 2014-JANUARY 2015 THEME: OPEN THEME RESULTS:
LINK TO THE FULL COMMENTARY
Artist’s Statement: Again in Black and White … simply wanted to show interaction between 2 sisters and their love and care they have for each other.. I suppose what I trying to say.. it’s what really means to be sisters.
Artist’s Statement: I love the morning view image .The jogger ran out to the promenade to rest. I photographed this same point five mornings in a row. This morning gave me sky, ocean and the jogger.
Artist’s Statement: My intention was to capture this scene as it felt to me on the night before the super-moon without getting run over (I was standing in the middle of the road). The scene mystical and dreamy.
Genre: Landscape or Wildlife?
Artist’s Statement: “Morning has Broken” – it was a cold wintry morning (we don’t get many of them in Perth, Western Australia) so I got up early to catch the mist coming off the water. I learned that birds, even geese, greet the morning. As the sun rose, it filtered through to the lake. I caught my breath to catch this.
THE LAST (OCTOBER – NOVEMBER) COMPETITION: LANDSCAPES
RESULTS ARE SHOWN BELOW:
Artist’s Statement: I was awed by a visit to the pinnacles near Trona. My intention was to show this.
Artist’s Statement: I had had 2 weeks of rain in North Wales and then, on the last trip through the mountains, the sun broke through the clouds. I stopped the car and jumped out. It’s always all about the light.
Artist’s Statement: This image is a long-er exposure of a waterfall west of Austin, Texas. It is one of my favorite sitting spots. For me the spot is beautiful and serene and of infinite variety. It looks different to me every time I go. I hoped the long-er exposure would give some sense of calm, of smoothness and that the framing by the leaves would add interest to the image.
Artist’s Statement: We were driving “The Canyon” and headed into a light fog, I wanted to capture the way the sun peaking around the corner played its magic with the light and air.
Artist’s statement: My intention was to capture the intensity a photographer puts into his work.
Artist’s statement: Preparing for the dance performance – a moment alone, with just the clock behind her conveying the sense, I hope, of time
Artist’s statement: Michelle is also experimenting with being in a grown up world. this pose and expression reflects her effort to demonstrate what being grown-up looks like.
THE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER THEME IS XXX
“2014 P.O.T.Y. OCTOBER-NOVEMBER THEME – XXX ENTRIES”:
“2014 P.O.T.Y. OCTOBER-NOVEMBER – xxx- DISCUSSION THREAD”:
The deadline is November, 30th at Midnight, Pacific Time.
and this one:
We will showcase the winners here.
My intention here is to show Off the muffin.. and get everyone drooling over it.. so the focus in on the muffin.. I liked the textures of it.
Food to make your mouth water. The mandarins are so delicious these days and hardly any pips. I almost ate this before I could take a shot, it looked so good. I wanted the colour and yumminess to come through but I also liked that star shape in the middle which I would say is the primary subj. There is a little glimpse of the peel to provide some context. I put it on the windowsill to catch the morning light.
Nikon D4 105mm macro lens
for this one I was really trying to get that cook book or magazine feel to the image, there is nothing nicer than a beautiful image of the final product next to a recipe
The Judge’s commentary can be read HERE
We have many Forums and Activities in which to participate, including:
You do not have to be a professional photographer with 20 years of experience to post critiques.
To this end, all group members are encouraged, and expected to contribute their thoughts and opinions on the images that are presented for critique.
The most effective ways to learn about photography are:
1. Reading the critiques from other members about your own images, and
2. Posting your own critiques of other member’s images.
When posting critiques, explain as best you can what aspects of the image you like and don’t like.
Let us know WHY you like or don’t like an image, be specific!
Posting comments like “I don’t like it” just wont cut it!
Post your images in the critique forums to receive feedback from Group Hosts and other group members.
Post one image per forum thread, and also include EXIF data regarding your camera settings.
If you are unsure how to post an image then check out this tutorial:
While our intentions are purely educational, the nature of critiquing can sometimes be a confronting beast.
We expect all Group Members to express their opinions, but at the same time we all must participate within the guidelines of the RedBubble Play Nice Policy
If you feel that a Group Member or Host has stepped over the line or you have any concerns about how the group is being managed, do not air your complaints within the forums – contact one of the Group Hosts directly by BMail and allow us to mediate your concerns privately.