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PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE & ADVICE

TEACH - INSPIRE - LEARN - EVOLVE

About This Group

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.

Our Hosts are passionate about teaching, inspiring and encouraging all our members to develop their photographic and artistic skills.

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PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 COMPETITION

DECEMBER 2014-JANUARY 2015 THEME: OPEN (any Genre)

OPEN THEME DISCUSSION THREAD
POST OPEN THEME ENTRIES HERE

THE LAST (OCTOBER – NOVEMBER) COMPETITION: LANDSCAPES
RESULTS ARE SHOWN BELOW:

Link to the Judge’s Full Commentary

First Place: Corri

Artist’s Statement: I was awed by a visit to the pinnacles near Trona. My intention was to show this.

Second Place: Nadine

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.

Third Place: Mike

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.


Honorable Mention: Corri

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.


THE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER THEME WAS PORTRAITS, RESULTS ARE SHOWN BELOW:

LINK TO THE FULL JUDGING COMMENTARY

FIRST PLACE: Corri

Artist’s statement: My intention was to capture the intensity a photographer puts into his work.

SECOND PLACE: Nadine:

Artist’s statement: Preparing for the dance performance – a moment alone, with just the clock behind her conveying the sense, I hope, of time

THIRD PLACE: Mike

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.


Jump in to the conversations with the new Group Learning Threads!

Group Learning: An Investigation into Black & White Images

and this one:

Group Learning: What makes for a highly expressive image?


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014

We will showcase the winners here.

April – May Theme: Food

Evita
First Place
Chocolate Muffin, Frangipani & Tea

Artist’s Commentary:
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.


Nadine Henley
Second place

Artist’s Commentary:
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


Natalie Angus
Third Place

Artist’s Commentary:
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

THE 2013 COLLECTION

THE 2012 COLLECTION

THE 2011 COLLECTION:


PARTICIPATION

We have many Forums and Activities in which to participate, including:

  1. GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
  2. CRITIQUE FORUM
  3. CHALLENGE ARENA
  4. PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
  5. PHOTOGRAPHY U [1-on-1 COACHING SESSIONS]
  6. TUTORIALS LIBRARY
  7. ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

CRITIQUING WORK

You do not have to be a professional photographer with 20 years of experience to post critiques.

Everyone’s opinion is valid and worthwhile!.

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!


POSTING IMAGES FOR CRITIQUE

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:

HOW TO POST IMAGES


PLAY NICE POLICY

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.


See the group rules and join this group here