"The Twelve Elements of a Master Print"

A fantastic photographer here in Texas by the name of Fran Reisner, Fran Reisner Photography told me about The Twelve Elements of a Master Print.. She mentioned these elements to me after asking for a critique of my work. She told me that these elements are highly regarded guidelines used in print competitions, but they would be beneficial for me to use in critiquing my own work. Maybe you can use them too!

Here are The Twelve Elements of a Master Print:

  • Impact
  • Creativity
  • Style
  • Composition
  • Presentation
  • Color balance/Tonal quality
  • Center of Interest
  • Lighting
  • Subject matter
  • Print quality
  • Technique
  • Storytelling

Hope this helps!

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