Critique Yourself: Weekly Photography Challenge

Critique Yourself: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we published a post by Lynsey Peterson in which she shared 5 of her own images that she feels could have been better.

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It was a brave move by Lynsey to share that post and got me thinking about the topic of self critique.

My own experience of photography is that going through the process of critiquing your own work to see how you might improve is actually a very valuable process and as a result I’d like to encourage others to do the same as this weeks photography challenge.

Your challenge is to share a photo that you’ve taken recently and share with us how you’d improve it if you could shoot it again.

Would you change the composition, use different gear, pose your subject differently, shoot at a different time of day, use a different approach to lighting…. or something else?

There’s no need to write a long essay critique (although feel free). Just a few points on what you’d do to improve your shot next time is fine.

Once you’ve worked out which shot you want to critique upload it to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSCRITIQUE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Spirit challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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