...I run out to as many events and happenings as I can to build my portfolio (ie, the G20 and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in NYC).
I'm determined to improve and I'd appreciate other photographers to really critique my work.
Good for you on both of those.
• some pix need to be cropped tighter (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 7) and others looser (5, 8 ).
• some of the backgrounds are distracting. In picture 2, the foreground is too busy:
Noise makers gallery:
• same band or maybe they all just look the same? Three of the four pix are good. Group shots are always tough.
• picture 1: crop slightly tighter to put more emphasis on the girl. Even then, that white cage-like thing is distracting.
• picture 2: crop tighter to put more emphasis on the guy looking at the camera.
• picture 3: I can't see me in the picture so I'd drop this photo.
It's too far away, no uniforms and no point of interest.
• picture 4: crop out the two hatless guys?
• picture 5: See that pole thing?
• picture 6: crop a bit tighter, especially on the right edge? Although, I think you need to be more to the left to properly see his salute.
• picture 7 has no real point of interest. It's just a guy standing and staring.
• picture 8: crop tighter?
• picture 9: The girl has two heads?
No real point of interest. I think the front girl needs to be alone and shot in total profile or you need to be more to the right to see each girl. Also, you may need more depth of field to help to show the police in the background. Somehow position yourself to have less bright white roadway.
• picture 10: crop tighter. How important is that tree branch? The window? The brick wall? The glass door?
• picture 11 crop tighter.
• picture 12: why is it off-centre with that bright grey concrete on one side? How important is the flag(?) in the background? Was there a way to frame the helmet through some flowers or between onlookers' bodies? Sometimes with static objects, the picture isn't so much the object but rather people's reaction to it. Adding human interest always helps.
• picture 13 crop tighter:
• picture 14: crop tighter:
• picture 15: crop tighter.
• picture 16: crop tighter. Don't really need the Howard Johnson's (?) hotel sign or the extra flags at the top of the frame.
Sorry but nothing good to say here. The first picture isn't bad, but most others are either the wrong camera position or the wrong moment. Pictures 5, 6, 7 (and much of pictures 1, 2) are just people's backs and backs of heads. Faces are usually more interesting unless there's some fantastic body language.
Pictures 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 are all nice.
• use a larger font size; spell out "ON" - abbreviations don't work well on search engines.
• buy new sunglasses.
So why does the iphone category have more good pictures than any of the other categories? What changes in your mind when you have an iphone instead of an SLR?
(Edit: removed the pictures.)