Critiquing Photographs

By Matthew Bamberg / Aug 16, 2011

Check out my article about how to critique your own and other people’s photographs.

Critiquing Tips

Suggest using the Rule of Thirds.

Note blown highlights and black shadows.

Point out lack of contrast.

Look for poor exposure (photo taken in shade where color tones are muted)

Suggest using sunlight as color enhancer.

Recommend the stimulation of the five senses in the photograph.

Okay, here’s a photograph to critique. Let me know what you think!

About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).