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05-22-2008, 04:29 PM
I also am new to the world of competition. I have a few prints that I would like to have critiqued and looked at for possible entering them in a competition sometime. I have posted three and would like some opinions and suggestions for these. Thank You.


Not sure why I cant upload them so here is the address to find them.


05-22-2008, 05:14 PM
Hi Toby;

Welcome to the Forum. Here are your images:




I'll review them after lunch and hope others will look too.

05-22-2008, 10:22 PM
Hi Toby;

Ok, I'm back with some comments. First of all, I hope you saw how I linked your inages here. Secondly. they are hard to see, so big. I usually post something like an 8" X 6.4" . And I'd take it down quite a bit.

On the child ... the stroke ruins it ... way too wide and loud. Also, I'd go totally B&W. I'd flip the image and make the subject layer smaller. Here is how I see it. I'll be back after supper to talk about the other two.


05-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Hi Toby;

The 2nd image: the lighting pattern is good. However, there is a problem of no separation from the background. The stroke around the entire presention is too wide and garish and draws attention to itself. It appears like you used too short a lens judging by how big his arms appear.

Here is how I see it being presented.


05-22-2008, 11:44 PM
Hi Toby;

On this image, I like the feeling of it. I do not like how his arm is amputated. Also, the shirt is distracting. And the image is too big. Once again there is a problem of separation.

Here is how I see it. I've made the subject layer smaller and cropped off some. I did a monochromatic blue as well as bringing color to the sax. I used a title, for my sample to you, as "Saxy" to draw attention to the horn and away from the problems with the clothing.