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What Makes a Good Photograph? Five Quick Things to Evaluate!

What Makes a Good Photograph? Five Quick Things to Evaluate!

I know, it’s a loaded question. Heck, it’s a loaded word, that one — good. According to whom? By what measure? Who do you think you are to criticize my work? I know. And, I agree. But I suspect there are still a few checks we can make to see if an image is headed in the right direction. Let’s look at five of them!

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Critique the Community Cell Phone Images

Cell Phone Images

Submit your best image taken with a cell phone for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

The best camera is the one you have with you, or so the saying goes. However, just because it’s easy now to grab a quick picture with your cell phone doesn’t mean the shot is portfolio worthy. See how your best cell phone images match up to the rest of the community by submitting them below.

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Help With Selecting Work for Your Portfolio

Help With Selecting Work for Your Portfolio

Lately, I’ve found myself really thinking a lot about portfolios, in both physical and digital form. This throwback video helps with the most basic question: how do you choose the work for your portfolio?

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Mike Kelley Critiques Your Architectural Photos

Mike Kelley Critiques Your Architectural Photos

In the latest video from Fstoppers, professional architectural photographer Mike Kelley critiques images submitted by fellow photographers. All of the images were submitted by architectural photographers who are part of a closed group on Facebook.

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Critique the Community Published Images that Earned You Money

Published Images that Earned You Money

Submit your favorite images that have made you money for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

When it comes to maintaining a photography business, the images that make you money are the ones that really matter. For the next episode of Critique the Community, we will be providing feedback to only images that have generated income for you.

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Wildlife and Underwater Photography Webinar With Fstoppers Writers

Wildlife and Underwater Photography Webinar With Fstoppers Writers

Photography can be a lonely journey for some. If you are just beginning your foray into wildlife and/or underwater photography, then please join Mike O’Leary and me as we host a free webinar on Saturday, August 24th at 3pm EST. With this webinar, Mike and I hope to answer any questions you may have in relation to starting out in wildlife or underwater photography, as well as how one can use the medium as a positive force.

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Critique the Community Automotive

Automotive

Submit your best automotive photo for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

It’s time to see what the community thinks of your automotive photography. Submit your best three images now and receive feedback from your peers.

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Critique the Community Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Photography

Submit your best real estate image for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

Real estate photography is a thriving business opportunity but it takes skill to shoot a home. Do you think your images are good enough to meet the industry standards?

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Critique the Community Concerts

Concerts

Submit your best live music photo for a chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

When you attend a concert, at some point you probably pull out a camera to grab a shot or two, but so does everyone else. What sets apart a good concert photo from the rest?

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Critique the Community Male Fitness

Male Fitness

Submit your best male fitness image for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial.

Lee was recently challenged by Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge to do a male fitness photography competition. Although the results of that shoot have not been published yet, this week’s Critique the Community was inspired by their images. Are your male fitness photos up to professional standards?

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OPTIC: Outdoor, Photo/Video, Travel, Imaging Conference in NYC

OPTIC: Outdoor, Photo/Video, Travel, Imaging Conference in NYC

If you are an avid outdoor photographer like myself and will be in the New York area next week, you’ll be delighted to know B&H Photo and Video is holding their annual OPTIC Outdoor, Photo/Video, Travel Imaging Conference this coming June 2-5.

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Critique the Community Dogs

Dogs

Submit your best dog photo now for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

Pet photography can be a huge business and there are some among us who make their living photographing man’s best friend. Do you think your pictures of dogs are good enough to be in a professional portfolio?

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Critique the Community Photos With Birds in the Frame

Photos With Birds in the Frame

Submit your best photo with a bird in the frame for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

To play off some of the recent trends that have arisen in the Fstoppers competitive shoot out videos, Pye Jirsa has called for an episode of Critique the Community highlighting “portraits with birds.”

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