Constructive Criticism

by Stephanie Hyde July. 12, 2017 1301 views

I'm always open to constructive criticism and love to get any feedback I can from people. My photography has improved from the cc I've received in the past. Of course, there's always a positive and pleasant way to give cc. I've only experienced cc given in a positive way here on Photoblog. There are many places online where people are downright rude and hateful. I avoid those places.

Michael @Mkvv (I'm not sure if I'm tagging correctly or not...you'd think I'd know how to do that by now) offered me some great feedback on the portraits I did of my daughter and I wanted to share the changes I made. I believe the changes are subtle but definitely an improvement. One of my images was impossible to crop differently but 2 others I did change.

Before

Before

After---this was all the extra I could give at the top of her head but I think it's an improvement :-)

After---this was all the extra I could give at the top of her head but I think it's an improvement :-)

Before

Before

After--I did have to edit out some pavement and car parts to give her more space at her head...I like it though.  I would have given her more room on the left side but too much ugly concrete and car stuff to edit out :-)

After--I did have to edit out some pavement and car parts to give her more space at her head...I like it though. I would have given her more room on the left side but too much ugly concrete and car stuff to edit out :-)

I'm always open to CC so feel free anytime to offer your perspective so I can learn. Thanks again Michael for offering your suggestions for improvement.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

It sure improved.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lisa Britton 2 years, 4 months ago

I liked the originals , but I agree the changes do look better - Great suggestions.
I also have learned sooo much from comments and suggestions. Everyone has always been so nice, positive and very encouraging.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes they are a bit better, but the photos were already good to start from and that is you taking a good picture. I also like the positive space of our blog,learned a lot already. Weldone on this blog

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
- Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Hmmm...  Thank you so much for sharing what you learned about portrait photography!  The photos do look better with more space above your daughter's head.  May I ask whether there is a specific reason for this?  Does this have something to do with rule of thirds?  Or is it something that cannot quite be explained?  I would just like to learn about it myself.  Thanks!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
- Kim - Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Oh nevermind!  I just read the original comment -- it's about having a natural frame.  Again, thank you so much for sharing.  I think the photos (and your daughter) are very beautiful :)

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

She is definitely you carbon open mouth

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
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