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Giving a good photo critique How to help your friends become a better photographer

Giving feed-back on something is really easy. Giving useful feedback on a subjective matter — such as photography — is, in fact, extremely difficult. That’s why I’ve created sort of a check-list with some tips as to how I like to do critiques….more By Haje Jan Kamps

This is an excellent article on the Pixq site, which is somewhere I look at on a regular basis and would recommend you do the same. We use critique processes on many of our courses and find the process very useful in helping students understand images. The reasons for this can be found in Haje first paragraph

“The first question you have to consider is this: “Why are you doing a photo critique?”. After all, by the time you’re doing the critique, the photo has been taken. It might be hours, days, even months or years since the photo was taken. Perhaps it was taken abroad, or in a situation where the photographer will never be again. In other words, it is important to remember that a photo critique isn’t about a single photo: it’s about how a photographer can develop as a snapper, both technically and artistically.”

3 responses to “Giving a good photo critique How to help your friends become a better photographer

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