Looking for critiques of my first time photos

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you did a great job!  Nice bokeh!

Post # 4
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they look awsome =D I wish I had done pregancy photos! 

Post # 5
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am by no means a professional photographer, but I did notice a few things as far as cropping images in weird spots…like the one where the couple is facing each other…you cut them off above the chin but didnt include the eyes. It would be more appealing if you cropped it lower (under the chin) to bring focus to the belly. And mom might appreciate it too;) 

And that last shot is beautiful with the sun flare but again the cropping at her ankles and 1/2of  her head make it a little less appealing. 

For your first time though, I think they rock!! 

Post # 6
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think they are very good! Especially for your first time. I understand the cropping considering you wanted to draw attention to the tummy. It put the belly more in the center of the photo. If you were doing engagment photos you would not do that sort of framing.

The only thing I can suggest is to do some with the subject framed in the middle. A lot of new photographers use the “subject to the side” thing too much. While it is cool and creates a really pretty photo, it helps to change it up a bit.

GREAT job though.

Post # 7
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AnnieAAA:  It’s a great start but most noticeable to me right off the bat is a color saturation issue that is either due to the quality of the camera or the quality of the uploaded prints.

Post # 8
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

are you using an SLR?  a few of the pictures look too bright so lighting is an issue but that is something you have to mess around with and practice with to get the hang of. You always want to have a “focus” in a picture. Whether it be the belly or their smiles you want to focus on something to make the picture pop. It doesnt necessarily mean having them in the middle, the focus could always be on the left or right side as well. I think you have the general idea though so these look good to me. 

Post # 10
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Do you have permission to post this girl’s pictures on the Bee or anywhere else for someone to critique? What if she doesn’t want a bunch of strangers seeing her pics?

That’s the first lesson…

Post # 11
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AnnieAAA:  Definitely an upload problem then.

Post # 15
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

I’m not a photographer by any means, but I really like them and think they’re very cute. (They are a lot better style-wise than a lot of “professional” photographers I know.)

Post # 16
11808 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AnnieAAA:  take some lessons with your camera.  There are a lot of things that camera can do in terms of apature, exposure, and ISO if you set it to manual that will make a HUGE difference to your images

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