Post a Picture and Get Feedback

Today I have just added a new feature to this blog. It’s the page called Picture Critique. My idea is to open up for any of you who have pictures you want to have some feedback on. This could be pictures you are unsure about, pictures that are different from your usual style or just pictures that you what know how to do better. Go to the page and post the picture and I will soon give my honest view and perception of your picture in what I attempt to be constructive and meaningful critique.

One of the greatest values from participating in photographic workshops is the possibility to have feedback on pictures you take. I know from the many workshops I teach that this is what the students appreciate most of. So here is a chance to get feed back on your pictures without having to participate in an expensive workshop.

Go here to read more or post a picture. I hope to see your picture soon.

74 thoughts on “Post a Picture and Get Feedback

  1. What an incredible idea and a generous proposition, Otto. This will be a tremendous help for people like me who are looking to improve their craft.

  2. I agree with all of the above! You are too kind, and I am sure you will soon be asking yourself, ‘What was I thinking?’when there’s a queue of images that could stretch all the way ’round the world!

    Thanks so much!

    1. Only time will tell if this was a stupid idea. But I have thought about the possibility of been run over by a huge amount of pictures. For the time being I am only looking forward to see pictures – and if necessary I’ll make some limitations in the future.

  3. What a wonderful idea, Otto.
    You are truly a generous soul to give your time and experience in this way.
    Thanks so much for this offer.

    1. Thank you Victoria. I know from my workshops that I’ll gain just as much from this as those who participate. That’s really the fun part for me.

  4. Ah! This is very good, Otto! It’s very kind of you! This is what I need to improve my skill although I’m only amateur!
    Thank you very much for having created that page!

    1. I know I will learn a lot from this experience myself. That’s what thing I have experience from the workshops I teach. I learn more than I give.

  5. You are so generous with your time and knowledge. These creative products that all of us are putting out there are helping to heal the world. You have become a guide in the creation of our gifts to the world. Oh my! That is quite a mouthful, but I believe it. Thank you, Otto.

  6. This is a wonderful idea, Otto. I hope to have something “critique” worthy for you to look at soon.

      1. I have a photograph to send you, but I use iPhoto for editing and do not have a HTML link when it’s in the program. Is it all right to send it to you by e-mail? Again your generosity is commendable.

        1. If you post the picture on your blog you get a URL. But go ahead and email me the picture. But please downsize it to 500 pixels on the long edge.

          1. I decided to post the image tomorrow or the next day on my blog. It’s a geranium petal that was taken with my iPhone 4s. It’s a close up and has an abstract quality as well as a tinge of impressionism. Now that you began this journey where you’ve opened your ability to “see” for others, I wish that we could find a way to have an open critique class online. Still, it’s lovely that you are taking your time to share your way of seeing and your photographic expertise.

  7. What a wonderful idea! Although I’m an illustrator I’d like to do this as well. I have to chose one carefully…

    1. I’ll do my best to give constructive critique with all kinds of pictures, although I am most familiar with photography when it comes to talk about it.

  8. Hi again Otto. Time to take you up on your most generous offer. This image just posted on my blog, was a lucky capture but the lighting, not so good.
    I’ve Photoshopped it a bit to dodge some light in, and played with the curves but lost the blue overcast hue in the back round. I didn’t want to blow it out in Photoshop, so I chose to leave the image pretty much alone. How could I have set my SLR properly to avoid the lighting problem in the first place? Anything else you can suggest would help me very much as well.

  9. I will definitely check this out. Your work, your perfections of life, people and places inspires me. How you captured the moment and celebrate it forever through your lens is just amazing. Beautiful picture by the way. It shows that beauty and peace in the most simple of things. Have a great weekend.

  10. I’m still looking for a photo. I’m not sure which one to pick. I was thinking of a photo with a person in it because that is what I would like to learn more about, but I guess I don’t have very many photo’s with people in them. So I will keep looking I may have to settle for a landscape. I know I have a few of those. :+)

    1. Maybe you should indeed choose a picture with people in it? This is not about showing the best pictures, but about how you can learn the most.

  11. Thank you Sir Otto,
    Making full use of the opportunity you extended I have posted my link of Photos. Eagerly looking forward to your critical analysis and advise for improvements.

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