From my sports photography through the family portraits to the model shoots I have been doing lately.
My family and friends all say they like my pictures, and think they are very good. And I like them too.
But what would an impartial observer say? I don't get the chance to speak to more experienced photographers, so it was good to spend a couple of hours just talking about my work.
We concentrated on the pictures on my website. They are afterall my shop window.
I must admit they were a mixture of mostly older pictures. With a lot of sections. But I liked them and thought they showed what I could do.
At times it was a little difficult to hear. Picking out small imperfections or mistakes I had missed. Or suggesting that they just weren't my best work.
At the end of the review I had a lot to think about.
A change to the website structure was the first action point. I needed to simplify it.
Then I needed to look at the pictures on it, and remove a lot of them. And then pick some new content that would showcase only my best work.
The session gave me a new way to look at my pictures. Not only to be very critical of composition, lighting, posing, but the tools I used.
Could I have used a different lens to achieve a better result or effect?
Was the lighting right for the style, and mood I wanted to achieve?
Could I have changed the pose a little?
Did it flatter the subject, show them in the best possible way?
How could I have produced an image that stood out?
I had to look at each scene. Pull together all the elements and tools. And produce a picture that would draw the viewer in, tell a story or display a product at it's very best.
Overall it was a good and needed experience that I hope will improve my photography.
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