SLR Lounge Constructive Critique Episode 9: Compositional Elements

Constructive Critique Episodes December 13th 2012 8:40 PM No Comments

In this episode of the SLR Lounge Forum Constructive Critique, we’ll discuss composition, light, and those small little details that can make or break an image.

One important thing is to always pay attention to intersecting lines.  Avoid cropping elbows off in portraits, for example, and be careful how a subject intersects a horizon line, whether human or otherwise.

Sometimes the best composition isn’t the one that impress you first; you should always move around a little bit and try a few different angles, frame the shot slightly different, move slightly to change background elements, etc.

 

About the SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique

The SLR Lounge Constructive Video Critique series gives you, our readers, the chance to have your photos constructively critiqued by our staff as well your peers in the photography community.

Submitting an image is free and easy! All you have to do is visit the Constructive Critique section of the SLR Lounge Forum and start a thread with your image in it. Please be sure to read the rules prior to posting, and please limit to one unique image per thread. Finally, whether you are posting your images or giving critique to someone else’s, please keep all comments constructive and objective.

 

Constructive Video Critique Video

 

The Images

Mother and Child by Leighton: Thread link

 

Bubbles by Nine7Nine: Thread link

 

Off-Camera Flash Portrait by Ryan180Becker: Thread link

Sun Light by josh: Thread link

Be Like Water by GLPhoto: Thread link

 

Ponte de Lima by Mondrulho: Thread link

 

Bike In Tunnel by Jorn Van Der Lee: Thread link

Church Tower by Jorn Van Der Lee: Thread link

Iridescent Cloud by Sarvath: Thread link

 

The Previous Episode

To watch the previous episode of Constructive Video Critique, click on this link.

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