In this episode of the SLR Lounge Forum Constructive Critique, we will discuss among other matters, on the importance of focusing on your subject.

When you are composing your shot and deciding what is your subject, be sure to note what else is going on in the frame. Too many competing elements can distract the viewer’s attention away from the subject. Additionally, although it is easy to assume that the foreground object should be the subject, sometimes the background may have more interesting elements.

Good compositional guidelines such as rule of thirds, leading lines, focus, and contrasting colors, can help emphasize the subject from the rest of the environment.

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

Snow in Milan by John MK: Thread link
01 Snow in Milan by John MK

Summer Sunrise by SnutzUK: Thread link
02 Summer Sunrise by SnutzUK

Falling by Zack: Thread link
03 Falling by Zack

Happy Kid by andreas christensen: Thread link
04 Happy Kid by andreas christensen

Tattoo Shop by Jpierre: Thread link
05 Tattoo Shop by Jpierre

Morning Mist by tjdalbello: Thread link
06 Morning Mist by tjdalbello

Need Some Input by PhotoKaz: Thread link
07 Need Some Input by PhotoKaz

Having Fun by mcjoli: Thread link
08 Having Fun by mcjoli

Self-Self by ReveriesRefined: Thread link
09 Self-Self by ReveriesRefined

Fishing Pier 2 by Buddy: Thread link
10 Fishing Pier 2 by Buddy

The Previous Episode

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