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July 3rd, 2014

Photo Critique Series: A Spectacular Cloud Formation in the Yosemite High Country

Posted By Michael Frye
Lenticular Clouds, Tioga Pass, Yosemite, by David Silva
It’s been awhile, but I thought it was time to post another photo critique. This time I’ll look at an image by David Silva from Yosemite’s high country. Light and Weather David found some amazing lenticular clouds flowing over Yosemite’s high peaks just before sunset. (Where was I that day?) David told me that he …
March 6th, 2014

5 Reasons to Reject an Image

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Horses Grazing Spring Backlit Summer by Jay Goodrich
With the age of digital photography now becoming a mainstream part of society, how do you decide what photos are good to keep and what ones should be thrown in the trash? While we need reasons to reject an image, we don’t necessarily want to form a hypothesis of rules. If you ever take a workshop …
December 14th, 2012

Photo Critique Series: Visual Flow in a Photograph of Half Dome

Posted By Michael Frye
"Winter Mist Rising Beneath Half Dome," by Vaibhav Tripathi
Here’s another long-awaited installment in my photo critique series. This time we’ll look at a photograph by Vaibhav Tripathi called “Winter Mist Rising Beneath Half Dome,” from my home territory, Yosemite National Park. It’s an interesting study in composition, and directing the viewer’s eye. Light and Weather The light is soft — no direct sunlight …
August 8th, 2012

Photo Critique Series: Space and Separation in a Mt. Shasta Photograph

Posted By Michael Frye
Mt. Shasta and Lake Siskiyou by Kyle Jones
I know it’s been awhile since the last critique; it’s been hard to find the time lately. But many of you have told me how much you like the critiques, and I really appreciate that, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to do another one. I’m writing this critique, rather than doing it by …
July 4th, 2012

How to Choose a Photography Workshop

Posted By Michael Clark
Choosing the right photography workshop can be difficult. It is difficult to know how open the instructor will be, what their teaching style is like and exactly what you can gain from a workshop. Because of the high cost of workshops doing your own research is a must. Since I teach a number of workshops, …
December 20th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: Re-Processing a Misty Forest Scene

Posted By Michael Frye
Yes, the critiques are back—finally! This critique features a beautiful forest image called “Mist,” by David Eaton. The photograph was made in an area called The Chase near Birmingham, England. This is my second video critique, and I’ve broken it into two parts. The first video discusses the processing (briefly), light, composition, exposure, and sharpness. …
September 29th, 2011

Rejects From the Critique Pool

Posted By Michael Frye
I continue to get lots of great submissions for my photo critique series. Thanks to all of you who have submitted work! When selecting images to critique I usually pick photos that are good, but could be improved in some way. That gives me something to talk about, and I think these good-but-not-perfect photos are …
September 1st, 2011

Photo Critique Series: An Intimate, Wide-Angle Composition from Scotland

Posted By Michael Frye
Finnich Gorge
Photo Critique Series: “Finnich Gorge” by David Dalziel from Michael Frye on Vimeo. I decided to try something new for this latest critique, and record my thoughts with video screen capture. I hope this will create a more interactive, immersive experience, as if you were watching me do a portfolio review in a workshop. Let …
July 28th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: Patterns, Focal Points, and Telephoto Compression in a Palouse Country Landscape

Posted By Michael Frye
"Steptoe Beauty" by Greg Speasl
This week’s photograph, titled “Steptoe Beauty,” was made by Greg Speasl in the Palouse country of eastern Washington. The image is an interesting study of how a telephoto lens can compress space and create patterns. Light Sidelight is usually a great way to bring out textures, and here the low-angle, late-afternoon sun raking across the …
June 17th, 2011

Photo Critique Series: “Sunrise at Sunset Point” by Raymond

Posted By Michael Frye
"Sunrise From Sunset Point" by Raymond
The critiques are back! With my trip to Utah, and then having to restore my blog, it’s been awhile, but I’m happy to be able to present another photo critique this week, and I hope it won’t be so long until the next one. Thanks for your patience! Light This week’s photograph was made by …