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High Street

11 Days Ago

Hello, I'm New Here. Kindly Critique My Work.

Hi Everyone,

I joined a few days ago and just finished uploading first 25 of my photos.
Will appreciate your honest critique of my work (either here or directly in my profile, whatever suits you).
Basically, what's good, what's ugly. This will help me decide my future course of action.

I want to improve my artwork and build a portfolio that has the potential to sell consistently.

Thank you for your time.

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Rich Franco

11 Days Ago

H.S.,

Welcome! Nice clean images. What is your purpose here and what would you like to learn?

Rich

 

Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

Do not, ever, ask other sellers what will sell. They have no idea

They can tell you what is printable, are you using keywords and descriptions well, but no, not if it will sell!

Plus they aren't allowed to if you read the forum rules before posting

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

a lot of your work seems random. some a bit like stock and others are snap shots.


like this has no life, its a bit dull and its crooked.

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i'm not sure if things like these fall under a copyright or not. but i'd like to see the entire hat. its lit well enough.

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i'm not sure why you have a shot of your shoes. its odd you didn't mention feet in your keywords. instead you have motivational poster words?

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a butterfly on the table makes it look dead. it would be better on a flower. the keywords while not totally spam, doesn't have anything to do with the image. more motivational stuff. and unless it has those words under the image itself, i think people will be annoyed just to see a bug on a table.

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who made this art? did you make it? because you can't sell or make into stock - someone else's art unless its past copyright expiration.

for the most part, the still life's have the look like you ran around and shot the contents of your house. some of the vacation shots are nice, but they lack drama. the sun through the trees is nice. the flowers look more snapshot like. the sun is harsh, shadows distracting, and angle are too high on some.

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like this is an ok shot, but its a snap shot. taken on the sunniest of all days, the rocks are washed out, the background is dull. i'd rather see some clouds, or a nice sunset, get the lighting in there on the mountain, a softer light.


the view is nice but the shadow is too much. as an HDR you could get the detail back. but there is too much sky in this

your bio could use more meat. no wait, your indian... more vegetable.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

High Street

11 Days Ago

Hello Rich,

Thanks for your attention. I want to improve my artwork and build a portfolio that has the potential to sell consistently.
Am I doing anything wrong that needs correction?

 

High Street

11 Days Ago

Thanks Abbie,

Noted and edited.

 

High Street

11 Days Ago

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your valuable comments. All points noted and will help in improving my work.
I appreciate your help.

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

to sell well you need:

a nice portfolio of consistent work
a style that says - this is my work
a name for your store that is easy to find - no one will find High Street because its made up of two common words.
you need work that stands out

anyone can take these pictures. but what makes it special? mountains in midday - everyone has those. random ebay shots - those are everywhere. and overhead view of pie? not that appetizing. look at how they do it in magazines. they slice pie neatly placing it on a plate that might contrast better with the pie. if they use a white plate they may use a red table cloth. they have a nice setting with a simple arrangement, its lit well, the shot of the pie is usually complete by cutting off a piece and placing it on a fork ready to eat. or its just the slice of pie. or its the pie and some fruit to add color and interest.

usually its not just the object but all the supporting objects. this is what makes photography harder. and generally you won't just start selling things, you need to work at it. for now you should focus on one kind of photography and learn it and master it then move to the next.

landscape
night shots
still life
black and white
macro
abstract
hdr
indoor
portrait
architectural etc

then also - shoot your area. i never understood why people in colorful cities, shoot stuff from their closet. or random common locations. there has to be some interesting colorful images from new dehli right? street barbers, that thing where people throw colorful powder, pretty outfits, street markets, the architecture, the list goes on. shoot that stuff. the things that are near you. no one can travel right now, so it might be easier to shoot now.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

High Street

11 Days Ago

Many thanks Mike!

I understand better now and heed your advice.

 

Milija Jakic

11 Days Ago

Pictures of Himalayas are great

 

High Street

11 Days Ago

Thanks a lot Milija

 

Ronald Walker

10 Days Ago

What you chose to shoot is your choice. Anything can be interesting if presented in an interesting way. What kind of artist do you wish to be? This makes a difference in both subject matter and technique. Do you see your work adorning a coffee mug or a museum wall, perhaps both? In any case best of luck, I think you have some intriguing ideas and images.

 

David M Bridburg

9 Days Ago

Just my take on the shot with "too much sky".......I always think photographers need a lot more sky.

Shooting the ground on a certain level is just shooting mud.

Kind of like Ron is say, your creativity needs to be yours. Your goals yours. Because if we all split just one place on the head of a needle, that is not going to add to sales.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
Post Modern Gallery

 

High Street

9 Days Ago

Thank you for your time and encouragement Ronald. I take it as very important advice.

 

High Street

9 Days Ago

Thank you David. I appreciate your attention. Your PoV helps and I'm assured of being more experimental.

 

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