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Techniques for analysing and judging photos

This is the last in the series I’ve been running about analysing photographs. Over the past few weeks we’ve covered Exposure, Focus, Depth of Field, Colour, Contrast, Composition Rules and Composition aesthetics. Today I’m going to explain the steps I go through when viewing a picture. Back at the end of 2014 I was asked by…

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Image Composition – Some Guidelines

There’s a great article in Amateur Photographer this week which has kind of stolen my thunder with respect to composition, but for those that don’t read it I’ll talk today about some guidelines that exist for improving composition. Probably the most common compositional guideline is the Rule of thirds which I discussed in the post on…

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Photography Analysis An Introduction

Today I’m going to start a series of posts going into more detail about what makes a great photo. I did touch on this way back on 29 September and introduced what I think are the six fundamental aspects of a photo – five of them have a technical element and one is, perhaps, more subjective. Exposure…

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What Makes A Great Photograph

As a follow-up to my post about the most expensive photographs ever sold, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk a bit about what makes a great photograph – and perhaps more importantly, what can spoil one. This is my most-viewed photograph on Flickr. There are many factors that go to making a good…

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