Your Photo: Our Critique

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.*= This part of the camera is called the lens**= Don’t quit your day job***= Good, but not yet great****=So close you can taste it*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

This image submitted by Thierry Cornet is a product of way too much Photoshop. I can see the photographer tried to add drama but it's overkill. The clouds are unrealistic. A better way to get a more dynamic look is to use a polarizing filer when shooting. This will add natural looking details to the clouds. Also, there is too much saturation. It's all right to kick up the colors a notch or two, but this went too far. I would also suggest cropping out either part of the top or bottom to move the horizon line out of the center of the photograph.
—Linzee Karasik
Art/Production Assistant

This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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