Your Photo: Our Critique

As it stands, for a “street shot in an airport” it’s got a lot going for it. The combination of perceived concentration and distraction by the subject is a wonderful interplay of mindset that everyone can relate to. In many ways the very low-key blue monochrome feeling works, but the two red Coca-cola items add both visual tension and distraction at the same time—more distraction than tension, though. We’d also shave a slice off the left of the frame, to excise that distracting element entering

(photo submitted by Carey Masera)

This is a “found moment” that, with a large budget, a whole crew, and a model release, we would love to recreate with slightly brighter lighting for a stock photography catalogue.

As it stands, for a "street shot in an airport" it's got a lot going for it. The combination of perceived concentration and distraction by the subject is a wonderful interplay of mindset that everyone can relate to. In many ways the very low-key blue monochrome feeling works, but the two red Coca-cola items add both visual tension and distraction at the same time—more distraction than tension, though. We'd also shave a slice off the left of the frame, to excise that distracting element entering the scene.
_—Jack Howard
Online Technology Editor
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This photo gets four 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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