Your Photo: Our Critique

This image by Ashley Kruson has some great graphic possibilities and is a nice shot. If the snow was white and the berries bright red the visual impact would be greater.

This image by Ashley Kruson has some great graphic possibilities and is a nice shot. To improve on this image, watch your exposure next time. Snow can trick your in camera’s light meter to underexpose an image causing the white snow to appear gray. If the snow was white and the berries bright red the visual impact would be greater. The focal point of this photograph is the cluster of snow nestled in the stems of the berries. The stem that points straight down draws you eye straight to an out of focus berry. This could be just from movement caused by a breeze but I think the image would benefit from the berry being in focus and should be possible as they appear to be on the same focal plane or distance from the camera. With respect to framing, the berry to the right being cut off disrupts the repetition of the round form of all the other berries, try to keep the whole berry in the frame of crop the majority of it out. Overall this is a nice start and just misses on a few points.

_—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

_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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