Your Photo: Our Critique

Debbie Auld submitted this image taken with a Canon Rebel XT, with no exposure information available. Debbie got the idea for this shot from a letter in our June issue. She mixed water and cooking oil together, dropped some color beneath the pan and used available light to get her version of the “Better Bubbles” shot. Using a metal potato masher she was able to create sections in the mixture of color. With a shutter speed of 1/1000sec, she even caught a droplet as it hit the surface.

Debbie Auld submitted this image taken with a Canon Rebel XT, with no exposure information available. Debbie got the idea for this shot from a letter in our June issue. She mixed water and cooking oil together, dropped some color beneath the pan and used available light to get her version of the “Better Bubbles” shot. Using a metal potato masher she was able to create sections in the mixture of color. With a shutter speed of 1/1000sec, she even caught a droplet as it hit the surface. There is almost too much going on in this photo; there are a lot of white areas that take away from the pink and green. Next time cover up the white area with a more neutral color that would blend with the pink and green. Play around with the crop and consider cropping off some across the top where the colors are not as constant, while still including the droplet.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

This photo gets three and a half 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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