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Photo Critique #219

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It’s a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!


Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We’ve deliberately chosen photographs that aren’t perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice – composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week’s candidate for Friday Photo Critique!


The Photograph

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Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Canon 5DmkIII
  • 24mm
  • f/2.8
  • 1/200
  • ISO 800

This photograph was taken after the bride, Jignasha Desai, had walked down the isle and sat down in front of her husband to-be, Veemal Desai. Minutes before, Jignasha's beautiful debut was unveiled to Veemal who awaited anxiously. I asked her to take a look at her friends and family as they celebrated with great pomp.

I wanted to capture Jignasha's expression as she radiated with joy and happiness. I used Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and directly faced it at her from the front of the chair. I stood 45 degrees from it to get a nice glow on the right side.

Photographer: Parth Patel


Please let us know what you think in the comments – how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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