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Photo Critique #196


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


Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • 16mm
  • 1/25
  • f/2.8
  • ISO 400

I used three wireless flashes one behind the tree to illuminate the ground, another from the right side and one in tree to the left. The camera was at waist height.

I wanted to show the romance between this couple and how grand its was. My second shooter (Shray Amin) and I saw this tree earlier that day and thought the branches could be used as leading lines to bring the viewer's eye to the the trunk and base of the tree creating a focal point to put the couple in. We love this photograph, and it wouldn't be the same without this couple.

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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