Critique the Community

Cliché Photographs

We Want To See Your Most Cliché Images Ever Taken
  • Submission Deadline: Thu, 30 Jun 22 16:45:00 +0000

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This week we are trying something different. We want to see your most cliché, overly done photos. Maybe you've taken a super common image that actually turned out amazing or perhaps it is so cringeworthy you never wanted to show it before. Either way, we are going to pick a random assortment of overly copied images and give you our opinions on why you should avoid them, what could be done to make them better, or maybe, just maybe, why we think one breaks the mold and belongs in your portfolio. This should be a lot of fun.  

As always, each photographer can submit up to three images and only images with descriptions will be chosen for the critique. We want to know how the image was created. Was the photoshoot planned out or did you get lucky? Is it natural light or did you use strobe? Is it real or did you add elements in Photoshop? Why did you think this was a good idea at the time?

The highest-rated image and one random image will be chosen to get a free tutorial from the Fstoppers Store

To watch the live critique, make sure you are subscribed to the Fstoppers Live Youtube channel. 

Featured Photo Collage Images by Patrick Hall and Unsplashed Stock 

  • Submission Deadline: Thu, 30 Jun 22 16:45:00 +0000

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  • 46 people have cast a total of 1,348 votes on 94 submissions from 49 contestants.
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Love this idea. I like when lower rated images are included in the mix - I feel like I learn a lot from those

So it says this was posted 5 hours ago and the deadline is today 6 hours ago? I think someone put the wrong end date on this.

Ah that's weird. It should be up and running now!

Maybe, have to wait to see

This means, this time people will complain because they get high votes :)

Hmm, I've captured two photos in the last year that are very similar to some in the banner compilation. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing ;)

Submit them and let's find out!

Extra points if you include a person in the frame looking whimsically into the distance.

So if you win this technically makes you the king of unoriginality lol

No you’re original in non originality

overused and betrays a lack of original thought.

I noticed not a lot of submissions it seems no one wants the title of the CLICHE king lol

Actually there are some pretty good photos in here

I find that people on Fstoppers when giving out stars are really stingy or have a really high standard of what a photo should look like. There's photo in this competition, I believe should have an average of 4 stars but in reality they have an average of 2 or less/

Totally agree...

Although I'm not participating on this one, I am curious. Why is stated that are 88 submissions, but only 63 images are showing (at least on the time I typed this post)? The last contest also had this issue about numbers (and some of the selected images not showing up, just like this one right now)! Is it a bug?

It takes the database info sometime to update because of the cached elements in the server or cdn.

I guess it's a bug of some sort, right now it's stating that there are 99 submissions, but only 74 images are being displayed! Well, I'm just posting here so maybe the developer might see it and fix it!

When are the critique the community videos usually posted?

We need to go live soon. I'm thinking maybe Weds or Thursday. Been busy with the holiday

What? No nudes on railroad tracks? It is difficult and creative to get more cliche than that!

seem that the community had too good taste to have one available ;)

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