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We had quite a wide variety of photos submitted for the latest episode of Critique the Community. Here are the ratings and the winners of the free Fstoppers' original tutorials. 

Congratulations to Mike Kuhn for submitting the highest rated image and to Connor Moriarty for being the randomly selected winner of the Fstoppers' tutorials. We will be sending you private messages through your Fstoppers account to claim your prize. 

If you missed your chance to participate in this episode, we invite you to submit your best senior portrait images to our next episode HERE. We hope to film our next Critique with Peter Hurley so be sure to get your submissions in before Thursday at noon EST. We will be selecting 20 images and will be giving away more tutorials so make sure to submit your images soon. 

  • Submission Deadline: Sat, 12 May 18 03:45:00 +0000

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  • 284 people have cast a total of 14,411 votes on 244 submissions from 176 contestants.
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Opening up a discussion on members' rating of photos in the Critique the Community themes. I have two observations, not just from this theme but for most of the themes. I'm not saying my observations are correct or not but I thought I'd see what others think. First I noticed that the higher rated photos tend to have more post processing done to them. Again not saying this is right or wrong, good or bad, just an observation. The second thing I noticed and I think Lee and Patrick have said the same thing is that the community tends to rate photos lower than I think they should be and I think I'm a fairly critical reviewer myself. I see a lot of 2.5 photos that I think are worth a 3.something. What do you think???

For example this photo received a 2.83 https://fstoppers.com/entry/248513. As a photographer who shots professional motocross and supercross my editors would be very happy with this photo. I could also use this for commercial use. I would say this is a 3.2 to 3.5 photo. Some of my fellow photographers on the series can't get panning shots like this and they photograph motocross and supercross for a living.

I wouldn't put too much thought into the ratings - photographers will always critique other photographers on a strongly weighted scale. What may be a four or five star photo for an editor or subscriber may be a 2 or 3 from a photographer who doesn't care for the material or effect.

Lee Morris is it all ok? I mean sex dolls videos... :)


*Patrick in the nightclub

fun to hear comments :)
mine was the kid spinning

this was a one hour session so a real kid real family shoot
agree with ratings since it was a real shot its IMHO a great real shot but it is in no way a high end polished commercial

but being able to pull off what you imagine is the end goal of us all even in a one hour session

she was spinning like mad so you guessed it as you can see in the hair and I added some blur in post
light was the sun and a softlighter

you can see more what I do with pets which is my main thing

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