Critique the Community

Wedding Photography

We Critique Your Most Exciting Wedding Images
  • Submission Deadline: Wed, 13 Oct 21 16:30:00 +0000

    New submissions are closed.

  • Voting is closed.

  • Winners have not yet been announced.

I can't believe October is finally here because in one week, I will have finally tied the knot and experienced my first wedding as a groom. After all the hundreds of weddings I've attended as a photographer, I'm excited to see all our meticulous planning now play out with my closest friends and family.

Therefore, it only seemed fitting to open up the Critique to another wedding themed contest. For this critique the community, we want to see not just your best wedding images but those images with the most excitement and energy. Any images of details, venues, cakes, or low key moments will not make the cut. As always, make sure you write a little about how the image was planned, staged, lit, and overall captured so we have something to talk about during the critique.  

Each photographer is allowed to submit up to 3 images. The highest-rated and one random image will win a tutorial from the Fstoppers Store

I'm excited to sit down and finally be able to critique wedding photos after having finally gone through the process with the cameras pointed at me.  My honeymoon lasts until Oct 16th so be patient and hopefully we will go live shortly after I get back

Featured image by yours truly: Patrick Hall

  • Submission Deadline: Wed, 13 Oct 21 16:30:00 +0000

    New submissions are closed.

  • Voting is closed.

  • 101 people have cast a total of 2,514 votes on 57 submissions from 32 contestants.
  • Winners have not yet been announced.

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Just watched part two. Please tell, where is part one?

Many thanks. I did try to find it, but to no avail.

Critique of the critique: Longish, boring, a lot of talk about own achievements, measured with two cubits. Must admit that most of the entries are just bad.
And Americans don't seem to have much taste or style. Kitsch prevails. Who on earth buys a suit for $10k + With money you can chew anything, but obviously not taste. - How can you criticise wedding photos in shorts and hairy legs, plonked down in an armchair?

--- "How can you criticise wedding photos in shorts and hairy legs, plonked down in an armchair?"

That's petty and sounds like a disgruntled complaint. They've always been laid back in these videos...hell, I think all of their videos. It's asinine to think they'd hold an Emmy/Oscar Awards style for these friendly for fun contests. Don't you think?

I find that a bit disrespectful, I must say. Photography is about the look. In the upper part of the video you can see the photo and underneath..., well, see for yourself. Have you watched it? I did, in full. It was an imposition in more ways than one. But what the heck, lots of pictures were too. The guys are o.k., I like them. But that much blah, blah about stories of the great past and their own shots. I wouldn't care next time.

What do you find disrespectful? What do you mean by "the upper part of the video you can see the photo and underneath?" Yes, I've watched both, that's why I can't figure out what you're getting at. I sure hope you're still not fixated and traumatized by the hairy legs.

Careless dress in many parts of the world is a sign of a lack of wealth and education, or at least a lack of good taste or style. And now guess what happens when someone like that criticises photos in which the people are wearing elegant suits worth several thousand dollars. That's not very respectful. And if one doesn't notice that oneself, then there is certainly something missing.

If one makes mountain out of molehill over trivial matters due to one's feelings hurt over friendly contest, one should seek venture towards molehill and turn cheek from mountain.

This attitude goes with the style of dress. Why should one also care about the perception of others? And also, of all things, when one criticises the work of others with rather unambiguous words (which I do prefer, btw).

This type of sniveling is what gave birth to expressions such as "Get a life." and "You must be fun at parties."

Look, it's very apparent these contests and critiques causes you to be spiteful and leave you scorned. So, maybe consider just leaving it to participants with thicker skin and not act like a baby.

While then, conversely, your job here seems to be to mark the superintendent?

Why did I bother adding exciting action shots, I could have just posted the average vote winner?

In general...

1. The first photographers to enter got the most votes.
2. Non-exciting non-action action shots made the cut
3. Shooting real weddings on real time means we deal with what's in front of us. Staging shots, that are it shot on a wedding day, is NOT wedding photography.
4. THE WORLD DOES NOT STOP AT THE USA BORDER. The rest of the world isn't paying 4-5 figure prices for photography!


1. Open voting after the submissions
2. if you ask for XYZ, ignore ABC entries

--- "1. Open voting after the submissions"

They do and they did. After the submissions have been closed, they usually keep 'em open for about a week, give or take a day or two or a week. :D

Granted, there have been about 2 past contests, that I vaguely recall, where voting was closed immediately when submissions were closed. This contest wasn't one of them.

Lee Morris I sent a PM with my tutorial selection

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