How Do You Critique Your Own Photos?

One of the toughest parts of being a photographer is learning how to be objective about your own work. It is not fun to be brutally honest about photos you have invested a lot of time and effort in, but if you want to grow as a creative and put your best foot forward professionally, it is something you have to master. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discuss how to go about critiquing your work. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this great video tutorial discusses the topic of learning to critique your own work. No doubt, this is not something most of us enjoy doing, but it is a crucial skill, particularly if you are a professional. Unfortunately, if your portfolio features 20 great images and one questionable one, that single bad photo will stick in the minds of potential clients and sink you. As much as we sometimes get attached to our work, it is important that we be brutally honesty about its quality before we present it to the world. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I do it all the time, shit, rubbish, crap, give in, sell your gear.