I meet the 'old boys' in photography who only ever see a photo through the same blinkers:
'….. it doesn't really follow the rule of thirds'
Here's a bunch of seventeen blooms to let you look at a photograph differently.
- Does it move you? Do you get a pain like you're sick or lovesick?
- Are there elements that tell a story - the environmental portrait?
- Is this one small photograph to remember someone?
- Has the image been subjected to a 'Mac Attack'? Heaven forbid!
- Does the hero stand out clearly?
- Does the colour convey the message? Full, suppressed, BW, sepia.
- Does the photo look better up close or from a distance? (a long distance)
- Is it sharp? More importantly is the important bit sharp?
- How many rules does the photo break? More the better!
- View through a cheese grater. So you squirm culturally, morally?
- Is the hero separated from the rest of the image - focus, colour or tone.
- Look at the shape. Square, panorama, 4:3, 3:2, circular.
- How about the frame or matt - adding or subtracting from the image?
- Is there a title - does it add or subtract?
- Is the photograph unbearably light? Or does it lean heavily?
- Is the image fake and plastic or does it breathe emotion.
- Did the photograph do good for the subject?