How to Get, Give, and Take Photographic Criticism

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Photography by the author.
Photography by the author.
Photography by the author.
  • Tell me why you want ME to look at your images. Because of what I do, and how I do it — or because I simply have a website and a small level noteriety? (HINT: number two doesn’t cut it.)
  • This is an OK way of doing it: Put 20 pictures into a Dropbox folder and share them with me, or point me to a gallery at whatever site you are using to share your work.
  • A better: put 20 images into a folder, zip it up and send it to me. Whatever way you do it, minimize the friction.
  • Number them in the order you are currently using (1.jpg, 2.jpg etc)
  • Tell me what you are trying to accomplish with the images. This is vital.
  • Share your photographic business mission statement with me.
  • Briefly tell me where you are level-wise in your business — starting out, thinking about starting out, working pro, etc…
  • Agree that you understand I am not going to give you anything but my opinion.
Photography by the author.
Photography by the author.

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Don Giannatti

Don Giannatti

Designer. Photographer. Author. Entrepreneur: Loving life at 100MPH. I love designing, making photographs and writing.