What do We Look for in a Photo? by: Erika Vives and Maddy Kellas
The first photo has great, even exposure. There's detail in the darkest shadow and nothing is overexposed or washed out. The colors all compliment each other well and the photographer did a great job of making sure the sky didn't photograph too bright.
The second photo is just a tad bit underexposed. The photographer could've bracketed +1 for a better photo or could've increased exposure in an editing software. Some of the whites aren't white which is key when creating a well exposed photo.
The way the color of the booth immediately draws attention to the picture and its detail is something the photographer was very successful with. The photo, by no means, is 'popping' with color, but the color it does have captures the audience's attention. The subtle yellow sign outside or the white flower with a vibrant green stem just add such depth to the photo.
Although some photos are meant to have a more moodier feel, this specific photo is rather flat and doesn't draw the audience in as much as I'd like it to. Even though the photographer likely worked with selective color to tone done the saturation in the trees, it would've been a more eye catching photo with more color.
The photographer was very successful in keeping the focus on the man through a shallow depth of field. The attention is kept on the subject and the shallow background really compliments the detail in the mans face.
Although the concept of the second photo is very interesting, if you zoom in you'll notice that the (intended) subject is a bit out of focus and the camera focused more on the tree than the girl.
If the first photo were to be shot in portrait mode it would've been more engaging. The man has an interesting hat that I would've liked to see all of along with an interesting outfit.
Shooting in landscape was perfect for this photo to capture all of the windows. It wouldn't have been as eye catching if it were shot in portrait mode.