"CRITIQUE - NOUN "DETAILED ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF SOMETHING." SYNONYMS INCLUDE ANALYSIS, EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT, APPRAISAL, APPRECIATION, CRITICISM, REVIEW, STUDY, COMMENTARY, EXPOSITION, EXEGESIS.
CRITIQUE - VERB "EVALUATE (A THEORY OR PRACTICE) IN A DETAILED AND ANALYTICAL WAY.""
If you want to improve your photography - a photo workshop is one of the best investments you can make. But if time, travel or monetary limitations prevent that, you can invest in portfolio reviews.
This can be done no matter where you are located or where I am located. If you want a professional critique from a working pro, you can get a quick idea of the state of your work, where you need improvement and what your next steps should be to moving forward in your photographic career.
My overall approach to critiques is to pull no punches, but to offer my ideas with only one intention - to help you advance your photography. When I tell you what's wrong with an image, I will tell you why. I will try to avoid personal bias but if I have a bias, I will disclose it so you can take it into account. I will offer advice and direction in every critique. All critiques are 100% confidential - between you and me unless YOU decide to share the information.
PORTFOLIO REVIEW TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Review Exposure
- Review Composition
- Look For Distracting Elements
- Discuss Composition
- Discuss Lens Choice
- Check For Color Casts
- Look At Overall Sharpness
- Assess The Background
- Discuss Mood
- Discuss Specific Problems With Each Photo (If Any)
- Discuss Redeeming Qualities Of Each Photo
- Your Questions
Each session allows for approximately two to three minutes per photo. (Remember I will have spent time with your photos before we speak.)
If you want longer critiques you can double the amount of time we spend discussing your photos if you double the fee, but generally, if you are concise and allow me to use my normal processes, we can accomplish a great deal in 15-20 minutes.
HOW IT WORKS:
All portfolio review clients receive a questionnaire to fill out. As part of the process, I collate your answers and start analyzing where you are at in your career, what your goals are and what plan of attack will help you achieve your goal as fast as possible.
You send your images (High-Resolution JPG files) to me for review at least one week ahead of your scheduled session.
Suggested size is 2480 pixels on the longest side - 96PPI. sRGB color space - JPEG ONLY PLEASE!
I look at your images before our session, make some notes, review your questionnaire and then schedule a Skype call or a phone call and we discuss the images in-depth.
The fee is $39 for eight images. Additional images are $5 each.
All sessions must be prepaid. If you schedule a session and have to re-schedule, there is an additional $25 fee which also must be prepaid. Missing a second session voids your registration and there are no refunds.
All sessions must be prepaid by check or money order made payable in U.S. funds Make check or money order out to New Media Methods, LLC.
Mail registration form, and payment, to: (Please make checks out to New Media Methods, LLC)
New Media Methods, LLC - 4810 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW - #193 - Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Thank you for your interest.