Piano and Music, Ansorge Hotel, Curlew, Washington
“I really like your photograph.” is possibly the worst critique that you can give a fellow photographer about one of their images. You can improve your critique if when you tell the person why do or don’t like their photograph. The first sentence should be, “I like your photograph because…” then, follow the “because” with some defensible reasons why you really like the photograph. If you really want to help the photographer you can opine on the compositional and technical merits of the image because that’s important. But what’s more important is to talk about your emotional response to the image and how it makes you feel and what memories the image stirred up in your mind. We make our photographs to connect with our viewers. Helping other photographers learn how to do that is the desired outcome of any critique.