Photo Challenge Voting: Animated Gif

Choose one of these images to write a 300 word critique on.

In your critique, please discuss the following points. Answer in complete sentences in paragraph form.

Composition.How does the composition in the image work with multiple images? Does the composition in the multiple images change throughout the animation or stay the same? How does the photographer work in the composition with the animation? Does the composition make the viewer feel anything? Is the composition in telling the story the photographer is trying to tell? How could the angle of the photograph, and framing of the photograph do a better job of telling the story?

Technical Area: Animation

Does the animation move? Is there any animation to this animation? Do the frames flow smoothly between one and the next or is the animation jarring? Does the animation tell a story of some kind? What could be done to improve on the animated qualities of this animation?

Focus: Does the photographer use focus in an effective way to tell the story over multiple frames? What happens to the focus throughout the multiple frames of the animation? How could the photographer use focus to tell the story? Is the subject of the image in focus or blurred out? Is the focus just a little bit off or is the image totally sharp? How could the photographer fix the focus? Is the correct part of the image in focus? What is the subject of the photograph? Is the subject in focus or blurry? If it’s blurry, where is the focus on? How could the photographer fix the focus? Do they need to re-shoot the image?

Lighting. How does the lighting change throughout the animation? What could they have changed about the lighting or exposure as the animation plays through its multiple frames? Does the photographer attempt to alter the kind of light or the amount of light coming into the camera? Or is natural light used? If natural light is used, is it used in a way that matches the subject matter(s) of the photograph? Does the lighting appear to be altered by Photoshop, or is the light the same as when it came straight out of the camera? Is light used at all to create drama or tension within the image? How could the photographer alter the lighting over several frames of this animation?

Photoshop.How much Photoshop is present in this animation? What parts of the image did they change in Photoshop to tell the story? How could they use more photoshop so that the viewer walks away with the exact story the photographer intended? Does the image look like something that could come out of the camera, or is there too much Photoshop? Does the brightness and contrast fit the mood(s) of the photograph? How could the contrast or look of the image be improved so that it matches the mood of the photograph?

Overall: Does the animation tell a satisfying tale? Is it just a cool thing looped over and over again or is there a sense of character or story in this animation? Or is the image just taken to fulfill the requirements of the assignment? What mood(s) or feeling(s) is created when you look at this animation? Is there a struggle going on within this photograph? How could the photographer incorporate more story ideas into this animation? How could the story contain a conflict? How could this animation present more ideas?

Please write complete answers for all of the above questions. Don’t tell me the questions, just give me the answers, in 300 words or more, and fully explain your thinking.

Write your critique in Word or Google Docs.Check for grammar and spelling. Read it aloud to yourself.
Step 2: Copy and paste the text to the individual photo in the photo gallery. Post the text as a comment to the photo.



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