Here we consider the idea
behind the photo. What sort of image did the photographer
want to achieve? The title of the image or set subject might
help here. How successful they were they? We
a) Do the lighting conditions bring out the best in the
b) Is any use of flash or fill-in flash appropriate
c) Has the most appropriate focal length of lens been
d) Is the camera position good / too high / too low
e) Has shutter speed been well used to show / freeze
f) Has the aperture been well used to give narrow / wide
depth of field?
g) Is there a centre of interest, and is it in the best
h) Is the composition pleasing, e.g. a lead-in to the
center of interest?
i) Is the background appropriate to the subject?
j) Would the picture benefit from adding more foreground
j) Is there anything irrelevant that could be removed or
k) If people are in the image, do they look natural,
rather than posed?
n) What else might help the image - e.g. convert to
l) Has the photographer created a photo that others would
m) Is photographer showing signs of developing
their own style?