Critique Etiquette

1.Avoid using the word LIKE, as in: I LIKE IT.

You may use alternative words to get your positive feelings across, such as:

  • THIS PHOTO IS VERY APPEALING TO ME.
  • attractive!,
  • or even I LOVE THIS PHOTO (much more emphatic).
  • Be prepared for me to ask you WHY.

2. Use descriptive words to talk about the photographs such as:

TONAL, CONTRASTY, SOFT, TEXTURED, PATTERNED, DIMENSIONAL, CLARITY, AMBIGUOUS, RHYTHMIC, ORGANIC, GEOMETRIC, TRANSPARENT, LUMINOUS, ATMOSPHERIC, HARD EDGED, MINIMAL,CHAOTIC, HIGH KEY. LOW KEY, HIGH ANGLE, LOW ANGLE

More words that describe the composition are: CENTERED, TOP-WEIGHTED, BOTTOM-WEIGHTED, SYMMETRICAL, ASYMMETRICAL, VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL, DIAGONAL, SPIRAL, RADIAL, RIGHT WEIGHTED, LEFT WEIGHTED

3. Add more words here as you think of them.


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