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(going to try this again with the links fixed)


I really like the idea of this one.  I wish it was more BAM!  In your face level/straight.  I’m thinking just a little straightening might do the trick.  If not, re shoot this if you can and get more dead on.  I really like the yellow and red, and the whole “What the hell is a bitten banana doing here?”


I really like these.  The simplicity, and use of negative space ROCKS









Can I make a suggestion?  Instead of colored people, maybe “people in color”



This cracked me up.  I don’t know if humor was your intention (if not I’m sorry) but, his size compared to the dock makes everything but him look miniature, and his pose just makes it for me.  I could see this one being sold as stock or something.  I really like it.



this screams more hat, more body.  I don’t know if maybe you lost some of the repetition of the fence if you pulled back some, but UGH!  I’d love to see it cropped differently and showing more of him.



I like the baby getting into mischief and that “oh crap!  I’m busted!” look on his face.


You have some that have a more snap shot type feel, and aren’t as strong as others, but hey! don’t we all?!  Just remember to edit your images down as you go, and replace older shots that aren’t as strong with stronger newer images.  At least that’s what I do, and I find it really helps with my learning process.  All and all, I like your eye, and your humor.  Yes, even if the picture I spoke of above wasn’t supposed to be funny, you have a good sense, and an eye for finding interesting content.  Go go GO! girl.  Us Amateurs rock!  We get to shoot what we want, when we want and how we want.  Can’t beat that when you are trying to improve, and take the craft more seriously.  I love your experimenting, and wide array of different styles and comps.  It shows you are really working hard at this, and trying to find your groove.  You’re good.  I can’t help with PP, that’s also my downfall as well.  But I don’t see any blaring painful PP going on in your port, you’re getting it.  It just takes time and  lot’s of mistakes/experimenting to learn how to truly nail it and develop. You ARE a photographer even if you don’t receive money.  I think not being pro and taking it out of the equation makes you more of a photographer than all the beginners who are in business.


I’ll leave the critical stuff to others, unless you’d like me to pick a few out that don’t seem to work as well, and give you some more input.  I’ll have time later today to do that if you would like.  Just say the word.

I agree with CC, your port it difficult to navigate through, and your images are pretty small