with Scott Kelby
Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of down... READ MORE
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 48min
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How to Critique Your Own Photos
with Scott Kelby
Learn how to critique your own photos! Join Scott Kelby as he shares with you his tools for evaluating photographs across a wide variety of genres. These tools, in the form of downloadable checklists, are only meant to be guidelines to help you learn. They are not laws you must follow. This class was born from Scott’s experience hosting blind photo critiques on the Grid, where he discovered that many submitted photos suffer from a range of technical issues that every photographer should be trying to avoid. This class is all about gaining a strong foundation in understanding the technical problems we all encounter, whether you are shooting landscapes, portraits, sports, travel, or in the studio, and how to use that information to evaluate the photos you plan to share with the world. Of course, it is not all about the technical. You need to have strong visual elements in your photos to evoke an emotional response in your viewers. By the end of this class you’ll have a new way to see your photos, and new tools to help you curate a portfolio of your strongest work. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: 5 Really Important Things (free course preview)
Join Scott as he introduces the class, discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow, and jumps into a discussion of 5 really important things.
lesson 2: Landscapes: Part 1
Learn the types of criteria you want to use to evaluate your landscape photos.
lesson 3: Landscapes: Part 2
Following from the previous lesson, Scott digs into other criteria to consider for your landscape photos.
lesson 4: Natural Light Portraits: Part 1
Some factors apply to all types of photos, but there are also criteria specific to natural light portraits.
lesson 5: Natural Light Portraits: Part 2
Scott completes his discussion of criteria for natural light portraits.
lesson 6: Sports Photos: Part 1
Here are the key fundamental considerations for sports photos.
lesson 7: Sports Photos: Part 2
Scott wraps his discussion of sports photos with a focus on the most important things to include in a sports photo.
lesson 8: Travel Photos: Part 1
Learn the key elements of travel photos that make them the winners.
lesson 9: Travel Photos: Part 2
Like other types of photography, there are some common problems that affect travel photos too.
lesson 10: Studio Photos: Part 1
This lesson delves into the issues to consider when shooting in the studio with strobes and speedlights.
lesson 11: Studio Photos: Part 2
Scott wraps up the studio segment with 3 little things to consider.
lesson 12: Location Flash Portraiture: Part 1
This segment is all about using flash outside of the studio.
lesson 13: Location Flash Portraiture: Part 2
Scott shares a few techniques for improving flash photos taken outside of the studio, and closes out the class with some closing thoughts.
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meet  Scott Kelby
Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original "Photoshop Guy", is the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology and photography books.
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