- DD2's Watch two of these critiques
- DD2,3,4's Read these Critique Tips
- Using the questions below, the elements & principles, and qualities of a good photo from the rubric, record a critique using Screencast-o-Matic from one of these photos and put in your TBG folder.
Choose from one of these photos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
- Name the photo you chose. Identify the subjects, objects, and details that you see in this work.
- What is the most important object or subject in this work? How does the artist emphasize this portion of the work? Examples: position of the object compared to the whole piece, size of the object, color of the object or area, texture of an area/object
- Choose an art element that is important in the picture and explain how it is being used in the photo. For example: The dark & light values are creating contrast so the emphasis is placed on the center of the puddle. For the list of elements and principles to choose from, follow this link.
- Choose an art principle that is important in the picture and explain how it is being used in the photo. For example: Emphasis is being created by the dark & light contrasting values. It is placed on the center of the puddle. For the list of elements and principles to choose from, follow this link.
- What mood or meaning has the artist communicated and how did they create that mood or meaning?
- Do you think the work is successful or lacks success? Discuss why by justifying with the use of elements, principles, and additional thoughts.
Qualities of a Good Photo
- Rule of Thirds – put your main subject in one of the 4 cross points
- Composition - arrangement of parts to move the eye
- Lead line into the photo for viewer to follow
- Contrast - color, light, texture etc.
- Focus - subject separation from background or used to move eye
- Establish impact/mood/intrigue - grab the viewer or keep the viewer's interest
- Focal Point - visually tell the viewer where you want them to look
- Tell a story/have a message - what is it you want to communicate to the viewer
2 Needs Work
All assigned components to the assignment are present.
Half of the assigned components are present.
Not assigned components are present.
|Composition||Shows strong photographic composition Rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, unusual angle, fill the frame||Shows some element of composition, but not strongly||No composition element used|
|Contrast / Lighting||Photograph has strong contrast of blacks & whites or dark colors and light colors||Good contrast but slightly over or under exposed||Poor contrast|
|Cropping||All unwanted areas of the photograph are eliminate||Some unwanted elements in photograph||Recrop photograph|
|Focus||Excellent focus in photograph with no unintended blur||Slightly out of focus||Out of focus|
|Visual Impact/Mood||Photograph creates a dramatic image||Photograph creates a pleasing visual image||Photograph does not give mood or feeling|
|Focal Point||Obvious focal point||Contains focal point but image also contains distractions||No visible focal point|