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I post blogs on a weekly basis covering photography tips and related news as well as photos made by my clients (read client feedback) on my photography workshops and photography courses.

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100 Tips for Landscape #010 Ajudication

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams 

In this series of weekly blog posts I will share my top 10 tips broken down into 10 stages for better landscape shots. This will reveal my top 100 tips for landscape photography.  

If you can't wait the 10 weeks to read them all, or would prefer to have them in pocket handbook to refer to when in the field then you can purchase the Photography Made Easy Pocket Handbook for Landscape photography. 

Get the full Pocket Guide for Tips to Better Landscapes now for £5.95

#10 Adjudication

Does your image tick the boxes?

1.          Does the image convey the photographers intention?

2.         Does the image grab your attention and hold it?

3.         Does the image appeal to any senses?

4.         Does the image focus on one simple element?

5.         Does the image show an original view or unique perspective?

6.         Does the image make the best use of light and shadows?

7.         Does the composition lead the eye around the frame?

8.         Does the image make use of forms, pattern, textures & tones?

9.         Does the image avoid loss of details in the shadows & highlights?

10.       Does the image show sharpness & depth of field appropiately?

Critiquing your own images is always hard because we become ‘emotionally’ attached to the subject & situation.  There are no hard & fast rules for good & bad images but trying to be objective & ‘judge’ an image’s merits or flaws can help all of us improve.