Corey Hilz

United StatesFairfax VA, United States
12
years of
experience
Specialty: Nature, Travel, Artistic, Architecture
Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs, as well as in art galleries. Corey finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. He approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. Corey has a passion for helping others improve their photography. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. Corey is recognized as a Lensbaby Guru. Recent book publications include Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective, and digital workflow titles on Photoshop and Aperture.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.5
Photographer: Nancy J Arosemena
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Nancy, nice job capturing the moment as that is most important. The subject's expression immediately connects with the viewer through the eyes. The challenges with...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Jon Adams
Camera:
NIKON D90
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Jon, Overall this is a good photo. The lighting, perspective and subject selection all work well. Moving in for a tighter shot would improve the composition since ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: caity jade gwyn
Category: Pet Photography
Camera:
fujifilm finepix s3300
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Caity, Great job capturing the moment. Shooting from a low angle creates a strong connection between the subject and the viewer. I like how the texture of the gras...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Freda Paterson
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Freda, The lighting and the colors work together quite well to create the mood of the image. The color scheme is cooler than is usually seen with flower photograph...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: catherine throckmorton
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Catherine - Your timing when taking this picture was just right. The water droplets add so much to the image overall and the diffused lighting allows the bold colo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Selena Ong
Camera:
Olympus E-P1
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Selena, This is a really striking combination of colors, great eye to spot the pairing of warm and cool colors. That type of color contrast is something I'm always...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Debra S. Anderson
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Debra, Nice work capturing this symmetrical composition that does a great job of giving a sense of place to the image. The viewer really feels like they're standin...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Susan Carroll
Camera:
Sony DSC-717
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Susan, You've done a great job of capturing an image where the heron dominates the scene. You've also avoided any distractions immediately around the heron. As the...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Susan Carroll
Camera:
Sony DSC-717
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Susan, Nice job isolating the bird from the surroundings and keeping the composition simple. That does a lot to make the subject stand out. All the fundamentals of...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: Susan Carroll
Camera:
Sony DSC-717
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Susan, You spotted a glorious moment with sun shining brightly in the sky and reflecting on the water. I think the potential is there with this scene, but I feel i...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: cliff goddard
Camera:
Canon PowerShot A630
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Cliff, You've captured a majestic scene here. The view across the mountain tops with star burst of the sun above gives the viewer the feeling of being on top of th...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Joanne Rhodes
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix L100
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Joanne, Well done capturing the moment with the squirrel looking at you. Good choice to include the peanuts in the image to show what the squirrel is doing. Overal...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: lucy roberts
Camera:
Canon EOS 50D
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Lucy, Nice work isolating the subject from the background. My attention stays right on the subject and having the eye in focus creates a connection between the sub...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: redd kilford
Camera:
fuji hs20
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Redd, Nice work capturing this image of the dragonfly in it's natural environment. They can be challenging subjects and they don't often hold still for long. I'm d...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Sophie Crooke
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Sophie, Nice work isolating these two subjects and avoiding any potentially distracting elements. The out of focus background really makes the ladybugs pop out. Al...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Abi Bellamy
Camera:
Pentax K-x
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Hi Abi, Great job spotting this single water drop on the leaf and isolating it from the surrounding foliage. I like the feeling of looking through other leaves to spo...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Stephen Anderson
Camera:
Canon EOS 1100D
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Overall a strong composition that keeps the viewer's attention on the subject. The lighting, focus and depth of field all do a great job of showing off the subject. T...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Matt DeMatteis
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Well composed image to emphasize the flow of the water. The glare on rocks and the wall at bottom take away from the strengths of the image.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Cheryl Sulima
Camera:
Nikon 7000D
Critiqued by: Corey Hilz
Strong pattern/detail image that focuses the viewer's attention on the subtleties of the subject. Some distractions.