Ed Book

United StatesSilverdale WA, United States
20
years of
experience
Specialty: Nature
My interest in photography came from an inability for rote memorization–I could remember graphically instead. My early learning was as a naturalist and I used my photography as a way to share my world as I was seeing it. I shifted from 35mm/medium/large format film as digital capture developed and have used Photoshop since ver. 3. I was self-taught early on but took 18 digital imaging courses when I realized seat-of-the-pants alone would not make it. Now, I teach nature and digital imaging workshops, in the field, and one-to-one Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop, and general photography. When I'm working, I'm making images and when I'm relaxing I'm making images. Peace, Ed Book
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Daniel Cervantes
Camera: iphone
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Dan, the subject you chose would have attracted my attention too and the way you chose to frame it and use of vertical with the stream coming toward the viewer and fi...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Leonard, your subject is an interesting one and your camera settings, focus, aperture and exposure seem adequate for the situation... I think cropping tighter will g...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Ed Book
I like this type of image, recording only enough to tell it's location and rendering it to abstract. The lack of people in your image did give the impression of lon...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Ed Book
You've handled a classic subject very well, Leonard, giving warm elegance to an elegant object. Your including reflections also added interest as well as the inclusi...
Photo Critique
Rating
4.7
Photographer: Charles Grooms
Camera:
Olympus SP-590 UZ
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Charles, I like your choice of subject, one I photograph often, but its unclear if your intent was to be a simple silhouette or to have detail in the bird. If it wa...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: karen paul
Camera: other
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Karen, you've chosen a subject where there is a lot of competition with images that come across as spectacular in their handling. You're on the right track and with ...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.3
Photographer: kimberley guyonq
Camera: kodak mini easy share m200
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Kimberley, your choice of subject is a good one for close up photos. It's important to keep in mind with these types of images to look at the whole image for distrac...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: RUTH WATSON
Camera:
Pentax K-x
Critiqued by: Ed Book
Overall, my impression is that I want to move forward and away from the distracting foreground elements. Moving forward would give a more pleasing framing of the str...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Sharon Parker
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Ed Book
You've found a beautiful bird on an interesting surface in favorable light... given. Did your capture tell the story of these elements? I think that the bird seem...