Gregory Sweeney

United StatesPineland FL, United States
20
years of
experience
Specialty: Wildlife, Nature, Underwater, Animal
Gregory Sweeney began his career as a wildlife photographer while working as a biologist with the National Park Service. Currently he specializes in underwater photography and African animals. He has a passion for wildlife and shares this passion with others while leading photo tours such as a Tiger Shark Dive in the Bahamas, a manatee photo workshop, and a snorkel to photograph whalesharks. For a dry land pursuit, African wildlife has also become a special attraction for Gregory. He now owns a small lodge in South Africa which serves as a home base for his African photography safari and photo workshop.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Vivian E Clark
Camera:
NIKON D300
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A bright and bold composition and an interesting subject with plenty of detail to enjoy and study. The brilliant colors really make this image.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Michelle moon
Camera:
Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
I would say this image is a good candidate to enter into a competition. There is story and emotion supported by a good technical capture out of the camera. If this i...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Sherry Ann Cloud
Camera:
Canon EOS 10D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Like this shot and the mood and a little bit of mystery that is caught in this moment. Cats are a great subject and good for learning wildlife photography skills. W...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Lori Pessin Lafargue
Camera:
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
I nice capture that grabs your attention and keeps it long enough to have your eyes start exploring the details in the feathers. It also has a geometric element if ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: chris blackburn
Camera: nikon coolpix p500
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Lovely cat and love the sour mood expressed in the face. It is a great subject and you are thinking like a photographer by choosing a low angle . Turn your attenti...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Christopher simon haken
Camera:
CANNON EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Very nice photo with details about this squirrel very nicely captured with good exposure. You have used good wildlife photography techniques to pursue your subject w...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: Donna Spence
Category: Pet Photography
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
When I first opened this image it made me smile and I knew what that cat had been up to so you have successfully captured a great story. The color cast and reflectio...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: carla burch
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
This is a nice natural moment captured in an image. You have captured a peaceful mood on what looks to be a very nice morning. Using software to even out the lighti...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
This is a nice emotional capture which can be enhanced with some sharpening and curves adjustment. You have a good eye for how to present interesting things about y...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Ana Isabel MartiĀ­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Noticing the details and creating an image that shares this with your audience is part of the job of a photographer. You have chosen a subject with interest and a sto...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Richard Smith
Camera:
nikon d60
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
I feel this image of a monkey is half way between being a tight head shot and a composition telling the story of a monkey in this habitat. The all important eye cont...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: kathryn willett
Camera: fujifinepix s5700
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Kathyrn, your image captures a cute expression and moment with good light and sharp detail. You can improve the overall effect by cropping the dark corners and exc...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.9
Photographer: tirsten sheets
Camera:
Kodak EasyShare C180
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
I like the winter mood of this image and the contrast between nature and man and a night creature captured during daylight. Use a few enhancements to play up these c...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Kathleen Reeder
Camera:
Nikon D3X
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A sharp, startling, and detailed image that seems to fulfill your mission. A few details can take this image further but as is it demonstrates skill and planning. T...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Dennis Rubin
Camera:
Nikon D3000
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
You have picked a nice subject, but the composition needs the diagonal lines you were hoping for , a crop to fill the frame, and a more interesting angle. I feel the...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Iain
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
This is a very nice capture with a nice expression and engagement with the camera. The lines and the fall off of light in the back and left side make this more than ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Karen Keberle
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A great photo safari moment that was captured with skill. You must have returned from safari with a stellar portfolio if this image is an indicator. Take it to the h...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.1
Photographer: Brian Devon
Camera:
Canon PowerShot G11
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
You captured a great moment not many get to experience first hand. Bravo for having a camera and having the eye to compose a great shot. The composition and subject ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Joanna Jarvis
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A nice wildlife portrait that will be improved by a crop. The face needs brightening in your post processing software.
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: paul coupe
Camera: Canon Eos40D
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A really quietly funny image that we can all relate to because we have been there: annoyed and yet resigned to the inevitable. A post production crop adjustment and ...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Becky Bodine
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
I really like your creative concept with the frenzy and blur. The whole image works because it can be seen differently: first I saw the fish, then the blocks of co...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: bailey mccallion
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
This is a nice shot but can go to the next level with a post processing crop. You can further enhance it with selective sharpening, color saturation, and color shift...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: kathryn willett
Camera:
Nikon coolpix S220
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A wonderful moment captured but compromised by shooting through glass and some harsh light . You have an eye for subjects, now you need the technical skills and tool...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.4
Photographer: ROSS J CARITHERS
Camera:
NIKON COOLPIXP500
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
While the photo has good lighting and balance of shadows and highlights and colors are good, the composition of this image is unfortunate. Not only is the subject b...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Bill Myers
Camera: GE X5
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
With this subject being so into your apples and acclimated to people, you should be able to get out and photograph it again and try different settings, angles, compos...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Jackie Thom
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A great subject and pretty good composition. Great capture of light and color, but lack of focus detracts. Add a tripod or a more steady hand would have made this be...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.6
Photographer: David Francis
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A really great shot of a compelling subject ready to go one step further with some post production adjustments. See the notes that follow
Photo Critique
Rating
8.6
Photographer: Gabriel Novey
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Alien and high impact. The colors and subject matter really draw your attention. A different composition which still includes the diagonal leaf but includes more o...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: John St. D
Camera:
Olympus FE-5020
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
A wonderful turtle shot with lots of character, a sense of movement, and lots of detail to help the audience learn about sea turtles. The (presumed) missing limb coul...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Judy Guffey
Camera:
Nikon D90
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Your description indicates that there was a story behind this image but the story is not evident in the image. Taken as is, the image is not sharp and it looses impa...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Karen Schroering
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Great shot of osprey that captures the story. You should continue to take animal and bird shots are you have an eye for composing a great shot. You also have the ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Jacek Zientarski
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Nice soft colors and light on a sharply captured subject. The lack of light on the face and eye is weakening the photo as is the gaze of the bird away from the viewer...
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: shelly wells
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XS
Critiqued by: Gregory Sweeney
Composition could be improved by taking a lower position and shooting up at the subject and well as positioning yourself at an angle to active a 3/4 profile of the sw...