Sperry
by: © Benjamin Glew
8.6
Overall
Rating
8
General
impression
9
Subject
of photo
9
Composition
& Perspective
9
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
8
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
8
Focus
General
impression
Here's a nice, quiet photo of a pair of sneakers. It's nicely composed and decently lit, but seems to be lacking a little something to draw the viewer in. Whether it's the time of day, the setting or something to personalize the sneakers, it seems there's something missing.
8/10
Subject
of photo
Can't really knock it, if sneakers are your thing!
9/10
Composition
& perspective
Benjamin, I like the perspective. It's always a good idea to get down and dirty on a photos to liven up a photograph. Nice Rule of Thirds composition, however, I might have dropped the sneakers a little lower in the frame and eliminated a little of the foreground.
9/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Nice lens choice, perfect exposure, good aperture/shutter combination.
9/10
Depth
of field
Depth of field isn't bad, but perhaps closing down another f/stop to f/8 would have provided just enough depth of field to keep the logos in focus, without effecting the out of focus elements too much.
8/10
Color &
Lighting
Color balance looks good, lighting is nice, too.
9/10
Focus
Focus isn't bad, however if you're photographing for advertising, I'd imagine your client would wish to have the logo completely in focus.
8/10
Description
I've gotten into photography, and was wondering if my pictures are good.
Technical Details

Nikon D300

Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
Exposure time: 1/600 ,
F-stop: F5.6
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Steve Hockstein
20+ Years
United States
People
13 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
The time of day - Shooting this photo in the early morning or evening sunlight would elevate it to a whole new level. There's something about the warm tones and directionality of that kind of light that adds another vital element to the photo.
2.
The setting - Yes, you've captured a lovely serene setting, but it doesn't tell me a story. Maybe a lake or a cabin or some element that ties the sneakers to the setting would create a setting with a story to draw the viewer into the photo - to provide a scenario that would create a little drama or mystery.
3.
The composition - Just the little tweak I mentioned might improve the photo too. Add some morning light and a suggestion of setting and I can see your photo used in an ad in any national magazine!
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Steve Hockstein
Experience: 20+ Years
Still at the tender age of 14, Steve began his high school years shooting professionally for the Pennysaver/Community News in his home town of Parsippany, NJ. He continued shooting professionally for a variety of publications while studying Studio, Narrative and Documentary photography at the R...
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