City Tour
by: © Selena Ong
7.2
Overall
Rating
7
General
impression
7
Subject
of photo
7
Composition
& Perspective
NA
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
8
Depth
of field
5
Color &
Lighting
9
Focus
General
impression
Hi Selena, you´ve had a great attempt to shoot a subject that has been shot a million times. The difficulty is with subjects like this is that it is very hard to produce an image that really wows the viewer. Take note of my suggestions and get more creative. Keep up the good work.
7/10
Subject
of photo
The Arc de Triomphe is a great place for photography, but capturing it in a unique way can be quite difficult.
7/10
Composition
& perspective
Personally I´m not a fan of sloping buildings, if the building has vertical walls in real life then it should have vertical walls in your images. What I would really have liked to have seen would be this same composition but shot at night on a long shutter speed to shot some headlight blur, with the Arc lit up up. That could have made the composition more interesting
7/10
Depth
of field
you´ve managed to keep the whole frame pretty much in focus well done.
8/10
Color &
Lighting
Not the most dramatic lighting, try sunrises and sunsets, even in black and white that´s the best time to shoot.
5/10
Focus
Looks good
9/10
Description
The Arc de Triomphe is an iconic landmark that must be included in the album when one visits Paris. Appreciate your critique. (F22, 1/100, ISO 500, 9mm)
Technical Details

Olympus E-P1

Lens: Super-Wide: < 20mm
Exposure time: 1/100 ,
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Tom Bourdon
11 Years
Spain
Travel
116 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Don´t always rely on the basic composition particularly for over photogrphed subjects such as this, look for new angles to shoot from.
2.
Be aware of what your lens is doing to the image, for me I feel quite uneasy to see a building leaning over that much.
3.
Shoot as much as you can, I give this feedback so many times but with digital these days there really is no reason why you could not have spent a few hours shooting different scenes of the Arc.
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