Critique :: Episode 02
I got a little ambitious last night and thought I could get four sites done but I could not do that in less than 40 minutes so I split the episode. Today we have John and Luke. Tomorrow we will have Molly and Dave. So when you see this episode just sort of end abruptly that is why. Also note that I’m taking your feedback to heart and trying to integrate your critique of my critique into my critique. Wow. Mouth. Full.
ETA – I make a comment in this critique comparing something to Chase Jarvis. What does Chase have to say about the topic mentioned? Read his old blog post here about this topic. Here is an excerpt from it…
We’ve all had it happen, professionals, amateurs, beginning photogs alike. You think you have a great idea…gonna go shoot this cool new concept…then whammo. You see it done by somebody else. You can have more respect for it done well and less for it done poorly, but it’s the idea that counts. And “they” beat you to it.
Know what I say about that stuff? Get used to it.
FWIW, (and if it makes anybody out there feel any better – god knows I need to hear “same here” from some of you…), this happens to me all the time. All my little scribbles and journal notes and lists of ideas, gone poof in an instant.
While we are on the subject of photography and looking at our work I found an interesting video that I suggest you take a look at. Blog reader Kevin Derose sent me his video site for critique. Something a little different than photo critique. I am not going to go into a video critique of the video work that he and his brother do but I do think their site is noteworthy. Especially for the interview with photographer Jerome Liebling. Head over to One Match Films and watch the fifth film titled “Jerome Liebling – Seeing Real Things.” It is a fantastic interview. Nice work Kevin and Jeff.
If you are a working pro photographer or an aspiring pro photographer and you would like to be added to the ever growing list of work to be critiqued then email me your site, flickr page, or blog and I’ll put you on the list. Email it to critique @ zacKarias [dot] com. Notice the “K” in my name. Not an H.
Based on initial feedback, I will be making this a regular feature on the blog.