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Photography Critique


The daily photography critique is an ongoing class in the fundamentals of composition. Each photography video tutorial delivers a supportive review of your images and our "in a perfect world" suggestions for improvement - all done in the context of teaching the foundation concepts and language of the elements of visual design here at the TME Photography School.


Photography Critique - Impromptu Portrait - Savannah, GA  October 26th, 2011

"Scott" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - quality and quanity of light and impromptu portraits - shallow depth of field - formal balance - color... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Space Mountain and Storm - Disneyland  October 10th, 2011

"Kristopher from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful architectural/ landscape photograph and discusses the following: - aperture and image quality - negative space and implied mass and weight -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Wrought Iron and Sego Palm - Savannah, GA  October 7th, 2011

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful still life photograph and discusses the following: Metadata - IR converted Nikon D200, 45mm EFL, ISO 200, f8.0@... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Keychain Covered Bike - Key West, FL  October 4th, 2011

"Clayton from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful street photograph and discusses the following: - choosing extraordinary subjects - gesture and quality of line - understanding basic ways to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Davenport Beach Sunset - Davenport Beach, CA  September 12th, 2011

"Dave from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - super wide effective focal lengths and perspective distortion - the advantage of shutter speeds... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Elephant in the Bush - Botswana, Africa  September 9th, 2011

"Sara from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful wildlife/landscape photograph and discusses the following: - the power of black and white in scenes with complicated light... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Portrait of a Soldier - Urbana, IL  September 8th, 2011

"Gail from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - personal growth potential and photographic growth potential of photographing "strangers" - getting... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Boat Wreck on the Beach - Near Los Angeles, CA  September 4th, 2011

"Vinith from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful beachscape photograph and discusses the following: - the power of getting very close when shooting with super wide focal... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Thomas-Owens House At Night - Savannah, GA  September 2nd, 2011

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - HDR photography - finding a new way to see a very mature subject - complimentary color -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Shelter at Rosario Beach - Whidbey Island, WA  August 22nd, 2011

"Tom from Oregon" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - Multi dimensional light - less is more and the power of the partial abstraction - visual unity... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Bleeding Heart in bloom - Nature Preserve, Canada  August 19th, 2011

"James from Canada" by Craig Tanner" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a close up photograph of Bleeding Heart and discusses the following: - shallow depth of field - formal symmetry ... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Ebey's Landing Prairie - Whidbey Island, WA  August 18th, 2011

"Winifred from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - repetition with variation equals rhythm - simplicity of color, dynamic color, complimentary color... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Lake McArthur - Yoho National Park, B.C Canada  August 16th, 2011

"Francis from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - dynamic color, formal symmetry, simplicity, and perspective overlay distortion - effective focal... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Lake Hodges and I-15 - San Diego, CA  August 15th, 2011

"Kristopher from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful night time landscape architecture photograph and discusses the following: - new experience and becoming more creative - the storytelling... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Washington State Ferry - Port Townsend, WA  August 12th, 2011

"Frank from Germany" by Craig Tanner" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - using your live view feature to do a better job of... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Washington State Ferry - Port Townsend, WA  August 12th, 2011

In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - using your live view feature to do a better job of seeing photographic possibilities - simplicity of... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Fort Casey State Park - Coupeville, WA  August 8th, 2011

In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a graphic and very environment dominant photograph of a person in the landscape discusses the following: - working in black and white as a way to make you practice as a visual... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Canyon Landscape Part 2 - Tucson, Az.  July 20th, 2011

"Brian from Arizona" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using channels to convert to black and white - combining parts all three channels - using curves... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Canyon Landscape Part 1 - Tucson, Az.  July 18th, 2011

"Brian from Arizona" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - depth of field, f-stop, and diffraction - split neutral density filters and highlight clipping in... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Black and White Portrait - Thessaloniki, Greece  July 15th, 2011

"Andry from the U.K." by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait and discusses the following: - black and white and texture as an element of design - quality of light - high... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Cone Flowers - Impressionistic Interpretation  July 12th, 2011

"James from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful impressionistic flower shot and discusses the following: - making a case for color as the most dominant element of design - hue, value, and intensity -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Fort Casey State Park - Coupeville, WA  July 8th, 2011

"Dave from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a graphic and very environment dominant photograph of a person in the landscape discusses the following: - working in black and white as a... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Fireworks Display - Dresher, PA  July 8th, 2011

"Mark from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful fireworks photographand discusses the following: - good exposure starting point for fireworks - including the... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Butterfly and Flowers - Loxahatchee Wildlife Reserve  July 5th, 2011

"Ed from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful butterfly photograph and discusses the following: - focal length, working distance, and perspective - how value and DOF are... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Group Portrait - Father's Day Print  July 4th, 2011

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong group portrait and discusses the following: - expressions and body language - perspective distortion and focal length - formal symmetry vs.... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Black and White Portraits - Diptych  June 27th, 2011

"Bob from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful diptych photograph and discusses the following: - black and white and the power of expression and gesture - quality of... [Read More]
Photography Critique - San Francisco City Scape - from Sausalito, CA  June 22nd, 2011

"Dave from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape / cityscape photograph discusses the following: - focal length and relative size of the foreground and background subjects - to crop or not... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Portrait of Chris Meditating Video Two - Savannah, GA  June 21st, 2011

"Eric from New York" by Craig Tanner
In part two of this week's two part Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait and discusses the following: - monochrome vs. color - dimensional and dynamic qualities of... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Portrait of Chris Meditating - Savannah, GA  June 20th, 2011

"Eric from New York" by Craig Tanner
In part one of this week's two part Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait and discusses the following: - the backstory, concept and process of the shoot - getting to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Silhouette of Adult and Child - Milwaukee Art Museum  June 16th, 2011

"Henry from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful environment dominant shot of an adult and child and discusses the following: - removing a color cast and further color and value management using Adobe... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Fire Juggler on Beach at Night - Yucatan, Mexico  June 10th, 2011

"Jenny from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful motion blurred photograph and discusses the following: - shutter speeds for creating a similar mix of static with implied... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Lite Brite Letters and Numbers - Still Life  June 7th, 2011

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a colorful still life photograph and discusses the following: - the power of play and the power of being open to random occurrences in the creative process - the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Cradle Mountain National Park - Tasmania, Australia  June 6th, 2011

"Alan from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful black and white landscape photograph and discusses the following: - achieving greater depth of field - elements of the image that balance -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Triptych of Sunflowers - With Lensbaby Composer  June 3rd, 2011

"Peter from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful triptych photograph and discusses the following: - visual storytelling - subject placement and frame proportion -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Portrait of a Bride - non- traditional placement of focus  June 3rd, 2011

"G from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In part two of today's two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a portrait of a bride and discusses the following: - subject placement and balance within the square frame - intentions, competency, happy... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Portrait of a Bride - non- traditional placement of focus  June 2nd, 2011

"G from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In part one of today's two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a portrait of a bride and discusses the following: - accentuating the dreamy feeling of the image - dealing with specular highlights and color... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impressionistic Beach Photograph - Kiawah Island, SC  June 1st, 2011

"Cam from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful impressionistic image of a beach and discusses the following: - the visual weight of contrast - getting the viewer to consider subtle differences in... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Rider at Equestrian Demonstration - Missoula, MT  May 27th, 2011

"Peter from Montana" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful action photograph and discusses the following: - working with harsh light - the unifying power of rhythm - frames per... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - MAXXI - Rome, Italy  May 20th, 2011

"Daniele from Italy" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - working in harsh light and understanding that light is relative to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Bluebells and Forest - Ormskirk, Lancs, UK  May 18th, 2011

"David from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful forest landscape and discusses the following: - the power of the polarizer for forested scenes on overcast days - getting closer to the forest floor... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Double Exposure after Earthquake - Christchurch, New Zealand  May 17th, 2011

"Patti from New Zealand" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful double exposed composition and discusses the following: - non-ordinary hues of color and emotional storytelling - the psychological impact of the... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Start of the Rolex Cup Boat Race - Coral Gables, FL  May 16th, 2011

"Mike from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - technique and image quality - the design principle of rhythm -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Boats on a Lake - Lerum, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden  May 11th, 2011

"Gwen from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful composition of boats on a lake and discusses the following: - balance from left to right in the image - the potential distraction of keystoning in... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Diver at diving competition - Sheffield, England  May 10th, 2011

"Gwen from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at an environmental portrait of a diver and discusses the following: - removing color a color cast - possibility of a square crop -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Firefighter after a Fire - Missoula, Mt.  May 9th, 2011

"Peter from Montana" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at an environmental portrait of a firefighter and discusses the following: - color cast due to smoke - emotional baggage of color -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - New Edinburgh Clubhouse - Ottawa, Canada  April 25th, 2011

"Roger from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong architectural photograph and discusses the following: - wide angle lenses, infinity focus, and diffraction - "tranquility" as a subject - abstract... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Sunset Cliffs - San Diego, CA  April 22nd, 2011

"Marc from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - the square crop and the formal symmetries in the image - spokes on... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Festival of Color - West Bengal India  April 20th, 2011

"Victor from India" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at an image from a Festival of Color and discusses the following: - design principle of proportion - design principle of variation - Metadata - Camera - Olympus... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Base Station Road Gorge - New Hampshire  April 19th, 2011

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful nature photograph and discusses the following: - juxtaposing still with implied motion - difference between pattern,... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Impromptu Street Portrait - Savannah, GA  April 15th, 2011

"Gail from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait recently created on The Street Portraiture Workshop and discusses the following: - classic focal lengths for head... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Palace Guard - Central London, Hertfordshire, U.K.  April 13th, 2011

"Enzo from the U.K." by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a strong composition of a palace guard and discusses the following: - beautiful quality of side light - symmetrical framing and formal... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Father and Daughter Playing Piano - Austin, TX  April 8th, 2011

"Albert from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - the power of the square crop - extraordinary camera position - implied... [Read More]
Yorba Buena Island and Sailboat - San Francisco, CA  April 7th, 2011

"Mark from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - quality of light - repetition of shape and implied motion - powerful color... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Footprints and Tree in a Fog - Richmond, VA  April 6th, 2011

"Cyane from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - f22, diffraction, and an image that is already ethereal due to fog - leading... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Sunset at Adraga Beach - Lisbon, Portugal  April 1st, 2011

"Michael from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - important filters for traditional scenic landscape photography -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Daisies and Granite Outcrop - Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve  March 30th, 2011

"Albert from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape image and discusses the following: - shooting landscapes on a windy day relative to subject motion - diffraction vs. depth of field... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Portrait - Part Two - Savannah, GA  March 21st, 2011

"Bob from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today's part 2 of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - tips for building trust and connection when creating impromptu street... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Portrait - Part One - Savannah, GA  March 16th, 2011

"Bob from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In part one of today's two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - light that is comfortable for the portrait subject - light in the eyes,... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Driftwood Beach at Twilight - Jekyll Island, GA  March 8th, 2011

"Steven from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact beach scenic and discusses the following: - shutter speeds for slight to average wave action that blend implied motion with an implication of surface... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Boats on a Dock - Jekyll Island, GA  March 7th, 2011

"Debra from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful composition of boats on a dock and discusses the following: - powerful framing to accentuate both literal story and the intrinsic... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Marsh Sunset at Low Tide - Jekyll Island, GA  March 4th, 2011

"Carl from Oklahoma" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph recently created on the 2011 Jekyll Island Landscape Workshop and discusses the following: - building... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Marsh Black and White - Jekyll Island, GA  March 2nd, 2011

"Carl from Oklahoma" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and a mini portfolio of images that were all recently created on the 2011 Jekyll Island Landscape Workshop... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Portrait of a Wild Fox - Virgin River, Utah  February 23rd, 2011

"Melani from Utah" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique in the Digital darkroom Craig looks at a portrait of a wild fox and discusses the following: - quality of line and implied movement - using Adobe Photoshop to emphasize the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Architectural Pattern Study - Buenos Aires, Argentina  February 22nd, 2011

"Greg from Montana" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong architectural pattern study and discussues the following: - abstract vs. literal - intimate vs. the suggestion of human activity and story - the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Wildlife Photography - Egret and Fence  February 18th, 2011

"Cindy from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait of an Egret and discusses the following: - the design principle of emphasis - the design principle of dynamic proportion -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Great Sand Dunes N.M. - Black and White Landscape  February 15th, 2011

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact black and white landscape scenic and discusses the following: - shooting landscapes in harsh light, outside of the box of the classic sunrise, sunset... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Trees, Pasture and Mist - Narrative Landscape Photography  February 11th, 2011

"Clive from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful narrative landscape photograph and discusses the following: - becoming a visual storyteller - honoring the creative... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Street Photography - Woman Embroidering a Pillowcase  February 10th, 2011

"Jenny from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong environmental portrait and discusses the following: - the fear of approaching strangers with your camera - Trying different angles including one that... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Brightly Colored Home - Newton, Pa.  February 8th, 2011

"Flo from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact architectural scenic and discusses the following: - complimentary color - the design principle of proportion - design principle of balance -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Road Sign and Forest - Elements and Principles of Design  February 4th, 2011

"Marian from Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
This week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique is a two part video. In part two Craig looks at a stunning landscape photograph and discusses the following: - extraordinary light and combination of... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Road Sign and Forest - Lens Choice and Perspective  February 4th, 2011

"Marian from Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
This week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique is a two part video. In part one Craig looks at a stunning landscape photograph and discusses lens choice and perspective.... [Read More]
Digital Darkroom - Placing More Emphasis on the Main Subject - Adobe Photoshop CS5  February 2nd, 2011

"Carlo from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In this episode of the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at beautiful impromptu portrait which was previously discussed on the Daily Critique and shows you the details of the Adobe Photoshop CS5 editing that was... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Environmental Portrait - Pool player in a bar  February 1st, 2011

"Richard from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at an environmental portrait in a bar and discusses the following: - making room for serendipity - layers of story, longer lenses and the cinematic out of focus... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Chinese Moon Festival - Sydney, Australia  January 31st, 2011

"Carlo from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - the design principle of emphasis - understanding the repetitive pattern of the quantity and quality... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Natural Bridges S.P. - Santa Cruz, CA  January 28th, 2011

"Dave from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following : - dynamic range and the reverse split neutral density filter -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Waterfront Cityscape - Milwaukee, WI  January 25th, 2011

"Richard from Wisconsin" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong cityscape photograph and discusses the following: - leading line and formal balance or symmetry - benefits of shooting cityscapes at or near the... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Portrait of Squirrel - Meadowlark Gardens  January 21st, 2011

"Deborah from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful environment dominant portrait of a squirrel and discusses the following: - the design principles of repetition and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Abandoned Sugar Mill - Kauai, Hawaii  January 19th, 2011

"Greg from Montana" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful story driven image and discusses the following: - Using perspective distortion as a storytelling device - The power of a setting or environment with a... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Lone Tree at Dawn - Landscape Silhouette  January 18th, 2011

"Wib from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - Potential of the long telephoto lens to isolate and simplify and camera control choices that lead to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Shop Window and Reflections - Corfu, Greece  January 17th, 2011

"Beverly" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong "outside looking in" window refection shot and discusses the following: - Juxtaposition of old and new, textured and graphic, and light and airy color vs. heavy and... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Surfer and Gulls - Santa Monica Beach, CA  January 14th, 2011

"Norman from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - stopped and implied motion - design principle of dynamic... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Motion Study - Downtown Vancouver Canada  January 12th, 2011

"Jenny from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful study of implied motion discusses the following: - shutter speeds that re great for implied motion effects that are subtle and that preserve a significant... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Angel and Storm - Historic Oakland Cemetery  January 11th, 2011

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful photograph of an angel statuary and discusses the following: - choosing the best f-stop relative to depth of field, critical... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Group Portrait - Silhouette  January 7th, 2011

"Kalyan from India" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful group portrait and discusses the following: - putting a powerful twist on the extremely mature concept of the photographic... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Deer Portrait - Wildlife Photography  January 5th, 2011

"Jim from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait of a deer and discusses the following: - great technique to achieve excellent sharpness in this image where it counts - great use of shallow... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Stream and Fog - Great Smoky Mountains  January 4th, 2011

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - implied motion on the surface of water - conceptual contrast - formal balance - using... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Swallow Tail Gull - Galapagos Islands  January 4th, 2011

"Mike from Iowa" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique in the Digital Darkroom Craig looks at a beautiful photograph of a swallow tail gull and discusses the following: - using content aware scale to extend the background of the image in... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Architectural Interior - Pullman Rail Car  December 31st, 2010

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural interior and discusses the following: - naturalistic HDR processing - quality of light and image depth -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Beach Landscape - Alicante, Spain  December 29th, 2010

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - simplicity and stability - dynamic movement being created by the design element of line - more... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Formally Symmetrical Portrait  December 27th, 2010

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a formal studio portrait and discusses the following: - using a soft box modified strobe as a background for a portrait - definition of beauty lighting and... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Abstract of Holiday Lights - Happy Holidays  December 24th, 2010

"John from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful motion abstraction of lights and discusses the following : - Happy Holidays! - design elements – color, space, shape,... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Burano Island Architecture - Venice, Italy  December 22nd, 2010

"Geoffery" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a bold architectural photograph and discusses the following: - subject leveraging - hard light and strong hued and high value color - shooting a part of a... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Documentary Photography - Rhyolite, NV  December 21st, 2010

"Jill" by Craig Tanner
In today’s PART TWO of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful documentary photograph and discusses the following: - main difference between documentary and interpretive photography - some technical... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Szukalski Ghost Sculpture - Rhyolite, NV  December 20th, 2010

"Jill" by Craig Tanner
In today’s part one of a part two Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful documentary photograph and discusses the following: - actions to speed workflow - workflow ideas for helping you to determine the direction... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Architectural Detail Abstract - Naturopath Office  December 17th, 2010

"Roland" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful abstraction of an architectural interior and discusses the following: - working with small and simple cameras to help open us up to more... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Cottonball Basin - Death Valley National Park  December 15th, 2010

"Anil" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful pattern and texture study and discusses the following: - a TME programming note - content changers that are coming to TME - using your image editing program to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Badwater Sunrise - Death Valley National Park  December 14th, 2010

"Tom" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - close as one of the basic ways to achieve extraordinary camera position - classical unity and balance -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Golden Canyon Panorama - Death Valley National Park  December 13th, 2010

"Wes" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful panoramic landscape photograph and discusses the following: - the Golden Canyon trail overlook in Death Valley National Park - classic panoramic format aspect... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Dunes Abstract - Death Valley National Park  December 10th, 2010

"Anil" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful partially abstracted landscape and discusses the following : - the ways the image has been abstracted – monochrome, shooting a part of... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Piano Detail - Musical Instrument Museum  December 9th, 2010

"Mark from Kansas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape architecture photograph and discusses the following: - critique relative to the intent of the picture maker - describing the different ways... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Chairs, house & garden - Canterbury Shaker Village  December 8th, 2010

"Robert from Arizona" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape architecture photograph and discusses the following: - critique relative to the intent of the picture maker - describing the different... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Cottonball Basin - Death Valley National Park  December 6th, 2010

"Bill" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful black and white landscape and discusses the following: - simplicity - the abstraction of monochrome and the emphasis it can place on the intrinsic qualities of a... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Sky Diptych  December 3rd, 2010

"Arthur" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful photographic diptych and discusses the following: - the inspiration and learning potential of our workshop portfolio assignment -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Lake O’Hara - Yoho National Park B.C.  December 1st, 2010

"Victor from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using VR and IS when the camera is on the tripod - mirror lockup and minimizing the effects... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Group Portrait - Converting to Black and White  November 30th, 2010

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful impromptu group portrait and discusses the following: - technical mastery - shooting dutch angles to make portraits more dynamic - extraordinary... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Badwater Pathway  November 26th, 2010

"Rosemary" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - becoming more conscious of your technique - beliefs that connect to when we allow... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Creating a Triptych - Using Adobe Photoshop CS5  November 24th, 2010

"Harriette" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a combination of techniques in Adobe Bridge / Photoshop CS5 for creating a triptych. These techniques can be used to put any number of images on one canvas. Original image... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Central Park Macro - New York City  November 23rd, 2010

"Harriette" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful macro photograph and discusses the following: - color theory and complimentary color - considering a split focus or focus stack technique for the capture... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Lighthouse – Portland Maine  November 22nd, 2010

"Robert" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - shooting the surface of water at different shutter speeds to give yourself options in terms of stopped and... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration – Desert Still Life  November 12th, 2010

"Wes" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful still life photograph discusses the following: - the creative power of concept and portfolio - the Lensbaby as an awesome selective... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Checker Board Mesa - Zion National Park  November 10th, 2010

"Steve" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - beautiful leading line and implied shape - repetition for visual unity - using multiple design ideas,... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Pattern and Color Study - Zion National Park  November 9th, 2010

"Erik" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful pattern study and discusses the following: - quality of line and balancing implied shapes - hue, value and saturation as qualities of color and the design motif... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Virgin River - Zion National Park  November 8th, 2010

"David" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image of The Virgin River in Zion National Park and discusses the following: - beautiful implied movement of color - repetition of shape and quality... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Virgin River - Zion National Park  November 1st, 2010

"Dawn" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image of the Virgin River and discusses the following: - shooting a part of the scene to make the image more personal for you and the viewer and to simplify... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Beach at Suffulk - United Kingdom  November 1st, 2010

"David from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - subject placement relative to postive and negative space and a static horizon - leading line and... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Prickly Pear Cactus  October 29th, 2010

"Bob" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful photograph of a prickly pear cactus and discusses the following : - shallow depth of field - the hues of the color wheel - how... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Flower Portrait - Big Bend National Park  October 27th, 2010

"Judy" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait of desert plants and discusses the following: - shooting macro handheld - the power of very long focal lengths to abstract and bring subjects together in... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Self Portrait at Night - Terlingua Ghost Town  October 26th, 2010

"Dave" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a high impact self-portrait and discusses the following: - practice of self portraiture as a way to affirm yourself - if you photograph people practice of self portraiture as... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Intimate Landscape – Big Bend National Park  October 25th, 2010

"Bob" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful intimate landscape photograph and discusses the following: - cross hatched diagonals and visual closure and unity - tangencies that create tension - design and... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Tetons Colter Bay  October 15th, 2010

"Jill" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful “figures in a landscape” photograph and discusses the following: - technical choices for image quality - shooting in a group on a... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Canyon Color - Capitol Reef National Park  October 13th, 2010

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at an image of his own and discusses the following: - giving yourself choices when it comes to composition - quality of light, cross hatched diagonals and color... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Barn Detail - Teton National Park  October 12th, 2010

"Tomas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful detail photograph of a barn at Mormon Row in Teton National Park and discusses the following: - moving towards the personal and less literal by shooting a part of a... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Bison at Antelope Flats – Teton National Park  October 11th, 2010

"Stacy" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful environment dominant portrait of a bison and discusses the following: - repetition for visual unity - looking at every image brighter, darker, in monochrome,... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Tetons Abstract  October 8th, 2010

"Chuck" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful partially abstracted landscape and discusses the following : - using subtle camera movement against a staic subject to create partial... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Black and White Abstract - Colter Bay  October 6th, 2010

"Wes from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful black and white partial abstract and discusses the following: - pure black, pure white and richness of tone - working with repetition in a dynamic... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Cottonwood Creek – Teton National Park  October 5th, 2010

"Jon" by Craig Tanner
In today’s part two of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - working with the Selective Color adjustment layer in Adobe Photoshop to manage color -... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Cottonwood Creek – Teton National Park  October 4th, 2010

"Jon" by Craig Tanner
In today’s part one of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - choosing a general design structure for your shot based on the design structure of you main... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Retired Boats - Finn Slough  September 22nd, 2010

"K from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - “normal” exposure vs. over and under exposure - the storytelling power of opposites - implying... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Landscape Photography - Sailboats and Lake  September 21st, 2010

"Markus" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - working in the brightest light of the day - step by step how to create a vignetting mask in Adobe Photoshop... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Street Portraiture  September 20th, 2010

"Andy from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - Impromptu Street Portraits - makes a case for the 50mm f1.4 lens as a great lens for street portraits -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Photo Tips and Inspiration - Tetons Night Sky  September 17th, 2010

"Dave from Colorado" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful photograph of the nighttime sky and discusses the following : - variation of color and the color wheel - leading line and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Nature Photography  September 15th, 2010

"Mitchell" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful nature photograph and discusses the following: - black and white vs. color - the potential of black and white to reveal the basic structure of your subjects... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape Photograph – Marathon, Florida  September 14th, 2010

"Bob from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - the challenges of color - using the JPEG processing in your camera to preview your subject in... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Pattern Study  September 13th, 2010

"Bill" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful pattern study and discusses the following: - setting a black point in the image - formal symmetry, dynamic symmetry and the design motif of pairs - the... [Read More]
Photo of the Week – Photo Tips and Inspiration – Floral Abstract  September 10th, 2010

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful abstraction of flowers and discusses the following: - complimentary color - balancing red as a design idea -... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape – El Capitan  September 8th, 2010

"David from the U.K." by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - mixing formal symmetry with dynamic symmetry - chiaroscura and layered light lighting patterns -... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape – Yosemite National Park  September 7th, 2010

"Derek from the U.S." by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - split light for big, traditional scenic landscapes - visual balance and unity based on... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape – Montrose Basin, Scotland  September 6th, 2010

"Chris from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - considering an HDR (high dynamic range) treatment to deal with landscape scenes that are very... [Read More]
Photo of the Week – Photo Tips and Inspiration – Sports Photography  September 3rd, 2010

"Peter from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful action shot and discusses the following : - the importance of frames per second as a camera body feature in capturing... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape – Whidbey Island  September 1st, 2010

"Lucy from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - playing with different shutter speeds when shooting the surface of water - simplifying by shooting... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Still Life with Flowers  August 31st, 2010

"Lucy from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life photograph and discusses the following: - techniques to maximize the use of IS and VR lenses - unconventional in camera cropping -... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Underwater Portrait  August 30th, 2010

"Mike from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at an environmental portrait and discusses the following: - aperture and overall sharpness - the use of chiaroscuro as a lighting pattern - formal vs. dynamic... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Whidbey Island Landscape  August 27th, 2010

"Jane from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - composing within a rich tapestry or dense field of information - using... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Natural Light Portrait  August 25th, 2010

"Jason from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - 85mm is a great focal length for head and shoulder shots and face shots - f2.8 and shallow depth of field... [Read More]
Photography Critique – Landscape – Scotland  August 24th, 2010

"Dave from the United Kingdom" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - neutral density – how much is enough - when to use it - documentary landscape vs. a... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Still Life Portrait  August 23rd, 2010

"Patti from New Zealand" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - implied movement - lensbaby portraits and focusing for both eyes and intra-image compositing - color... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Jekyll Island - Photo Tips and Inspiration  August 20th, 2010

"Cam from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape architecture photograph discusses the following: - shooting and combining two images to extend DOF and dynamic range - working with the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Portrait  August 18th, 2010

"Jerry from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - fear of photographing “strangers” - body language, gesture, and expression - psychological impact of low to... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Architecture - Milwaukee Art Museum  August 17th, 2010

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a partial abstract of an architectural subject a photograph and discusses the following: - abstracting by showing a part of the subject - abstracts exist on a... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Garden Portrait  August 16th, 2010

"Gordon from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - metadata including focal length, f stop and shutter speed - the power of hands in portraiture - soft... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Motion Blurred- Floral Abstract  August 13th, 2010

"Tommy from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful abstract photograph and discusses the following: - using a slow shutter speed and camera movement to create a motion... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Pattern Study  August 12th, 2010

"Greig from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong pattern study and discusses the following: - using pattern as a way to express repetition and visual unity - dynamic space shapes and archetypal space... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Fort Casey - Whidbey Island  August 11th, 2010

"Mitch from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at two landscape architectural photographs discusses the following: - seeing light instead of judging it relative to a finished image - working with qualities of light... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Rosario Beach - Photo Tips and Inspiration  August 6th, 2010

"Rose from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using a mid range telephoto to create an image that has a strong feeling... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Landscape - California Coast  August 5th, 2010

"Norman from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - neutral density filters and moving water - quality of light - tertiary color and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Architecture - Fort Casey  August 4th, 2010

"Patti from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong architectural interior photograph and discusses the following: - getting low with a wide angle lens to get closer to low subjects to create a foreground... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Landscape - Waterfall  July 26th, 2010

"Joe from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - challenging ourselves as photographers to work with non-traditional qualities of light - Chiaroscuro as... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Wildlife Photography - Photo Tips and Inspiration  July 23rd, 2010

"Ed from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - ideas about color theory including, complimentary color, non- ordinary... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Formal Studio Portrait  July 21st, 2010

"Rebecca from Tennessee" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong formal portrait and discusses the following: - classic one light set up - classical posing guidelines for formal portraits - gesture and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Still Life with Flowers  July 20th, 2010

"Roberta from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong still life photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color - a simple way to think about balance and cropping - repetition of circular... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Impromptu Family Portrait  July 19th, 2010

"Georgia from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - 110mm as a classic portrait focal length - the visual weight and power of catch lights - working with... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Studio Portrait - Photo Tips and Inspiration  July 16th, 2010

"John from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait and discusses the following: - medium long telephoto focal lengths and the illusion of compression - a great... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Landscape - Silver Falls State Park  July 14th, 2010

"Scott from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong panoramic landscape photograph and discusses the following: - polarizing on overcast days - considering different framing options and developing the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Partial Abstract  July 13th, 2010

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong partially abstract photograph and discusses the following: - abstract vs. literal - emphasizing shape by cropping out a part of the scene, flattening... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Abstract Nature Photograph  July 9th, 2010

"George from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful semi- abstract nature photograph and discusses the following: - shutter speed and implying motion with texture on the... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Motion Blurred Landscape  July 7th, 2010

"Ansie from South Africa" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong motion blurred landscape photograph and discusses the following: - one technique for creating a motion blurred abstract landscape - simple and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Studio Portrait - Part 2  July 6th, 2010

"Rob from Netherlands" by Craig Tanner (Part 2)
In today’s Daily Critique, a part 2 of 2, Craig looks at a strong studio portrait photograph and discusses the following: - some Photoshop how to basics for making intra image patches and... [Read More]
Photography Critique - Studio Portrait - Part 1  July 5th, 2010

"Rob from Netherlands" by Craig Tanner (Part 1)
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong studio portrait photograph and discusses the following: - a two light beauty lighting set up - quantity and quality of light in the eyes -... [Read More]
Photo of the Week - Fireworks - Photo Tips and Inspiration  July 2nd, 2010

"Eric from New York" by Craig Tanner
In this episode of the Photo of the Week Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong environmental portrait with fireworks and discusses the following: - good ISO, shutter speed and aperture choices for shooting... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 1st, 2010

"Clive from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong environmental portrait and discusses the following: - using shallow depth of field to simplify - formal symmetry - black and whites potential to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 28th, 2010

"Rob from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful macro photograph and discusses the following: - crop factor and working distance - repetition of circular quality of line and spokes on the wheel... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 25th, 2010

"Alfred from New Zealand" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - shutter speed and implying motion with typical surf action as a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 23rd, 2010

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful macro photograph and discusses the following: - Complimentary color and other exciting color combinations - why soft light works well for many macro... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 22nd, 2010

"Phillipe from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape / architecture photograph and discusses the following: - the design motif of a frame within a frame - subject placement and formal and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 21st, 2010

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a creative studio photograph and discusses the following: - going above and beyond the “assignment” - a honeycomb spot grid light modifier - asking the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 18th, 2010

"Phillipe from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful documentary portrait and discusses the following: - a great focal length range for story dominant portraits - Working... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 15th, 2010

"Phillipe from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - HDR in black and white - working with texture as a subject - leading line - creating... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 14th, 2010

"Connie from Arizona" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - two opposing shapes and a strong visual anchor - pattern, repetition and diagonal lines - digital... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 11th, 2010

"Jackie from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - the Better Beamer flash attachment - multi dimensional quality of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 9th, 2010

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful infrared landscape photograph and discusses the following: - landscape subjects / scenes that work well for IR - quality of line and leading... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 8th, 2010

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful studio portrait and discusses the following: - area lighting - the power of props when creating portraits - expression and gesture - the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 7th, 2010

"Jim from the UK" by Craug Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - diffraction, split neutral density filters, workflow, and best shots relative to the first response a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 4th, 2010

"Deborah from Arizona" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - quality and quantity of light in the eyes for traditional portraits - radical... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 2nd, 2010

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at his own landscape photograph and discusses the following: - serendipity, interruptions, going with the flow to become more creative - asking the question – “What is... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 1st, 2010

"Georgia from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong architectural landscape photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color - formal vs. dynamic symmetry - rain and the saturation of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 31st, 2010

"Bob from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - radical camera positions - geometric repetition - the power of hands in portraits - documentary vs.... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 28th, 2010

"Paul from Ohio" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discuss - working with mystery as a photographic storyteller to engage the viewer’s imagination - the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 26th, 2010

"Daniel from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a dramatic self portrait photograph and discusses the following: - working with the concept of self portrait to grow self confidence and composition skills - man... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 25th, 2010

"John from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a dramatic architectural photograph and discusses the following: - color theory - using the idea of opposites as a creative concept - showing only a part of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 24th, 2010

"Paul from Colorado" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a graphic portrait discusses the following: - using a random object as the inspiration for a photograph - bringing the portrait subject forward by simplifying the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 30th, 2010

"Yves from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at an intriguing portrait and discusses the following: - misdirection, twists in the story and partial abstractions - a single center of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 29th, 2010

In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - depth of field vs. diffraction - finding new ways to see by choosing to work a familiar subject with a new focal length - two ways to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 19th, 2010

"Ellen from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful documentary photograph and discusses the following : - subject selection vs. composing to go beyond the subject - irony... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 12th, 2010

"Dolph from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful storytelling photograph and discusses the following : - the visual power of archetypes and their place in the storytelling... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 11th, 2010

"John from Michigan" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - dynamic contouring lines in the background - a similar implied energy of movement in the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 5th, 2010

"David from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #23 - In My Backyard - and discusses the following: -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 24th, 2010

"Greg from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful cityscape photograph and discusses the following: - going beyond the ordinary by choosing a radical camera position - shooting without looking... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 23rd, 2010

"Jim from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color pairs - juxtaposition different qualities of line and shape - soft... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 22nd, 2010

"Bill from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #22 (The Road) and discusses the following: - the power of backlight in... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 15th, 2010

"Bob from West Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - framing as a design concept - design motifs of spokes on the wheel and leading line - in... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 12th, 2010

"Jackie from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following : - extraordinary camera position - quality of light is relative to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 10th, 2010

"Yves from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - Metadata = Canon 5D, f2.8 100mm lens, ISO 320, f9@ 1/160th - 100mm as a classic portrait focal length -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 9th, 2010

"John from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - meta data - Nikon D90, 18-105 zoom@75mm, f 5.3@1/250th - soft light for highly detailed... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 8th, 2010

"Roland from New Mexico" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong documentary photograph and discusses the following: - radical camera position - the psychological and design impact of shooting very high to low... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 7th, 2010

"Munawar from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful diptych that was submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #21 and discusses the following: - the archetype of opposites ... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 4th, 2010

"John from the USA" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape/ wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - capturing the moment - compromise exposure - panning with moving wildlife to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 3rd, 2010

"Jon from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong architectural detail photograph and discusses the following: - simplifying by getting close - simplifying color by limiting the number of colors,... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 29th, 2010

"Ilona from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful story related photograph and discusses the following: - working with archetypes as an element of visual design -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 27th, 2010

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at his own landscape photograph and discusses the following: - the importance of the polarizer in general scenic photography - the effect of shutter speeds of around 1... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 26th, 2010

"Steve from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful macro photograph and discusses the following: - three ways to get to high magnification - size of our light source relative to our subject -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 25th, 2010

"Kim from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful documentary photograph and discusses the following: - thank you for our biggest traffic day ever and….. sharing the spirit of the TME Community with your... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 22nd, 2010

"David from Scotland" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful light painting photograph and discusses the following: - white balance and the blue and orange complimentary color pair... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 21st, 2010

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - using shallow depth of field to simplify and the lead the viewer’s eye - getting rid of color to increase the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 20th, 2010

"George from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong nature photograph and discusses the following: - simplicity as a design concept - managing global and local contrast - working with... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 18th, 2010

In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - taking pictures along the way - playing the hand you are dealt - complimentary color and quality of line - getting closer and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 15th, 2010

"Abhi from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - tenacity - continuing to work the scene when the preconceived... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 13th, 2010

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - shooting the eastern sunset and western sunrise - shutter speeds for landscapes that imply subtle... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 12th, 2010

"Bob from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at an environment dominant photograph of a lion and discusses the following: - gesture and quality of line - repetition of the lion and the implied negative space... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 11th, 2010

"Victor from India" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - choosing the best working aperture - using under exposure to create mystery and increase the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 8th, 2010

"Mike from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph that was submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #19 / Sunstar and discusses the following: - storm light as a quality of light... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 6th, 2010

"Cam from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - scouting while you are shooting - the importance of the neutral density filter - beautiful... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 5th, 2010

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life photograph and discusses the following: - simplicity as an element of design - design elements that can create the illusion of three... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 4th, 2010

"Francis from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using a right angle finder to help with getting low - getting close to the foreground - quality... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 1st, 2010

"Wes from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a dramatic impromptu portrait and discusses the following: - understanding the technical limits of your camera and lenses and the effect... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 30th, 2009

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful formal portrait and discusses the following: - a one soft box lighting set up and quality of light - placing the light to get light in the eyes... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 29th, 2009

"Richard from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful waterfall photograph and discusses the following: - soft light, longer exposures and the polarizer being a good combination for shooting moving... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 28th, 2009

"Julie from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - going past fears and building community for your work - image quality and your histogram - using curves to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 25th, 2009

"April from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life portrait that was submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #18 / Shadow and discusses the following: - April’s... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 23rd, 2009

"Alex from New Zealand" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful still life portrait and discusses the following: - working with assignments and concepts to grow creativity - working with angles slightly off of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 21st, 2009

"TJ from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - how much neutral density is enough - long exposures and reflected color on the surface of the water... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 21st, 2009

"Dave from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful nature photograph and discusses the following: - using shallow depth of field to simplify and imply depth - using complimentary color pairs to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 18th, 2009

"TJ from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful environment dominant portrait and discusses the following: - 35mm as a great focal length for environment dominant portraits... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 17th, 2009

"Yair from Death Valley Workshop" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - working with effective focal lengths of 300mm or longer to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 16th, 2009

"Scott from Grand Teton's Workshop"
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - choosing the most effective f-stop for your landscape photograph -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 14th, 2009

"Multiple Submissions Worldwide" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at multiple beautiful portraits from TME’s 2009 Street Portraiture workshop and discusses the following: - helping the portrait subject to be more relaxed... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 11th, 2009

"Robert from Grand Tetons" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - showing just a part of the scene to create a partial abstraction... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 9th, 2009

"Mike from Massachusetts" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - considering f-stop and shutter speed as more than exposure controls - working with contouring lines... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 8th, 2009

"Anthony from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong landscape photograph and discusses the following: - getting closer to the main subject to simplify the image - shooting low to high to simplify the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 7th, 2009

"Mike from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful black and white landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using the cameras jpeg picture style settings and info sets to preview the scene in a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 4th, 2009

"Erik from Big Bend Workshop" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful self portrait and discusses the following: - a powerful way to work with hard light - keeping color simple... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 3rd, 2009

"Gwen from UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - having the courage to go past artistic limits and fears - a basic two light set up - quality of line relative to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 27th, 2009

"Michael from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful photograph and discusses the following: - partially abstracting a subject - the emotional power of black and white... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 26th, 2009

"Albert from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - neutral density filters - aperture, depth of field and diffraction - quality of line -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 25th, 2009

"Heiko from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - mystery as an element of story - leaving some things to the imagination of the viewer -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 21st, 2009

"Catherine from Colorado" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural detail photograph created on TME’s Big Bend National National Park Workshop and discusses the following:... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 18th, 2009

"TJ from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - shooting an iconic subject in a new or out of the ordinary way - working with repetition to create... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 17th, 2009

"Chadravir from India" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - leading line and s-curves - contrasting natural subjects with man made subjects -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 16th, 2009

In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful wildlife portrait and discusses the following: - dimensional lighting - color theory and color depth - flow of focus and shallow depth of field - dynamic quality of line - implied flow of movement... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  November 13th, 2009

"Dave from Michigan" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph created on TME’s Teton National Park Workshop and discusses the following: - quality of light and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  October 8th, 2009

"Dawn - Grand Tetons" Part 2 by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - converting to black and white using the black and white adjustment layer - combining... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  October 7th, 2009

"Dawn - Grand Tetons" Part 1 by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - Looking at the basic structure of the image for balance and unity - Creating multiple... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  October 6th, 2009

"Catherine from Colorado" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - looking at a lens test to discover the sharpest aperture or apertures for each of your lenses... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 25th, 2009

"Peter from Sweden" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful images submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #16: Long Exposure and discusses the following: - the power of mystery and the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 23rd, 2009

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - the power of lighting that is congruent with the story that is being told - †a way to think through the idea of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 22nd, 2009

"Julie from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - working with back side light to create an illusion of form - leading line , visual unity and the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 21st, 2009

Community Assignment #17 / Shooting for the Square
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful macro... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 21st, 2009

"Philip from Michigan" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a dramatic architectural photograph and discusses the following: - looking at a diffraction chart for your lenses so that you understand when it is no longer worth... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 18th, 2009

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - The power of repetition to create both visual unity and to imply image depth - The potential of implied... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 18th, 2009

"Frank from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - instead of looking at photographs as either abstract or literal... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 15th, 2009

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - using the wide angle lens to imply depth - working with powerful shapes and pattern as a foreground for a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 14th, 2009

"Victor from India" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - the inherent power of contrast and visual archetypes - visual stops along the “x” axis of the image -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 11th, 2009

"Drena from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #15 and discusses the following: - working with a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 10th, 2009

"Flo from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Part 2 of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a provocative portrait and discusses the following: - lens choice and subject distance relative to possible perspective distortions -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 9th, 2009

"Flo from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Part 1 of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a provocative portrait and discusses the following: - quality of reflected light relative to dimension and psychological impact on the viewer... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 8th, 2009

"Cam from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - using alternating areas of texture (or color or value, etc.) to create visual depth and simplification... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 7th, 2009

"Simon from California" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at an abstract / lensbaby landscape image and discusses the following: - how abstractions encourage us to go beyond surface concepts and enjoy intrinsic forms,... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 4th, 2009

"Trey from Tennessee" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful still life photograph submitted for TME’s Community Assignment #14 and discusses the following: - using shallow depth of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  September 3rd, 2009

"Multiple Submissions Worldwide" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at 3 images and discusses the following: - the visual weight inside of a blank frame - the psychological power of implied movement within the frame... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 21st, 2009

"Michael from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful, ethereal portrait and discusses the following: - the creative power of “mistakes” - balance, color theory, and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 19th, 2009

"Lee from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a strong portrait and discusses the following: - shooting wide open for both shallow depth of field and a soft focus effect - finding a great quality of light for... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 18th, 2009

"Seth from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - unconventional cropping to simplify and leave part of the story to the viewer’s imagination - quality of line... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 17th, 2009

"Domenico from Italy" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: managing depth of field when you have two subjects that are very close to the same plane of focus - how... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 16th, 2009

"Sasha from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful self portraits and discusses the following: - quality of light in portraiture and the importance of getting light into the eyes... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 12th, 2009

"Larry from California" by Craig Tanner
today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful night time landscape photograph and discusses the following: - simplicity - the complimentary color pair of blue and orange - positive and negative space... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 11th, 2009

"April from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today's Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape architectural photograph and discusses the following: - heeding the call of the voice of our intuition - the psychological power of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 10th, 2009

"Craig from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape architectural photograph and discusses the following: - giving extra weight to the sky on days when there is beautiful cloud action -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  August 7th, 2009

"Sasha from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - working with two pairs of complimentary color as the major scheme for... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 24th, 2009

"Frank from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait of a horse and discusses the following: -working with unconventional cropping in portraiture to create more... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 22nd, 2009

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig takes a critical look at his own work and talks about the idea of approach to image design as it relates to his people photography: - how the subject matter itself has an effect... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 21st, 2009

"Clive from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a great Lensbaby portrait and discusses the following: - the use of selective focus with the Lensbaby - formal symmetry - learning to see your image at a basic... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 20th, 2009

"Mike from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful portrait and discusses the following: - the creative power of getting out of our comfort zone and going past a fear - focal length and working... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 17th, 2009

"Alexandra from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color of blue - orange - psychological... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 16th, 2009

"Don from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a powerful storytelling photograph and discusses the following: - stopped vs. implied motion - unconventional cropping as a powerful storytelling device - seeing and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 14th, 2009

"Debbie from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - tertiary color - creating visual unity by working with repetition - implied visual pathways... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 13th, 2009

"Aaron from Nebraska" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a high energy portrait and discusses the following: - going beyond the cliché of the smiling child portrait - balance as an element of visual design - ways... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 10th, 2009

"Lewis from Maryland" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - cultivating a belief system and mind set that encourages us to say yes... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 8th, 2009

"Jose from Spain" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - repetition as an element of visual unity - dynamic or informal symmetry - shooting the eastern... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 7th, 2009

"Duane from Georgia" by Craig Tanner (Part 2 of 2)
In today’s Daily Critique Craig continues his critique of a beautiful cityscape photograph and discusses the following: - sketching a perfect world version of your shot based on scouting and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 6th, 2009

"Duane from Georgia" by Craig Tanner (Part 1 of 2)
In today’s part one of a two part Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful cityscape photograph and discusses the following: - the value of persistence, tenacity and hard work -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 3rd, 2009

"Peter from Sweden" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - implied motion vs. stopped motion - positive and negative space... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  July 1st, 2009

"Self Critique - Landscape Photography" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig takes a critical look at his own work and talks about the idea of approach to image design as it relates to his landscape photography: - how the subject... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 30th, 2009

"Chris from Austria" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - creating a sunstar effect in camera - quality of light, quality of line, and complimentary color... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 29th, 2009

"Mark from Minnesota" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a great documentary photograph within a series of shots of the same subject and discusses the following: - selecting elements of design vs. selecting a thought... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 26th, 2009

"Abhi from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - positive and negative space - simplicity, repetition and working... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 24th, 2009

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural photograph and discusses the following: - infrared capture - quality of line and repetition - taking time to find the best vantage... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 23rd, 2009

"Robert from Missouri" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - quality of line and implied image depth - positive and negative space shapes and subject... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 22nd, 2009

"Shelly from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful flower photograph and discusses the following: - negative and positive space shapes - repetition as an element of visual design - implied... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 19th, 2009

"Jim from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - complimentary color pair of blue and orange - quality of line and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 17th, 2009

"Eduardo from Mexico" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful documentary photograph and discusses the following: - negative and positive space shapes - separations and mergers - repetition as a unifying... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 16th, 2009

"Peter from Sweden" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural / landscape photograph and discusses the following: - quality of line - cross hatching diagonals - visual unity through repetition... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 15th, 2009

"Abhi from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful abstract photograph and discusses the following: - the psychological impact of subjects that are different than the other subjects - abstract vs.... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 12th, 2009

"Pam from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful and dramatic wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - the theory of design and how it relates to both the shooting and editing parts of our... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 11th, 2009

"Yichao from Indiana" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait and discusses the following: - beauty lighting as a quality of light - having your portrait subject look up into the light - how true... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 10th, 2009

"Julie from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - storm light as a quality of light - considering an image crop based on story, context and concept -... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 8th, 2009

"Bevan from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following: - using a slow shutter and a moving subject to create leading line - camera placement to create... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  June 5th, 2009

"Sam from California" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful portrait and discusses the following : - the power of suggestion and mystery in the storytelling process - an over... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  May 8th, 2009

"Jorg from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this week's Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - the power of the moment - formal symmetry - repetition as a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 20th, 2009

"Ed from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful wildlife photograph and discusses the following: - working with panning and motion to abstract the background in a photograph of a subject moving along a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 17th, 2009

"Janet from Arkansas" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique, Craig discusses a beautiful portrait that was submitted as part of TME’s Community Assignment Number 6. Craig specifically discusses the following... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 15th, 2009

"Self-Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at one of his own images and asks the following questions: - what is your process for choosing your top selects from a shoot - once you have top selects what is your... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 14th, 2009

"Mark from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful formal portrait and discusses the following: - cultivating a habit in the creative process of being bold and going past limits - practicing having... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 13th, 2009

"Benjamin from Denmark" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a stunning pet portrait and discusses the following: - the editing process and how important it can be to have plenty of time to spend with an image and how... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 10th, 2009

"Luis from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful still life photograph and discusses the following : - extraordinary color that falls outside of the viewers expectation... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 9th, 2009

"Kel from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful architectural detail photograph and discusses the following : - the pattern, warmth, and softness of the quality of light - seeing and working with... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 8th, 2009

"Steve from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape photograph and discusses the following : - the qualities of storm light and how they effect the viewer in this image - using small people in... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 7th, 2009

"Winifred from the United States" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful black and white infrared landscape image and discusses the following points: - an IR converted camera as a great option for shooting... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 6th, 2009

"Edmund from Massachusetts" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a wonderful environmental portrait from The Mindful Eye Community’s “Attitude” Assignment and discusses the following points: - the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  April 2nd, 2009

"Roger from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image and discusses the following: - quality of light and quality of line - comparing B&W and color versions of the image - simplifying... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 27th, 2009

"Moritz from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a dramatic conceptual image titled “Solitary Men” and discusses the following: - the visual power of graphic simplicity - the use of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 25th, 2009

"Eddie from Hong Kong" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful abstract macro image of flowers and discusses the following points: - the visual power of red and why red works well with the white and black - how... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 24th, 2009

"Richard from Colorado" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful abstract architectural photograph and discusses the following : - how wide angle lenses make it easier for us to handhold and still get sharp images... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 23rd, 2009

"Michael from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful environmental portrait and discusses the following : - using window light as a beauty light - the potential effectiveness of matching soft... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 20th, 2009

"Usha from Wisconsin" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful impromptu portrait that was submitted as part of TME’s Community Assignment Number 3 : Stranger and discusses the following... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 18th, 2009

"Linda from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful texture and color study of a door rusted door on an abandoned building and discusses: - working aperture relative to depth of field and overall image... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 17th, 2009

"John from the UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful woodlands landscape photograph and discusses the following points: - the traditional path of the viewer on a printed page and the potential power of the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 16th, 2009

"Bertold from Poland" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful and evocative portrait and discusses the following points: - the power of unconventional and evocative gestures when creating portraits - saying... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 13th, 2009

"Peter from Sweden" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a wonderful environmental portrait from The Mindful Eye Community’s “Smile” Assignment and discusses the following points: the power of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 12th, 2009

"Dennis from Russia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a stark and beautiful landscape architectural image. Craig discusses the psychological impact of black and white and dramatic archetypes. Craig talks about quality of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 11th, 2009

"Robert from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful portrait of a tree. Craig discusses quality of light and complimentary color as two elements of visual design that can create a strong illusion of being... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 9th, 2009

"John from the Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a different way of seeing the landscape with a telephoto lens. Craig talks about using layers of information and selective focus to suggest the depth and space... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 6th, 2009

"Sam from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful, inside looking out, architectural detail photograph. Craig discusses formal symmetry, dynamic symmetry and the visual design... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 5th, 2009

"Edmund from Massachusetts" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a stunningly beautiful grand scale scenic landscape photograph. Craig talks about the difference between dynamic symmetry and formal symmetry and discusses why... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 4th, 2009

"Doug from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful, very environment dominant portrait. Craig talks about the visual design elements of quality of light, quality of line, cross hatching diagonals, harmony... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  March 2nd, 2009

"Bill from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at an evocative, abstract self portrait that was created as part of an assignment on The Mindful Eye’s Death Valley National Park Workshop. Craig discusses the design... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 28th, 2009

"April from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at images from the Mindful Eye’s community assignment # 2 – “Parking Lot”. The Photo of the Week was created by April and is a beautiful... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 26th, 2009

"Chuck from Illinois" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig discusses formal symmetry as a design concept. Craig explains why working with formal symmetry in a square cropped image is a potentially powerful use of visual design theory.... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 25th, 2009

"Edmund from Massachusetts" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a stunningly beautiful grand scale scenic landscape photograph. Craig talks about the difference between dynamic symmetry and formal symmetry and discusses how... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 23rd, 2009

"Chris from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a dynamic documentary group photograph. Craig discusses quality of line and distinguishes between contouring lines and implied lines based on movement from one subject... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 20th, 2009

"Cyane from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In this week’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig discusses a very beautiful and stark landscape architecture image. Craig talks about how diagonal convergence, subject matter, and dark to light... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 18th, 2009

"Abhi from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig discusses a dramatic story based image. Craig begins the discussion by encouraging all photographers to create an equipment check list that you work with to get ready for each... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 16th, 2009

"Jan from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig looks at a beautiful in studio portrait. First Craig talks about quality of light, quality of line and visual harmony. Craig then begins a discussion on The Mindful Eye of... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 13th, 2009

"Ed from Florida" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig looks at a stunning wildlife portfolio. Craig discusses image design in the context of a centered subject. Craig talks about the basic but extremely... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 11th, 2009

"Afzal from UK" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful street portrait. Craig discusses the idea of playing with big changes (in PS) to the curves dialogue to pre-visualize possible alternate variations of a black and... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 10th, 2009

"Blake from Massachusetts" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses a beautiful in studio portrait. Craig talks about quality of light and discusses the lighting concepts of key light, fill light and accent light. Craig talks about... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 6th, 2009

"George from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig showcases a portfolio of stunning black and white architectural images titled “Gotham City”. Craig talks about using a polarizer to increase local... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 4th, 2009

"Mike from U.K." by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at beautiful landscape scenic. Craig talks about color theory as it relates to visual movement and visual unity. Craig takes a quick side trip and talks about the influence of the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  February 3rd, 2009

"Multiple Submissions Worldwide" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at several images and does shorter critiques that relate closely to the questions that have been asked by the photographers in their submissions. Craig discusses... [Read More]
Daily Critique  February 2nd, 2009

"Ryn from Ohio" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image. Craig discusses framing and subject placement. Craig also discusses quality of line and visual unity. Craig talks about color theory relative to the... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 30th, 2009

"Abhi from California" by Craig Tanner
This week’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique showcases images submitted for our Community assignment “The Movies”. The Photo of the Week submitted by Abhi is a great example of an image that uses, to... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 29th, 2009

"Joanne from Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful environmental portrait. Craig talks about framing and quality of light. In particular Craig describes the lighting qualities and patterns associated with... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 28th, 2009

"Matt from West Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful landscape image. Today’s critique is more philosophical and Craig asks more questions than he attempts to answer. Craig talks about the potential competing... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 27th, 2009

"Yichao from Indiana" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful impromptu portrait shot using natural light. Craig talks about potentially important qualities of light to think about when making portraits. Craig discusses... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 23rd, 2009

"William from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In this Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at a very powerful and evocative portrait. Craig talks about the potential power of sharing your joy as a photographer through being a part of a... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 21st, 2009

"Mathias from Germany" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses a beautiful macro shot. Craig talks about why owning a macro lens in the 100mm focal length range is such a great lens choice. Craig discusses the photographic visual... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 20th, 2009

"Steve from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a beautiful impromptu portrait. Craig mentions working in a group as a great way to get over fears you might have about approaching “strangers” with your camera. Craig also... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 19th, 2009

"Steve from Denmark" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses the power of conscious practice and the creative strength in going with the hand you are dealt. Craig talks about working with backlight as a design element and also talks... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 16th, 2009

"Carl from North Carolina" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses a beautiful landscape image. Craig talks about a hallmark of being a creative person is having a way to capture creative ideas. Craig... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 15th, 2009

"Jan from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig takes a look at two versions of the same image from a fashion shoot. Craig talks about working with a fill light combined with natural window light. Craig makes the case that there... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 13th, 2009

"Bill from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses an environment dominant portrait. Craig talks about camera variations we might consider when photographing a person in the environment. Craig also talks about dynamic... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 12th, 2009

"Usha from Wisconsin" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at an in studio, formal portrait. Craig talks about developing rapport with the portrait subjects and discusses several ways of getting your portrait subjects to relax in front... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 9th, 2009

"Mike from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig talks about a beautiful impromptu portrait. Craig discusses color theory and how powerful very specific complimentary colors pairs can be in creating... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 8th, 2009

"Carmine from Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig takes a look at powerful street portrait. Craig discusses lens choice and talks about why an effective focal of 50mm can be a great lens choice for street portraits. Craig also... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  January 7th, 2009

"Vincent from the Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about the difference in a landscape image between the setting the stage and telling a story. Craig discusses long lens compression as a design element. Craig also... [Read More]
Daily Critique  January 2nd, 2009

"Nick from North Carolina" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses quality of light, quality of line and rhythm. Craig also talks about visual depth and color theory. Craig discusses the inherent... [Read More]
Daily Critique  January 1st, 2009

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s self-critique Craig discusses the visual power of an unbroken horizon in a landscape photograph. Craig discusses ways to move the viewer of your images back and forth past the horizon from foreground to... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 31st, 2008

"Rebecca from Tennessee" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses portrait lighting and post processing lighting effects. Craig talks about altering the shape of catch lights to mimic the shape, size, and direction our post processing... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 29th, 2008

"Jan from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique we revisit the November 26 Daily Critique where Craig talks about how quality of light, expression and gesture are the most important things in portraiture. Craig also discuses taking a... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 26th, 2008

"Marian from the Netherlands" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses the importance of quality of light and, in particular, discusses window light as a possible light source for portraits. Craig talks... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 25th, 2008

"Elf from the Northpole" by Craig Tanner
Happy Holidays!!! From all of us at The Mindful Eye.... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 24th, 2008

"Charlie from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about the element of time and how important that motif is to the potential power of this image. Craig also talks about skewing to correct for parallax distortion. Craig... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 22nd, 2008

"Frank from Oregon" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about achieving depth of field in a landscape image and discusses the concept of diffraction and the idea of sharpest aperture. Craig points out the beautiful qualities of line,... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 19th, 2008

"Albert from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig looks at an abstract approach to a very mature subject – the Western Ghost Town. Craig discuses how some connection to the real in an abstract photograph... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 18th, 2008

"George from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses developing a habit and attitude where your landscape photography is less destination oriented. Craig points out how rhythm in this image is creating a powerful feeling of... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 17th, 2008

"Bill" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Daily Critique Craig talks about the power of leading line in a big landscape scenic. Craig also discusses removing color casts as a way to create more color depth and to create more of an illusion for the viewer... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 15th, 2008

"Patricia from California" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about how including people in a scenic architectural exterior can help to anchor the image, bring the building to life, and create a powerful sense of scale for large... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 12th, 2008

"George from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses how quality of light, positive and negative space shapes, quality of line and color theory can all be used to simplify the message of our... [Read More]
The Daily Critique  December 11th, 2008

In Today’s critique Craig talks about cropping to achieve balance. Craig talks about considering both positive and negative space shapes when it comes to cropping to achieve visual harmony and balance. Craig also talks about cropping in anticipation... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 10th, 2008

"Ed from U.S." by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig looks at a panoramic image and discusses subject placement relative to the ratio of the framing device of the panorama. Craig also talks about timing relative to skies and working to... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 9th, 2008

"Linda from Alaska" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses leading line, dynamic balance, and dynamic tone within a black and white file. Craig also talks about lens choice and framing. Craig discusses the use of curves and levels... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 8th, 2008

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig reviews one of his own images and discusses how our emotional connection to the experience of creating a photograph can cloud our judgment when it comes to being good editors of our own... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 5th, 2008

"Sam" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses the power of images that depict subjects or archetypes that have the potential to evoke an emotional response through direct experience, memory, or... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 4th, 2008

"Debbie - Smoky Mountains" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses literal rhythm versus reflected rhythm. Craig also talks about the idea of image balance or unity in the context of files that are monochrome with one area of color.... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 3rd, 2008

"Blake from Connecticut" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about portrait lighting relative to showing off the best features of a portrait subject. Craig talks about how the gesture of looking up can be both a powerful form of... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 2nd, 2008

"Mark from Minnesota" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses HDR photographs and the concepts of context and believability. Craig talks about visual unity and balance as it relates to both saturation and general color theory. Craig... [Read More]
Daily Critique  December 1st, 2008

"Bob from West Virginia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses effective use of shutter speed for working with moving water in a landscape. Craig also talks about the power of leading line as a visual design element in big scenic... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 28th, 2008

"Dennis" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses how working in monochrome can be a great way to get beautiful shots in qualities of light that might be too flat or to contrasty for general color... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 27th, 2008

In today’s critique Craig showcases six images from six different photographers. Craig talks about color theory, ways to create rhythm and balance, quality of line and camera position. Craig also talks about ways that we might make our images more... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 26th, 2008

"Jan from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig talks about how quality of light, expression and gesture are the most important things in portraiture. Craig also discuses taking a good shot and making it even better by... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 25th, 2008

"Jan from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig has an extended discussion of color theory using the Painter’s Color Wheel relative to choosing wardrobe for an outdoor portrait session. Craig also discusses posing and mixing... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 24th, 2008

"Mike from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig discusses working a backlit landscape scene. Craig talks about the possibility of creating a sunstar effect. Craig also talks about overall image balance, color balance, rhythm and... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 21st, 2008

"Cindi from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses triptych as a concept. Craig talks about how having an obvious thread that ties our images together can make the process of creating more... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 20th, 2008

"Ken from Iowa" by Craig Tanner
In today’s review of the Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses the design concept of simplicity. Craig also talks abstracting a scene by only shooting part of it. Craig discusses the use of... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 17th, 2008

"Kevin from U.K." by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses using the Lensbaby to create a portrait. Craig also discusses how centering our main subject can have a big effect on where we place the rest of the elements of visual design... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 14th, 2008

"Rick from U.S." by Craig Tanner
In today’s review of the Photo of the Week on the Daily Critique Craig discusses the design concept of simplicity. Craig also talks abstracting a scene by only shooting part of it. Craig discusses the use of... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 13th, 2008

"Rich from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig discusses slowing your shutter to mute contrast in moving water. Craig also discusses the difference between a low contrast and high contrast version of the same black and white... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 12th, 2008

"James from New York" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses rescaling as a powerful tool within Photoshop to correct distortions. Craig also discusses how in addition to flow of focus, and light and shadow, color and desaturated... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 11th, 2008

"Larry from Texas" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses lighting a portrait subject with small contained flash units. Craig talks about lighting controls like umbrellas, soft boxes, snoots, and reflectors. Craig talks about quality... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 10th, 2008

"Bill from Australia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig works inside of Photoshop to make the edits and gives a tour of a few of the new features inside of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Craig discusses quality of light, quality of line and using a... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 7th, 2008

"John from Washington" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig discusses the difference between abstract and pictorial photography. Craig also talks about space shape, rhythm, quality of line and visual... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 6th, 2008

"John from Denmark" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about quality of light for shooting macro subjects. Craig discusses using depth of field and color theory to create separation from main subject to background. Craig also... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 5th, 2008

"David from US" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses stopped and implied motion. Craig also talks about taking advantage of the perspective distortions that we get with lenses that are shorter or longer than a normal lens. Craig... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 4th, 2008

"Peter from Sweden" by Craig Tanner
In today’s information packed critique Craig discusses multiple ways to achieve separation between your portrait subject and the background. Craig also discusses some of the advantages of the gesture of having... [Read More]
Daily Critique  November 3rd, 2008

"Roger from US" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig discusses the use of neutral density to imply motion. Craig also talks about working in monochrome when shooting the grand landscape in flat light. Craig discusses leading line, s curves,... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 31st, 2008

"Steve from Georgia" by Craig Tanner
In today’s Photo of the Week on The Daily Critique Craig discusses the power of gesture in portraiture. Craig also talks about repetition, quality of line, and how working with monochrome in portraiture can... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 30th, 2008

"Self Critique" by Craig Tanner
Craig critiques one of his own images today. Craig discusses how your framing device determines what kind of proportional relationships you create within the frame if you are going for visual unity and harmony.... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 29th, 2008

"Flo from New Jersey" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig talks about gesture and expression and the use of props to help a portrait subject relax. Craig also discusses rescaling a part of the image to correct for perspective distortion.... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 28th, 2008

"Louise from Ireland" by Craig Tanner
In Today’s critique Craig looks at two simple horse portraits and defines and discusses positive and negative space shapes. Craig also talks about ideas for creating balanced and complimentary backgrounds.... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 27th, 2008

"Sharon from Ontario, Canada" by Craig Tanner
In today’s critique Craig discusses how the average viewer of a photograph makes the visual journey through our images based on the relative visual weight of some of the most basic components of a... [Read More]
Daily Critique  October 24th, 2008

"Brian from Pennsylvania" by Craig Tanner
In this Photo of the Week on the Daily critique Craig discusses lighting design, gelling lights, using lights to create depth, using super wide angle lenses to create perspective distortion and depth and... [Read More]







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