Critique Style Requested: Initial Reaction
Please share your immediate response to the image before reading the photographer’s intent (obscured text below) or other comments. The photographer seeks a genuinely unbiased first impression.
Questions to guide your feedback
Obviously you don’t know this guy like I do. That being said, are you drawn to the image for reasons of your own?
Please leave your feedback before viewing the blurred information below, once you have replied, click to reveal the text and see if your assessment aligns with the photographer. Remember, this if for their benefit to learn what your unbiased reaction is.
I would have to say that Woody is not only one of the true loves of my life but is also a bit of an artistic muse. I love this image for a few reasons. The natural light gives it a wonderful sense of depth and visual interest. I love the mystery that comes through chiaroscuro affect and that is a big part of this picture – the relationship between what is seen and not seen. But what I like most about this picture is the tightness of the shot combined with the clarity and catch light in the one eye that looks back at you. I feel that it gives the image a sense of intimacy, which makes for a good portrait. Now, I’m obviously biased. After all, isn’t Woody the best dog in the whole world!! But I’d love to know how you feel about this image given that you have no particular relationship with the subject of this portrait.