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Learning to Photograph - Volume 2 by Georg Banek, Cora Banek

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Image Analysis and Evaluation

Anyone can voice an opinion about a photo. However, if you need to select images critically, or constructively evaluate your images to move your photographic development forward, your judgments should be as rational as possible, if not totally objective. You must analyze an image in its entirety and probe beyond your emotional response to develop a neutral assessment. This assessment needs to include the content of the image as well as its design, the context of the presentation, and the intended audience. When you analyze an image, you assume the role of the uninformed viewer who knows nothing about technique or equipment, nothing about the specific circumstances of the exposure, and nothing about the emotional ...

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