Portfolio Critique: Boscoe Flux

Updated on June 22, 2017 in Critique
7 on June 19, 2017

My name is Quentin but in my photo world, I am Boscoe Flux.  I love lifting heavy ass weights, sipping Irish whiskey on my down time, and my on and off again relationship with photography. 

What I love about photography is that it’s all subjective.  What I like to shoot someone could hate and vice versa.  But it actually makes it easier for me to shoot for myself, when I am shooting I am shooting me, or anything that captures my eye.  Not worrying about what society likes, or will they think this is cool. I am all for constructive criticism that’s how we get better at any craft but at the end of the day, my photography is for me. 

My photography goals are to nut up and get closer when it comes to the street.  I am still insecure when it comes to getting closer.  The more I shoot the more I see it going aways chip by chip.  Also, focus on my consistency when it comes to going out to shoot and also my style. I would like to start a project soon, in the next few months and we will see where it takes me. 

These photo’s below are the best shots from my trip to Montreal a few weeks ago. My first international trip and was very trigger happy. I would love to see where I can improve upon in my composition if I need to get closer or try different angles.  I thank you all for your time on my critique!

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Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5

 

 
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1 on June 20, 2017

Welcome Quentin, I trust photographers who also deadlift. 

Youre off to a good strong start. My favorite is your photo 2, I like the exprsssion on the woman’s face. It shows her hesitation. 

Suggestion: only shoot head on for a month. No photos from the side or back. You got this bro. 

on June 20, 2017

Thanks much appreciated will work on the challange.  

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1 on June 20, 2017

Photo-1 really caught my attention.  They person with the umbrella is blacked out, which gives it a cool effect.  I also like the setup of the 4th photo, with the guy standing at attention in the middle of the train door.  I find it strange that his face seems to be out of focus with respect to the side of the train, which seems pretty sharp.  Small DOF because of low light?  Cool stuff!

on June 20, 2017

Thanks for the critique!  Yes, I am using a cheap Sony Cybershot so it misses focusing sometimes, especially in low light.  

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0 on June 21, 2017

There’s something really annoyingly beautifull in the framing of the first picture. My brain tells me the picture is a little bit lopsided framed but my eyes tell me the picture is beautifull!

In the second picture i feel like you composed it perectly then the woman walked acrossed your frame which break the pattern but it ended up in a beautifull picture.

The lightening of the photo number 4 is so well balanced that we can see everyone’s face but their lower body is indistinguishable from one another. For this picture I would have frame more in front of the car. 

Nice work! 🙂

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1 on June 22, 2017

I find photographs on rainy days to be difficult.  The light just isn’t great (although if you use a flash, sometimes you can get some cool reflections off the raindrops).  Anyway, you did a great job picking up colors on the first three photos, and I particularly like the reflections on the wet sidewalks in the first two.  

My favorite here is photo 4.  The people on the right seem to be hurrying toward the train — but why didn’t they use the open door?  And why is the left side of the train so crowded, when the rest isn’t?  Besides the fact that the photo raises those questions, I like the contrast between motion and stillness, and the simple color palette here is excellent.  It can be hard to pull all this off in the lowlight of subway station — kudos!

The vibrant colors in photo 5 are fascinating; I wish I could see more of the man’s expression as a possible contrast.

 

on June 22, 2017

Thanks I really appreciate the advice And awesome kind words. I’m pushing the hell out of my little cheap Sony point and shoot. It is teaching me alot to work around it’s limitations and quirks. Most important it’s teaching me that it’s about my eyes and not gear.

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