Portfolio Critique: Michael Jablonski

Updated on November 13, 2017 in Critique
4 on August 9, 2017

Hi guys and gals,

I’m 29. Based in Poland. I fly in an airline for a living, but street photography is what drives me the most in last few years. I never had a chance to get any photographic education but as I travel a lot, and I always have a camera with me. I walk a lot, take pictures, and then I walk some more. I love taking pictures, I’m still not sure what drives me forward, but I particularly like good light and shadows, and minimalistic compositions.

I don’t have any goals to be honest, I do that for the pure fun of it. Making photographs helps me in exploring and experiencing surrounding world. Well maybe in the future I would like to make some photo books! And make them really cool (just check Polish photographer Rafał Milach books: http://rafalmilach.com/in-the-car-with-r-4/ or http://rafalmilach.com/the-first-march-of-gentlemen-2/). Getting some audience wouldn’t be a bad thing as well – oddly I like showing others the way I see the world.

Looking forward to your critique!

 
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0 on August 9, 2017

You’re really lucky that your job allows you to walk all over the world taking photos! I really like your perspective—thanks for sharing.

Nice contrast in style too: I like the depth and color in your crowded street scenes, and the minimalist foot-in-door shot is a great, unexpected change. Almost a shock!

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0 on November 9, 2017

Ok I would like to suggest an exercise that I myself do. Look at other photographer’s work. Find a picture you like. Ask yourself why you like it?

*color

*composition

*quality of light

*moment

I feel these are the four lets of the stool or the factors that make a picture interesting.

 

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0 on November 12, 2017

I like your photo A lot, you have very good understanding of colors and composition 

read photography books and go to see exhibitions, you have the advantage of travel the word.  

I did 3 years of photography school, it was fun and all but it is redundant dose days, I did it more than 10 years ago.

I would like to see some more of your work.

Cheers!

 

 

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0 on November 13, 2017

It’s a shame the tarpaulin is covering the smoking chap in shot A. It would have been great to see him gaze directly back at you. Oh well . Try a conversion to B&W and see if it works. I think your final shot should go B&W. It would really create a more foreboding scene if the yellow hoody was converted.

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