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    Name: K Kerr Age: 48
    Username: kwakerr
    Gender: M
    Type: Registered User Location: Ottawa, Canada
    Cameras: Nikon D300
    Nikon D100
    Nikon D70
    Lenses: Nikon MF 24mm f/2.8 AIS
    Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
    Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED-IF
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED
    Nikon MF 35mm f/2.0 AIS
    Nikon Series E 100mm f/2.8
    Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8
    Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
    Registered: Aug. 1st 2011
    Contact: Private Message
    Biography: How I Score: I start be reviewing all the thumbnails to get the lay of the land and to get a sense of what to expect. The thumbnails often do not truly represent the larger image, but it is a good starting point.

    I will pick a picture which intrigues me, and start rating. I will often provide comments, but not always.

    What I look for in a photograph:
    Composition-wise, the image must
    - be a photograph and not a simple snapshot (from my limited exposure to the talent on this site, the snapshots really stand out)
    - follow basic design elements:
    -{ Space
    -{ Line
    -{ Colour - or not
    -{ Shape
    -{ Texture
    - responsibly address any irritating factors, such as out of focus/blurry or background objects coming out of the side of the subject, etc.

    Technically:
    - The composition - see space and shape above
    - The exposure - subjective based on the image
    - The use of light - shadows, highlights - they are all important
    - Depth of field - this is one of my pet peeves, personally and when I look at others images.

    There is always a photo were the above guidelines are intentionally broken - I seek those, and give them high marks... :-)

    After rating some images, and sadly giving some low marks, I felt inclined to write this up, and I will likely edit it as I go. If I gave you a low mark, please remember, this is only my opinion, don't take it to heart. Especially if you are a beginner.

    I rate things like my photographer teacher taught me to, sorry.
    Signature: Trying to keep up with my wife,

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