I Didn’t Brush My Hair Before Critiquing These Photos, but The Content’s Still Valuable

I Didn’t Brush My Hair Before Critiquing These Photos, but The Content’s Still Valuable

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I recently teamed up with Patrick Hall from Fstoppers to critique some real estate and architecture images for the once-a-year critique I do with them. These images are submitted by the Fstoppers community and while we focused on and asked for people to submit real estate-based images, I still think that this critique is valuable if your primary interest is in architecture and interiors photography.

Over the past few years Fstoppers has done a relatively successful “Critique The Community” video series where they take submissions from community members for a chance to have their work dissected in video form. Usually the critiques involve one of the founders of Fstoppers and a guest, in this case – yours truly.

Images are rated on a 1-5 scale, being:

1: Snapshot, not good
2: Needs work before portfolio or client usage
3: Solid image. Could be useful depending on final intent.
4: Portfolio worthy
5. World class, memorable image

The rating scale is by no means perfect, and I do wish that there was a better way to do it but after much experimentation they’ve had to go with a way that somewhat pleases everyone while irritating a small minority very much.

Despite that, I think there are some really great images on display and some good nuggets of info that we share. Thanks to everyone who submitted a picture!

About Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley is an architecture and interiors photographer who has photographed projects all over the world. He is a self proclaimed airplane food enthusiast and the founder of the Architectural Photography Almanac.