Hi everyone, welcome to the submission guidelines for The Photo Critique, my regular photography critique program on the ShuttermonkeysTV YouTube channel.
Just in case you are wondering, my critiques are NOT MEAN. I believe in giving people honest but constructive and positive advice that will help them make better photos going forward. These video critique sessions will be publicly available (for the benefit of all).
If you'd like a chance to have your photo(s) critiqued, the process is easy:
There is a public photo sharing forum here on this site called the Monkey Lounge. For future reference, the URL for this forum is https://www.shuttermonkeys.com/forum, or you can access it by clicking on the "Forum" link in the site menu. Just post your photo(s) in the forum.
If you haven't posted to the forum before, you will have to set up a user account/profile. It's 100% free and easy to do. There's a login/sign up bar near the top of this page under the header banner. You can use your existing Facebook or Google profile to create your user account, or set up an account using your email address and a password.
Once you are set up and logged in, you can hit the "Create New Post" button (once again, in the upper right below the header). You'll be offered two choices, "Start a new discussion" or "Ask a question." Choose "Start a new discussion." Once you have done so, a new post will appear for you to fill out.
You can upload a photo into the post (please make sure it is no larger than 1500px on the longest side). You can do this either by clicking on the camera icon near the bottom of the new post window, or when you are typing within the post, you will see a plus (+) button appear that you can click on to add media.
It would help if you describe what the photo is all about and how it was made, including relevant technical and gear specifications, such as camera, lens, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc.
When you are done posting and describing your photo, hit the yellow "Next" button found below the post window. You will then be given a chance to choose a category; just choose "Critique Sessions" and you're all set!
Here's a short video showing you how to post your photos!
On a regular basis, I'll be selecting photos for detailed video critiques which will be published in this forum and on the YouTube channel.
Also, feel free to like and comment on other people's photos here in the forum. I added this forum to the site to be a community space for people to interact, learn from one another, and mingle with other like-minded individuals who share their passion for photography. Just remember to always be polite and constructive!
So, here's my hearty thanks to those brave souls willing to offer their photos for public critiques. Don't worry, I'll be gentle, I promise!