by JasenkaComment by fotomann_forever: ::: Greetings from Critique Club :::
Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.
First Impression - the most important one:
Interesting... wild colors.. but maybe a bit more forward lighting is needed.
Centered, it's ok. I'm not real fond of dead center compositions. I like photos that play with the rule of thirds more.
Subject is strong and definitely stands out clearly from the background.
Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
FocusL Sharp and crisp.
Light: AS I stated earlier, you perhaps need more lighting from the front. What you end up with is a slightly under-exposed Santa with blown high-lights around the edges with this lighting setup.
Colour: Not sure why, perhaps WB issues with multiple light sources, but the blues in the beard and coat bottom are disturbing to me.
To grow its vote?:
Well, I can start b saying that DPC voters aren't real fond of "doll" shots. So, generally they don't score real well.
Was a good effort, I believe you are capable of more, especially after seeing that wonderful waterdrop shot (btw, DPC love water drops).
Hope to see more from you soon,