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PE: The Basics of Giving CritiqueA lot of people seem to think that giving a critique requires you to have an art degree and a lifetime of experience. This is merely an excuse barrier to stop you from trusting yourself in the art of delivering a fine critique. Today's Project Educate guide is an aid to help you consider the basics of critique, and in particular critique on dA.
This article has been written as a guideline overview only and one persons advice. There are hundreds of existing "how to" guides for critique already existing on dA, so if this one doesn't suit you, take a browse and see what else you can find!
The key rules to critique
1. Keep in mind you are writing a CRITIQUE not a CRITICISM. Be wary of your word choices and make sure you keep in mind you are helping the artist for improvement. Be Constructive, not Destructive.
2. Consider you audience- who is the artist reading this critique? How may they react to your words? Be wary of patronising the person you are c
Make good art.My good friend Carla of Acrylic Dragon Studios shared this with me, and I think anyone who ever wanted to have a career as an artist, a writer, a poet, a musician, a sculptor, a chef, or any other creative field NEEDS to watch this.
Renown author Neil Gaiman gives a speech to the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts. If I could give any of you any advice, it would be everything he said in this address.
Please, go and watch: http://vimeo.com/42372767
PE Architecture Photography: Introduction
Architecture Photography: Introduction
Welcome to the projecteducate Architecture Photography Week!
Boy oh boy! I've been preparing this for a few weeks now so I gathered quite a few articles for you guys! To begin with, I will introduce you to the Architecture Photography Gallery on deviantART with all its sub-categories. Then we'll move on to the basics in Architecture Photography in order to help you take successful photographs. We will also see some of the trends around the Gallery with inspiring examples, just to give you a taste of what you can do and encourage you to give it a try as well!
Along with all these articles, I've also prepared interviews with remarkable architecture photographers within the community, but also outside deviantART! I hope you'll enjoy to get to know these people better.
There is an Architecture Photography Critique Event plan
The Feedback ChecklistGuidelines updaed by Ludjia
This checklist's been written to show everyone that giving good feedback is not hard Here are some simple key points to keep in mind along with detailed descriptions on why to apply them to your critiques and how.
Remember you want to help someone improve their work, think like a teacher.
1) Show your respect.
Be criticial, but be nice. Feedback is a gift, your way of supporting a fellow artist. Talk like you would to a friend.
2) Discuss why you like at least one good thing.
Remember, feedback is not about giving praise. If you like something, explain why.
3) Discuss at least one thing to improve.
Avoid phrases like "I don't like...". Rather say "I think ... can be improved." Tell how you would improve things. What would you do to make it better if it was your picture?
4) You can give feedback on any aspect of the art.
PE Architecture: Subject
Architecture Photography Basics: Subject
The central element of every architectural photo is the building. The sheer size of buildings makes them very different from almost every other type of photographic subject. An architectural photographer can not only photograph the subject from outside, but can also step into the subject and capture images of its inner life. Additionally, a building is immovably connected to its environment, which means that the photographer has to make the effort to visit the subject.
The building as primary subject
Typically, all elements surrounding a building play a secondary role in the composition of an architectural photograph, resulting in an image with univocal message. The significance of each individual building in images that contain more than one major structure can vary.
Sometimes a single building will dominate due to its size or central position, while the other times, the arrangement of
PE Architecture: Interview with Sigurd Quast
An interview with Sigurd Quast
Sigurd-Quast, formerly known as eViLKoRnY on deviantART, is a German photographer who has won several National and International Awards, including Germany's Best Digital Photographer in 2008 and has been in the Top 10 of the Sony World Photography Awards in the Architecture category in 2009. Born in Nürtingen, he has pursued his studies in Geoinformatics and is now part of the academic staff at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.
How would you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Sigurd Quast, living and working in Stuttgart, Germany. I’m a self-taught photographer in many subjects such as architecture/landscape/wedding photography.
Besides that I have graduated with a master’s degree in Ge