The photograph I want to critique today is a little different than most. This photographer is new to our staff and has shown great improvement since he first started working at the O’Colly, however he still has some work to do. The assignment was to take a portrait of a girl who wanted to play softball but after a motorcycle injury, wasn’t able to play.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad picture by any means. However, it is kind of a boring picture. Photos play such an important part in influencing the public to pick up our paper, and I felt that this photo just didn’t quite cut it. After talking with the photographer, we both decided that it would have been a good idea to try and get a picture of Courtnei being challenged by her injuries. Or possibly a picture of her in the hospital bed holding her glove and softball. These images would have done a better job at grabbing the readers attention, and making them want to read the story that went along with it.