While sorting and choosing the photographs of my recent trip to Botswana, I quickly remembered a list of criteria I like to use to objectively (more or less) decide which pictures are worth extracting from the huge bunch of files in the memory cards of my photo camera.
As a matter of fact, I count 1 point for each of the following criteria:
- A – Attitude, Activity, Action
- L – Light and Exposure
- C – Composition of the image
- I – Interaction of the subject with its environment, model placement
- D – Crisp Details, no blur
After all, if you want a top photo, you could do much worse than try and fill all these conditions. A good photographer will remember these criteria at shooting time; An excellent photographer will apply them without even thinking about it; For my part, I still need to remember them while sorting RAW files under Adobe Bridge.