Exploring Great Photos

Today I would like you to go on Flickr and explore photos. Explain what you like about 3. Not the content (yeah, that flower is beautiful) but what did the photographer do to make that photo amazing?


Below this post you should post a comment where you provide a link to the photos you choose and then EXPLAIN what you like about the photo – what did the photographer have to do or think about in order to make that photo so great?

Now go take at least 3 of your own. Even if yours didn’t turn out as amazing, what were you thinking/doing to try and make yours great? (Keep in mind that a lot of your photos are not going to turn out to be as beautiful as you’d like, so TAKE EXTRAS!)

19 thoughts on “Exploring Great Photos

  1. Dominique Villanueva


    There is just something I can’t explain when I see photos of the original World Trade Center, the closest word I can find is “jealously”. This photo simply breathes history, the colors are grainy yet classic, something that I’d consider the best part of this photo if it wasn’t for the tower itself, this view is just superb, the photographer did a great job by doing this as it shows the colors nicely and it makes the tower seem bigger than what other photos show.

    -Dominique Villanueva.

  2. katelyn creelman

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/41842885@N04/21350366426/in/explore-2015-09-13/ I like this photo because the rule of thirds is set up in a way so that the main focus is the bike, I also like the colours seen in it.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_barton/21356657446/in/explore-2015-09-13/ I think this photo is great because the depth of field makes it so you focus on the dog and there is a lot of action in the photo as well.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/75943092@N03/20764042303/in/explore-2015-09-13/ I like this photo because it has great symmetry and I think the colours go really well together.

  3. Talia

    I like the black and white in this picture but I look at this lady and I really want to give her food.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/55876399@N07/21290352036/in/explore-2015-09-11/ “PAINT ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GURLS” This horse obviously has FBT because I have this growing feeling that horses shouldn’t be laying on their backs like that. But the picture is pretty.

    I like the filter on the picture and its a gorgeous cat.

  4. Kellley Stevenson

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixel1949/21403288881/in/explore-2015-09-13/ i love how the snail is the main focus of the. photo.https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaoru87/21369243132/in/explore-2015-09-13/ i love how he took the photo when it was raining so the rain dripped of the flower.https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamclutterbuck/7758810948/ i love how even though the house isn’t the most appealing thing the photographer somehow made it look beautiful.

  5. mehak

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/vince_ander/21190037349/in/explore-2015-09-13/ I love the idea of how this man doesn’t have anything himself except the pigeons that show their way of love by being with him all the time. And even though he’s hungry himself he feeds his little friends first. I think the photographer did a excellent job by putting this in black and white.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/by_hpd/21353634016/in/explore-2015-09-13/ This picture shows the undiscovered beauty of Italy. Italy is one of the highest destinations of tourists and people don’t usually take their time to go on a adventure and take pictures like this. The photographer broke the saying: ”you shouldn’t shoot directly into the Italian sun”, but by still doing it he showed us a majestic place.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/118798143@N05/21390195045/in/explore-2015-09-13/ I am absolutely in love with the idea of this picture. I feel like it really reflects the idea of Indian traffic. The photographer showed this by using toy cars. Mehak

  6. Dominique Villanueva


    This photo is cool because of a few things, the angle, which makes the tiger seem powerful yet beautiful, the colors also fit really nicely since the photographer made the eyes a major part of this photo.

  7. Dominique Villanueva


    The photographer did a great job capturing the lamb, he made the background blurry so your eyes immediately locks on the lamb’s head, and it also makes it a bit 3Dish. This photo would of sucked if the photographer didn’t capture the lamb’s head in the center since it blends in nicely and looks cool while doing so.


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