How to select your best photographs for submission / posting.

woman doing yoga teacher training
Photo by Carl Barcelo on Unsplash

I was scouring online for different articles to put and found a few.  One of the best was  They show how to select your best photograph in a series.  Very informative.

I’m copying their quick tips:

Any unintentional fuzziness.

green and blue flower petals
Photo by Nareeta Martin

Even if parts of the picture are sharp, if other parts are fuzzy and it’s unclear that they were meant to be that way, it can ruin a picture.

Things that appear to be growing out of people’s heads.

Not just from a subject’s head, such things could come from the chest, a foot, or just about anywhere. This is most often caused by a clutter object behind a person.

Distracting clutter in your pictures.

stock footage woman reading a book whilst on a airplane flightObjects, structures, shapes, colors, or textures spoil the composition by distracting focus from the main subject.

Multiple points of interest compete with one another for a viewer’s attention.

Crooked lines that can’t be easily straightened without losing essential parts of the picture.

Unflattering facial expressions.

As a rule, I avoid taking pictures of people when they’re eating for just this reason.

Things creeping in from the edges of the frame.

Example: when a person steps in front of the camera, just as you press the shutter, you catch a portion of them right on the edge of the frame.

Check out Shotaddict also for some great information on selecting your best photo.  Go here for some common photo mistakes most of us end up making.  Check out the basic rule of thirds here.  Also, there are some excellent links on composition at the bottom of the page. Digital Photography School has some really great tips, also.

I love how they say to be understandable, photography is an art of painting by light. Try to make your photos understandable; otherwise, you must explain your intention in words.



  1. Good write-up,
    A Photograph sure captures intricacies of the moment, and if done properly, you don't need to say a word more, it speaks for itself.

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