Photo Critique Master Class



Would you like your best photos critiqued by a professional photo critiquer?

David Joel will guide you through an unique approach to critique— ‘deconstructing’ your photo into its visual component parts.

David is a career photographer who has been a friend of CPC for years volunteering his expertise to our community.

This is a FREE workshop.


Please view samples of DAVID JOEL’s unique approach to critique:

How Do Photographers Develop a Distinct Style? 9:16

“Expression” in Portraits 39:43

Three Photos Visually Analyzed in Detail 21:52

Train & Worker 5:55

Testimonial from a Student 1:53


A group of images submitted in advance by people signing up for the class will be analyzed in great detail.

All participants will observe and can contribute comments.

(note: David will contact you a few days before the class to request 2 or 3 images per person be sent electronically in advance)

Class Length: Single Session
Class Options: Online
Lecture Duration: About 2 Hours

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    Emily Axelrod

    Great Learning Opportunity

    When I work with David, I always learn something new whether he is critiquing my image or a classmate’s. It is fascinating to see how David asks questions so that you see your image in a different light. David is an enthusiastic instructor who makes you feel your picture is really important. Thanks, David for helping me improve my photos.

    February 4, 2024

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    Terrific workshop

    If you want to take your photography to the next level, attend this workshop. I have worked with David Joel over the past few years and as a result, there has been a perceptible improvement in my photography, so much so that other people take note. David teaches you to go beyond photography mechanics and understand what makes a professional image. He does so by sometimes spending as much as twenty minutes on a single image deconstructing the image so that you go beyond “I like it” to understanding what makes it work and how to make it better.

    February 4, 2024

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    pamela Trilla

    Photo perspectives

    I participated in David’s critique class today and I liked his questioning methodology and his genuine interest in each photo. He makes you think about your intent, purpose and style.
    Thanks David.

    January 27, 2024

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    Great Masterclass style sessions

    I have been participating in David Joel’s image review masterclass sessions, and I must say it was an incredibly enriching experience. David provides a deep dive into the art of visual storytelling through an in depth analysis of images, and it left me with a newfound appreciation and recognizing my own strengths and weaknesses. His style is unconventional but the focus is on the in depth visual constructive critique sessions.

    One of the standout features of this masterclass was the diverse range of images reviewed. David accurately curates a collection of captivating photographs from various genres and styles. From portraiture to landscape, street photography to documentary, each image is reviewed independently presenting a unique opportunity to explore different techniques and perspectives.

    It may appear to be intimidating at the beginning, but its only a critique of the art and not of the artist. I have immensely benefited by attending these sessions and would highly encourage recommend to attend for photographers at any level.

    January 3, 2024

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