No I am not looking for a lesson and I'm not giving any lessons. Out of curiosity since I am new here, and since photography like any other art, have rules and guidelines that could be violated into something brilliant sometimes . The thing with photography is that we all have this toy. We all make shots, snaps or serious photography, it's up to us to decide which path is the right one for us. But one of the most important things is to learn how to look for a photo and express your opinion. How to see is everything, spending time critiquing photographs gives you some insights and important lessons. Since it's a big site, everyone should have a different way to look at things, this is the depth of humanity, this what makes this world have different dimensions, everyone is special, and has a particular way to see things. I want to know when you look at a photograph for the first time, how do you look at it, why would you decide not to look at it, what are the important factors for you, what makes a photograph for you?? I'll start; first of all I'd give it a quick glance, if it's interesting, I'd look for details, and number one to me is the "feel" of it, this is what photography means in the end, what makes family and friends snappies the best art of all, it's the "feel", an image with good light usage will give me a good "feel". Getting to like the photograph I'd look for a minute for everything, the balance, the weighing, shapes, lines, centering, dof, different techniques that could have been used, colors, contrasts and all that. When i give away a critique, i'll talk about my feel or lack of feel, and i'll use the rules/lack of it to say why i like it or why i don't, it doesn't have to perfect, doesn't have to sharp or very contrasty for me to like it, but beyond that there gotta be something interesting. Some photos though, are good and there isn't much to say, but I always want to express that I like some photo when I do, this always helps. Some others could be perfect but has no feel. Who said that perfect was good?? In the end, giving critiques is a gift, not everyone has it, the same way making good photographs is a gift, a different way of looking at things, that probably not everyone has it, but this is not a certainty to me since everyone has a way to look at things, just what would people appreciate the most?? It's all about people, isn't it!!