Detailed Image Critique

Book a ONE HOUR session with Dan Ballard to review and discuss 15-20 of your best photos.  

Cost: $250 

Get the feedback you've been looking for 

As photographers, getting honest feedback on our work is one of the most valuable things we can do, yet it’s so hard to find peers who can give you both constructive and encouraging thoughts. Over the years, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had friends and family sing praises while I was always left to wonder how I could have improved. Having your photos professionally critiqued is a great way to ensure you are creating your best work.


I’ve spent the past decade shooting professionally and giving photography advice to hundreds of workshop students each year, along with judging photo competitions and working with camera clubs. I’ve been told by many of my past students that my image critique sessions have proven to be one of their most valuable takeaways. This is why I decided to start offering one-on-one online sessions that are accessible from anywhere.


I take a lot of pride in being able to strike a good balance in being critical while still being positive and encouraging. I will be digging very deep into your work to give you insightful and actionable ideas that will help you improve, regardless of your skill level.


The image critique session is open to anyone, from beginners to advanced photographers. We will discuss everything from composition and design of your photos to how well you are using light to your overall post-processing. My goal is to make sure you leave with clear direction while feeling inspired and excited about photography!


During the hour session, we will spend 45 minutes discussing your images and 15 minutes for Q/A. To schedule your image critique session use the form below/to the right.


  • Suggest two possible dates and times

  • Submit 15-20 of your images 

  • Receive confirmation email on date/time

  • Provide payment of $250 via email invoice


Please note that I travel often and may need to go with a time outside of your two suggested dates. After scheduling a session, I will send you an email to confirm or find a day that works best for both of us. You can either submit your images on the form, through a link or email them to me at If you do not have a Paypal account to make payment, I email you an invoice.

I have been shooting for 30 years and one day with Dan has literally changed the way I shoot, select and edit and my photos forever. I have had several teachers and mentors along the way, but Dan brought these keys points to light better than anyone else.  Dan is honest, down-to-earth, amazingly knowledgable, helpful and generous with his guidance.

Karen Berman