Editor’s Choice: Amateur Photos

Lots of kinds of people have Zonerama galleries. Some are photographic professionals. Some are passionate hobbyists. And some are beginners who don’t worry too much about things like technical quality or shot composition. Despite that, sometimes amateurs capture some very powerful pictures, full of mistakes, but also still full of that special something.

Even though this photo has a number of defects, the photographer has shot an excellent portrait that their family will remember for a long time to come. Photo: gerdau

Even though this photo has a number of defects, the photographer has shot an excellent portrait that their family will remember for a long time to come. Photo: gerdau

Any friend or family member will know right away who’s in this photo. That’s something that beginners don’t always manage. It’s just a shame about the tilted picture. That could have been fixed in the Editor part of Zoner Photo Studio, using the Align Horizon tool. Photo: timprosu

Any friend or family member will know right away who’s in this photo. That’s something that beginners don’t always manage. It’s just a shame about the tilted picture. That could have been fixed in the Editor part of Zoner Photo Studio, using the Align Horizon tool. Photo: timprosu

A very funny photograph can boast neither technical quality nor good composition. But it’s still a great little snapshot. Good quality and sharpness are not always all-important. Photo: prazer

A very funny photograph can boast neither technical quality nor good composition. But it’s still a great little snapshot. Good quality and sharpness are not always all-important. Photo: prazer

Simplicity is beautiful. Even though the flower is out of focus and the picture is center-composed, this plant is captured in a very simple way. And the background doesn’t get in the way of the subject. Photo: bekaraydin

Simplicity is beautiful. Even though the flower is out of focus and the picture is center-composed, this plant is captured in a very simple way. And the background doesn’t get in the way of the subject. Photo: bekaraydin

It’s a shame that this photo suffers from problems such as its bad technical quality and the large white area in the corner. But—imagine the photo without the mistakes. Imagine it perfectly sharp. What you get is an excellent photo both compositionally and color-wise. Photo: Alan’s Gallery

It’s a shame that this photo suffers from problems such as its bad technical quality and the large white area in the corner. But—imagine the photo without the mistakes. Imagine it perfectly sharp. What you get is an excellent photo both compositionally and color-wise. Photo: Alan’s Gallery

Last updated 16. October 2015

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Author: Majo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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