My Style Critique

My pictures don’t really tell a story, mainly just what is going on in nature. My main focus is mainly nature and wildlife. I used a lot of earthy colors in my photos, and all natural lighting. My photos are good because they all reflect the truth of nature. I don’t think I would have changed any of my photos because they all fit together nicely. My photos connect to my own experiences because I really like plants and wildlife in nature.


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Artist Statement

I was born here in Tucson, Arizona, and have grown up around a lot of nature. Due to that, I really enjoy taking landscape photos, mainly of nature and natural objects. Since I live really close to Mount Lemon, all I have to do is walk outside to take some photos. There are also a lot of rocks and rock formations around my house, which can be a lot of fun to photograph in the right lighting. Another one of my favorite things to take photos of is clouds, especially storm clouds. During the monsoon season, I will sometimes walk around outside for hours and take photos of the ever-changing clouds and rain. My family will often take trips to nature-filled places, whether local or several hours or days away. I enjoy taking photos on these trips because the objects in nature open a whole new world of opportunity that I would not be able to get where I live. I also like to use vibrant colors that complement the other colors in the photo and draw attention to certain parts of the photo. Since I live in the southwest, the sunsets are very warm and colorful, and can make great backgrounds for photos that I take.

Cover Letter

Ashton Rowe

4620 E. Torchiana Pass

Tucson, AZ, 85739

(520) 403-2179


Dear Editor of National Geographic,

            I would like to apply for a job as a nature/wildlife photography at National Geographic. I believe that my several years of photography experience and my Photoshop skills make me a strong candidate for this position. I have taken both digital media and photography classes, and have learned how to use Photoshop, Lightroom, and DSLR cameras. I am skilled at being patient and can wait hours just to get the perfect shot. My best style of photography is nature and wildlife, which is perfect for this position. I believe that all of these skills make me an ideal candidate for this position of nature photographer for National Geographic.


            Ashton Rowe



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I took this photo right before the Super moon rose up above the mountains. I like how the moon rays outline the mountain, as well as the difference in contrast.



I love how much detail this picture has, with each spine showing up in detail. The colors really blend together in the picture, which adds to the effect.



I took this photo while I was walking around my house and saw this nail. I like how the nail and wall are in focus, but the background is blurred.