Picking photos for your portfolio can be difficult as well as a very rewarding process. Often times I will work an image a couple different ways in Lightroom before I decide to jury opinions from others on the results. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t simply hand over the keys to the kingdom and say “do my work for me.” Quite the contrary. Getting input is a key part of the creative process, allowing photographers to grow and better understand their images. Now with that said, I think it’s crucial to surround yourself with people that you respect and can trust to provide you with honest (yet constructive ) feedback. That doesn’t mean you need to alter your creative intention around other people’s opinions. But solid feedback can be a valuable tool to help produce even better results. Sure, feedback can be rough, but when it’s constructive and done right it can be incredible rewarding. Today I’m posting two versions of the same photo to get your feedback. Tell me which one you like best and why?