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20th of February 2009 (Fri), 18:23
Here are the shots from today, all comments and critiques are welcome :
21st of February 2009 (Sat), 10:54
Good start to your art. The kit lens is never going to be that sharp so lets leave the softness of the images out of the discussion for now.
These are my opinions and everyone is different, thank evolution for that :-)
My primary comments would be composition and points of interest through the frame.
1) You can't see much of the detail and so does not hold my attention. I will then tend to move on. If this was a field of flowers shot then it would have worked as you would see a lot more of them. Get closer, much closer and shoot down at it.
When should you shoot at the same level? When the flower head is big, close in the frame and there is background interest or you are blurring out the background to seperare the flower/plant.
2) Not much detail, too much stem not enough leaf. Boring leaf at that because of its small size, the angle is not optimum. Get closer at this angle or shoot down from above and close.
3) Getting better :-) Composition wise it is smack bang in the middle of the frame (use the rule of thirds instead) and I can't see any of the detail in the barn. Probably because of distance and small image size. This is a great subject to explore so go back and get close ups of the detail. Also, get even further back and show the context of its surroundings. Go inside and use the window and door frames as "frames" to shoot out.
4) Lead in lines. Good idea. It doesn't lead me to anywhere except for the corn stack? on the left which is not that interesting. Also most people read from left to right so mostly lead from the left to right. Try this again and explore more angles.
5) Foreground interest? Not much though. Find a foreground object that is interesting to look at. A rock, a large stone, some old farm gear.
6) Extreme crop and busy background. Get up close and shoot looking up to it. Get a cleaner background.
These images do show that you are thinking about what you are doing, so well done for that. Best general advice I would give is explore your environment more. Shoot 4 - 5 different angles and only then move on.
21st of February 2009 (Sat), 20:16
Thanks for the help !!! I appreciate it. I have only been shooting since Jan. 17th. So I can use all the help I can get.
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