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Aug 07, 2017 10:23 |  #1

Hi all. So I've never really posted any of my images anywhere (other than Instagram), and frankly, have never built up confidence about the quality of my photography work. I'm a hobbyist at best, but I'm at the point that I'd like to get some reviews from people who have actual experience. I mostly shoot landscapes and outdoor (hunting and fishing) images, so if you're not into seeing pictures of post-mortem animals, maybe stop reading here. Anyway, below are a few photos I picked, and I'd like to really just know what others think of them. Bearing in mind my apprehension, maybe try to be a bit kind :-D. I'm posting links to these, because most of them are over the size limits for the site.

Anyway, glad to be here and hope you all enjoy. All photos taken with a 7d2.

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Aug 07, 2017 10:33 |  #2

People in critique corner prefer single shots (or sometimes compare this with that shots) and to see the image not just a link - the BBCODE to do this is easy to get from flickr share options.


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Aug 07, 2017 10:35 |  #3

Ah, sorry. Should I post this in the general photography thread?




  
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Aug 07, 2017 10:36 |  #4

Sunset and first dog & duck are nicely done.


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Aug 07, 2017 12:18 as a reply to  @ bluemoons's post |  #5

If you want constructive critique this is the place - it just gets messy if there is more than one image to comment on. Thanks for adding the bbcode for the images :)

I like them in general.

I think Qbx has identified the two with more artistic merit.

Cheers!


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Aug 07, 2017 14:55 |  #6

Legit all the way, mate. Couple even awesome [I dig that dog as much as Qbx]


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Aug 07, 2017 16:16 as a reply to  @ olafs osh's post |  #7

Thanks for the positive words. I expected this to go much worse than this :-P. Any comments on my process in post and/or composition are more than welcome. I've never had any formal training in LR or Photoshop, so even to this day, my editing process is a learning by doing experience. As I'm sure you all can tell, I really enjoy both vibrant and moody colors, but sometimes I feel as if I overdo both.

Also: a specific question. In the fourth photo above, how does one combat the blown out whites that turn into purple flashes? I've noticed this in several photos that I've taken in harsh light, and it's frustrating. Is the only way to really handle that by shooting with a ND in harsh light?




  
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Aug 07, 2017 16:58 |  #8

As always a bit image specific, but the lightroom lens correction has a facility to remove purple (and/or green) chromatic aberation - I don't often find I need it , but this actually works really well.


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Aug 07, 2017 18:13 |  #9

olafs osh wrote in post #18421500 (external link)
Legit all the way, mate. Couple even awesome [I dig that dog as much as Qbx]

+2

- Goose/duck season is right around the corner for me..these pics got me pumped up! :)


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Aug 07, 2017 18:13 |  #10

I think the photos are fantastic.

But, I never understood why duck hunters let the dogs to all the work. What's the sport in that?

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Aug 07, 2017 19:11 |  #11

Ahh, the old Nintendo duck hunt game... Gosh, I'm old...

Seriously, tremendous photo


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Aug 07, 2017 19:53 |  #12

curtisszmania wrote in post #18421715 (external link)
I think the photos are fantastic.

But, I never understood why duck hunters let the dogs to all the work. What's the sport in that?
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Hunt not sport.:-)


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Aug 07, 2017 20:18 |  #13

I, too, really enjoyed the sunset photo and the first photo of the dog with the duck. To go a step further, I'd say the dog and duck was my favorite.


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Aug 07, 2017 22:08 as a reply to  @ mamaof2's post |  #14

It's a special thing; training and hunting with a dog. That pup is curled up in a ball at my feet right now. Reading these posts, and looking at these photos, I can remember both of those retrieves as if they happened this morning.

Thanks again for the positive words. Glad y'all enjoyed the images. I'm going to start posting some for critique more often, because I'm at the point where I really want to learn from folks with more talent/skill than myself.

I never really use LR's chromatic aberration tool. I'm going to try that to see if it gets rid of the purple splotches. Thanks for the advice!




  
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Aug 08, 2017 04:33 |  #15

As records of specific moments the shots are good, but artistically they mostly leave a lot to be desired.

Almost all the shots have the main subject stuck in the centre of the frame. In my opinion the best shot is the one of the fisherman, or it would be if the water wasn't out of level.

Edit:
Just spotted the shot of the Dog & Duck (for some reason it didn't show up first time), that one is really good.




  
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