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imsellingmyfoot
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Dec 12, 2011 22:10 |  #1

Do these three pictures do anything for anyone? I kinda like them and then I kinda don't and I really can't decide. I won't be offended if you think there is nothing special/interesting/wo​rthwhile about them. I'm struggling with being creative here at school, I don't get the opportunity to shoot much and when I do I have trouble finding things I find interesting.

The two pictures with the light in the middle is a train coming towards me. Don't worry, I am standing on a bridge over the track. :)

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This last one is black and white because there was a horrendous color cast from a streetlight that I couldn't get rid of without turning the sky neon blue. I was trying to capture the movement of the clouds.

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Dec 12, 2011 22:21 |  #2
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Honestly, no not at all. How about you make a simple homemade light box and mess around in your room.


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Todd ­ Lambert
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Dec 12, 2011 22:23 |  #3

The second one is pretty decent. The other two don't work for me. The flare kills the first one and the third one just doesnt have anything if interest.

Have you tried playing games with your shooting? Pick an aperture or a shutter speed and only shoot using that. Do the same with a lens. Force yourself to shoot unusual things in an unusual fashion to help get some juices flowing break the rut.


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Dec 12, 2011 22:24 |  #4

Here's the real deal. If you like them, that is literally all that matters.

I actually like them, if that counts.


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imsellingmyfoot
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Dec 12, 2011 22:28 |  #5

wfarrell4 wrote in post #13535943external link
Honestly, no not at all. How about you make a simple homemade light box and mess around in your room.

That's a good idea, and I would like to build something, but I have played with my flash and radio triggers and I never really enjoyed it for some reason. Maybe a light box will change that.

Todd Lambert wrote in post #13535957external link
The second one is pretty decent. The other two don't work for me. The flare kills the first one and the third one just doesnt have anything if interest.

Have you tried playing games with your shooting? Pick an aperture or a shutter speed and only shoot using that. Do the same with a lens. Force yourself to shoot unusual things in an unusual fashion to help get some juices flowing break the rut.

That game sounds neat. I'll definitely try that out. It will most likely be at night which would make it even more fun.


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Dec 12, 2011 22:59 |  #6

S.Horton wrote in post #13535960external link
Here's the real deal. If you like them, that is literally all that matters.

I actually like them, if that counts.

Thanks. Definitely a different take on things too.


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jetcode
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Dec 12, 2011 23:34 |  #7

One thing to consider is that the most significant draw to the eye is a white blob of the locomotive headlight. Not much to be drawn to in terms of detail or subject interest. What does provide content is somewhat obliterated by this significant draw to the white blob headlight. So what is the subject? The headlight? The train we can't see? The trees and track leading up to the white blob headlight and train we can't see?

For creativity I recommend taking 1/2 days and traveling around with a camera and get out and shoot. Most often the best imagery is found and you can't do that on a computer.




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Mtn4Mike
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Dec 13, 2011 09:50 as a reply to jetcode's post |  #8

In #2 there is some light coming from the left creating shadows and bands of color across the tracks. I wonder what that would have looked like without the train, or with the train way far off in the distance? Maybe nothing...but I wonder ;)


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