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Nov 11, 2008 21:30 |  #1

C&C welcomed. Not sure if I'm doing it right/wrong. I just slapped a bunch of photos together w/ PS, then tweaked here and there with "local adaptation" and here these be.

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I know I got flaring on #1. Not sure if that was totally avoidable ( or I can just blame it on the 17-55/2.8 ). I think composition wise, I probably could have cropped or cloned out the vball net on the right side of the image as well.

Constructive criticisms welcomed and encouraged. There's plenty room for improvement and I'd like to improve. Thanks in advance.

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Nov 11, 2008 21:43 |  #2

these pictures kinda remind me of scott chu's pictures. if you don't know who he is, look him up www.scottchu.comexternal link

i think these are a good start, but the photos don't pop imo. try messing with the shadow/highlights as well as dodge/burn.


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Nov 11, 2008 21:45 |  #3

very subtle, i like it


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Nov 11, 2008 21:57 |  #4

disboifan wrote in post #6669770external link
these pictures kinda remind me of scott chu's pictures. if you don't know who he is, look him up www.scottchu.comexternal link

i think these are a good start, but the photos don't pop imo. try messing with the shadow/highlights as well as dodge/burn.

Yeah, they could use a lil more "pop". Looks like it's time for me to learn about tweaking shadow/highlights, dodge/burn.

BTW, thanks for the link. I've got a looOOOOOOOOOoooong ways to go before I'm anywhere near Scott's ballpark.


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Nov 12, 2008 16:59 |  #5

disboifan wrote in post #6669770external link
these pictures kinda remind me of scott chu's pictures. if you don't know who he is, look him up www.scottchu.comexternal link

Some nice stuff on there! :)


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Nov 12, 2008 19:44 |  #6

White cars aren't easy & you've got nice light on #2.

I think composition wise, I probably could have cropped or cloned out the vball net on the right side of the image as well.

I'd have cropped 3/4 of the image out to make it a car shot instead of a car + landscape shot. I don't mind the nets, since it's a beach. People at a net would have been nice?


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Nov 13, 2008 04:45 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #7

I think this pictures are very nice. Not too heavy hdr, i like it.
And landscape belongs to this pics!




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Nov 13, 2008 09:53 |  #8

Thanks everyone for your comments.

I think I might look into getting Photomatix for more HDR tweaking. Downloaded the PS plug-in trial version and realized it seems to be more versatile (or at least dumbed down enough for me) to make the HDR have more of that "pop".


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Nov 13, 2008 14:07 |  #9

jwcdds wrote in post #6669704external link
I probably could have cropped or cloned out the vball net on the right side of the image as well.

I actually like the stacked nets. They add a nice element. I would however clone out the trash bin. :)


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Nov 14, 2008 14:11 as a reply to aridan's post |  #10

great shots... taking the v-ball nets out would make the pics even better...




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