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Ronin ­ Silv
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Jul 23, 2009 14:09 |  #1

These were taken on a local beach days after getting my 450D. Any tips or adivce would be nice.

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Jul 23, 2009 14:22 |  #2

Welcome to POTN! You will learn a lot from here!
Always keep an eye on the horizon. Try shooting in different light. Either early morning or dusk. When composing a shot, think about the rule of thirds.
Keep shooting!


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Jul 24, 2009 12:41 |  #3

Thanks for your reply but what I'm really looking for is is are these photos any good? And is there anything I could do to improve them not through editing but with technique etc.


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Jul 24, 2009 15:11 |  #4

I believe Amethyst Dragon's comments are related to your technique, based on viewing these photos.
1. Your horizon in the first shot leans to the left.
2. These appear to have been shot in mid day, which is the harshest light possible. Morning or evening light are preferable to mid day just about 100% of the time.
3. If you're not familiar with the rule of thirds, Google it. Generally, you do not want your subject smack in the middle of the frame. Nor do you want your horizons to split the shot directly across the center of the frame, but rather near the upper or lower third of the frame, depending on whether there is more interest in the foreground or sky.
So, to answer your question, these photos could indeed be improved upon by following these suggestions, but as they are, they don't stand out as anything special to me, at least.
Again, welcome to POTN, don't get discouraged, and keep practicing! I look forward to seeing your progress over time.


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