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Ouhei
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Jun 27, 2010 08:58 |  #1

Just some snaps from a concert I went to with some friends. C&C welcome.

Shot with my XSi w/ the kit lens.

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Jun 27, 2010 10:50 |  #2

Nice set. Looks like you had great lighting.


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Ouhei
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Jun 28, 2010 10:04 |  #3

Thanks! Yeah it was nice and bright out at the start of the concert.


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Jun 28, 2010 18:29 |  #4

pretty horrendous. that's all i have to say.


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Jun 28, 2010 20:03 |  #5

I'd say they all need alot of PP. #1 and #2 are overexposed in areas. #3 is a nice. Remove the girl in the background in #4 she is blurred out.


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Jun 29, 2010 10:38 |  #6

korrektor wrote in post #10443161 (external link)
pretty horrendous. that's all i have to say.

How terribly helpful.

stripdshirt wrote in post #10443609 (external link)
I'd say they all need alot of PP. #1 and #2 are overexposed in areas. #3 is a nice. Remove the girl in the background in #4 she is blurred out.

Thanks for the advice, I'll see if I can't find some time to play with them more.


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Jun 29, 2010 11:08 |  #7

pretty horrendous. that's all i have to say.

Well you should have said even less. Thanks for being the reason that people like me don't feel like posting photos up. Too many pompous asses that think they're God's gift to photography feel the need to put down new people without offering any advice whatsoever. I really wish all the people like you would just gtfo and go to your own forum. You could call it "PerfectPhotogsOnly.co​m" or maybe something like "NobodyAsGoodAsMe.com"

To the OP: looks like a fun night. Maybe reduce exposure in #1 & 2? #3 looks great & love the perspective from #4.




  
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Jun 29, 2010 13:39 |  #8

dave421 wrote in post #10447435 (external link)
Well you should have said even less. Thanks for being the reason that people like me don't feel like posting photos up. Too many pompous asses that think they're God's gift to photography feel the need to put down new people without offering any advice whatsoever. I really wish all the people like you would just gtfo and go to your own forum. You could call it "PerfectPhotogsOnly.co​m" or maybe something like "NobodyAsGoodAsMe.com"

To the OP: looks like a fun night. Maybe reduce exposure in #1 & 2? #3 looks great & love the perspective from #4.

Honestly, if I could have anyone tell me what was wrong with a photo, I'd want him to tell me. Blunt, honest and straight to the truth. Hard to offer advice when there is so much that could be given that it turns more into a class then an online photog forum. Everyone starts everywhere, but unless you are told the honest truth instead of "great photo!" "beautiful!", you won't ever improve.


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Jun 29, 2010 14:46 |  #9

Agreed with all the above, i dont want "facebook" comments, if i post them here, i want them critiqued on their quality (or lack of) as a photo.


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Jun 29, 2010 16:04 |  #10

They're all just snaps so I won't be too critical like Misha. :p

#1 try a tighter crop, the truck is quite distracting. The image is a bit overexposed.

#2 Way overexposed, what your highlight.

Your WB is off in #3, 4, and #5.

#3 is probably the best out of the series if you fix the WB.


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Jun 29, 2010 16:06 |  #11

Gents, it's quite possible to provide truthful critique without being rude, and one word, snappy cheap shots help no one. One of the rules you agreed to abide by when you registered here was to not be a jerk. Please keep that in mind. If you don't like an image you're free to say so, but if you can't find a polite and appropriate way to say it, don't post. Better yet, if you don't like, specify why and offer tips to improve.


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Jun 29, 2010 18:51 |  #12

I'm not saying I want "facebook" comments, constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated. Saying they're "pretty horrendous" and leaving at that isn't helpful at all and is somewhat discouraging.

The actual input has been helpful and I will see if I can go back and try to put them in use for these shots. At the very least I have some tips for future pictures.


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Jun 29, 2010 18:58 as a reply to  @ Ouhei's post |  #13

What venue is that?


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Jun 29, 2010 20:17 |  #14

#4 has noise it looks like, but the ISO is only at 800. I think you were shooting up to get rid of the crowd in teh shot, but got kind of a bad angle of the subject. 1/30th is hard not to have camera shake or subjects moving.


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Jun 29, 2010 23:17 |  #15

Ouhei wrote in post #10434281 (external link)
Just some snaps from a concert I went to with some friends.

They're exactly what you said they were: snaps. Don't let the arrogance of a few discourage you from participating. They know full well the difference between offering a brutally honest critique and just being an ass. Grow up folks.


In trying to "perfect" or improve on shots in this situation, I'll go a slightly different direction than what has been said. You're there to document an event and capture images of people who have special meaning to you. Applying studio portrait philosophy to such an event might yield shots that are "less distracting" or more aesthetically appealing to the masses, but overall a much less meaningful photo for your album.

Decades from now the faces of your friends will still be interesting and you'll be glad you have that record of their appearance. But so will the car you were driving, the clothes people were wearing at the time, the signage of stores in the background, etc. Instead of trying to eliminate "distractions" and busy backgrounds, pay attention to the surroundings and try to incorporate more of what makes the event special. Think about seeing old "snaps" from the early 20th century and all the interesting things happening in the background... THANK GOD the photo police weren't on auto pilot back then pushing the same old tired methods of isolating every subject into a muddy puddle of bokeh.

The goal should be to make *interesting* photos. There's definitely no shortage of blowhard photographers on the internet forums who think they're da bomb just because they take pics of a few nekked women standing in front of some lights. How original. :rolleyes:

So my advice for the next concert: Less sky and bushes. More candid shots, more atmosphere. I agree with others about the white balance and highlights being blown, but that isn't what's really hurting these pics. Need to think about composition, the other stuff will improve with practice.

Keep shooting. :cool:




  
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