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A few of my shots, please C&C :)

 
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Jul 16, 2010 08:20 |  #1

Hey there, I'm fairly new to photography at a decent level. Have always had camera's and had a few DSLR's just was never interested enough. Am really into it now, so hopefully you can provide me some C&C on these photos and help me on my learning curve! (PS, disregard differing watermarks, just playing around to find something i like.)

The first set of images - B&W - were a set of images I took to pass the time when I was lock outside at around dusk. I would have loved to get a large DOF on some of the images, but the lack of a tripod didn't really help me out!

The second set I took today around the garden.

In hindsight I think my PP is a bit over the top, but I'm not sure.

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Jul 16, 2010 08:24 |  #2

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Jul 16, 2010 10:21 |  #3

Alot of photos to consider in one post, so I will touch on the two that stood out to me.

#1. What bothers me about this shot is the mid focus. You have used a good DOF on this shot, just in the wrong place IMO. I think a photo's focus should either take you somewhere or bring you from somewhere. By that I mean focus either to the front of the scene or the rear. With this one veiwers are just placed in the middle with nowhere to go.

#3 Nice tones and contrast between the leafs and the bricks. Good detail, nice crop and the angle works well here. The only problem I have is (IMO) it is just a touch underexposed. Just a bit of the "mid focus" like I mentioned about the first photo, but in this one with it being less dramatic and only in the top corner it does not setract to much. My favorite from the group. NIce shot.


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Jul 16, 2010 10:30 |  #4

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Alot of photos to consider in one post, so I will touch on the two that stood out to me.

#1. What bothers me about this shot is the mid focus. You have used a good DOF on this shot, just in the wrong place IMO. I think a photo's focus should either take you somewhere or bring you from somewhere. By that I mean focus either to the front of the scene or the rear. With this one veiwers are just placed in the middle with nowhere to go.

#3 Nice tones and contrast between the leafs and the bricks. Good detail, nice crop and the angle works well here. The only problem I have is (IMO) it is just a touch underexposed. Just a bit of the "mid focus" like I mentioned about the first photo, but in this one with it being less dramatic and only in the top corner it does not setract to much. My favorite from the group. NIce shot.

Thanks heaps for that - Quite new to techniques and where to use what aperture etc - so that helps a great deal. Cheers!

#3 is my favourite shot too!


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Jul 16, 2010 22:54 |  #5

You are not necessarily stuck with a shallow depth of field. I thought you might like to know what affects depth of field.
The shorter (wider) your focal length the deeper your depth of field.
The smaller your aperture (larger number) the deeper your depth of field.
So, if you want more of your image in focus...Use a wide angle and as small and aperture as you can get away with without dropping shutter speed too low, focus about 1/3 of the way into the scene and shoot.
Just another tool for experimentation. Hope it helps.
After looking at your exif, I see you were playing with your nifty fifty. :) You were pretty much up against the wall in terms of DOF. If you have a stationary subject, a flat surface and the camera's timer can serve as a makeshift tripod.


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Jul 17, 2010 02:08 |  #6

Good stuff. I like em all, if on the first one if you had focused on the second bulb from front it would have been perfection in my opinion. :)
Number four if I had to choose my least fav and first and last for my top two.
I really like your style and eye.




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Jul 17, 2010 02:46 |  #7

poloman wrote in post #10551602 (external link)
You are not necessarily stuck with a shallow depth of field. I thought you might like to know what affects depth of field.
The shorter (wider) your focal length the deeper your depth of field.
The smaller your aperture (larger number) the deeper your depth of field.
So, if you want more of your image in focus...Use a wide angle and as small and aperture as you can get away with without dropping shutter speed too low, focus about 1/3 of the way into the scene and shoot.
Just another tool for experimentation. Hope it helps.
After looking at your exif, I see you were playing with your nifty fifty. :) You were pretty much up against the wall in terms of DOF. If you have a stationary subject, a flat surface and the camera's timer can serve as a makeshift tripod.

Thanks for the info - most of it I do know already. But i found myself to be stuck with a high aperture as the light was fading and I didnt really want to crank up the ISO passed 1600.

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Good stuff. I like em all, if on the first one if you had focused on the second bulb from front it would have been perfection in my opinion. :)
Number four if I had to choose my least fav and first and last for my top two.
I really like your style and eye.

Thank :) Means a lot other photographers appreciating my work!


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Jul 17, 2010 21:30 |  #8

i like them all


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Jul 19, 2010 07:46 |  #9

telephoto500 wrote in post #10555766 (external link)
i like them all

Thank you :)


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Jul 19, 2010 20:27 |  #10

the lighting and tint really connects me with the photos...
Any inperfections in them just brings me closer to the reality that you were in when these photos were taken, sometimes the most moving and influencing photographs aren't the most technical.


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