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Dec 08, 2010 16:14 |  #1

Please let me know what you think. I really don't know much of what I'm doing (I'll be honest). I would just like to hear from somebody who knows what they're talking about.

Thanks for taking the time.

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Dec 08, 2010 16:17 |  #2
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first one's just boring..nothing really good about it. 2nd one is alright but looks a bit washed out


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Dec 08, 2010 16:39 |  #3

Pointer? tips?




  
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Dec 08, 2010 17:13 as a reply to  @ Stevie-B's post |  #4

Are you asking about personal photos or to expand a business?


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Dec 08, 2010 17:17 |  #5

just personal




  
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Dec 08, 2010 17:23 |  #6

From an amateurs point of view:

Second one is better to me... better composition.

I agree that there is not much going on in the first one.
One thing that jumps out to me in the first shot is that the building structure looks like its on an angle ?


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Dec 08, 2010 17:29 |  #7

For a subject like the first one, shoot in portrait mode.
Turn on image editing and include exif with your images when posting.
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Dec 08, 2010 18:24 |  #8

I like the exposure and color in #1, very nice, but would prefer to see what the stack and building are sitting on. It would anchor the image.

#2 is interesting from a color point. That is one busy intersection. I like it.


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Dec 08, 2010 19:12 |  #9

The first one seems to have a halo around the stack. How did you post process this one?


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Dec 09, 2010 18:41 |  #10

i dont know why but i like the 2nd one...great shot interesting




  
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Dec 09, 2010 20:21 |  #11

The first screams "guassian blur" which is the brylcreem of blurring filters ie rather greasy. The second one seems to suffer from the bottom section where the white balance suddenly becomes normal and distracts from the overall scene. Apologies for my lack of enthusiasm.


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Dec 15, 2010 18:30 |  #12

corkneyfonz wrote in post #11425671 (external link)
The first screams "guassian blur" which is the brylcreem of blurring filters ie rather greasy. The second one seems to suffer from the bottom section where the white balance suddenly becomes normal and distracts from the overall scene. Apologies for my lack of enthusiasm.


No worries man. I suck, I know. Can't get better without knowing what I'm doing wrong. Your comments were actually very informative. Thank you.




  
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Dec 20, 2010 18:03 |  #13

dino211 wrote in post #11418866 (external link)
Turn on image editing and include exif with your images when posting.

Can you elaborate further? Still pretty new. Thanks




  
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Dec 21, 2010 03:22 |  #14

Hey Steve, I'm the opposite of you. I'm into photography but I can't wait to start learning some video -in the distant future when I buy a camera that supports it-. I'll try and keep the feedback appropriate for your said experience.

#1:Capture wise it's hard to say, it's just not that exciting really. You've just gotta work on that over time I guess, I can't think of how I can help with that. I just look at photographers I like and it will come with experience.

Processing seems weird, too much clarity or unsharp mask. Or maybe you've selected everything but the sky and tried to drag down the brightness of it and the selection just isn't ideal. If you turn on image editing I'll have a go at it -same with your 2nd one- and see if I can give you any pointers as far as that goes.

#2: Same sort of comment for the capture part as number one.

Did you do that selective correct white balance thing?


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