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My first photos, feeling a little insecure :\

 
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Feb 27, 2012 00:16 |  #1

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These are one of my first photos with my T2i Canon rebel the kit lense (85-55mm).
I did quite a bit of PP on the second image because mainly the ocean was overexposed. I'm not sure if I under exposed it too much?
I also think the images are not sharp enough, on the first one I used a slower shutter speed, trying to see if I could get a good blur in the movement of the waves, but I didn't.
Are these really bad?

Any critique is welcome.


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Feb 27, 2012 00:17 |  #2

You have to post the other code from Flickr.




  
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Feb 27, 2012 00:20 |  #3

Sorry about that! and thank you :)



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Feb 27, 2012 00:35 |  #4

First off don't feel insecure. We all have to start somewhere. You pictures are not bad by any means. The composition of the first one is a bit meh, not all that interesting. If you want to make the waves blur you will have to use a longer exposure than you did and also get way closer, like down where that person is in the picture. Also the middle of the day is not a good time to do that because your pictures will get way blown out unless you are using the right equipment, ie filters and all that jazz. This is just my thoughts though, everyone is a bit different and I am by no means an expert.

The second picture is nice. The color on the hill add to the picture but the train tracks catch my attention and want me to follow them.

Keep at it you will notice the change in your pictures!!




  
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Feb 27, 2012 01:29 |  #5

Welcome to the forum....the shots you shared are a good starting point. There are lots of little things that we all have to watch for. For example, in the second photo, the horizon is running downhill. The folks on the shore would need to prepare for the tsunami. Fortunately, that is an easy fix in the editing process. All decent photo editors have a horizon/level tool that will bring that back to where it needs to be. The down side of fixing that in the editing process, is that you will lose parts of the image in the rotation. That is one thing to try to get close in camera. Saves aggravation down the road. Early morning and evening light is much more pleasing than mid-day and again, it should help cut down on the editing necessary to get a pleasing shot.

Don't be insecure. Don't hesitate to share. And don't take things as a personal attack. Most folks here will do their best to give you good advice and steer you in the right direction.


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Feb 27, 2012 01:44 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #6

Wow. I am new here today and a newbie photographer, also a little insecure. Your second pic is really nice. I am not even going to try to citique as I know very little. However you have inspired me to post a few pics of my own for some advice. Thanks.


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Feb 27, 2012 01:55 |  #7

Can anyone explian or direct me to a help section that shows how to upload my picture into a thread


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Feb 27, 2012 02:07 |  #8

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Can anyone explian or direct me to a help section that shows how to upload my picture into a thread

Sure.....start here.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=51022

And then go here.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=163796


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Feb 27, 2012 08:12 |  #9

I would like to see the horizon straightened in the second pic. Kind of looks like the water is going to spill onto the land. Otherwise, not too shabby!


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Feb 27, 2012 14:30 |  #10

Roush611 wrote in post #13973859 (external link)
First off don't feel insecure. We all have to start somewhere. You pictures are not bad by any means. The composition of the first one is a bit meh, not all that interesting. If you want to make the waves blur you will have to use a longer exposure than you did and also get way closer, like down where that person is in the picture. Also the middle of the day is not a good time to do that because your pictures will get way blown out unless you are using the right equipment, ie filters and all that jazz. This is just my thoughts though, everyone is a bit different and I am by no means an expert.

The second picture is nice. The color on the hill add to the picture but the train tracks catch my attention and want me to follow them.

Keep at it you will notice the change in your pictures!!

Thanks for your feedback! I don't know what I was thinking, now that you mentioned it it makes sense I would have to be closer to the waves to get the blurr. And yea I realize it's not a good time of day I wish it would have been before the sun set.



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Feb 27, 2012 14:32 |  #11

Woolburr wrote in post #13974023 (external link)
Welcome to the forum....the shots you shared are a good starting point. There are lots of little things that we all have to watch for. For example, in the second photo, the horizon is running downhill. The folks on the shore would need to prepare for the tsunami. Fortunately, that is an easy fix in the editing process. All decent photo editors have a horizon/level tool that will bring that back to where it needs to be. The down side of fixing that in the editing process, is that you will lose parts of the image in the rotation. That is one thing to try to get close in camera. Saves aggravation down the road. Early morning and evening light is much more pleasing than mid-day and again, it should help cut down on the editing necessary to get a pleasing shot.

Don't be insecure. Don't hesitate to share. And don't take things as a personal attack. Most folks here will do their best to give you good advice and steer you in the right direction.

I did not even notice that about the horizon running downhill, thanks for pointing that out :).



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Feb 27, 2012 14:34 |  #12

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Wow. I am new here today and a newbie photographer, also a little insecure. Your second pic is really nice. I am not even going to try to citique as I know very little. However you have inspired me to post a few pics of my own for some advice. Thanks.

Thank you :). And I'm glad I inspired you to do so, can't wait to see them!



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Feb 27, 2012 21:26 |  #13

Fixed the horizon, I think!

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Here's one more. What should be different about it? When shooting a person with a scene behind, should I focus on both the background and subject, or just the subject and blur the background a little, which would look better?

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Feb 28, 2012 19:47 |  #14

I like the fix but that dead branch sticking up is the shot killer for me. One thing I always try to remember before I hit the shutter button, is there anything in the viewfinder I dont want in my shot.. I would have said the branch...and could have elimated it with two steps forward..or maybe more but you get the point. I like the shot otherwise. Nice colors, The angle of the hill takes your eyes to the tracks which lead you towards the water, and whats ahead.


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Feb 28, 2012 21:20 as a reply to  @ RACINGHART03's post |  #15

Love the Gaviota coast.




  
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