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Dec 14, 2012 22:25 |  #1

OK i'm definitely still a beginner. So, critique what I have so far please! is it at least a good effort? Point out where I need improvement in the focusing of the image. I used 50mm f/1.8 lens on the first two dog pictures and the 55-250mm on the rest, just messing with it.

Any advice or suggestions also welcomed.

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I think it would have been better if the top of his head wasn't cropped..but I couldn't get a better one of him moving so much.

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Dec 15, 2012 10:25 |  #2

Just keep going, you've already shown you understand aperture and proper exposure...

The best advice I can give you in becoming better:

Pick a few photo's that you really like (don't overdo it, stay realistic)

Try to recreate them and evaluate your result

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Dec 15, 2012 16:25 |  #3

But if I try to recreate them I will get the same results because I would be aiming for the same? I mean I took several of each and these are the best ones I was able to get from each. I was hoping to get some specific "critique" in this section like what I could have done differtly in each? Or what you personally don't like..
But thanks, I'm still practicing especially trying to get good focus on moving animals.



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Dec 15, 2012 18:25 |  #4

Katalyst may be referring to recreating other peoples images that you really like.

You are off to a good start. I would like to see a little more space around the subject. It is OK to fudge on rule of thirds a bit to when cropping to balance empty space or to save the cute little tuft of fur on top of the head. It isn't always an option but when you do have the option play with some different crops and see what you think.

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Dec 15, 2012 18:59 |  #5

Ohh ok that makes sense, sorry I misinterpreted that. I've been looking a photos in this forum a lot and saved a couple that I'm going to try a shot at to see if I can get something similar :).

Just to make sure I got this one this time, are you suggesting I try to steer away from the rule of thirds?



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Dec 15, 2012 19:20 |  #6

The rule of thirds is a good guideline and it can be powerful. Think rule of thirds next time you watch TV. It is everywhere. If it weren't powerful no one would use it. But when using the rule of thirds would dictate that body parts are chopped off or the subject seems crowded it is time to fudge a little. Giving yourself a little cropping space when shooting a photo will give you more options when cropping.


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Dec 15, 2012 21:33 |  #7

Oh ok, got what you mean! Thanks



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Dec 17, 2012 10:22 |  #8

Hi there,
Actually... i had to come back to edit. When i looked at the larger photo in flickr, I realized what I thought was a spider was a dew drop or raindrop. LOL.

I thought it was a spider b/c I see the hint of a thread of a web at the top of the flower that distracted me!!

Anyhow, if the thread isn't intended, maybe clone it out? Otherwise, people like me might start to see / look for things that aren't there (like a spider) and may think you missed a good shot. :D

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Dec 17, 2012 20:57 |  #9

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Hi there,
Actually... i had to come back to edit. When i looked at the larger photo in flickr, I realized what I thought was a spider was a dew drop or raindrop. LOL.

I thought it was a spider b/c I see the hint of a thread of a web at the top of the flower that distracted me!!

Anyhow, if the thread isn't intended, maybe clone it out? Otherwise, people like me might start to see / look for things that aren't there (like a spider) and may think you missed a good shot. :D

Love rose!

Wow I didn't even notice that, thanks for catching on it :) I edited my post and changed the picture where I cloned it out. It was probably from the window that was between the camera and the flower, wouldn't stop raining so that was the only way to shoot it:lol:



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Dec 18, 2012 12:47 as a reply to  @ Naraly's post |  #10

I agree about giving the subjects more space, the framing is super tight.also, try and get the eyes and nose in the dogs photos, hard but worth it;) Dogs work for yummy treats;)


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