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Nov 17, 2013 21:42 |  #1

Hey guys! This is my second posting of my pictures. I can already see an improvement in my photography. Tell me what you guys think. Be brutally honest. Don't be afraid to be very critical. ;)

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Nov 17, 2013 22:37 |  #2

Aside from 1 and 4 I'm not really sure what the intended subject is. They're all under exposed and the white balance is a little off. Some, though not out of focus appear blurry, probably due to camera shake. What I like about 1 and 4 is that you filled the frame nicely with the subjects and captured a nice moment. The t3i has a pop up flash. But it doesn't appear that you took advantage of that. I didn't see your previous photos so I cannot comment on progress. That's my .02, but with a discount! lol


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Nov 17, 2013 23:42 |  #3

Be careful of your surroundings. For example the players in the backdrop of number 1 are distracting. Number 2 with the rear end of someone are odd and unnecessary. Surroundings cam kill a photograph.


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Nov 18, 2013 17:18 |  #4

Thank you for that feedback! I appreciate it :) Does anyone else have any comments?


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Nov 18, 2013 19:13 |  #5

I didn't notice the people in the background on #1, but I did notice the railing going through the young mans' head. Also focus is a bit soft.
I like the expression on the last one, but I would delete 2 because nothing is in focus, and 3 because it looks like a photo of a net.
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Nov 18, 2013 20:55 |  #6

Due to the blurry nature of the photos my first thought is to speed up your shutter speed. That will help your sharpness. Adjust your fstop and iso accordingly.




  
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Nov 18, 2013 22:44 |  #7

I'm loving the feedback! I've already learned so much! Does anyone have anymore suggestions? :)


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Nov 18, 2013 22:53 |  #8

I am not an expert, but one thing that has helped me besides personal feedback and reading magazines or articles is actually studying the images of what I am interested in photographing most.

If it's people, really take a long hard look at people poses, environments, situations, lighting, etc. Especially if you would like to work up to getting paid for your time.

If it's automobiles, take a look at the images that get your attention most. Angles, lines, lighting, shading, backgrounds, etc.

Either way, studying how others see different perspectives, angles, and not only looking through the viewfinder but actually composing shots before you click the shutter helps as well.

Also, think outside the box. Don't be afraid to experiment.




  
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Nov 19, 2013 15:35 |  #9

I like #3 best because, although it's not a great photo technically, it shows that you have begun looking for interesting compositions; viewing things from different angles, thinking outside the box. Keep up the good effort! Your practice will pay off.




  
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Nov 19, 2013 18:54 |  #10

Thank you to everyone! I think I have more than enough to use for my next set of photos! :)

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Nov 20, 2013 10:39 |  #11

One place I have gleaned inspiration besides POTN is actually Pinterest. I can put in any specific topic and get suggestions for poses, or tips and hints.
I get my technical details and general knowledge from here, but if I am just looking for good old fashioned inspiration on a pose for a specific set, I go there.
As for these photos, all of them are soft to some extent.
Continue to look for unique compositions and watch those backgrounds. Most of these are pretty busy from a background perspective. Don't be afraid to raise or lower your camera level to get better backgrounds.


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Nov 20, 2013 15:42 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #12

I agree with everything that has been said. The images are very soft and flat. I don't think the your lighting situation helps at all. Unfortunately they all look like they were taken with a phone. Keep at it though!


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Nov 20, 2013 16:37 |  #13

You have an eye for things that may be interesting but still lack the technical skill to get the most out of it - and it is like how to learn to ride a bike or get the proper golf swing... practice and practice and learn to take a number of elements into consideration at the same time.
Like: getting exposure and focus right AND look for the best composition and background.
In #1 you caught a great facial expression but the bar in the background is jarring, focus is somewhat soft and the shot is underexposed.
#2 is interesting for the attention in the faces of the girls, but again focus and exposure can be improved and the blue bulge in the bottom right hand corner is interfering with the composition.
In #3 the net and the team huddle can make it interesting, Here you got to consider DOF and get a bit more of the team in the frame.
#4 is underexposed but a nice composition with interesting facial expressions. DOF is too shallow and should include the second girl.
In all shots the white balance could be better: shoot RAW and "auto" white balance as the easiest solution.
Please include EXIF in your images or when you don't know how when uploading, include them in a caption under each shot: focal length, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. These details are essential in getting more "to the point" comments.


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Nov 20, 2013 19:53 |  #14

Okay. I appreciate it! What are EXIFs?


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Nov 20, 2013 19:58 |  #15
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TheGreekCollection wrote in post #16467877 (external link)
Okay. I appreciate it! What are EXIFs?

focal length, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. These details are essential in getting more "to the point" comments.

Basically all the information the camera stores for each image. It tells us what settings you were using.

and i still have a hard time with composition. thats probably the hardest thing for me.

one book that really helped me was "understanding Exposure" Bryan peterson.... im sure everyone on this forum knows that book or will know about it



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