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Oct 27, 2020 02:17 |  #1

This is my very first post in any photo-related forum.
I’ve been asking lots of friends their thoughts about my photography but these people are not that honest, they don’t have the “eye” and I’m not looking for someone to be nice to me.. I need the “bad” (not literally bad) comments. Those comments are the ones that are going to make me improve.

So, I started my beautiful photo-Journey about a year ago (I am a newbie). The camera that I use is a canon 1000D( or XS) and the kit 18-55 lens.
I am going to leave some samples of my favorite and my most liked photographs. Tell my what’s good and point me out what’s bad. Focus on the negative things.. thank you in advance !!

PS. Both photos were exported for Instagram, I hope the size is okay.


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Oct 30, 2020 13:33 |  #2

I'm no expert by any means, so consider that when reading my response....lol

The first picture to me, again - just my opinion, I find the flower blocking her left eye very distracting. Other than that, love the color, composition and your model.

For the second, the light pole and car draws my focus away from the subject, distracting to me. Personally, I'm not a fan of a BW photo with this much grain and "softness", also, I would prefer her face to be more in focus.

Just my .02 cents, please take this as constructive critique's and not meat to be criticism.




  
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Oct 30, 2020 18:05 |  #3

I like the use of "grain" in the second shot... interesting. The first seems a bit flat. Interesting composition but not sure about the color compression that is going on. Not sure that was the best choice. I am looking for anything white... but its not there. But good creativity in my book. Keep at it.




  
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Nov 04, 2020 20:19 |  #4

Just in case, this forum has sub-forum for what you were asking for.
I can't comment on photos where beauty is involved. I'm getting slightly blind.
So far so goof. Not too ordinary.


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Nov 27, 2020 14:28 as a reply to  @ post 19157945 |  #5

So kind words, thank you so much! These were taken with a 1000D and a 18-55 (the kit lens anyway)
Tomorrow I’m getting a D750(50k clicks) with the nifty fifty and a nissin d700A kit for 700€, I think it’s great..
I’m gonna post soon again :-)




  
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Jan 04, 2021 13:30 |  #6

I don't have the "eye" either but will share some critical thoughts with you on these two.

1. Seems under exposed, why is she looking puzzled at flowers? Might have been better for her to pose with the flower instead of at it.
2. Car headlights are a huge distraction and not the subject of the photo. Unfortunately there doesn't appear a good way to crop it out.




  
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Jan 30, 2021 13:34 |  #7

Agreed with what others have already said. The first one is dark and flat—I'd increase the exposure, relying on the histogram to get a center-weighted average tone (if you look at the histogram as it is now, the tones are weighted toward the left side, which represents shadow/dark tones. The flower in front of her eye is indeed distracting, but aside from that, I like the composition you chose!

Love the mood and texture in the second one. The headlights are bright, but IMO they'd be more distracting if the streetlights weren't in the frame. The headlights complement the streetlights and frame the subject in an interesting way. It might be worth cropping the bottom to just above or just below her metal wristband.




  
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Apr 20, 2021 12:55 |  #8

Pretty much others have nailed the critiques, but honestly, overall I like both shots a lot. I don't mind the street light too much and I actually like the headlights, makes your eyes move around a bit which I am ok with. The flower over the eye in photo 1 I do find a negative. The first shot is a little flat, but I don't think that hurts it too much, it sorta fits the mood.


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May 14, 2021 13:13 |  #9

First shot the blocked eye is distracting, the second shot, very interesting, it could be the opening for a number of different stories.


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May 14, 2021 13:51 |  #10

Channel One wrote in post #19235517 (external link)
First shot the blocked eye is distracting, the second shot, very interesting, it could be the opening for a number of different stories.

I agree about the blocked eye. Otherwise an attractive photo.


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