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Mar 14, 2008 18:40 |  #1

i'm pretty new to photography and i've found myself drawn to birds and landscapes

i've posted a few in both forums with very limited feedback.......how am i meant to improve?




  
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Mar 14, 2008 18:48 |  #2

First if you are posting in the image sharing section it can be important to state that you encourage comments and criticism. Many people will not post C&C unless it is requested. There are some people who get upset if you comment when they only wanted to share.

Try posting in the Critique Corner. You will get more constructive advise rather than "nice photo".

The best way to improve however is to look at others pictures that you do like. Analyze what you see that is different from your pictures. It may be composition, exposure, lighting or whatever. They search or post questions about those subjects.


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Mar 14, 2008 20:17 |  #3

skyblue wrote in post #5116977 (external link)
i'm pretty new to photography and i've found myself drawn to birds and landscapes

i've posted a few in both forums with very limited feedback.......how am i meant to improve?

Those two shares also seem to have a significant amount of traffic, which can make it difficult for your shots to get attention. At times, I've also found that being known in that section of the board has more to do with receiving comments than does the quality of the shots.

Use the critique forum, yes, but also take an active role in those sections that interest you. If you find a thread with someone else seeking C&C, and you think you have something to offer, jump in. While you may be new to POTN and new to photography, you are still entitled to have an opinion and to participate. We were all new here at one time, but we knew what we liked and what we didn't long before we were first members.


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Mar 14, 2008 20:24 as a reply to  @ ibdb's post |  #4

Just did a quick search -- at this point you have 49 total posts since joining. 28 of those posts were new threads you started, leaving only 21 posts where you might have commented on someone else's shot.

As someone who may be new to photography, I can completely understand feeling like you might not be qualified to comment -- I see some outstanding work here that I don't know what I could offer to improve. But taking the time to participate and offer comments will go a long way towards getting known and getting comments in return.


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Mar 14, 2008 23:36 |  #5

David raises a good point though, participation is key.
Even if you just remark re: your own awe of others bird shots etc.. by replying to and commenting on others images it breeds replies to your own threads.

It's like Karma :)


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Mar 15, 2008 10:38 |  #6

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5118628 (external link)
David raises a good point though, participation is key.
Even if you just remark re: your own awe of others bird shots etc.. by replying to and commenting on others images it breeds replies to your own threads.

It's like Karma :)

Great. :|

Now there will be no living with him. ;)



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Mar 16, 2008 00:07 |  #7

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #5118628 (external link)
David raises a good point. . .

Awwww, shucks. . . :oops:

T.D. wrote in post #5120474 (external link)
Great. :|

Now there will be no living with him. ;)

:p:p:p

:lol::lol:


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Mar 16, 2008 02:16 as a reply to  @ ibdb's post |  #8

skyblue wrote in post #5116977 (external link)
i've posted a few in both forums with very limited feedback.......how am i meant to improve?

Look at other peoples shots for compositional ideas, get image books which show the shooter style and borrow the approaches you like, experiment, learn to use your gear and shoot, shoot, shoot ... anything, and just to practice ... and look, look, look at what you shot. Learn to Use photoshop or similar to extract all the goodness from a shot. Improve yourself.


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