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Aug 07, 2009 20:01 |  #1

Hello, I'm pretty new to this Forum thread, i've done some Buy/Sell Transactions, but nothing beyond that. Thought i would try out this to get some critique on Composition, Editing, Colors, Lighting, etc, whatever i can to build off. Any feedback would be appreciated. :)

These are some skate shots from our last Miami trip.

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Aug 07, 2009 21:14 |  #2

i like them, but #1 needs to be straighten, also with #1 dealing with the vanishing point on the left i do not like the street light, would have cropped it out

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Aug 07, 2009 21:48 as a reply to  @ JeffCanon's post |  #3
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#2 needs to be color corrected, and the comp is suffering a lot. I would've avoided framing him right in those really busy trees.


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Aug 07, 2009 22:17 as a reply to  @ jbergdoll's post |  #4

Jeff: Yeah, i do see what you mean with the light pole, and it was handheld out of looking for an angle, got close to staright as i thought :oops:. But yeah i came down and skated in that redbull contest at the Ice Palace, had a blast haha.

jberg: I honestly couldn't tell you if the colors were right, i either had my video card nudged or my monitor calibrated wrong, my colors are horribly off lately, bout time to update on that. And on the Comp note, i see how the tree's can distract from the main subject, it was difficult not to without being parallel with him or a higher vantage, tree's all around the area, and probably wasn't the best angle for that.

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Aug 08, 2009 15:03 |  #5
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Mothafizzy wrote in post #8420446 (external link)
jberg: I honestly couldn't tell you if the colors were right, i either had my video card nudged or my monitor calibrated wrong, my colors are horribly off lately, bout time to update on that. And on the Comp note, i see how the tree's can distract from the main subject, it was difficult not to without being parallel with him or a higher vantage, tree's all around the area, and probably wasn't the best angle for that.

Thank you for the Critiquing. ;)

It definitely looks like a tough place to shoot, everywhere around you is busy especially with that graffiti'd up wall in the background and to the right. Your shortcomings in the color on it is mainly just white balance. A bit too much on the purple side. That is a spot that I would shoot at night and light it up, assuming you've got a good lighting kit of at least 2 flashes. There always are those spots that are really tough to shoot... just gotta challenge yourself to think a bit more outside the box!


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Aug 08, 2009 15:11 |  #6

Awesome shots, but if it were me I'd get closer to the stairs they were grinding and angle the camera so you get a good shot of the bottom of their board with the expressions on their faces behind it. Just another option you can take.




  
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Aug 08, 2009 15:13 |  #7

I like em, maybe just a slightly tighter crop on both.
I think square format would look sick on the first


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Aug 08, 2009 18:50 |  #8

closer crop from left side in would look better on number one. the branches from the palm trees seem distracting


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Aug 08, 2009 20:58 |  #9

i dont know, it may just be me, but do they seem to be lacking motion ie a little fake, im not saying they are but they just seem to be lacking some speed or movement


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taccca wrote in post #8424639 (external link)
i dont know, it may just be me, but do they seem to be lacking motion ie a little fake, im not saying they are but they just seem to be lacking some speed or movement

The idea is to freeze action...


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Aug 09, 2009 11:28 as a reply to  @ jbergdoll's post |  #11

Thank you for the feedback on these from everyone, it's greatly appreciated.

But now that i see my photos from another computer, it's almost not even the same photo, there is something wrong with my computer i suppose.

For the 2nd photo, i would have loved to light it up at night, but we we're only in Miami for a couple days, and i am limit to a single flash at this time haha. But, i'm pretty sure if i took the time i could have conjured a different/better angle for the comp overall.

As for the motion, it's hard to depict majorly an actionable subject when it's a simple ledge trick like these, but if your trying to think they just simply went up there and stood there while i took the picture, that is not the case ;)


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Aug 09, 2009 20:11 |  #12

First one is my favourite.


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Aug 09, 2009 20:50 |  #13

Mothafizzy wrote in post #8427030 (external link)
As for the motion, it's hard to depict majorly an actionable subject when it's a simple ledge trick like these, but if your trying to think they just simply went up there and stood there while i took the picture, that is not the case ;)

no im not trying to say these are fake, i skateboard aswell and i know these arent posed, im just saying that even though thay are composed well; that from a skaters perception they are frozen a little to much and dont quite appeal to me, maybe if you got lower that would add some more action/excitment

but thats just me, u may have been aiming for something different and thats fine, my skating shots that i PP'ed the life out of got raged to hell on here yet it was what my mates wanted and they liked them


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Aug 09, 2009 22:35 as a reply to  @ taccca's post |  #14

Ha, i feel you man, i know what your saying, i honestly think that if was about a foot or less lower and a couple feet closer on the first, it would have been a better shot, but i know what your trying to get across, it's just a hard one to explain.

And it's really just ones perspective on it; some people prefer more tight framed comps, others may be more about a looser, foreground and brackground positive photo, to each their own man. Nothing will please everyone. I get different feedback on here than Skate Perception anyday, i like the harsher critiquing though.


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Aug 10, 2009 06:48 |  #15

#1 definately needs to be straightened. cool shots though.




  
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