stathunter wrote in post #7611087
statement......ok let me be honest here. As someone who shoots photojournalism-- I would say they are ok. When shooting pj work-- every photo should stand on its own and tell a story. You have parts of the puzzle here but not one that really just tells a story.
A wild guess would tell me that you are a little uncomfortable taking photos in public-- I understand-- you will get more comfortable with you the more you do it.
I think you are taking a nice step in documenting your commute-- but I can picture it in my mind a with a little more depth. sorry to ramble.
I greatly appreciate the honesty and I need it. I know they aren't good. I've always loved Travis Ruse's work but with a 350d and a crappy lens, I couldn't really get many adequately-lit and in-focus shots. Now that I blew $1400 on a 40d and 17-55 f/2.8, I promised myself I would -- yes, get over my discomfort -- and start shooting strangers. I am pretty uncomfortable still, but I surprised myself yesterday with my ability to raise the camera straight up to people's faces. Yesterday unfortunately, even though it was rush hour, wasn't crowded enough for me to get a lot of good close ups of people without having to walk up to them, ruin the moment, raise my camera and take a pic. Some of my best pics ended up out of focus because the camera focused on the wrong thing repeatedly. Do you often use MF while doing pj?