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Feb 09, 2011 13:40 |  #1

I'm new to photography and I would love for all you experts out there to give me some feedback on these pics that I took a few weeks ago. What could I do to make them better? Thanks!!

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Feb 09, 2011 14:13 |  #2

Not really a C&C but wanted to share in case you haven't seen it. Check this video out. http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=5DjM5VLtmew (external link)


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Feb 10, 2011 09:57 |  #3

TomCross13 wrote in post #11809800 (external link)
Not really a C&C but wanted to share in case you haven't seen it. Check this video out. http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=5DjM5VLtmew (external link)

Thanks! That has some good tips.


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Feb 10, 2011 11:30 |  #4

#2 actually is very good. as for #1, the lighting is rather flat. What time of day were you shooting? other than that, good focus, good composition. just not as interesting as #2.


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Feb 10, 2011 13:21 |  #5

geesr wrote in post #11815755 (external link)
#2 actually is very good. as for #1, the lighting is rather flat. What time of day were you shooting? other than that, good focus, good composition. just not as interesting as #2.

Thanks for you comments. I can't remember exactly when it was shot, but sometime around the middle of the day. How can I avoid flat lighting?


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Feb 10, 2011 17:59 |  #6

I really like the second, great capture.


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Feb 11, 2011 06:42 |  #7

#2 is good but I'd crop off 1/3 of the left blurry part of the tree trunk. It might make a square crop but I think it would be an improvement.


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Feb 11, 2011 06:55 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #8

They are both nice and sharp, but I would take down the exposer of #1 a little with a curve. I think the body of #1 looks good but see if you can get the water to have a little more contrast in it. When I first got my DSLR I shot something very similar to #2 and it looked good B/W. I don’t know if that’s your style or not but it’s an option.

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Feb 11, 2011 07:12 |  #9

rc9999 wrote in post #11816459 (external link)
Thanks for you comments. I can't remember exactly when it was shot, but sometime around the middle of the day. How can I avoid flat lighting?

Middle of the day isn't a great time to take photos since the sun is high up, very strong, harsh light that washes out colours. If your subject is shaded or is overcast, that would be fine.
If you must shot during that time, do you already have a circular polarizer? I have it even on my cheap 18-55mm lens and get great results!

still love #2 though!!


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Feb 11, 2011 08:51 |  #10

1. Nice shot. I like it. Maybe the duck could be a little more to the left of the frame. Maybe bump up the colors just a little bit, the water looks a little dull.
2. Good macro shot.

Google rule of thirds. Not all subjects need to be in the center of the frame.


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Feb 12, 2011 07:53 |  #11

corkneyfonz wrote in post #11818280 (external link)
I really like the second, great capture.

Thanks!

Qbx wrote in post #11821294 (external link)
#2 is good but I'd crop off 1/3 of the left blurry part of the tree trunk. It might make a square crop but I think it would be an improvement.

I thought there might have been too much trunk on the left. I will give it a shot and see how it turns out. Thanks for the C&C!

BOWEN30D wrote in post #11821323 (external link)
They are both nice and sharp, but I would take down the exposer of #1 a little with a curve. I think the body of #1 looks good but see if you can get the water to have a little more contrast in it. When I first got my DSLR I shot something very similar to #2 and it looked good B/W. I don’t know if that’s your style or not but it’s an option.

I agree...the water does look pretty blah. B/W generally isn't my style, but I'll try it out. Thanks!

geesr wrote in post #11821379 (external link)
Middle of the day isn't a great time to take photos since the sun is high up, very strong, harsh light that washes out colours. If your subject is shaded or is overcast, that would be fine.
If you must shot during that time, do you already have a circular polarizer? I have it even on my cheap 18-55mm lens and get great results!

still love #2 though!!

I don't have a circular polarizer....but probably will pick one up soon because I do tend to find myself shooting a lot during the middle of the day (kid's soccer too).

Crystal W Photography wrote in post #11821844 (external link)
1. Nice shot. I like it. Maybe the duck could be a little more to the left of the frame. Maybe bump up the colors just a little bit, the water looks a little dull.
2. Good macro shot.

Google rule of thirds. Not all subjects need to be in the center of the frame.

I tend to break the rule of thirds a lot...I'll keep that in mind next time. Thanks!


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Feb 25, 2011 18:12 |  #12

HEy RC9999! How did the shots from the trail come out?


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Feb 26, 2011 10:33 as a reply to  @ Racer46's post |  #13

Nice pictures overall.

#1 Has a little bit too much empty space on the top right. Next time see if you can change the angle or wait until the goose turns a bit to fill it in a little more. Play around with the contrast, a bit flat but easy enough to fix.

#2 Nice angle. Diagonal adds interest to the picture, great job. Would have liked to capture all of the Daddy Longleg's legs (they are cut off a little). Blurred tree is ok, but I would have preferred it to in focus. Background is great.


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Feb 26, 2011 12:14 |  #14

Nice work


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Feb 26, 2011 12:48 as a reply to  @ NY Irish's post |  #15

I like 1.
For 2 I would suggest changing the angle. I think it would provide a better perspective from a different angle.




  
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