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Mr. O

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Feb 28, 2006
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i think i may have taken the last picture in auto...:noes:
any thoughts or ideas? i'm a newb so anything is good.

thanks for looking!

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charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
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1.
a. Interesting subject matter
b. The shot is 2-2.5' crooked, which is fucking distracting
c. The subject is symmetrical and shooting it from "middle-ish front" screams symmetry, but you didn't shoot it from centre. Looks sloppy.
d. White balance needs to be cooled off to balance those floodlights
e. Seems a little underexposed
f. Random unnecessary shit in the shot, could try to fill the frame with the building more and ditch some of the shit to the left and right, and less foreground/sky

2.
a. Cool monument thing, so how about you show us it instead of having it so small in the frame with random shit in the foreground / left+right
b. Nice symmetry on the path and grass

3.
a. What is this even a shot of? A lamp post? How about you show us it then
b. wtf angle
c. wtf random shit in the shot again (buildings)

4.
a. What is this even a shot of? The wheel / building lights and reflections? How about you show us then instead of wasting all that space with random crap that doesn't add to the shot

5.
a. Ok, cool... Not sure what to say... the exposure seems good
 

Pikel

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May 25, 2003
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1 is crooked as hell and it makes me want to immediately press R and rotate it :o

I would like 2 if you cropped it a little different/tighter I think.

3 doesn't quite work but I see what you're going for.

Same with 4, way too much dark space imo.

I like 5 alright actually :dunno:
 
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Mr. O

Mr. O

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thanks alot guys. i'll give it another go this week!
i'll definitely focus on the framing / capturing the main pt of the image.. not too sure on how to work on exposure at this point in time... i've messed with it a few times but never noticed anything different in the pictures...:hsughno:
 

Cicada

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#1 - pelfed like whoa
#2 - would have been nice a little tighter, or the statue/sculpture exposed more.
#3 - tighter crop, clone out the flare and bring the lamp post out more, it starts to blend into the bg.
#4 - also cropped tighter. I find the railings/stairs on the left of the river/wash/channel distracting.
#5 - nice exposure
 

Cicada

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also. for 2. if cropping closer. would it be best to continue w/ the wide angle lense? thanks!
after a while i guess youll find what you like to shoot, and then you can specialize your lens selection. I know you have the 18-200, so that covers pretty much everything. you can either continue to shoot wide and crop later, or just make a mental note when you compose to decide if there's any other distractions and just zoom in :o
 

Cicada

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Unless he's shooting in p/av/tv and doest understand how exposure compensation works?
 
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Mr. O

Mr. O

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thanks for the feedback, it's rained every day off since the first pics. so here is some food. let me know what you think. once the rain ends i plan to retake the photos in the first post...:hsd:
and it was delicious!!
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Marix

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May 23, 2006
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There's something "off" and flat about them, (and they're really noisy but I guess you can't help that)

White balance is dodgy too. Tthose white plates should be white.

The main thing is:
a) hold the camera straight. And if you INSIST on tilting, at least make it deliberate. Those slightly tilted photos look terrible and careless. Photo 1 is a good example - looks like everything is sliding to the right.

b) Watch your backgrounds... photo 7 is a good example. Subject is that bowl of food, but there's half a bowl of something else sticking in the frame. It wouldn't take much effort to clear up the background, or move your camera position to frame the subject better.

c) focus. Sure, small DOF and lots of bokeh is nice, but sometimes it's distracting too. Small DOF is just a tool to draw your attention towards something and away from everyone else. 6 is a good example of where you have used this tool badly. A HUGE out-of-focus brown thing at the front takes up most of the image, and your attention wanders to a green bean and a mushroom stalk.. not exactly exciting and it doesn't make for a good picture.

Hope that was useful. The main point is *THINK* before you click. What is the subject? Why am I showing it? Is the subject clear (i.e. background and foreground)? Where do I want the viewer to look? What do I want in/out of focus?
 

hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
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I just had to comment on this one. It's like you put the camera right under some guy's balls and took a picture of his dick. You took the phrase "food porn" to a completely new level :rofl:

The fact that the majority of that shot is out of focus and in your face makes it a really bad picture.
 

Marix

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May 23, 2006
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I just had to comment on this one. It's like you put the camera right under some guy's balls and took a picture of his dick. You took the phrase "food porn" to a completely new level :rofl:

The fact that the majority of that shot is out of focus and in your face makes it a really bad picture.

:rofl: dude, how does your mind work?
 
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Mr. O

Mr. O

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Feb 28, 2006
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Stuck in, So Cal
I just had to comment on this one. It's like you put the camera right under some guy's balls and took a picture of his dick. You took the phrase "food porn" to a completely new level :rofl:

The fact that the majority of that shot is out of focus and in your face makes it a really bad picture.


i'm not sure what to do with this feedback... :ugh2: but i'll def work on the focusing?


food porn?:rofl:.......:ugh:
 
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Mr. O

Mr. O

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Feb 28, 2006
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Stuck in, So Cal
There's something "off" and flat about them, (and they're really noisy but I guess you can't help that)

White balance is dodgy too. Tthose white plates should be white.

The main thing is:
a) hold the camera straight. And if you INSIST on tilting, at least make it deliberate. Those slightly tilted photos look terrible and careless. Photo 1 is a good example - looks like everything is sliding to the right.

b) Watch your backgrounds... photo 7 is a good example. Subject is that bowl of food, but there's half a bowl of something else sticking in the frame. It wouldn't take much effort to clear up the background, or move your camera position to frame the subject better.

c) focus. Sure, small DOF and lots of bokeh is nice, but sometimes it's distracting too. Small DOF is just a tool to draw your attention towards something and away from everyone else. 6 is a good example of where you have used this tool badly. A HUGE out-of-focus brown thing at the front takes up most of the image, and your attention wanders to a green bean and a mushroom stalk.. not exactly exciting and it doesn't make for a good picture.

Hope that was useful. The main point is *THINK* before you click. What is the subject? Why am I showing it? Is the subject clear (i.e. background and foreground)? Where do I want the viewer to look? What do I want in/out of focus?


the advice is great thank you, C is especially useful. i do realize these are all snapshotty.. :hs: thanks!
 

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