1st Film some pics for your opinion please

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  1. Melanie

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    I hope this works!

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/Artemis40/TillyBrill.jpg

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/Artemis40/Benches.jpg

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/Artemis40/MovingAcorn.jpg

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/Artemis40/Landscapesky.jpg

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/Artemis40/Lookuptree.jpg

    These are all from my very first proper camera and very first film - so I'm not expecting a torrent of "well done - brilliant!" - but if you could tell me where I need to make improvements - I start the photography course properly on Monday! These were just seeing if I had the camera on and pointing in the right direction - in this case - I am delighted to say I got both right! (Hahaha)
     
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    I like most of them, but they could use a little fixing.
    On the first, the nose seems a little out of focus
    The second is my favorite, I really like it, maybe move a bit to the left, that way the benches don't touch in the picture.
    The idea on #3 is good, just make the depth of field more shallow, this way the branch stands out more against the background.
    #4 doesn't have a lot going on, but if you are going for an empty, alone feel it works
    #5 try to make a deeper depth of field so all the branches are sharp
    Most of these things you will learn in your photography course.

    I like the look of the pictures, what film are you using?
     
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    Thanks for your comments. :)

    The first one was actually my very first one! I had the camera on Close-up Exposure (flower thinghy) and dynamic AF Mode I am going to try and retake the picture in colour and see if I can tweak it better.

    Picture 3 I had on a fast shutter speed I think, it displayed it as shutter speed 5oo Aperture F5.6, close-up exposure, Area mode: AF Dynamic mode and ok I had it on Autofocus 'cos I have never used it before! (As the branch was moving gently in the wind) - how do you adjust depth of field? Is that making it faster or slower or something else? I know I have a depth of field button on the camera??

    Picture 4 would have been better in colour quite honestly. I think I may even have forgotten I had B&W in there. As a for a lonely reference - that may have rescued me :D

    Picture 5 sadly didn't go very well - I had it on 15ooo Shutter speed - Exposure Shutter Priority, Area mode: AF dynamic mode using manual focus...in other words low exposure and a bit pants. Shame - that looked good in my minds eye...

    The film I used was recommended to me by Jessops as they can download it to CD for me without sending it away. Ilford XP2 Super 400 C41 - whatever that means :)
     
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    You adjust depth of field by chaning your f/stop. At f/16 or f/22 you will have to use longer shutter times but almost everyting is in focus, at f/1.8 you use shorter shutter times with everything not focused on being blurred.
    Here is a guide with some pics
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field
     
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    Thank you - I took some photos again on Monday night - a huge thunderstorm and lightening - I think I managed to get a photo of it and also some rain through a street lamp will have to see if I get the right settings!

    Any other comments folks?
     
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    Er....I have already read that...thats why I got a photobucket account in the first place? Why do you want me to read it? :)
     
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    Yeah, thunderstorms are fun, my first one I went through a roll of film and got about 2 good shots, but it was worth it.

    I think was raymond was saying is that you can put
    [ img ] [ /img ] tags (without the spaces) around pics so they show up in the thread instead of linking to another site with the pictures
     
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    Aahhhh - right :) I will do that next time. Thanks :)

    Still no further comments though...I'll come back with more photos maybe when I finish the roll :)
     
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    I know very little -- I'm new, too -- but it seems to me your pics need more depth. Not in terms of focus, but in terms of composition. I've read that having something of interest in the foreground, midground, and background help w/visual interest. For example, in the benches pic, if you were closer to the bench, it might create more interest. Just a thought.

    MM
     
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    Thanks - thats one to remember :)
     
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    below your photobucket image, you will see a [​IMG]
     

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