Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by AgentDrex, Jul 30, 2009.
Here are a couple photos I touched up a little for some reason or another...
First two look over-sharpened and over-saturated to me.
I like the third, those clouds are really neat looking. Would have been nice to see either the house completely gone (Not sure if this is the best solution) or seen more of the house for some foreground interest/context. It's also pretty noisy.
The fourth one is pretty neat, but there's something that bothers me about it that I can't place...I'll have to think about it.
All in all, pretty good work.
I think the first one would have looked better if maybe you focussed on one of the pipes more closely?
The second one I actually like! It kind of looks unreal xxx
These were all taken with a HP Photosmart R707. I know what they say about photos...its the photographer...not the camera....but seriously...has any ever actually liked using that piece of junk....??? As for the sharpening and the oversaturation...well...I was kind of going for that look....and they were compressed files...I wished they had been RAW...but that's what I get....hey thanks for the comments....you guys rock!!!
I've only ever had one HP camera and I think it broke after 2 days! xxx
If that's the look you were going for, you nailed it then. When it comes to gear, it is true that it is the photographer, not the camera. But, a great photographer will be severely limited by a cheap camera, whereas a bad photographer will make bad photos no matter what camera they use. For what you had to use, these all turned out pretty darn good.
The camera has a bunch of auto settings and the "manual settings" are a joke on that model HP...I'm always trying to get something that looks good...but instead usually end up with something that I think looks cool...oh well...I'll keep studying away and someday I will post an awesome photo...until then....enjoy my mediocrity.
I like the last one a lot. It caught my attention and kept it for a long time, where most cloud shots are pretty, but not very complex. The only distracting thing in it is the very bright white spot on the upper right side.
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