Are these any good?

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  1. NielsGade

    NielsGade TPF Noob!

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    My main issue is composition. I'm not sure if I'm a genius or horrible.
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    6.Playing with lighting. I had a big light in the front and a little spotlight to light his back. I think the front light should have been higher up.
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    12345 are all pretty rubbish, but in contrast to #6...
    #6 is bloody awesome.

    12345 are all pretty OOF and under exposed on the focal point but over exposed in the skies, expose for your highlights...
     
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    1. fine, but i'd cut out the wall on the right.

    2. i like the angle, but would prefer a portrait crop.

    3. can't decide. i like a tighter crop cutting out the left wood pile, but i kindof like it this way too. hmmm

    4. this is my favourite, the only improvement would be if the dog were looking slightly right instead of left, but the way you composed it is great.

    5. meh, after #4 t's doesn't really stand up. did i mention that i liked #4?

    6. yes, light higher up to catch his hair. would like to see more background too, more like it's the sun that's backlighting him. or a completely black background.


    finally, all these shots could do with some post processing. straight out of camera they're a bit flat, some PP would really make them pop a bit more.

    i would venture to say that you're neither horrible or a genius. you have good sense for composition. keep it up, keep shooting.
     
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    OOF? And underexposed means it's too dark right?

    That one is actually 2 pictures I shopped togheder.
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    Portrait crop?

    Yeah, I thought it would look good to have some sort of border on there, but I dunno. I was experimenting.

    I think that if I did this in the day it would ruin my light setup.

    Like what PP? Sharpness? More saturation?

    Thanks!
     
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    oof is out of focus aka not sharp
    Ill so a few quick edits and post them up in about 10 -20 mins
     
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    lol that dog is awesome
     
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    PP, yes, contrast saturation, anything you do to the image after you take it. portrait crop=vertical layout instead of horizontal, cut out the empty space on either side of the dog.
     
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    I actually took such photo, but I dunno, thought the other one looked better.
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    here you go my edits...
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    cropping helped them a bit, i used some exposure correction and some curves

    1st one, I cropped it and sharpened it
    2nd one I cropped it and then i Blurred the back ground and sharpened the dog (only quickly masked the dog in though)
    3rd one I Cropped and sharpened
    4th one I Cropped, and applied a black and white gradient map and inverted it and set to soft light to bring out the sky
     
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    Hmm, I dunno about the close crops, I think it brings too much focus on the subject.
     

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