Brand New (need breaking in)

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by malignite, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. malignite

    malignite TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Hey everybody. I recently got into photography. It's always interested me but I haven't had a camera until about 3 months ago. I thought I would try and find a creative outlet for some cunstructive critisisms so here I am. Hope you enjoy my shots. If they're well accepted I'll be sure to stick around these forums. Here ya go.

    1. Mackinac bridge

    [​IMG]


    2. Fall on a lake somewhere

    [​IMG]

    3.

    [​IMG]

    4.

    [​IMG]

    5. I actually found this as is was. Thought it was kind of cool.

    [​IMG]

    6. I work in a coffeeshop so i included a picture of some latte art (still working on it)

    [​IMG]

    Hope you got a feel for my style and my personality. Thanks in advance for any comments.
     
  2. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    it varies.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    welcome and erg!

    stick around regardless! its the best way to improve! the only reason i would leave is if the kicked me off or if i couldn't get any comments on the images.

    now, for your images. I particularly like nums 2 and 3. i'm not real big on fancy brush like photoshop filters, so num 1 doesn't do it for me.

    the others don't compare to 2 and three imo (in my opinion)

    good job and keep them coming!
     
  3. runninglance

    runninglance TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Hey there, welcome to TPF. I'm from Michigan also, Muskegon to be exact, (I was born there, I live in Kentucky now) I like 2, and 3. I have to agree with newrmdmike on number one, but it is nice to see that bridge, that thing is something else.
     
  4. malignite

    malignite TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Thanks for the quick responces guys. Being new to taking pictures, I suppose I am also new to editing them, so I tend to over-experiment sometimes :D. That's my defense anyway. Glad you like the others though.
     
  5. Ab$olut

    Ab$olut TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Uk
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Good pics apart from I think 2 is a little overexposed :D
     
  6. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hmm,, Kalamazoo?
    Do you know Dan the Man or K Dinning then?

    Sorry, just digging out things from the past here ;)
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hi malignite, welcome to ThePhotoForum!
    Thanks for sending us the first few examples of your work.
    Photo 1 is quite interesting, or would be, if it ended where the dry part of the beach begins. The inclusion of the pepples in your frame leads to a horizon line which is cutting the picture into two equal halves, which oftentimes is not desired since it tends to make a frame boring to look at. ("Rule of Thirds" is the keyword).

    A reflection photo such as Photo 2 can live with a centred division line, but exposure on that tranquil scene on the lake wasn't right. That photo is clearly overexposed. I took the freedom to play with it a little just so I'd find out how much can be rescued, and while there is more "punch" in the autumn colours of the trees, the blown-out sky (too white) is forever gone. There's nothing there to be rescued. Same applies to the sky's reflection.

    And the same applies to the country road scene in Photo 4.

    I quite like the idea of your Photos 3 and 5, those little details that you saw and captured in photo. I best like that piece of jigsaw puzzle - but that photo could do with some mild levels adjustment in Photoshop, too. Like pushing the shadows to 25 and the midtones to 80. Brings out the texture of the stones more.
     
  8. malignite

    malignite TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kalamazoo Michigan
    Alex_B: I do know A Dan the Man.

    LaFoto and Ab$olut: Thanks for all the advice. I can see that this place will definatly help me out. I've heard of the "Rule of Thirds" before, unfortunatly I don't consciously think about it while taking pictures yet. That would probably be useful. :wink: With regards to exposure, I wish i knew how to fix that on my camera. I will have to mess around with it today. Its certainly not the best but I hope it has some decent adjustment options. I'll give that Photoshop trick a try as well on the jigsaw piece.

    Here's a couple more anyway.

    I was trying out some macro and it turned out kinda of cool.

    [​IMG]


    Figured I might as well try some black and white stuff while I was experimenting with all this.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. emogirl

    emogirl TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lindsay, Ontario
    welcome..you have a good eye, keep it up....and btw, the only way to learn about ps, is the play and manipulate all you can, then you'll find what works for you, and what is just kitch!
     

Share This Page