c&c if you are not too busy :)

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  1. rhinoryan

    rhinoryan TPF Noob!

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    too much saturation?

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    i would be happy with any c&c, good or bad.... i need the help.
     
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    #1 is definitely too saturated. the background is a little busy as well. i'm not sure where the skater's shadow is at on the ground... seems to be missing maybe??

    #2 i think this one is the strongest of the bunch because of the composition. some better lighting would make this photo excellent.

    #3 same as #2 really... good composition but the lighting isn't as great as it could be.

    #4 doesn't seem focused on the skater. the lighting is good here, except it looks like your flash fired and it would look better with the flash off... which may require a reflector so that his face isn't dark. the background is too busy here.

    #5 pretty much the same as #4 except the focus seems better. i like the focal length on this one :)

    #6 also like the focal length used here. again this would be stronger if the lighting were better and the background less distracting.

    sorry if i sounded too harsh, i don't mean to! i think you are off to a great start. this is a subject i haven't seen a whole lot of, so it's very interesting :) you did a great job with "freezing" the skaters in motion. i wouldn't be sure how to get a less distracting background in this type of situation... it's not an easy thing to do, i'm sure! i would suggest studying off-camera flash for this type of photography. i think it will really help with the lighting in your night shots. good job, keep it up!! :)
     
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    oh and p.s...

    for the off-camera flash i suggested, there are lots of websites out there to learn about this and many that give tips on do-it-yourself lighting :) here are some links:

    Five Great Flash Techniques To Improve Your Photography Light | DIYPhotography.net

    Strobist: Lighting 101

    heck you can even try flashlights! get a couple and have your friends hold them while you take shots :) I really don't know a whole lot about lighting because I am totally new to all of this as well, but that's what I think would help a lot!
     
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    thanks for your help! very usefull links....
     

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