Could Use Some Tips (Photo Heavy)

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  1. TaylorY

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    1) This was just a shot I got by chance of my cat while messing around in the backyard.
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    2) This is a pretty basic picture, but it reminds me of summer.
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    3) I thought the way that this picture was angled made it good for really low saturation
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    4) I thought black and white would make the water really stand out
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    6) This is probably a personal favorite.
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    All of these were taken with a $300 point and shoot digital, though I now I have a Canon Rebel to expand options as far as aperture and focus.
     
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    #1 - There is a lot of noise in the fur of the cat's face and there are blown out areas on the body. I like that you filled the frame with the cat. Focus should be on the eyes...it appears that the focus point was on the grass leaves in front of the cat.

    #2 - It's actually better to shoot flowers on overcast days. Bright sunlight is harsh and tends to wash out the colors.

    #3 - Images seems to be out of focus or suffering from camera shake.

    #4 - The water drops do stand out, but the B&W conversion could use more contrast or lightened up a bit...it's kinda dark.

    #5 - B&W conversion on this image is a little strong (too contrasty), but it does get your attention.

    #6 - This image seems soft or out of focus. And it's a basic flower shot. Try to shoot flowers from different points of view, makes them more interesting.

    #7 - This is what I meant by the previous comment. Could use a little more saturation and maybe a touch more contrast. Maybe crop it in tighter to the flower to get rid of the dead space around it.
     
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    1) Is this what you meant by making the eyes stand out? I took a different shot and reverted it back to the original and then edited it differently in an attempt to reduce noise. I think maybe the foreground is distracting and needs to be cropped out.
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    7) Is this what you mean? Or did I over-saturate it?

    Thanks so much for the feedback!
     
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    The cat looks a LOT better, but still seems a little washed out.
     
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    I think it may just be the way she is colored, any light might make parts of her appear white or washed out.
     
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    It looks like you either lightened the image or added more contrast. I would have actually darkened it a bit (the image in the first post is overexposed) and then increased the saturation about half as much.
     

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