Crit pls!

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  1. slinkymike

    slinkymike TPF Noob!

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    This is from the very first shots, I'm interested to know what people think of them and how I could improve :)

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    IMHO all of them are a bit off focus, sorry, like the subjects though
     
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    Don't go mch on the top one did you put it first so the others were more impressive? That's what I would of done. Middle one has potential, would be quite good if lit in a different manner. I like the bottom one the most of the three but I can't help thinking it'd be a product shot, bad as a product shot but good as an art shot.
     
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    Middle shot is my favorite, but it needs some dodging of the highlights.

    The others don't do anything for me. As far as being out of focus, I don't think they are, only soft from resizing, you should use unsharp mask after resizing from fullsized.
     
  5. slinkymike

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    Thanks for the input!

    All of these where shot with flash, i had just got my (very first) camera and stumbled outside at dusk ...mmm ...what this macro thingy?
    Lets try it out!

    Thats how these 1st shots were taken, lately I refuse to use the flash. It ruins all the dramatic shadows etc.

    Here is a more recent pic that shows how I have benefited from ditching the flash:

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    ...flash would have washed out everything that works about this picture (to me that is! -im no expert!)

    It seems that my images are beign resized when I post them ...will have to try and suss out what the cause is (this image is actually 5 megapixels).
     
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    Well, IMHO, this child photo is way overexposed.
     
  7. Floyd

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    hold on a tic if it's a digital that's not his fault.
     
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  9. slinkymike

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    yea, it is digital.
    the overexposed bits vs the shadows from the window is what i really liked about this pic.
    ...am i way off wiht what is acceptable?

    what do you mean when you say it isnt my fault if its digital?

    i dont photoshop or anything like that - no levels or brightness/comtrast ...just straight out of the camera, do you mean i ought to spend some time tweaking it??

    i really want to learn the rules before bending them so pls be straight forward inn your responses ...i wont hold a grudge! ;)
     
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    Well unless he uses a digital SLR or plays with his settings (most digital users don't) he shouldn't have any control over his exposure.
     
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    Most definately. I think you have a great capture and tweaking it would do the image wonders. You should give PS a try.
     
  12. slinkymike

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    i will try that out!

    i use a Cybershot T11, not a professional style camera by any means!
    it does have many settings etc. which i hope will take me from my beginner phase into intermediate before i feel the need for something else.
    i usually use it in 'program' mode (opposite of automatic) where i can select: ISO 100/200/400 and ev -2.0 - +2.0, also brightness/contrast in the actual shot and then different focus combinations.

    once i can master those few controls and get great pics i will start thinking of getting a camera that is less of a 'snapshot' type but for now im really stunned by the quality of the pics i get out of it! :)

    an interesting thing about this camera is that there is no viewfinder ...just a 2,5" LCD screen at the back.
     

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