Critiques and Advice for a Newbie Please

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by TunaMR2, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. TunaMR2

    TunaMR2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey, I'm a newb to photography altogether. A friend of mine just bought me a D40x because she knew I had been wanting to get into photography. Anyway, I'm pretty sure my composition and stuff suck, so I'm more than willing to hear any advice you guys have. If you can point me in the direction of some good reading material, well, that'd be much appreciated as well!

    Here are some of the ones I kinda like.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    The rest can be seen here if anybody cares to look at any others. Again, all comments good and bad accepted and appreciated. TIA
     
  2. ga_shooter

    ga_shooter TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    A northern transplant in the deep south.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey there and welcome. Everyone told me to read Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson... It is a great place to start. I like the shots you have posted on your site of Iraq, I think they are the best in terms of composition and interesting subject matter.
    Keep shooting and posting and you will learn a lot from all of the wise people who belong to this forum, its helped me tremendously.
     
  3. TunaMR2

    TunaMR2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Fixed the links so the pictures show up in the thread. Any other comments or critiques? :-(
     
  4. chris_arnet

    chris_arnet TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    your bike picture reminded me of one i took when i was just starting out, lol.

    [​IMG]


    keep workin on it, find interesting subjects around town and shoot and post those.
     
  5. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Dallas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The best thing, or at least the thing that helped me the most-was looking at photos in Time and Vanity Fair. Seriously.
    I practiced a lot, spun the dials around like the Tasmanian Devil, and finally after a while I could not only "see" the shot, but could take it.
    Practice Practice Practice.
    You'll get it, I promise!
     
  6. Keith Gebhardt

    Keith Gebhardt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    1st thing. You say you "think" your composition sucks. Do you know what that means? Make sure you learn and understand every element that makes up a great photo. Shoot on manual or program instead of the preset auto, night scene, and other mode the d40x supplies you with. Learn your shutter speed, iso, aperature. Learn what they do and how they affect your picture. I wouldnt even bother playing around with flash till you have a decent understanding how to shoot normally.
     

Share This Page