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  1. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Shot my first B&W in a really long time this week. My bf said I should put this one up but Im unsure if I like it, so I guess what Im asking for is some advice or direction to make it better?
    Thanks in advance

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  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I love the composition. Very nice. This is my kind of tree shot.

    It seems a little soft and the contrast could be increased, although I know these could have to do with the scan rather than the original print.
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Karalee, nice shot by the way!... What I would avoid when composing (or cropping) is splitting the image into two equal to almost equal fields. The white of the snow, IMHO, does that to a certain extent. I would try a few things:

    1-try a different angle (if there is still snow)
    2-try cropping from the left (or right) so the snow does not 'part' the picture at almost half
    3-for a stark picture I would try burning in the tree so the snow shows its whiteness even more
    4-I also think the sky could be improved on, either use some filtering at the time you shoot or darken it post-production, in the lab.

    Just my two cents...
     
  4. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Oh I probably should have said that thats a straight scan from the original print and i havent done anything to it.
     
  5. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    karalee, if you are newbie to photography I am impressed with your work - like this type of shot too! Mitica100 had some good suggestions.

    good to see you post your stuff! :thumbsup:
     
  6. wwjoeld

    wwjoeld TPF Noob!

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    I dont agree with vonnagy and matt on this one, it is kind of boring it looks like a picture that would have been taken by an ametuer. Straight on angle.

    Crouch or get higher, it will add more depth to the photo.
     
  7. Karalee

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    I am an amateur :lol: hence the need for advice
     
  8. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    most of here are! welcome to the club! ;)
     

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