Equine Shoot Favourites C&C

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  1. jazzitupphotography

    jazzitupphotography TPF Noob!

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    Here are a few of my favourites of my first real photoshoot. I would love some feedback on how to improve.
    I was having some trouble with shadows because the sun was so bright, and sometimes the sun would hide behind a cloud for a while, so my shutterspeed and apperture varried a lot. I was using my 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS. I was aiming for bright emotional shots.

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    I like this one a lot because it is different and I love how the girl's eyes look.
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    They all look great.

    It would be much easier to comment on them if they were numbered.

    I would clone out the fence post that looks like it is growing out of the woman's head in the second picture and the same with the picture of the little girl who is sitting down on the ground.
     
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    #4 and #6 are my faves of the bunch.
    Most are washed out, or "blown".

    Your focus/sharpness looks good.
    On #6, Clone out that fence post, as suggested, and it is a win. It falls nicely into the Rule of Thirds, and has a nice contemplative emotional quality. :thumbup:

    #4 is nice, it has the best exposure of the bunch, I think.

    The last image, the kids are looking different ways, which is distracting to the viewer.

    (heh, I learned all this stuff hanging around here!)
     
  4. jazzitupphotography

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    thanks! Only problem is that I have windows vista and can't have photoshop :(
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have Vista (hate it) and Photoshop.

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    jazzitupphotography TPF Noob!

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    hm. my computer guy said there was no way to get photoshop. I almost started crying. I used it more than facebook. Haven't had any problems with Vista aside from that though..
     
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    I take a lot of outdoor pictures too. I am actually starting to look at getting a Neutral Density filter set as well as a graduated ND filter.

    supposed to help with bright days like this.
     
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    I have CS3 and Vista. And it loads up in like 2 seconds... :D

    The only thing I will say is to try and do this same exact stuff, only about an hour or two before dusk. Let that sun lose some of its power and try some more. Lighting is SO HARD to get right (for me at least), yet its so dang important.

    These are super cool, though. I love your composition, and the people look like they're having a great time (which is hard to portray sometimes). Also the location is WONDERFUL, I mean getting a field with all of those flowers, and the horses haven't eaten them or anything! Good work!
     
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    jazzitupphotography TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to try a trial version of PS first though. Don't want to buy it to find out it won't work...

    I had soooo much trouble with the lighting. It was either too bright or too dark and I was trying to avoid getting wires and manure piles in the pictures. The posts were the least of my worries, but they do look kind of funky when there are only like 1 or 2. To get a nice shot without too many shadows on the faces I had to point towards the road with wires and if I pointed towards the forest I was facing the sun.
    UGH, is all I have to say.

    I was looking for bright pictures though, so I did lighten a few of the happy looking ones. My greatest fear is that my pictures look completely different on other people's screens because I only see them on my laptop.

    haha the flowers and tall green grass weren't an issue since we have about 100 acres of fields all around the farm. I do have a few shots with a nice bouquet in a horse's mouth though. :grumpy:
     
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    Here are a few of my Holly you guys can critique

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    First one by far. I like the whole head included by far... :)

    Nice doggie.
     
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    The critique about the fence posts was not because they were in the image, but because they are growing out of peoples heads. Just so you are clear.
     

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