First proper photo

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  1. TomThumb

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    Bought myself a digital camera yesterday, have been playing about with it since then and this is the first decent photo I've taken. But then, I have no idea if it is actually decent at all...

    Be as harsh as you wish, I'm here to learn :)

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    I like this shot

    But one thing bugs me immediately...the perspective.
    I think you need to get the angles a bit straighter here. The verticals tilt to the left, and the floor line is on an angle. Such a shot in the quiet style you are dealing with here usually benefits from such lines being placed in a manner to not distract the viewer. The viewer should not be able to notice such things. BTW: Straight shots are not necessarily boring either...they can be very effective!

    If you are deliberately aiming for a "wilder" look, then you need to get much more "angle" into the image.
     
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    Here´s a quick correction...hope you don´t mind.
    1.2° rotation to the right, and corrected barrel distortion...[​IMG]
     
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    What's the wire thing?
     
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    That'd be a harmonica brace.

    Cheers for the help, deanimator :mrgreen:
     
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    So it's a Bob Dylan tribue cool
     
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    Great Shot!
    Would like to see a straight on shot of just the guitar, chair hat deal....maybe an overhead shot of it?
     
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    I too was thinking the stairs added little to the shot but I say that so much I hated to do it again,
     
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    Indeed, its actually Dylans autobiography sitting on the chair.
     
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    Hey even I can make a lucky guess once in a while.
     
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    I think the harmonica stand or whatever is distracting. I think if people have to wonder what it is it doesnt help the image.
     

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