Flowers (C&C please) (:

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  1. JoshTrottier

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    Took these pictures in my front lawn on an arch way to the front door:)
    Gear: Canon AE-1.
    2x telephoto converter and 25-105mm telephoto lens

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    Ugh. Please delete this thread.
    Stupid keyboard got stuck on the back space button and went back to the page to post this and posted it again.
    Sorry.
     
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    not good at all
    what camera you use?
     
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    How're those not good?
    You just blantly say that they aren't good but you give no reason why.
    Personally I think they're really good considering I just started photography last month.
    I used my Canon Ae-1.
     
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    1) Too much blank space and the flower is facing away. How ever, I could perhaps see this photo serve as a basis of a greetings card or some sort of calling card. The empty space to be used for text.
    2) Composition is good. The flower needs to be lit better. Most of the details are not easily seen. I get a sense that the shot is from the ground up. Maybe find some reflective material to bounce some of the sunlight up into the flower.
    3) I keep looking at the photo searching for a subject manner...
     
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    1) Yeah that's a good idea:)
    2) yeah I was laying on the dirt haha
    3) Yeah..when I took that picture I was hoping it would come out as the subject was the flowers, turns out not)x
    Thanks though! :D Trial n Error, time to fix my mistakes!
     
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    A few others I took.
    The crayon box was for my girlfriend:)
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    Seriously, I give you two thumbs up just for working with a Canon AE-1... wow! That's a mid-seventies SLR... literally the first mass-produced SLR with a microprocessor. I recently had one of those come through my pawn shop and couldn't help but learn a thing or two about it before it sold. I'm out a couple times a week with my Nikon DSLR... but I could never imagine using the AE-1... it was kind of a fun antique for me to look at. More power to ya, though, keep at it!

    If could make one major suggestion, it would be to try limiting your flower/plant photography to overcast days. The shadows cast within the flowers distracts from their inherent intricacy. Avoid shooting mid-day, especially on really clear days when the Sun produces an overwhelming source of unidirectional light. These flower shots would be much better overall photographs with the help of more diffuse natural lighting that would limit, if not eliminate, patterns of shadow. Luckily, cloud cover is your best friend for achieving such conditions.
     
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    Thanks! It is a pretty awesome camera in my opinion! I just actually got my T2i in the mail yesterday! I came with a bag that can hold two cameras and 4 lens too, so I can take both with me :D

    Thanks for the advice:)!
     

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