I'm new and need guidance...

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  1. blutiful

    blutiful TPF Noob!

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    I am somewhat embarrassed to post my pics here along with all the absolutely gorgeous shots I've seen so far. However, I would like to improve and I cant do that without help.

    I'm here to learn. So,....teach me :) (please)

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  2. JonMikal

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    I think you have a wonderful shot here. If it were mine I would bump the levels just a hair, but that's just MHO. :thumbsup:
     
  3. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    What exactly would you like to learn?? This is a wonderful shot. I love how the sidewalk line seems to go on forever. The colors are great and the clarity is sharp. I don't know that I'd change a thing.

    Great work!!
     
  4. blutiful

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    Thank you. I actually did adjust the colors a little bit and made them a little more vibrant than they were. It seemed kind of dark and washed out before (can a pic be both of those things at the same time?).

    Thanks :D

    I havent really had anyone with any experience available to tell me if what I thought was a good shot, was actually good. It's been hard to figure out what areas I need to work on, or how I could make the shot better.

    With joining this forum, I'm hoping to learn all the little details that you all already seem to know. The tips and tricks of taking great photographs...I need help on everything, determining the best lighing, angles, focus/DOF...

    So any advice or critiques anyone can give me is greatly appreciated!
     
  5. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    You'll love it here. IMO, my photography has increased tremendously since joining. Everyone here gives you help to improve. It's a nice little community we have here.

    Always remember that your hardest critic is yourself.
     
  6. Jovian

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    I think it's a great shot, you might be a little over critical because it's yours...but thats how things should be, you should always find things you want to improve in your own work.
     
  7. markc

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    I can't think of a thing I would change other than making it a touch brighter, as jonmikal mentioned.
     
  8. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    That's a great shot blutiful. I like the perspective. What I would have done compositionally is to make the photo end at the vanishing point of the walkway. IE, pan right a bit so the walkway meets the left edge of the photo.

    That's just what I would have done. I like your version too. I agree a tad brighter wouldn't hurt.
     
  9. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    This shot is amazing. I wouldn't change a thing. Here to learn? Bah humbug... I'm taking notes on this one!
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    imo this is very nicely composed shot
     
  11. blutiful

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    Thanks for your advise, Matt, JonMikel and for your kind words everyone.

    I have enjoyed lurking on this forum for a little bit and am excited to get out there and put some of your tips to good use. I wish I could sneak out of the office today... :lol:
     

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