I've Been Shooting for About a Month and Would Love Some Critique

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  1. Glycerol Sound

    Glycerol Sound TPF Noob!

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    Hey, I'm Dan, I picked up my dad's old Pentax Spotmatic F a couple weeks ago and decided I needed to add photography to my list of artistic things I do. Moved to a Fuji Finepix my dad had, to save some cash on film (although I really like shooting with film to be honest), and got an amazing deal on a Nikon D-70 just to have my own DSLR. So here's what I've gotten from all three. I really wanna hear what is good, bad, and what I could do to improve my technical skill as well as my eye.

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    Should be good enough. I really wanna go somewhere with this, and i keep taking what i think are awesome pictures and then I go online and see AMAZING work and I wanna know what I need to do to get there. Thanks!
     
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    I've got a Spotmatic SPII that my dad bought in Guantanmo Bay in the early 70's when he was in the navy...great camera. Once you better your skills using the digital, keep on with the film..it's a lot more rewarding (imho).

    Seems like you've got a good idea for what you want to shoot, you just need to refine it a bit. Your photos of the urban scenes are real busy. Pick something out, or find some good lines and focus in on them. I really like the first one though.

    My 'art' photography is very city-centric (and is on film) maybe it'll give you some ideas (click here to see it).

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for checking me out and def thanks for the tip. I'm looking through your work and a lot of its stunning, very inspiring!
     
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    One and 2 are my favorite... They have a mood and an emotion to them. Very well done.

    I do have to agree that the rest just seem too busy. Keep up the work though!

    Josh
     
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    Thanks, actually starting to see what you guys mean by busy. I guess I'll have to start re thinking how I compose
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I see a lot of potential... especially in number 2...

    I am curious... It looks underexposed to me and my eye can't seem to find the focal point (the flower in the middle???)

    Mind you... my eyes are a challenge to work with on a good day. :)
     
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    Assuming youre talking about 3, not 2... I'm pretty sure I had the flower in mind, but this was my first time ever shooting with an SLR, so I dont know why I put it up hahah
     
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    Yes... I meant #3, sorry about that.

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    I'm glad you did. :) It shows (in my opinion) that you have a good eye. Even if the exposure needs work... :)
     
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    Well thank you! I'm finding that its not too difficult to shoot a technical good photo especially with a light meter and all that fancy bull (for the most part of course) so I'm really working on composition. Your guys' comments have really been helpful.
     

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