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  1. sheyene29

    sheyene29 TPF Noob!

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    I just wanted to start by saying that I really don't mind harsh critiques, as long as its followed up with why you don't like it and what could have been done to make the pictures better. That is how us Noobies learn :D, so now having said that please be completely honest, if you really don't like them I don't mind, that means its back to the drawing board until I finally get a picture that wows you guys lol!!

    Ok, enough rambling, here they are......


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    I really like #2.
     
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    Thanks PhotoDonkey :D, At first I wasn't sure I like that picture but I looked at it again and it kind of grew on me. The first one is pretty underexposed wasn't it?
     
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    Very nice. Well executed B&Ws - my only comment would be that they seem a little dark, 'though it may just be my crappy work monitor.
     
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    The first one is for sure too dark, I was playing with the exposure and at the same time trying to get the light from the setting sun peaking over that mountain. I tried to do an auto exposure correction (in Nero) on that one and it didn't change it at all.
     
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    A suggestion: When you're in tricky exposure situations, and you don't have a lot of time, try bracketing, or, if your camera doesn't have that functionality, just make several exposures, varying a couple of stops either side of what the metre says is correct.
     
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    I was actually just looking at that feature on my camera and booklet today, I'll definetly try that out next time!

    Thank you so much for the hint/advice!:thumbup:
     
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    I really like #3, the first two look dark to me. I really need to take some B&W's. Is this something you set on the camera itself, or post editing?
     
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    I set my camera to do B&W.
     
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    Picasa (free download) has a nice feature called "Add Fill Lighting". I used it to try to correct the exposure on these. Decide for yourself if you like it.

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    i'm no pro, nor am i a regular picture poster, so please take my critiques very lightly. also, i'm just basing this critique on my own taste.
    • the only pic that really hits me is no. 1... why? because it's Landscape oriented... the other two just don't seem to fit in portrait orientation
    • also, in no. 1, the bridge acting as the horizon gives the picture a start, middle and end... (foreground, midground, background). The other two feel more of like a snapshot of your environment. by snapshot, there isn't a target one can focus on.
    • i don't know what to say about 'fixing' no. 2, maybe recomposing so the horizon doesn't sit right in the middle. Because the trees are so tall, the picture looks to have the horizon smack, dab in the middle.
    • for no. 3, perhaps recomposing to be closer to the bridge and giving the feeling that it 'leads' somewhere?
    hope that helps and that i didn't come across like an ass
     
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    I just hope he didn't crop out the Swedish Bikini Team by making those shots portrait instead of landscape. ;)
     

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