Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by photogod, Jan 1, 2009.
Just wanted to practice posting examples of my work feel free to comment on the photo
Hmmm I don't see anything! Post again!
I like the DOF, but there's too much empty space for me. Try cropping in tighter to the subject.
I merged the two identical threads. No need to post the same pic several times over.
For me, the cropping is fine. I love the shot. Only wish the subject was a little larger.
It is nice, but seems to lack meaning. Keep going, and find purpose in your photography.
Thanks for the the observation I will take all into consideration.
Please explain shooting with a purpose. A photographer I work with once told me to shoot what I feel like shooting, I thought that was the purpose could you and the rest of the group please explain your purpose for what you shoot.
Nothing wrong with that...most of us will shoot what we enjoy shooting. If you're just starting out you'll be taking pictures of all kinds of different things just to see what you get and if you like the results. Over time you'll eventually find that you enjoy shooting a certain subject (landscapes, urban, portraits, candids, etc...) more than others.
I'm still fairly new at DSLR photography (been shooting a year now) and haven't found my niche yet. It's just a hobby for me and I don't plan to ever become a professional so I don't feel the need to specialize. I'm hoping to get into the strobist thing (off camera flash) soon (all my shooting buddies are getting into it) and maybe play around with product photography using a light box and strobes. I'm not too interested in portrait or wedding photography. I enjoy looking at urban photography and may explore that in time. But right now I just shoot what I want.
My favorite photo subjects.
Empty Park Benches (didn't realize until my mother-in-law pointed it out). I did some christmas light photography at a square downtown late one night (so I could be alone). And put so much effort into getting a good shot of the park bench and how it looked in the christmas lighting surrounding it. I kept doing this. I went to the local University and went to the library - lo and behold, without thinking I took another picture of a park bench. Weird, huh.
2. Moving water. Any time water is moving, i feel the need to take picture of it. It's like a drug, I even have to restrain myself from obviously bad lighting situations and bad compositions. I've taken some man-made (tiny) waterfalls and creeks. I'm moving to Brazil in a few months and my 'unicorn' will be getting a night photo of the Amazon River and some celestial shots from the rainforest (with no city anywhere near).
3. Children. More specifically, my daughter. I've taken pictures at church functions of everyone's children and its so fun, because when you get them excited about getting their picture taken, they make it easy to get great and interesting shots. Obviously, I have reservations about posting other people's children on the internet, so I won't link those.
Thank you for posting your picture and allowing us to comment on it.
I think it is berry nice...
BTW - take no notice of the meanies on here talking about photographic niches, meaning and purpose...
As ShutterSpeed says, her fetishes are empty park benches and moving water - with a future planned shot of a unicorn fording a south american river (no doubt from a nearby empty park bench)...
Given that: I have no qualms with you shooting little red nuts...
Botanical photography is a berry specialised area and I think a budding photographer should be encouraged to branch into that genre and find his roots...
Leaf their advice behind - they are just boring...
Jedo - (AKA Twiglet...)
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