Need some input, please :)

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  1. granolamom

    granolamom TPF Noob!

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    Hi everybody!

    I'm new here, and signed up because I am applying to design school and am preparing a portfolio. I have to include a variety of different pieces and want to include a photograph or two, but really don't know much about what makes a good photograph as opposed to just a nice picture. They have to be artistic, have good composition, etc. I would love some input on some photos I have taken. I only have very basic knowledge of photography... have taken the Nikon beginners photography course and that's about it.

    I would love it if I could post some photos and you let me know which ones are better and why. Thanks!

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  2. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I try not to take pictures of my shadows!
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Quickly glanced through it - seem to be overexposed - all of them.
     
  4. granolamom

    granolamom TPF Noob!

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    Hmm... I guess I like my pictures bright :blushing:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    IMO, this is the best of the group. The diagonal of the dock leads the eye to the red boats. Having the middle of the image split neatly in 2 by the distant tree line detracts from visual tension in the image. That can be corrected by cropping the image to eliminate a large portion of the frame above the boats. The distant mountains and sky aren't really adding much to the main subject, the dock and the boats. Making images uses the same rules of composition that are used in graphic design.

    Edit: I just noticed that you don't want your images edited, so I removed my edit to show what I mean.
     
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