New here, C&C please. =)

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  1. Kengraphy

    Kengraphy TPF Noob!

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    Hi all, I'm new here, and I just bought my first DSLR a few days ago, previously been using a PnS camera, somehow I just got hook onto photography that I just had to buy myself a DSLR.

    I'm really hoping to learn more here, and I hope you guys will share your experience with me. Thanks.

    Don't hold back on your C&Cs, be harsh! Just don't flame. ^^

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    You have very good composition. The lighting is just not my favorite. I'd really like these if done at dawn.
     
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    Thank you!

    Hmm, you're right, I guess the lighting isn't very good. Sadly, it was just a visit to Melaka on that day, so transport was the issue[2 hours bus ride], and the ride was during the sunset and sunrise.
     
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    I'm usually not a big fan of up-in-the-sky building shots, but #2 works nicely for me. Beautiful color, lighting, and angles. Good job!

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    Thanks for the comment. =)
     
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    not bad... main suggestion I have is watch your exposure.. a few of the images (especially #1) seem over exposed a bit to me... for future reference.. try to only pic 2 or 3 of your favorites and post them... this post took forever to load (my internet at work is really slow)
     
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    Nice experimentation with the panning.
    On #6 would have loved if your exposure was set for the man inside, and then a little less of the overexposed outer wall.
     
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    I like #4, maybe increase exposure. Sorry, I don't know how to C/C much since I am also a beginner.
     
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    Ah, I'll watch my exposure next time.
    Sorry about that, I took quite a number of pictures during that trip, so these few are actually my favourites. But I'll take note not to post so many next time. =)

    Thanks for the critique.


    Haha, thanks.
    Yeah, you're right about #6. Any suggestion on how I could improve the exposure for the man inside?


    Thanks for the comment, I'll try to increase the exposure for it. :D
     
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    I think 2 has a lot of potential and just needs to be cropped a bit differently... too much sky I think. I'm not totally happy with this, but it gives you an idea...

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    Sorry it whacked your watermark there.

    I also did a quick sharpening pass and did a slight boost in saturation on the sky.

    Anyway, with something like this, you can enjoy the neat differences in lines, the interesting textures and still get the color change between the stark red/brown and the blue sky.
     
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    Thanks for the demonstration, I think I get the idea. :)

    I'll try to experiment around.
     
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    Perhaps someone with more experience will chime in. I would imagine you would zoom in to get a reading on him without the outside sun-lit walls.

    You then compose the shot and snap with the measurement you took while zoomed in on him.

    The challenge is that if he is properly exposed, the outside sun-lit walls with great texture will be blown to kingdom come. I would assume your two options would be....1.) PP two photos, one exposed outside, one exposed man. or 2.) Compose the picture where very little of the sunlit walls are showing, just enough to frame the alleyway.

    The joys of digital photography. Experiment, have fun, learn, grow, and then share with us :D
     

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