New to Photograhy need some comments.

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  1. ubecrew610

    ubecrew610 TPF Noob!

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    So i am new to photography and i want to get some comments on a few pics that i have taken over the last week or so. Also is there a good book i can pick up that might help me get a better understanding of the basics?

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    Puppy at a Rescue
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  2. marmots

    marmots No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    don't rly care for the bike i'd try a shallower dof
    but i kinda like the dog ones (there rly cute)
     
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    I just thought the bike pic looked good as it has nice lighting and a good focus range. Thanks for the comments. Those puppies are at a local rescue i was taking pictures for. if u want one i can get u there number. lol
     
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    I agree the bike one needs a little work or maybe a re-shoot and the puppies are great ..excellent composition and clarity in those shots
     
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    You have to dumb it down for me, what is a dof?
     
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    depth of Field.

    I think what he is saying is that the depth of field should be more on the bike and less on the back ground. That way the back ground blurs out more and is not so distracting. IT will help the bike pop more.
    Maybe even change the back ground so it is not a green bike with a green back ground. Park it infront of a wall or something that is a different color and then make the DOF shallower so that the background blurs

    Have you done any editing to these shots?

    PS Welcome to Photography and I am kinda a Newbie too I just post alot!!! LOL
     
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    This is what Marmots was talking about I think with regards to the more shallow depth of field making the bike stand out more.
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    nice job Tharmsen

    that is some quick photoediting!
     
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    Thanks. :) I just did it real quick to show what it might look like. Nothing fancy. :lol:
     
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    You did pretty good about filling the frame with your subjects.

    Someone will mention it sooner or later so..... Centered subjects are usually not quite as interesting as off centering them a little. For a start check out the 'Rule of Thirds' with google, or just check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
     
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    KmH beat me to it.

    You caught the puppy at a good moment in the third. What lens are you using though? (Does anyone else think that bokeh looks a little funky in the upper left?)
     

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