New to Photography - Looking for some photo feedback

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  1. gsm275

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    So i'm new to photography and really trying to up my skills in it. I'll have plenty of specific questions as i go along but for now i'd just like to get a bit of feedback on some of my photos. Right now it appears i'm a lot better at photoshop then i am at photography which is ok but really would like to get better at shooting.

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    Really appreciated any feedback i can get.
     
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    Neat photos. Here's some feedback...

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    Would be even better (IMHO) if you were to crop the photo so left side is just to the right of the extra person such as this:
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    Perhaps find a better position to set up the composure

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    Looks to be just another snapshot of an outing somewhere. Maybe focus your viewer to look at something besides the distraction of people in the background...

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    My favorite....I like this one the way it is...great job...

    Keep up the practice....you have an eye...you'll need to train it...
     
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    I would have croped it landscape cutting out the sky and just having the wall, i think the rust goes well with her jumper, crop it tight to her right shoulder with the wall running up to her if you understand
     
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    A side what has been said... I like 'em. #4 a lot!!!
     
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    Really appreciate the great feedback! Out of curious, why the crop to the left? Is it that it is distracting to have the extra background or to bring the focus more onto the rust? I have a couple other takes of this, do any of these come across better?

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    image 4 is my favorite, I love it to be honest. Now the other images, to me, there is just to much clutter. It distracts from the overall image.
     
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    I thought since the subject was looking to picture right, if you cut picture off at the left...then the empty space (with the rust) is where the subject (being on the left of the picture) would be looking instead of the subject being on the right looking at the right...just my way of looking at the photo...I like all of your photos though...like I said you have an eye
     
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    Thanks AgentDrex!!
     
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    I like images 1 & 4. Great perspective and leading lines. Maybe crop it somehow to remove the guy on top of the wall. Ask your model to at least smirk, if not smile. She looks a little angry.

    I wouldn't change anything on #4. It is great. 2 & 3 don't do anything for me. But remember, they don't all have to be art. (unless you're trying to sell them to art collectors) Vacation photos are really fun for my wife and I. To everyone else, they look nice, but they're bored after a couple minutes. For us, they bring back memories.

    Some of my favorite pictures are pictures at family gatherings during which I sat on the couch just aiming the telephoto zoom and bounce flash at someone and waited for them to laugh. Catching an unposed, honest smile of a loved one is really rewarding.
     
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    Image #2 Has too many dark spots.
    Image #3 The subject REALLY interest me, where was that at and can you give any information about it?
     
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    #3 was in front of the Science World in Vancouver, although at the time it was converted into the Sochi House (Russia) for the Winter Olympics. Was some pretty cool art out in front.
     

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