Noob :) sharing a few to get started

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  1. rallysman

    rallysman TPF Noob!

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    Here's a few shots that I've managed to capture with my Nikon D50. I've had the camera for about 2 years, which is about how long I've been relatively seriously interested in photography. Let me have it! I'll give you a few that I like.

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    Thanks for looking. This looks like a pretty awesome site!
     
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    last shot is really cool! what was it shot with?
     
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    rallysman TPF Noob!

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    Thanks. That was shot with a D50/28-200mm and was lit by a SB-600 flash that was fired by an audio flash trigger that I made. It fires the flash when it "hears" something.

    Edit: If you're asking what I used to shoot the can, it was an 1100fps pellet rifle
     
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    I really liking the S2000 shot.
     
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    The last one is a little piece of terrific. Excellent technique. I like this one best.

    #2 and #3 seem a little over-saturated.

    #1 really causes a good double-take. I think anyone scrolling down a page, or looking at a row of pictures will stop on this one and give 'er a longer look.
     
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    Thanks:)

    I can see what you're saying with too much saturation. They're very mild HDR shots which may be why they appear that way. I could have toned it down a bit in PP.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    I really like number 1 and 4. Man number 4 is the type of shot I have been trying to figure out for years. Great job.

    Michael
     
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    Well at least you used pbr for the last one. :lol:

    The last one is really good imo.
     
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    #4 Is Alcohol Abuse :lol: That is a great shot.

    I like the colors in #3.

    Oops, I forgot to welcome you to the forum.

    So Welcome to the forum.
     
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    thanks everyone...there is no alcohol abuse...

    There is a reason I chose PBR to shoot! LOL
     
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    #2 and 3 are over saturated, last one is cool.
     
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    To be honest, the first three don't do much for me. They feel like they're lacking a subject or not making enough of the subjects already present.

    The last one, technique-wise, is superb! Excellently timed, well pulled off and has the potential to be a real mind-blower. I would suggest a few improvements though. First off, your background - grey isn't the prettiest colour in the world and for this sort of shot, I'd suggest something much more vivid; something for the explosion to jump out of. Maybe some OOF green shrubbery, or even an artificial coloured background, like a big sheet of blue paper. Secondly, the angle of the shot. Personally, I'd like to see it have a bit more depth, and to do this, I'd simply move the camera. Maybe have the explosion coming more towards the shot and the can recoiling away, so shoot it from somewhere closer to your camera (just don't let your camera get wet!!!). I think it'd be cool to have the explosion 'jumping out of the photo' towards the viewer. Finally, buy a brand of beer that contrasts nicely with whatever background you happen to choose. Just a few thoughts... take them as you like.

    But like I say, you've got the basics spot on. Excellent start for a self professed noob.
     

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