novice looking for brutal critiquing

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  1. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

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    A while ago I asked for advice on framing / composition; I hope I have learned a thing or two from the responses!
    This is an extension of the same question . . . I'm basically looking for all and any kind of critique / advice / suggestions. This is a pic of my town on a semi-cloudy afternoon; I was going for a certain effect of depth / space + keeping the stronger foreground of the soccer players.

    But I really don't know what the hell I am doing! Minor tinkering in PhotoShop re: light-contrast values and colour saturation.

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    (if you think this sucks really bad, please forgive me. Generally I take pics of eagles flying by so I'm not used to actually being able to compose a shot!)

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  2. Put them in the Photo Critique section, you'll get the appropriate attention there.
     
  3. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

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    oh whups! sorry. I always do that! :confused:
     
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    The first photo desperately needs a polarizer, that will cut down the overblown sky. You could use a wider aperature (lower f stop) to blur the background slightly to put the focus more on the soccer players.

    Good luck and look forward to the results.
     
  5. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

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    Hmm, searched 'polarizer' in this forum, which didn't really explain to me what it is (although I picked up some good info on other stuff!). Found this link in google . . .
    http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/do-you-really-need-circular-polarizer.html


    Interesting. Fascinating, actually. I'm going to read up more on general photography (and equipment) for now rather than pushing myself to learn through trial & error as much as I can.
    That way I won't get discouraged / frustrated.

    Thanks!
     
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    I like the concept for the shots :D
    But I have to agree about the polarizer, also I agree about tinkering with the aperature, sometimes it can work wonders! :)
     
  7. Keta

    Keta TPF Noob!

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    OK! I'll be getting the polarizer / filter thing, then go down to the beach this weekend to try different aperature settings.

    I will be subjecting you to the results, so be prepared! :lol:

    thanks for all the tips so far.

    -Keta
     

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