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Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Moody, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Moody

    Moody TPF Noob!

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    I wouldn't mind some critique on these photographs. Please keep in mind I'm only 16, and some of these photographs were taken under less then perfect circumstances (ex. through a car window, under a bridge at night). I shoot with a Nikon D40, 18-55mm lense. So constructive criticsm please :biggrin:

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    The first three were taken on a recent trip to Atlanta. I know the 2nd photo is extremly grainy but that was the one I took under the tunnel at night. I also had to sharpen it some.
     
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    Huh, you look mucholder than sixteen in your avatar picture! ;) C&C per req:
    1. I like the idea of this picture, but I would like to see a somewhat wider FoV, say 5 or more seats wide, and I the over-exposed seat-backs bother me. I understand that there would be major exposure issues with this scene, and suggest perhaps an HDR Merge.
    2. A nice urban setting, with appropriate exposure, however I think seeing the whole person, and some sort of background, ideally an out-of-focus street scene would enhance it greatly.
    3. I'm not sure about this picture. I like the idea, but the lack of any sky detail and the perspective bother me a little. I would like to see a perspective-corrective version, and perhaps one with some added sky. Not sure if it would work or not however.
    4. Too tight a crop on this one (cropped front hoof). Also, given the physiology of a horse, they are better from a 3/4 perspective.
    Overall, very nice work, with a few suggested areas for improvement. Keep up the good work, and looking forward to seeing more from you.
     
  3. Moody

    Moody TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the reply. As for the last pic unfourtantly I shot it with the hoof cropped.
     
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    I like the first, it's an excellent image, great job. I wish I was shooting like that at 16. (Heck, I wish I had been smart enough to start shooting when I was 16.)
     
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    Skill and experience may take time, but imagination comes at any age. You have good imagination and you'll perfect those exposures with practice.

    I have to say shot 3 is pretty well composed given your lens range. I expect the building itself isn't so tall, but your composition makes it look like a whopping tower. I found my 18-55 very limiting for shots like this and splashed out on a 55-200 to go with it. Highly recommended purchase and they shouldn't be too pricey now the VR version is out.
     
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    ty for all the feedback. I am definatly going to be buying a zoom lense eventually. I was looking into 70-300mm (I think thats right e_e).
     

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