Reallly Rubbish

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  1. JackSellers16

    JackSellers16 TPF Noob!

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    [​IMG]New to photography and i took this random image the other day, didn't adjust any settings or nothing and all i have done atm is cropped it. I personally think it isn't any good and my morale is seriously dropping but i havn't really had a dedicated photography day and compared to all you guys i feel rubbbissh so any c+c please would be much appreciated.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Gaerek

    Gaerek TPF Noob!

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    I don't see a photo. I'd help you out if I could see something.
     
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    Einstein TPF Noob!

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    I'm a month in and still not satisfied with anything I have taken so dont be discouraged. There is allot more involved in a quality photo than most newbies realise. Just keep practicing/reading and trying new things and you will see the improvement.
     
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    Chris Stegner TPF Noob!

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    Maybe post some stuff and we can help with some ideas to "jump" start your creative side :thumbup:
     
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    I don't really think this is a good way to introduce your photos.
    Just show them! Don't be shy! ;)
     
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    JackSellers16 TPF Noob!

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    haha yeaah sorry about that i've out it up now though so any c+c would be much appreciated and thanx for the tips einstein :)
     
  7. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Here's your problem right here.↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑

    You took a snap shot, you didn't 'make an image'. You didn't plan it, you didn't think about any alternate settings for the camera, you had no goal, mood, idea to convey, nada.

    "Just a random image."

    Photography involves a technical understanding of how your equipment works so you can use the camera settings and some artistic skills to make nice-to-look-at photographs.

    Good photography reguires planning and forethought, not randomness. :thumbup:

    Keep at it and keep learning.
     
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    This photo honestly doesn't thrill me however what I DO REALLY LIKE is the fact that the little tree isn't far from the big tree. They look similar while symbolizes to me that they are family, and really shows that the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. That is what really makes me like this photo.
    This scene has A LOT of potential with the proper lighting and settings. Try it again!
     
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    Additional note after looking at the photo some more, make sure you include all branches from both trees, and eliminate the telephone pole. I suggest trying again on a day when the sun is out and providing good lighting.
     
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    Here you get the special Canosonic critique for ya!:

    Composition: The tree doesn't fit in. Have a step back.
    5/10
    Exposure: Overexposured sky. Need a Grad or HDR here. Or maybe some simple P&P. 4/10
    White balance: Well, it's OK.
    9/10
    Color: Not enough color. Black, green and white.
    5/10
    Technology error: None.
    10/10
    Morality: None (this is hard. Not all Pros can do this)
    0/10
    Overall: 8/10 (for the sake of a first shot!)

    Cheers!

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    +1


    Put a minimum of effort into a not so random photo and maybe you'll see some progress. You did your own C&C just fine by the way :D
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I may be mistaken, but I believe someone somewhere did a study that it takes a person 7 times hearing something before it sinks in.

    +2


    :biggrin:


    Everyone takes crap shots from time to time.... some more than others. The trick is make use of the rubbish bin when needed. Look at the crap, learn from it and go back out to shot some more. Eventually it will click.

    Understanding Exposure is a good book to get hold of.
     

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