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Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by PictureofAphoto, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. PictureofAphoto

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    of me on my bike..trick is a barhump

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    sat the camera on top of a mailbox.took me about 10 times to get it right

    edited it with GIMP
     
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    Hi! Good for you and your persistence! You didn't give up even though it took several shots to get the kind of picture you wanted.
    A little constructive criticism for you...I know you are just starting (according to your profile) and you look really young:

    *I'm not a big fan of the selective coloring on the camera flare. I'm not big on selective coloring, in general, but I understand it's a personal preference thing. I just don't think it really works here.
    *You need to work on exposure a little bit. The background looks okay, but the foreground is pretty blown. Try shooting at a different time in the day as middle of the day sun is killer because of the harsh lighting and shadows.
    *Work on composition. It's too centered. Try shooting from different angles, even with self-portraits.
    *Watch your backgrounds. I think the trailer takes the focus away from you.

    Keep working at it! I hope I didn't discourage you...I just wanted to give you a few pointers to help make your photos better.
     
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    Nice shot!!

    I agree with what KristinaS says above but....... Good on ya for taking multiple shots to get what you wanted!!

    The lense flairs actually add a bit to the shot, in my opinion, but I would really like to see the forground less blown.

    Keep on trying, as you have an excellent start here.

    Cheers
     
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    thanks for the tips!! but I'm wondering what you mean by "the foreground is blown" ?
     
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    meaning the foreground is over exposed (too much light). Personally the added in lens flare is tacky. Your body isn't separated very much from the background which also makes this a bit tougher to look at.
     

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