some amateur shots

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  1. longboardorific

    longboardorific TPF Noob!

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    some of my favorite shots
    please criticize but dont be to mean, just give me tips so i can do better
    all of the editing was done on the camera, no afterwork
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    they are all nice but in #1 i think that you should have defined the building more it looks like it had some good architecture. i like how you did the orange in #3 lol
     
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    #1: Nice, but the building is so dark you can't see any of it, but not dark enough to be a great silhouette shot. Playing with the curves in photoshop will fix some of that (if you have photoshop or something similar). Also, I'm seeing some white specks on the building- they're pretty distracting (looks like reflections from windows or something).

    #2: Cool find, but the composition isn't great. Doing a crop so that the chunk of building is in a corner instead of more in the middle might help :)

    #3: I like this shot (and how you edited the tree). It is too light for my tastes, though. Again, messing with contrast or curves might help.

    #4: Very pretty.

    #5: Way too light; the elements blend into eachother and it looks cluttered, like there's not a truly defined subject (though you probably intended it to be the rock).

    #6: Not eye catching- just looks like a random picture of a bike in the woods. Maybe try taking it from an interesting angle next time, instead of straight on.

    #7: Nice, even if the colours are a little washed out.

    #8: Pretty (but it seems a little blurry)

    Keep shooting :)
     
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    A lot of these are soft in focus, I think you need to watch that, like the last one I don't think anything is in focus, which I think means it's either from camera shake or it just wasn't focused correctly. Maybe your camera was too close to the subject?

    I think #1 has some potential if you were going for a silhouette, but the building looks a little crooked.

    I didn't know you could do selective coloring in-camera?
     
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    Sorry to jump in and answer this, but it's a feature in a lot of compact cameras, especially Canons. I haven't seen it in a DSLR.
     
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    Oh, ok. Thanks, I didn't realize that. It must be a fairly new feature? I don't think my wife's SD600 has it, I could be wrong though.
     
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    yah it wasnt a dslr
    thanks a ton guys. the canons great but it doesnt let you self focus as far as i can tell , and yes, the last picture is my fault

    i didnt even mean to do the first one, it just happened
    thanks again guys
     

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