Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by JimmyO, Mar 26, 2010.
I don't think the subject in any of them is interesting. Its just shots of random objects. I mean if thats what you are going for then thats fine, but they don't really do anything for me. #2 is too soft on the focus. ( 3 is the best out of the 4 I think in terms of subject matter but is overexposed and parts of the cat are blown out it appears ).
The exhaust is pretty cool shot. The others don't do much for me. The wall in #1 is pretty blown out as well as the cat's fur.
Thanks guys. Neither the fur, nor the wall in #1 are blown out, just bright.
uninteresting subjects, with the exception of the cat- good capture there would've been even better with the fur not blown out...fyi highlights too bright = blown out.
The cat is my favorite. Wish you would have gotten the whole ear in there though.
Heres the thing.. the fact that they are uninteresting makes them interesting to me. I, not a professinal by any means, appreciate them. And I think my fave is #1..
#1 is interesting. I think the composition could be improved if the cords were removed, and the camera was titled down slightly so the dark line crosses the picture on a third (i.e., "rule of thirds"). Good texture on the wall, and I agree that it is not blown out.
The cords are not "bad", though. I am just interested in what the picture looks like without them. An alternate idea is to have the cords exit the frame on the dark line, instead of crossing like they do in the original photo. I'm also wondering if purposely underexposing by a stop or two would turn the cords pure black. That might be interesting.
I like the composition in #4... a simple object making and interesting photo...
The first one is nice but doesn't ring any bell for me... I get caught in watching the outlet crooked, but actually the floor is leveled...
Just my 2 cents
I think these are pretty nice. The kitten is so cute.
I consider "blown out" when the highlights are completly white with no detail. I trippled checked the histogram.
Ill post another of the kitten later.
Thanks for the kind words
Regardless, its pretty unanimous that everyone seems to think they are too bright. So call it what you want, the point is, they need to be darkened up a bit. I think even just a little "dodging and burning" would make a world of difference on the cat because it is a pretty decent pic. I also agree that #1 might be cooler with no cables. Also, I see a lot of texture and aging to that wall. I think bringing up the contrast on it will really add to the picture. Its not that it looks bad now, just think you are losing some of the details that could make it better.
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