Want to improve your photograph skills

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Jeff Canes, Nov 2, 2004.

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In the area of?

  1. Shooting in the fog, mist or rain

    23.5%
  2. Shooting at nighttime

    29.4%
  3. Working with models

    23.5%
  4. Photoshop editing

    11.8%
  5. Darkroom editing

    11.8%
  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    want to improve your photograph skills in the area of :?:
     
  2. Jamie R

    Jamie R TPF Noob!

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    Oer. Looks as bad as an IQ test.

    What do I do then?! Oops. Maybe that's a fail then.

    Could you say a bit more about how adding to the poll will help improve skills?
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, I personally have problems with all of the items. But picked fog, mist, & rain, because I have been on a few vacations where it has rained or been foggy most of the trip (both film & digital). Prints came out very poor, usually too dark. I know answers is likely bracketing and slowing down then shooting.

    Also, My hope was to get a fell for what other member also have problems with and to have a little fun. So far the polling is trending toward “Nighttime” but all votes for Florida are not in yet.
     
  4. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I think working with models, portraiture is teritory that I havent really gone into before, so that would be a help for me, as well as the last 2 editing techniques.
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Kara, Portraits terrify me so much, I avoided them. Working with people takes a whole set of skills I don’t have.
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Me either, thats why I need HELP!!!

    I much perfer inanimate objects - they dont talk back :LOL:
     
  7. Zoolfoos

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    Well, I picked darkroom editing because thats what I've been spending most of my time working on lately, and don't have that much expreience yet... but, in actuality I would like to improve in all of these areas!
     
  8. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I picked "working with models". I've been doing mostly portraiture in the last year. I understand the technical aspects fairly well, but I think the interaction between photographer and model may be the most important thing to get right. Sometimes I get absorbed with the photography and the equipment, and I worry that I'm not communicating enough.

    I'll have shoots with some folks, and we all have a good time, and it's relaxed, and we get some really great shots. But sometimes I don't seem to be connecting with my subjects, and those pics aren't so good. If I can I like to meet with clients a time or two before the shoot. Sometimes that familiarity really helps them feel comfortable with me.
     

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