why are my photos just ordinary

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  1. puyjapin

    puyjapin TPF Noob!

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    Ive been out for a little drive today taking a few shots but they just seem boring, perhaps im shooting the wrong stuff or maybe my lens is too limiting. It seems i cant really decide what to shoot and when. Stuff near home just seems a bit boring as i see it everyday, plus the english landscape is hardly dramatic !
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try a different perspective......
    (think about what I just said ;))
     
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    post some that you think are boring.....
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Maybe instead of looking you should try making. Also try to get a better understanding of post production.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Try shooting something different, landscapes bore the hell out of me
     
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    bdavis TPF Noob!

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    Some suggestions
    1.Try something new
    2. Look at the work of other photographers to get inspired
    3. Shoot from different angles/perspective
    4. Brush up on composition
     
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    a1157814a TPF Noob!

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    post examples
     
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    I think this is a case of "familiarity breeds contempt." I'd love to be in the English countryside with my camera!

    I've seen the bayous and cypress swamps of Louisiana, U.S.A. my whole life, and I kind of take their beauty for granted.
     
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    Your lens is a little limiting but good images need good light. I disagree about the english landscape though. Loads of amazing shots have been taken around the Warwickshire area. :)

    Either that or take a drive up to Scotland :)!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "familiarity breeds contempt."

    yep agree with that - I know my area (suffolk) has some fantastic landscapes, - I have seen the shots. But I can't see them in the field before they are photos.
    take me to wales or scotland highlands and I can better see the landscape shots (though with little landscape experience I think it would take me a while to find my eye for it thought ;))
    Your just oversturated with your area - try to experiment.
    I find that if I a have no inspiration in a shot or even the wrong lighting that I get results that I am less pleased with.
     
  11. Katier

    Katier TPF Noob!

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    "the English landscape is not dramatic"

    WHAT!!!

    You live in Warwickshire man ( or woman )....

    You've got a damned great castle with a lovely river flowing past.. AWSOME range of photographs available on your doorstep!!!

    Here are some examples of what I'd class as pretty good images ( from a quick warwick castle search on flickr - all these link back to the flickr page I found them so if someone wants to compliment any please do so in the flickr page not here ) :-

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    UK - Warwick - Castle Peacock - sq 02 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (can't link this image)

    plus many many others.
     
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    Look beyond landscapes, or brush up on basics.
     

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