First attempt at lightroom

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  1. Peakapot

    Peakapot TPF Noob!

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    Heres a few photos i have edited in Lightroom.

    I just finished the shaw academy Lightroom diploma which i highly recommend if anyone is interested.

    Here are a few of my images. Please let me know what you think. Any suggestions on how i can improve these photos is welcomed.

    Regards Dan


     

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    The pics are not embedding in the post, but I can click and hit Open In New Tab. I did that for three. Got tired of doing that for the others, but the three I saw were nice! a little bit too intense in the blue in the sky on that one photo. The B&W diagonal rope photo was lovely.
     
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    I don't know why the photos are doing that but the show when i look at the post. I'll try fix it.

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    This is something we've been seeing more and more here, with the photos showing up as boxes with bars and their titles. I think it might be some kind of link-back issue with where they are hosted at. Here's what I see. Where are the pictures actually "at"? On Flickr? Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 9.46.50 AM.png
     
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    I think part of it may be because of file size. Try resizing your images to less than 900k and see if it works.
     
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    To show files on the Internet, you should resize them to about 1600 max wide or 1000 high and save them max medium resolution.
    Any more than that is unusable and unneeded.
    So your files won't be 1.8 megabytes but 105 k

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    ok guys i have resized the images to make them a lot smaller. Let me know if you can see them ok and what you think.
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    Shots 3 and 4 are the most "complete",simple, pleasing photos, IMHO. I like the shot of the traps: never have I seen that type of trap body material. The rope shot on the diagonal is simple, yet effective. Shots 1 and 2 of the boat feel cramped, and too closely-framed. The last three, 5,67, are not very photogenic, not that compelling in a flat, 2-D sense. The compositions of the last three are random, and do not have compelling center of interest.

    The last shot for example, contre jour, or "against the light"--a GREAT way to shoot, but not quite selecting a smalkler, more-visiable subject, lkike say,m the boat on the left, and then the the strip of sunlight and the two sailboars at anchor in the backdrop: the LEFT-most 15% of that scene was "a picture" waiting to be zoomed in on with a 200 to 300mm lens length. OR--conversely, the elevated old boathouse/work dock/fish receiving plant to the right--THAT building and the boat to the front could have been a shot, from a slightly different camera position, to the right maybe 50 feet or so, also with a 200-250-300mm lens length.
     
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    Thank you very much Darrel. I appreciate you taking the time to analysis my work and then write it up. That kind of feed back is invaluable to to myself and helps me massivley as i try to learn how to take good photos.

    I originally though shot 2 and 7 were my best untill i read your point of view then relooked at the photos. I can see what you mean and now it's obvious.

    Thank you again.

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    I would try heavily cropping the last shot, to see how another picture could be made from that left side.
     

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