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Hi Guys!

I'm a new member of the site, and an avid amateur photographer / Instagrammer. Currently learning the interrelationships between my Nikon's features, and just breaking my DLSR in. Also, working on different editing techniques (using IG and LightRoom at the moment), and searching for creative composition opportunities when I shoot.

Would love any critical feedback that you'd be willing to give me considering my style, composition, and any insights/advice you would give me! I'm super open to feedback and trying to get more technically proficient, more curated with my edits, and framing shots in a more attractive way.

@aaronmydirtylaundry • Instagram photos and videos

Thank you guys and I look forward to improving my skill, helping others as I become more proficient, and having fun along the way.

Aaron
 
You will get more valuable feedback if you choose one or two photos and post them for critique.
 
I'm on my phone so maybe it's me but I still see only links not photos posted to the site.
 
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Would love any critical feedback that you'd be willing to give me considering my style, composition, and any insights/advice you would give me!
Greetings!

The first is not much. It has nothing for me to settle on as the subject.

The second is nicely composed, and the editing reminds me of the old-timey postcards.

The third is mildly interesting, but you seem to be trying to get two subjects in one shot.
 
FYI
I would never click on a link that has "my dirty laundry" in it.
Sounds like a porn site.
 
The Audi shot lacks that punch with the car that separates it from the scene. It doesn't look posed, only haphazardly placed there. The San Fran shot is nice. I don't do street photography enough to understand the third.
 
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FYI
I would never click on a link that has "my dirty laundry" in it.
Sounds like a porn site.
The Audi shot lacks that punch with the car that separates it from the scene. It doesn't look posed, only haphazardly placed there. The San Fran shot is nice. I don't do street photography enough to understand the third.
Thank you. Makes sense!
 
Thoughts on these? These are San Francisco based shots (Market Street, Baker Beach, and Mount Tamalpais State Park looking out towards the Pacific and Farrallon Islands)
 

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Again, not much here either.

#1 is a sunset.

#2 appears to be posted upside-down.

#3 is lacking basic composition, having no clearly defined subject.
 
OP, You might want to ask how to make these shots better
As they really look like you raised your camera and snapped away in AUTO mode or even with a cell phone.
You did give some though to it, but no thought (AutoExposure) to the exposure and colors in the image.

Now that I look at the EXIF .. that's exactly what you did
Camera: Nikon D3000
Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Shot at 55 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Not Defined, 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
Flash: Auto, Did not fire
Focus: AF-A, at 3.4m, with a depth of field of about 94cm, (from about 40cm before the focus point to about 53cm after)
AF Area Mode: Auto-area


Camera: Apple iPhone 6
Lens: iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Shot at 83 mm
Exposure: 1/120 sec, f/2.2, ISO 50
 
To restructure my request - I am looking for insights as to how to make these photos more compelling and the composition better. . I have decent proficiency with manual shots, and take some with iPhone.

Thank for your patience and feedback. These two are from Mt Tam looking towards SF and Napa Valley orchards.
 

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To restructure my request - I am looking for insights as to how to make these photos more compelling and the composition better.
Ahh... O.K., then.

For composition, there are scads of books, articles, and on-line tutorials that cover composition at some level.

As for the shots you have already made, it is going to be difficult to point out where the better composition is without actually being there with you. Sometimes I see a better composition within the shot that can be made better by cropping, but frankly it is not always possible.

In the first one, I like the distant hills shrouded in haze, but the foreground is a little too heavy, or perhaps not needed at all.

In the second, you trained your camera on the alley, which in some cases might be a good shot, but here it just lacks interest. What has more interest for me is the colorful leaves juxtaposed against the sky. If you had shot just one tree-top with the sky for the background, it might have been better.
 

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