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Evening CA people!
First I'd like to say that you guys got a really good forum going here
I've been doing photography on an amateur level for about a year now, and I will be studying digital photography next year. I'd consider myself somewhat of a newbie when it comes to shot composition, but I'm working on it, as you can see (hopefully!). These are a few of the shots that eluded the trash bin
There are more than two images, but I'm having some technical problems at the moment. I'll get them up asap.
Crits are welcome!
Last edited by FredrikHoeg; August 7th, 2007 at 09:16 PM.
I dunno if its just me but your subject matter doesn't get my attention. Get creative; try shooting untraditional objects, and stay away from plain old stuff like boats and flowers. By shooting untraditional objects you will be forced to adapt to the situation at hand, and consequently improve your skills. I myself started by shooting traditional stuff, but then discovered "action shots" the art of toy photograhpy, which took a lot more effort and my skills took off.
Also Don't be afraid to play with composition, from what I see in these two pictures is pretty much the same centered arrangement that lacks depth. Try taking some asymetrical shots.
It sounds like your pretty serious about photography so keep at it, but definitly experiment before you get to school. And remember school can only do so much for you, the rest you gotta do yourself.
just a little quick note.. I think the sepia does not look forced, or if it does it's because the saturation is pretty high which shows in the sky.
I suggest using a less saturated hue.
i agree with purplerose, it's a pitty the tip of the bottom leaf is cropped out. maybe you have the uncropped original? Also, maybe using a larger aperture (smaller F-value) would make the background more blurry, thus popping the subject out even more.
I personally really like the boat picture, but it is a little too on the purple side (no offence, purplerose! lol). When i was adding a sephia look to some shots on PS, they turned out a bit too orange in my case, so i ended up leaning towards black&white.
But overall i really like your shots and it's a shame only the first 2 are posted! get the rest up!
Hardware: Canon S3 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0