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well I love taking pictures, but I am not really sure if its any good what comes out in the end. but I like some of my own stuff.
It would be great hearing your opinions on some of those pictures and if I should maybe just leave the cam aside :-)
so here we go with two older pictures I took in paris obviously...
these are from an area here in germany called the eifel... yeah like the tower above.
the next one was taken in switzerland somewhere close to ascona and the picture after it was taken on the way to switzerland. I just love the mountains.
first of all welcome to CA, its always nice to see new people in here
The photos, well there a good start, it looks like you have a eye for composure and how you want the over all picture to look. in short its a good start. things i would work on are perhaps a little post prossesing to get them levels sorted (photoshop) and widen your subject matter a little.
hope to see more off ur stuff soon
and on we go... to the maldives. I was lucky to be abel visit the maldives last year and it is on of the most amazing places in the world!!!
Originally Posted by samsite999
hey there sam, thx alot man.
thx alot for those kind words.
yeah I love working with photoshop actually, but I never really worked alot on my own pictures, but I definetly will start.
like in this picture or actually my avatar...
ah well just a last bunch before I go sleeping, if you dont mind.
these where all taken in a beautiful park here in cologne... feel free to visit
Dude, dont know what you are about, but if you like taking photos than you shouldnt worry about whether you should trash your camera or not.
I started as a complete dork with photos, but because i love photos i kept going, and i am proud to say that i am now pretty good i guess (according to friend's opinions)
The point is.. keep shooting if you like shooting.
Now, to the photos.
From what i see, you aren't composing pictures in your head, NO.. you are taking what you think looks like a potentially good photo.
Think about what you like about the object/subject.. try and make it look like a painting, a drawing, then form that image in your head, take out your camera, point it at the subject, try and make your head idea and the actual thing align.. and voila..! A photograph.
But DO NOT look for something to shoot for the sake of shooting.. wrong approach.. i started out that way. Those are called Images.. and they do not count as Photographs.
Hope this advice helps.
hey there, a "landsmann"
welcome to the photo section! hmmm, let me see what i can say about your shots. first of all the standard question: what kind of camera are you using? in the first batch i think there's a focal point missing. which kind of comes with the subject a bit ("den wald vor lauter bäumen nicht sehen", haha). it would be great to concentrate more on a single tree, i think...
you did that a lot better in your second post - i really like the cocoanut and the bird in the water (althought latter could use a little cropping to get rid of that distracting stuff in the right corner). i really like the depht of field experiments on the palm-tree. if you use the macro-mode you normally can achieve quite a bit even with a not-so-good digital camera...
my favorite picture out of all you've shown so far is the lonely person in the cologne park -- beautiful mood and a focal point in there. maybe cropping it a little and working on the colors and that would be a perfect photo.
anyway, all the pics show that you have a good eye for composition, colors and situations, so just keep going and show some more!
Last edited by stine; August 28th, 2006 at 04:22 AM.
hello there my non wicked friend ho never rests
well i'll have to second everyone here
from you'r photo's i belive you have a good camera that can be done a lot with it. these are a good start. i belive you travel a lot so you see a lot off stuff that could make a nice photo wich i hate you for that( just kiding ). if you just started to take photos first learn you'r camera by reading te manual and then burn it and start experimenting on you'r own, finding you'r stile.
i hope i'll hear from you again.
My guarding angel is a double agent !!
Welcome to CA photography, dewd!
Apart from all thats been said gonna add one more thinghie Drop the watermark !
Hope to see more from you.
hey man thx for your advise and be sure I was just trying to be a bit sarcastic. and what you say about the potentially good photo could be true I think... but for sure I dont make photos just for the sake of it. thx alot and I'll keep your word in mind!
hey there "landsmännin" :-)
I am using a sony dsc-f828. but for sure I do not know all of its functions correctly and I really have to learn alot about photography.
I see what you say about the missing focal point in the first set... I'll try to avoid this mistake.
cropping is something I always hesitate with... I rather like to take a picture that I can crop later on the pc than already taking it "cropped". and then I never really worked on the pictures.... I will definetly start doing that.
thank you so much for your encouragement!!!
:-) sorry baout the travel thing dude... :-) in january I'll be moving to los angeles and that will be it for travelling for a while then... so no worries :-)
I will get into the manual as soon as find the time, because I really want to improve and as it is with most other things I never bothered to give it a look actually, but thats another thing I'll change.
it wont happen again :-)
to all of you, thank you so much for your kind and helpful words... its good to hear I am not a lost case :-D and it really helps. I really want to improve and I think this was a wonderful first step!!!
just a littlesomething... just played around with levels and contrast. minimal...
was wondering what you think of it...
I actually have a oil painting of this in my livingroom... its like 3x1.5 meters...
sorry was way too big... gimme a sec...
colors are looking good, i really like the format of the picture and the composition looks really fine, too. one thing that really bugs me though is the rooftop on top of the car. since the colors of roof and car are so simliar, there's no clear distinction between those two, i think. so a slightly lower point of view would've been better, imo. anyhow, like that photo (although i'm not into cars, motorcycles or anything like that normally...). would love to see a pic of that painting...
:-) thank you so much stine...
and I understand what you mean about the roof,... I actually liked it until now :-/.... hmmm :-D
and I'll post a pic of the painting as soon as I have time to take a good pic of it... it aint to good I guess and I havent made it myself, but I like it!
have a good one