A&P Amature review?

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  1. Heinzanova

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    So I am just starting into the world of photography, I started with a little P&S camera (S230), and then a D70 for a while, and now my D80. I recently was over seas for work, and took my new lens, 18-200VR as the only lens for the trip. I was in London, Amsterdam and Munich for three weeks for work (only london pictures are up so far). I was wondering if you guys could give it a little glaze, and give me a critical eye, what do I do good, what do I do pourly (there are a few shit shots I know, esp the one with the stripper and the sign, it was more about hiding camera and getting her in the picture with police warning sign with home made arrow than not).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/heinzanova/sets/72157606928534092/

    Any input would be greatly appreciated... I am still trying to figure out how this lens shoots/performs in terms of exposure ev, but please let me know. I am new to the A&P area.

    All pictures are strait out of the camera with no Photoshopping, except this one (original also in set) which I adjusted white levels and contras.

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    i'd like it better if "oxford circus" was the only sign i could see against the background.
     
  4. Heinzanova

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    OTAP is too lazy to go to Flickr.


    Post 10 or so pics on here. :)
     
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    I'd crop out other signs :dunno:
     
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    Lets call the picture posted above of the signs #1...so here we go...


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  8. Heinzanova

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    Seems to be the agreement, and damn did I have to twist my back to try to get that soho part in... I captured it that way because that area where the sign is (which is identified only by those two signs on the same post) is where the old Mods vs Rockers movement started, historical to my Vespa background :) But I guess more a touristy thing than arty :-(
     
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    Some great shots you have. Now number them so we can Critique them easier :)


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    fixed
     
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    I love 9,11,12,13.

    Very colorful
     
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    Thank you, 11 really gets me, I almost didn't capture that moment, it was so magical... I was just walking along wandering thru allies when everything was closing up and I walked up this ally right as smoke filled it from a vendor trying to close up a grill, and it just got all magical and I felt like andrew fucking zimmer on weird foods show wondering around like some back alley of asia... and I was like whoa wait a minute... Snap.
     
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    Nice shots and cool motives.

    I've been here too :cool:
     
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    Thanks mate, that is one of the shots I am worried I did not expose properly?

    I usually try to keep the camera on 100 ISO, but some times I find that with playing my EV down 1 or 2 clicks to prevent blow out, some times leads to pretty dark pictures, like that one, is that too dark or is that the best really possible on an overcast day with out blowing out the sky? Is there a technique I am missing?
     
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    personally ...I think you should try to get more of the building in your frame or crop so it doesn't leave me guessing what i'm looking at...unless that is what you were trying to do. But thats just a very personal reaction.

    #5 is too centered for me.

    #7 could've been taken from a parallel point and you should've cropped the picture at the tea cold drinks sign. Also framed the stairs to the right of the frame. It leaves me wanting to see what is to the left of the stairs..

    #8 is very good...i like what you captured with the building.

    #9, i would've gone a bit wider to show more of the pond, but i still like it.

    The rest are again just cropped too tight for my liking.

    :)
     
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    Looks fine to me. If anything I would play with in Lightroom to give it some more punch.
     
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    Thank you for the feed back :)
    So #5, I am still learning framing and such, I guess move the boat to the top and more water at bottom? Any higher and the background would have been too cluttered for my liking and more to the right the same (other stuff in scene).

    #7 what do you mean parrellel point?

    #8 thanks :big grin:

    #9, unfortunately just off scene to right was a ugly ass maintenance bridge, so i guess this is perfectly shot then if I was able to hide something ugly ass like that and still keep you wanting more of the pond that doesn't exist :-D
     
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    Sweet

    D's get degrees :)
     
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    on #5 yup the rule 1/3 needs to be applied.

    #7 what i meant was move to the right where you are not at an angle to the stairs as much and give me a landscape view of the ladder leading downwards into the water. but thats not to say what you did was wrong, but that is what I would've done.
     
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    Well if I go back to london in a month or two for more work stuff, I will re-shoot it :)
     
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    I like the blue hue of the back light in #11.

    Kinda reminds me of this one I took in the old warehouse:

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    #4 should've been #10:mamoru:
     
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    Thanks, yeah I was just so lucky, it was so odd, I was awe struck with the moment and almost forgot to even take a picture of it.

    It is that whole being in the right place at the right minute of the magic hours... thing...
     

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