A&P Anyone wanna critique these? (56k, no way)

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by KillerJello, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. KillerJello

    KillerJello Guest

    Let me know what you think is good/bad about them... they were taken with a cheap point and shoot camera. in a couple weeks, im gonna have a ton of new pics with the new SLR I have.

    Anyways, let me know of any problems you guys see, so I can learn :)

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  2. tainted beef

    tainted beef I got Grape Nuts

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    Subject matter is nice, but the colors lack depth and contrast
     
  3. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Nice snapshots. You're trying too hard to include everything in your shots. Concentrate on one subject and frame your shots so that the eye will focus on the subject. Your best shot is the early morning fog/rutted road. I like it because the the diffused light is the subject and the road helps guide the eye to the light.

    Landscape shots are not easy to do right. You almost got a good shot with the reeds in the water. The framing is not quite right to make it a great shot. A good landscape shot will often have an interesting foreground object.

    Keep at it and you'll get better.
     
  4. KillerJello

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    Thanks..

    I knew I was asking for it when I posted this :) but I figure it will help me learn a bit more...

    Keep em coming.
     
  5. Kinks

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    I'll give my thoroughly amateur impressions:

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/1-746658837.jpg
    OK scenic shot but I'd go wider, to get the tree on the left in as well and then the shot would have better framing. Kinda boring view tho, if you've seen one you've seen em all.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/2-746658837.jpg
    Had to look at it for a few seconds before I realised what I was seeing. A more dramatic vantage point would have been standing at the top of the run, with a wide angle lens, portrait orientation, high aperture to get as much as possible in focus and taking a shot of someone just about to start their run with people like ants down the bottom.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/3-746658837.jpg
    Needs to include more of the hillside to get a sense of the location. Sit/lie down, angle the camera a bit to the left and keep the camera level with the horizon to show us just how steep the focker is :eek3:

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/4-746658837.jpg
    Not really showing much, next!

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/5-746658837.jpg
    A little better, but still not captivating

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/6-746658837.jpg
    Good idea, but would probably be better early in the morning when the water is stiller. Kinda hit and miss these shots you're at the mercy of the weather.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/7-746658837.jpg
    Not bad... the reeds are interesting. Dunno why exactly, but more interesting than the sandy hillside you had above :p

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/8-746658837.jpg
    Fog on the water, good! And a bit of foreground interest on the left saves it from being boring.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/9-746658837.jpg
    Shooting into the sun can work sometimes. This time it didn't..

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    This time it definitely did! Good shot this one.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/11-746658837.jpg
    Kinda boring, sun/shade too contrasty so it doesn't work..

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/12-746658837.jpg
    OK.. would have been better if you could find a more dramatic angle that showed half healthy and half dead. The mist and stuff is cool tho.

    http://uploads.offtopic.com/files/13-746658837.jpg
    Good shot again..

    The aerial shots are all kinda boring.. good for scenery sometimes but everything looks very flat from the air so you need an interesting feature on the ground as in the last shot.

    Some good shots there, I'm not sure whether my suggestions would work or not but consider them as ideas. You should always cull your weakest photos though. Don't bother including them, only show the strong ones. The exception is of course when you want feedback on how to improve the weak ones, as here. 50% of the time you can do something, 50% of the time you just gotta throw them away :)
     
  6. KillerJello

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    Thanks :) like I said, I took these with a cheap camera, and also these were taken last year, back before I was even into photography.

    I guess I should dig up some of the photos I took from where I do volenteer work (Big railshop that restores steam engines)... those all at least have a focus point, unlike the ones above.

    Also, like I said above, in a couple weeks, I will be taking a trip back up north, and I will use exeryones tips, and see what I can come up with on the new SLR I have.


    Once again, thanks for the comments/tips.
     
  7. k270

    k270 Guest

    The more I scrolled down the more I enjoyed your shots. The cockpit killed the mood. I like the shot with the red boat. I also like the shot with the light beaming through the trees.
     

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