A&P critique my pictures

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  1. Specialist23

    Specialist23 OT Supporter

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    i'm a newbie, but hopefully with PATIENT help of experts of photography, i can become a lot better. anyway, i just got a 20D and we just got back from a mini vaca from duluth minnesota. here are some pictures that i took. honestly, critique away and criticize all you want, but please when doing so let me know how i can fix it. i want to learn so please be as mean as you want.

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    is that one of the great lakes?
     
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    yes, the largest one. superior.
     
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    here are some more.
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    if you guys can figure out what the two dots are on the left side about half way down, please let me know. i think that it's dust on the sensor and if it is, how do you recommend me cleaning it? just send it into canon?
     
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    To be honest, to me they just feel like snapshots. There's nothing about them which I find particularly striking. One thing you should concentrate on for a start though is your horizons. While they can be fixed in post processing, crooked horizons are really off-putting in landscape shots (or any shot that you're not intentionally shooting on an angle), and a good habit to get in to is to make them as straight as you can in the viewfinder before you release the shutter.

    And yes, those dots look like sensor dust to me. Someone else is probably better equipped than I to tell you the best way to clean it, I've only needed to clean my 300D sensor once in the 2 years that I've owned it (I used a normal blower brush, I think this is the safest way to do it but yeah, not totally up on that). To avoid getting dust on the sensor in future, turn the camera OFF before changing lenses, and hold the body of the camera face down so that dust can't fall in to the camera while you change them. Also try and avoid changing lenses when there's dust in the air if you can.
     
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    i like the last one the best ,but would lik eit better if the orizon was level
     
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    Take it to a camera shop, they should be able to do it, I always take mine to the shop where I bought it and they do it free of charge.
     
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    sounds good guys. thanks for the input. what would you guys do in order to make them more "striking"? any changes to the camera itself? or do i just not have any creativity in me? thanks.
     
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    landscapes cant prove any skill so dont expect much from them
     
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    getting your sensor cleaned... do it yourself...

    www.photosol.com

    and get a giottos rocket air, or something similar.

    NEVER use canned air. Ever. Period. Don't even ask why, just don't.
     
  11. El Chupacabras

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    What lenses do you have? I would go for more close up shots to start off and get the hang of the camera. And like someone already said, landscape shots take little skill and unless its something just amazing you wont get many comments. Hopefully you're enjoying your camera though :bigthumb:
     
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    i have the one that came with the kit, the 18-55 and then the EF 75-300 f/4-5.6. i know they're not the best of lenses, but by all means i've already spent too much on something that i really suck at. hopefully i'll get much better and then get some better lenses.
    thanks.
     
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    thank you sir...;)
     
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    he's no ansel adams and no one ever will, his landscapes were the best and i'm sure not many will come close to that.. I just forgot of him when i wrote that ..still for a n00b i suggest there isnt much you can do to try to prove skill for us to critique on.
     
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    I AM ANSEL ADAMS!!!!!!lc
     
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    the pictures need to have more details to them. There are huge swaths of just the nothingness of the sky or water...
     

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