A&P feedback on my photography v. crosspostedfromot

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  1. Pseudonym

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    i want to hear some feedback and constructive criticism about my photography. right now (used in these photos) i have some fuji point and shoot... but am looking into a dslr, like maybe a rebel xt. i enjoy photography, and think that some of my photos turn out well. some of these photos have been through some post, but not all.

    let me know what you think.

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    Which ones do you like, which ones really suck?

    EDIT: This was cross-posted from OT, but i wanted to put it here for a more professional opinion..

    Any feedback, comments, and tips are much appreciated.
     
  2. 19Godfather86

    19Godfather86 New Member

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    First of all, you're posting photos that are too large. The max you should post on here is 800x600. At least that's what I find is best for most people to view. I can view them because my resolution is 1920x1200, but most people don't set theirs that high.

    The first one is the only one that really jumps at me, but I think it works better in black and white:

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    Also, when you convert your photos to black and white, don't use desaturate. Use the channel mixer, and click "monochrome". Then just work the sliders till the tones in the image look good to you.
     
  3. Pseudonym

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    most of the black and white ones here i shot i B&W on my camera.. i've since realized not too, and change to B&W in post. i can't figure out exactly how to do what you are talking about in Aperture.. i'll keep looking though.
     
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    i know you can work it in photoshop, and it's actualy a pretty cool way to grayscale. i know of 2 or 3 others and may like this method best.
     
  5. mojito

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    Lightroom B&W > anything this side of a wet darkroom, and even then its close
     
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    there is a monochrome mixer under the adjustments (you might need to add it by clicking the +)
     
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    you realise it is about the same :hs:
     
  8. Pseudonym

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    so, i'm downloading Lightroom right now... any other feedback/tips?
     
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    for B&Ws not really. you get 6 colors instead of the 3 in channel mixer, plus all 3 HSL aspects. then you get split toning capabilities with the chance to adjust the tolence. then you get your curves/level and more importantly target adjustment levels. simply click on a tone and adjust it seperate from the rest. Then theres the WB and tint, which again adjusts the tone not color of the image. try it, not only is it better, but ten thousand times faster if you could do the same thing. Then save it as a preset and apply it to as many as you want.

    until PS gets targeted adjustments, LR wins. Plus doing a split tone is a bitch in PS
     
  10. mojito

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    buy the luminous landscape tutorial. theres a lot to it you probably won't find yourself, and understanding a DAM is tricky if you haven't used one before. Keywording at import and applying global presets is huge.
     
  11. Ludwig

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    nice shots, where is number 4 located?
     
  12. Pseudonym

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    #4 is in NYC at the loading dock to get on the ferry to Ellis/Liberty island. i don't remember the specific name. Pics 1-8, and 12 are all in NYC.
     
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    really like your shots...the only one i really didn't like was the last one
     
  14. Pseudonym

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    :bowdown: thanks.. they must have been good to make a lurker post about them.
     
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    pretty damn good for a p&s. you have a good eye...you'll be incredibly stoked with a dslr!!
     
  16. NJGuy

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    Yeap, its time for you to move up to a real camera.
     
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    dope shots man, I love the first one it reminds me alot of the first strata cd, their cover looks very similar with the buildings
     
  18. Kinks

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    3, 8, and 10 work for me. 3 because it's an unusual angle, and has some interesting things in the photo, 8 because of the motion blur and the flower pots (but the rest of the composition needs work) and 10 because the inclusion of the oar/boat in the corner of the photo tells a much better story than just a picture of a lake.
     
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    Amazing work for anyone, let alone a point and shoot camera. What kind of film are you using?
     
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    it's digital.. it's a Fujifilm FinePix E500


    soo.. i was looking into a Rebel XT. i've heard good things about it for a beginner DSLR. i am on a pretty tight budget, which fits the Rebel XT. i was thinking just get the body, instead of the kit.. and some extra money into a better lens. i want to try and stay under $1000 CDN, after taxes.

    any suggestions?
     
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    You've got a damn good eye for photography, and without that, there's no need for a DSLR. Time to move on up my friend.
     
  22. IAMHERENOWv0.0

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    Those are nice pics...

    As far as the "real camera" comment, I think you're camera seems to have done the job just fine.

    DSLR is a great tool, but you seem to use your current camera well.

    I am by no means a professional photographer, but on that same note it doesn't matter what you shoot with. I think it's all in the lighting, and composure. Besides with photoshop you can modify anything...

    (BTW I do have a DSLR, FILM, and P&S) P&S is my favorite by far.
     
  23. Pseudonym

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    just comparing some entry level cameras.. i've heard good things about the Rebel XT, but what about the D40s?

    any opinions of one over the other?
     
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    I have a Nikon, but I'd definitely look at the Rebel XT over the D40. The D40 doesn't have an inbody motor which means it doesn't support autofocus in alot of popular primes like my 50mm 1.8 AF. You could probably find yourself a D70 for a price comparable to the XT. The D50 is also a good choice if good ISO performance is important to you.
     

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