A&P what can I do to improve my "creativity" and "angles", etc?

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  1. ssabripo

    ssabripo Banned

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    been practicing on and off for the past 3 months and all my shots are still fucking BORING as shit! :wtc: :mad:

    I've tried:

    1. rule of thirds
    2. color contrast
    3. DOF use

    but I still can't find that "it" that makes the pictures stand out....all my shit is boring! I fucking suck!

    last trip from savannah:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssabripo/sets/72157621973560279/
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    any one wanna give a nigga some pointers to try?
     
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  3. ssabripo

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  4. tenplanescrashing

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    If you don't like your shots now, you'll never really like them. You are your own worst enemy...trust me, I know.

    I don't really like any of my shots so I just don't try to get "more creative" anymore. I take shots based on what I want to remember from my trips. The more I try to get creative with something to satisfy OTAP's critics, the more I hate them.
     
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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Go to interesting places

    Find interesting subjects
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Opera/9.60 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.2.13918/554; U; en) Presto/2.2.0)

    This. The subject is what makes a good shot a great shot.
     
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    Things that may seem trivial when shooting can end up ruining a picture. For example, in the first shot, you chopped off his left arm at the wrist. In the second shot, you chopped off both their legs just above the ankles. Ruins both shots, IMO.

    Just keep practicing. We are often our own harshest critic. I'm sure you will start to like more of your shots as you get more experience and improve.
     
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    Orange juice...drink more of it...its the most creative of all juices.
     
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  13. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Dude, this had potential to be a fantastic shot.

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    Look at some Pixar films or something, see how they compose characters if you're going to be shooting kids. Look at other animated films for some fun dramatic angles.
     
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    learn lighting, exposure, composition, and do a ton of practice. I don't consider myself a pro by any means, and I try to learn as much as I can by reading educational blogs.
     
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    look at your work, look at my work. I probably can't do half the shit you do and you know this. :big grin:
     
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  18. Total Xenocide

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    For angles maybe try picking a stationary subject and shooting like 50 pictures of it while walking around it? :dunno: Then try to find out which ones are more interesting. Try to put thought into all 50 of them though. That's pretty much what my TA had us do when I took a photography class
     
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    Chop off either ear for creativity, either foot for angles.
     
  20. EWhytsell

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    The subjects you chose in those 2 pics are gonna be hard to make look like anything except vacation snapshots really. Well without the cooperation of the kids or at least getting really lucky with one of them doing something cool and being in the right place at the moment you hit the shutter:)
     
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    I couldn't disagree more with the idea that an interesting subject is required to make an interesting image. There is a lot more to it than that. Just for an example. Not that this holds a lot of meaning... here are my 3 most popular images. They are nothing special...

    One is just a spider,, 2 is my eye and three is a camera. All common, boring subjects that are seen literally by hundreds or thousands of people a day. I think a good photo can be about bringing a unique view to a common subject, and thus make it interesting.

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    The most important thing to remember is that art is subjective. If you want to evolve artistically you need to figure out what is interesting to you.


    and just regarding the 2 pictures you posted, they both had potential imho. I would have liked the first one a lot had you not cut off his left hand and the second one if cropped a little different might have been better. Either looser or tighter... either cuting them off near the waste... or maybe by not cutting off the feet.
     
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    :bigthumb: and i couldnt put up with the stress and bullshit of bridezillas! :rofl:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I was gonna say...2 different worlds

    it's like asking a glamour photog to shoot a wedding:o.
     
  24. ssabripo

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    thanks!
    yeah, I can see that now. :hs:

    i've looked on flickr for kids shots, and many of them just look "cooler"...not sure what to look for :dunno:

    that eye shot is awesome! how much LR processing did you do? could you share your LR settings?

    yeah, the chopping of the hands and such is something I gotta keep working on... :hsd:
     
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    i think your shots look rushed. slow down and try and take only a few instead of dozens hoping you get a good one.
     

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