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09-26-2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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Getting back into photography, what do you think?
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Got the camera out after a few years. I am 19 and studying at uni, on break at the moment and am taking the time to get back into photography. I am a big fan of black and white, and was playing around with ISO 1600 in the first two pictures. The third was taken with my brothers 550D.

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I like "film noire". It has it's effect...
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I'm not personally impressed by any of those.....but given my credentials in Critique, that is probably heavily in your favor.
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Thanks for your opinions.

And Rupert your opinion only motivates me to get out there and shoot more interesting things.

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Well mate, good to have you contribute, but I can see why there is not too much intetrest in these images - the subject matter is quite bland and unimpressive.

Once you find a subject to shoot (that has some interesting geatures about it), then go through the motions - how is it I can photograph this subject in the most flattering way possible? Consider perspective, colours, textures, bokeh, and forms - amongst many other aspects to what makes photos artistic.
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criticism noted, how about this shot I took today?

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Poor subject matter and composition. A person leaning and walking with their back to the camera, a bird with it's back to the camera, and a tree taking up 1/3 are the problem. No real subject.

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what I was trying to capture with that shot was the crow stalking the lady from the shadows, even after I took the picture the bird followed her for another 50m at least.

thanks for the opinion though, looks like I have a lot of work to do.
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The story you're describing doesn't come through in the photo I'm afraid.
K-9's comments are right on.
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Funny, I got what you were trying to do here immediately. Perhaps it is just the old "I would never shoot something like this so your image sucks" mentality raising its head.
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Brought to mind the film 'The Birds'.
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I agree with jbinpg - I got the message immediately. The crow seems to be following the person or at least is interested in that person.
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So funny what we see, isn't it! I immediately thought what a neat shot! Alfred Hitchcock and "The Birds" and here we have a live stalker! It all depends on.....what we see!
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Of the original three photos, I like the second and third. In the second photo, I suggest cropping from the bottom to eliminate the distracting white area at lower left.

I also like the "bird" photo. You might try eliminating the grass in the foreground, either by blackening that area or by cropping from the bottom to a point slightly below the bird's legs.

You might also try cropping from the right to help draw the viewer's attention to the bird.
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