A Collection of my Work (14 images)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kidkaprie, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. kidkaprie macrumors member

    kidkaprie

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    My first real post with a bunch of pictures I've taken (and done massive PP on) over the past year. I'd like to know what you guys think...C&C are welcome!! Thanks!


    4 Corners
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    Ring the Bell
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    Comic Book Philly
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    I Want
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    Igor Color Splash
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    Light Me Up
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    Piano Couple
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    Piano Couple 2
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    Moving Stillness
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    Sunrise over Masada
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    Tranquility
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    War Stories
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    Tropical Bay (for some reason this one looks better in full size...quality wise. i think webshots or something gave it a pixelated look)
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    And Last but not least, my self:
    Who's Lookin' at me?
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  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Very good - composure, exposure and subjects - I like what I see :)
     
  5. kidkaprie thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!! I can't take credit for composure/exposure of the last one (no duh!), my friend took it and it was entirely a "let me aim the camera in a random direction and snap" kind of shot. it came out awesome, and i did a ton of PP on it (mostly to clean up my skin. it looked terrible so close up!).
     
  6. rouxeny macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to be a bit negative, but I don't really like the first two (fan and light fixture). I do think the way you managed the exposure was nice, mostly on the fan one, but I don't like the subject and I don't like that the light fixture seems to be upside down.

    I think I basically don't see the point of them. They don't tell a story.
     
  7. fastbite macrumors 6502a

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    I actually like very much the first two. Excellent -- but I find that adding the signature is rather repellent. It kills them.
     
  8. thr33face macrumors 6502

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    All of them have too much compression artifacts visible, it distracts me while viewing them. But I'll overlook that, as they're only web-versions.

    4 Corners
    Nice symmetry, and it's a good take on alternate view points. I'd try to make it even more symmetric by standing perfectly centered under it.

    Ring the Bell
    Good idea. Unfortunately I don't think I would've gotten it (at first glance) without the title.

    Comic Book Philly
    I find it boring.

    I Want
    Don't like the partial desaturation. Now if it was completely desaturated and had more punch (contrast, etc.) and her face was more in focus, it'll work for me.

    Igor Color Splash
    no, doesn't work at all for me. Again, the partial desaturation bugs me and beneath that it's just a snapshot.

    Light Me Up
    Unfortunately the straight on flash killed all the mood by making the background dark. Again the desaturation ...

    Piano Couple & Piano Couple 2
    Again, the colour ...
    Number 2 as something though.

    Moving Stillness
    I like it already,, but it looks a little flat. It would be great if there were some blurry, moving people visible, to give it more depth.

    Sunrise over Masada
    looks powerful

    Tranquility
    that's a strange grey sky.

    War Stories
    boring

    Tropical Bay
    It's good, the colour and all, but is that horizon crooked a little?

    Who's Lookin' at me?
    The compression really destroys this one, it's hard to comment that way. I think the soft tones are good, as they flatter you.

    hope I wasn't too direct, but it's the way I see it anyway, other's will see it differently,

    have a nice day.
     
  9. flinch13 macrumors regular

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    Some of these are nice, but on the whole, nothing exceptional.

    My major criticisms are the lack of interesting subject matter (you have to look around for your shots a little more) and the directional flash (ack!!). If you're serious about photography, you have to start using an off camera flash... few things will improve photos that require additional light more than a flash directed from above or, better yet, bounced off the ceiling.

    A good start. Keep practicing!
     
  10. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

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    I like them alot, a little bit too much photoshop/retouch for my taste, but I really like them!
     
  11. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    GOOD: I don't like too much PP in photography but you get away with it in the first 3 images. I like abstract stuff and like them.

    BAD: The rest of the images aren't very interesting, by separating them into black and white with bits of colour sprinkled here and there you're not adding anything to the images by doing it. 'Light Me Up' is fine in B&W so leave it as that.

    UGLY: Please don't sign your photographs, kick that habit now. Artists sign the back of their work generally so as to not distract from the piece and even the great artists don't do it bar watermarking (even then they have to place it in the image not around it so it doesn't get copied).

    I agree with 'Moving Stillness', it lacks punch. With Tranquility the grey sky is so unappealing and I actually 'War Stories' is evocative is the Vietnam war so it partially works. But only because of the title not the image. The title shouldn't cover up anything you couldn't capture in the image. The only way you could would be to actually find a river with some wreckage from a war and shoot that.
     
  12. kidkaprie thread starter macrumors member

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    the light fixture is upside down. ;) i took it, not to tell a story, but b/c i think it looked neat. Thanks for the input!

    Thanks!! do you think reworking my sig. would be a better idea? something smaller and less subtle? or completely remove it all together?

    thanks!! ;)

    wow...thanks!! the colors for each one...i changed the levels on most of them until i thought they looked nice. different strokes for different folks.

    i used my sb-800 on most of these...Igor, light me up, and the piano couple all had bounce flash's on them. these were my first shots really using my camera. (i had it for about 2 weeks) and i borrowed my friends flash. (using it for the first time) so i was experimenting. thanks!!

    thanks for the input!
     

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