Critique my photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SB123, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. SB123 macrumors member

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    I am new to photography and recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica where I practiced a lot of my newly learned knowledge. I went through my photos and here is one that I thought was one of the better shots.

    I was curious to see what others think? Is this a good photo or just an amateur shot? I used a Nikon D60. I can take the criticism so lets hear it. :D

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    Its a nice shot but i don't really get a sense of scale, i don't get the feeling for how big the mountain is.
     
  3. iSimx macrumors 6502

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    Nice shot, would be nice if there were less clouds around the mountain as it covers a lot of it up and is distracting. Plus would use just a very slight increase in vibrancy just to make the colours pop a bit more. also slightly increase contrast through Levels... again only a touch. that's only from my personal point of view though. Here's a slight adjustment for what it's worth.. [​IMG]
     
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    It is a nice shot. I would crop off the right side, as there is half a leaf. Also, I would have liked to see what a sunset or sunrise of this spot would look like.
     
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    looks nice ... I would photoshop out the roof on the left and some of the ferns on the right
     
  7. SB123 thread starter macrumors member

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    That was the least amount of clouds all week. Typically the top is covered. I like the adjustment.

    I haven't started using a photo editing program yet. I wanted to get a good handle on the photography first.
     
  8. SB123 thread starter macrumors member

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    If you insist, a few more from Costa Rica....it's a beautiful country.
     

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  9. SB123 thread starter macrumors member

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    couple more...
     

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  10. SB123 thread starter macrumors member

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    What could I have done differently to achieve better scale?
     
  11. dakduel macrumors member

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    im a n00b too

    i too am still a beginner at photography but it to me, it seems like the plants in the foreground of the first picture just get in the way. They seem to hide part mountain. i sorta don't know whether i should be looking at the mountain or the plants in front of it.

    and you are right, it is a beautiful country. hope to one day visit it
     
  12. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I think you should as iSimx said, consider adjustments to boost the colours - this can be done in iPhoto and Preview.

    Also consider straightening pictures (can be done in iPhoto easily) - several of your shots suffer from this problem.

    If you don't like changes made you can always revert to the original as iPhoto keeps a copy.
     
  13. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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