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Old May 14, 2010, 6:50 PM   #1
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Long time reader first time poster, I'm looking to improve since I only have my camera a very short time. I'm dying to get my stuff critiqued so I can move from standard photos to killer ones.

Here is an example of my work, let me all know your opinions!

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Old May 14, 2010, 8:57 PM   #2
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Welcome!

it took me a minute or two to realize just exactly what i was looking at (that may be good or bad). Its a macro of one of those sink plug thingys.. very interesting.

For my tastes, its a bit too dark. no other complaints.
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Old May 15, 2010, 2:01 PM   #3
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Hi, Thanks,

Yeah im not overly font of the brightness either, im having an issue trying to find the right balance between the water detail/shadow and the overall colour of the picture.

As for the subject matter, I have this weird love mundane photo's I think it is the fact that you get to see something so normal in a different perspective!
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Old May 15, 2010, 2:19 PM   #4
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well, there really isn't much color in this shot anyways. so you could convert to black and white and not have to worry about the blue cast. i would also think about cropping to a square format as well maybe.
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Old May 15, 2010, 4:59 PM   #5
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Actually it is a B/W photo (the lighting gave the sink a horrible yellow hue). The blue was to bring out the detail in the water. I like the idea of squaring it off.

I'll tone down the blue and square it off and see what happens!
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Have you experimented with an ND filter? This would produce an ethereal effect. The camera would require solid stabilization during the shoot with the ND filter attached.
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No, what does it do? I've ordered a Sony Polarising filter as they say it makes landscapes much better, I have a tripod if stabilisation is an issue!

EDIT: sorry you mentioned what it does, must pick one of those up!
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the ND basically just blocks light coming into your lens. therefore it allows you to choose slower shutter speeds than you would be able to with the ambient light. this is most useful in water landscapes / waterfalls when you want to get a smooth water effect when the ambient light is too light to do so on its own.
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