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Forum: Photo Critiques Jan 14, 2015, 9:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By schmintan
Thats not a dust spot, its light refraction and i...

Thats not a dust spot, its light refraction and i like how it looks.
There is too much area around the sun blown out. I know the sun wil always be blown out but its much too large here. Can use...
Forum: Photo Critiques Nov 14, 2014, 5:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By schmintan
I dont like it, god damn me for having an opinion...

I dont like it, god damn me for having an opinion on the internet.
If you dont want critique, its probably best if you didn't post in the forum labelled "Photo Critiques".


Edit: Didnt notice...
Forum: Photo Critiques Sep 2, 2014, 9:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By schmintan
I suspect a crop can help this one a bit. If you...

I suspect a crop can help this one a bit. If you crop off most of the left the person in the bottom left will just go away.

Reducing the height may also give a better perspective. Go for a square...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 28, 2014, 8:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By schmintan
Thats just speculation, certainly doesnt belong...

Thats just speculation, certainly doesnt belong in this forum ;)
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 24, 2014, 5:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By schmintan
not sure what your asking here, the forum is...

not sure what your asking here, the forum is photo critique, but I think you want speculation on the pilot!

with regards to photo critique, its cropped way too much making it super grainy and...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 24, 2014, 5:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By schmintan
nice angle. As mentioned the sky is completely...

nice angle. As mentioned the sky is completely blown out. Its a tad blurry also. Getting in closer to the cogwheels might have given a slightly nicer composition, and you could have cut out a lot of...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 24, 2014, 5:41 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By schmintan
Unfortunately the composition doesnt work for me...

Unfortunately the composition doesnt work for me at all. I like the contrasting colors, but the angle its taken at makes it look like just a table and benches on a lawn, and doesnt really draw...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 14, 2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By schmintan
Id be reluctant to carry around a DSLR when...

Id be reluctant to carry around a DSLR when biking through woods/trails, Chances of falling are much greater than a quick spin down the road.

When I head out biking i have:

-Canon S95. Lots of...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 13, 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By schmintan
Thats a nice pic, but as its in the critique...

Thats a nice pic, but as its in the critique section, the things that jump out at me are:

-Its slightly soft. not much but its noticeable around the eyes.

-the pose doesnt work for me. It looks...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 12, 2014, 6:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By schmintan
Even with that, I would assume that as a camera...

Even with that, I would assume that as a camera can take many picutres, which could be posted in relevant forums, even wtih a massive drop off rate of users after they buy a camera, combined...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 12, 2014, 4:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By schmintan
Some fair points there guys. But, IMO one...

Some fair points there guys.

But, IMO one would assume that once you get a camera, you take lots of pictures.

Lets just imagine you post 10 individual threads researching a camera ( not posts,...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 11, 2014, 3:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By schmintan
What Camera Should I Buy is the busiest forum on the site!

Just browsing the site, I noticed that the "what camera should i buy" forum is the busiest on the site, by quite a bit and that says a lot about "photographers" now days.

It looks like people...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 11, 2014, 6:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By schmintan
Great subjects and action so composition is good....

Great subjects and action so composition is good. Thats great as that cant be fixed in photoshop!

It looks like it was shot with a small built in flash. Needs:
-contrast.
-levels to bring out...
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 11, 2014, 5:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By schmintan
Great, moody stormy scene, very nice. I think you...

Great, moody stormy scene, very nice. I think you went a bit hard on the sky, it doesnt look like it fits. Id tone back on the contract/dodge/burn or whatever you did with the sky.
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 11, 2014, 5:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By schmintan
Agree with previous comments. -Front of boat...

Agree with previous comments.

-Front of boat is cutoff. nothin you can do about that except retake.
-very dark. Rather than brighten the whole image I would selectively brighten the subjects....
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 11, 2014, 5:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By schmintan
Im not a fan of these type of effects at all so...

Im not a fan of these type of effects at all so IMO, this doesnt improve the original image. Thats quite subjective, so dont take it as an insult.
Forum: Photo Critiques Aug 11, 2014, 5:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By schmintan
Im not sure the first image was the best to start...

Im not sure the first image was the best to start with, its very soft and the lighting is not great. It feels like it was cropped from a larger photo.

On the question of before vs after, I dont...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 19, 2014, 3:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,102
Posted By schmintan
Absolutely. the identification of a problem is...

Absolutely. the identification of a problem is usually visual evidence of an issue, i.e. blurry/grainy/offcolor/over and under exposed photo.

These issues should come to light in either the...
Forum: Close-ups Jun 18, 2014, 4:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By schmintan
Thanks! Spider was around 2 inches (6cm) in size,...

Thanks! Spider was around 2 inches (6cm) in size, not massive, but for big enough for Ireland. These house spiders (Tegenaria Duellica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_house_spider)) can grow up...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 17, 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,102
Posted By schmintan
Ha! funny cause its true. DSLR's are cheaper than...

Ha! funny cause its true. DSLR's are cheaper than ever and in such a commercialized society everyone has to have everything they want now!

I have spent months trying to convince my cousin who is...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 17, 2014, 5:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,102
Posted By schmintan
Some great views guys -The idea that forums,...

Some great views guys

-The idea that forums, which came from the BBS are now changing or perhaps even semi-obsolete is very interesting

-That people may be using camera phones more and not...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 16, 2014, 9:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,102
Posted By schmintan
its such a pitty, as it was an invaluable...

its such a pitty, as it was an invaluable resource for me when I was starting off
(disclaimer, im in no way an expert, but age and experience have given me some level of knowledge!)

I myself...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 16, 2014, 8:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,102
Posted By schmintan
Foum atmosphere/attitude

I joined Steves Forum about 10 years ago.
Being a complete noob to the whole area of photography I had a lot of basic questions and posted a lot of rubbish photos.

But the forum seemed to be...
Forum: Close-ups Jun 14, 2014, 7:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By schmintan
Common irish house spider

Taken in the basement car park. Finding the canon 100mm macro difficult to focus in low light, so used a small flashlight to help illuminate this beastie.
...
Forum: Close-ups Jun 14, 2014, 7:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By schmintan
That is pretty awesome, really good behaviour...

That is pretty awesome, really good behaviour captures and pretty sharp too. I recon a cheapo diffuser from flee bay could help make his already great image even better, as I might soften the light...
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