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Just thought I would drop in some non-challenge related photos I have. I am still learning, and have only recently started taking photographs, so all comment and critique is more than welcome! Also, if you really want it, I can provide the majority of these in high resolution. Just drop me a PM, and let me know what you plan to do with it :scratchchin:

 

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Equipment Used: Canon EOS 550D - Adobe Photoshop CS4

 

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Sunset Soon Forgotten

 

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A photo I took by using a HDR type shooting mode (taking three images at different exposures). The image was vastly helped by the sun setting, which left wonderful colours and a wonderful light on the row of houses.

 

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Road to Ruin

 

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I don't know what I can really say about this. I just really liked how the sign looked, and although it was obviously put together in a hurray, it still seems to put across an odd sense of power. Don't think I changed anything at all in Photoshop, maybe apart from a slight crop to improve the composition.

 

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Promising Light

 

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The image I've entered into the 'small' themed challenge. There was very little editing of this picture in Photoshop, as it looked near-perfect when it was taken. Just a slight crop to improve composition, and some small changes to the colour. The light itself is currently the only point of interest in what is now a very empty attic, hence why it gave a very 'small' impression! I also loved the way the light was projected onto the wall behind it.

 

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These Summer Days.

 

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Just a quick snap I took to take advantage of a rare moment of sunshine. Very little post-production (just a slight colour adjustment). Loved how my sunglasses were so idly left on the table, and how the shadow of them looked.

 

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This is probably bollox but I'll say it anyway.

 

For me your photos look very good but just seem to be missing that extra feature that would change them from nice looking to really stunning. Im talking about something else in the shot so the image is more the backdrop rather than the photo.

 

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The street one would look great with a horse and cart, old lady carrying bags with the street as the backdrop.

 

I really like the loft one but again think it is calling out for something. Could be anything from a sultry woman to a tailors dummy to an old picture propped up against the wall.

 

Sunglasses.....Draped and curved towel????

 

Im just throwing in thoughts on the creative side, the images themselves look very nice.

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I think the first one is a bit, um.. average tbh but the other 3 are great. It's all taste but I love the minimal aspect to them. Especially the last two (third one is my fav).

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Absolutely know what you both mean. I think the thing I like about Photography is being able to snap something as it is and as it comes. I totally get how that can sometimes lead to an image being somewhat lacking, and I certainly know that I have to work on getting that 'edge'! Still haven't even had the camera for a month, so definitely still learning.

 

It is possibly also a case of not really having anything to Photograph. I know that seems a bit odd to say, but I would love to be able to capture to hustle and bustle of a City which (I hope!) would have lots of interesting things to snap. As much as I love this little village, there just isn't much going on :scratchchin:

 

CT: Not sure how much you're into all this Photography stuff, but do you have a favourite photographer? I have a feeling that one big thing I'm missing is some inspiration. Through using Photoshop for years I have a ton of designers that I know can influence me and help me improve in my designs and the like. Aside from some of the old David Bailey images, I'm not massively aware of any talented Photographers (how awful of me!).

 

Thanks for the comments ^^

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As Alex says its all taste and while I want more, he likes less :scratchchin:

 

Im not into the art of photography like you lot (although i could be given more time etc etc), I just come at it from a voyeurs perspective.

 

The Iphone opened up photography in a big way for me however my viewpoint is catching "life" within "my circle" of friends and family as it happens. Daft shots at the pub, out for walks etc etc.

 

While this doesnt give me quality images, it does give me quality moments which I often reflect on and enjoy. I probably take 10 -20 photos a week where as pre iphone I may have taken 20 a year.

 

I cant say I really know of any photographers as such.

 

Like my avatar, I like a different touch that can totally transform an otherwise normal'ish photo.

 

Might even post some of my iphone stuff.....It can be the red top of the photo forum :icon_lol:

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I like the room pic also. But I also like the pic of the sign. I'm quite taken by black & white shots and do like those with an industrial feel.

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CT, are you aware you can get some iPhone apps to improve the quality of your in-phone camera? You can also get a quite good one (imo) that gives them a more 'retro' film-like appearance. Personally I find the lack of quality a bit frustrating at times but on the other had you get the spontaneity of always (more or less) having the phone camera with you.

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CT, are you aware you can get some iPhone apps to improve the quality of your in-phone camera? You can also get a quite good one (imo) that gives them a more 'retro' film-like appearance. Personally I find the lack of quality a bit frustrating at times but on the other had you get the spontaneity of always (more or less) having the phone camera with you.

 

No I wasnt and will now go and look :scratchchin: your right about the spontaneity bit.

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CT, are you aware you can get some iPhone apps to improve the quality of your in-phone camera? You can also get a quite good one (imo) that gives them a more 'retro' film-like appearance. Personally I find the lack of quality a bit frustrating at times but on the other had you get the spontaneity of always (more or less) having the phone camera with you.

 

No I wasnt and will now go and look :scratchchin: your right about the spontaneity bit.

One I have is called 7.0 MPX (the clue's in the name :icon_lol: ). Can't remember if it was free or not but I think you had to pay but it wasn't much.

The retro one is called Hipstamatic. It's free for a basic version then you have to pay for an upgrade with extra effects.

I think of it more as a toy than a proper camera but that's no bad thing really.

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I love that Hipstamatic App for being creative. Just nice to have your phone and take random images. Ive not uploaded any yet like.

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As soon as I get myself a decent camera bag (I'm being very picky with what sort of a bag I want!) I plan to get more of the spontaneous pictures of my life and the people around me. Not even necessarily people I know. I have posted in another thread somewhere about my interest in street photography, and that is something I really can not wait to start practising. I feel I could get away with it in Oxford, but in my local town I would probably get started on if I snapped anyone :scratchchin:

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Ive got three of the Lowpro bags, each for different occassions (I dont always want to carry all my lenses etc).

 

I'd also like to just spend a day in town and take photo's of random people. Im not keen on posed images, natural movement shows so much more.

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I'm after a vintage brown leather case. The ones with the lovely felt lining inside. There are a few on eBay, but I'm going to raid a few charity shops to see what I can pick up first.

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Some zoom lenses are absolutely incredible. In Kuala Lumpur we went into the Nikon shop, and in the window they had three cameras with MASSIVE lenses to try out. You could so clearly take a picture of someone who was a ridiculous distance away. It was unreal, and a little unnerving!

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Just a quick one I took outside the pub where I work. Was testing out some HDR settings, but it didn't quite come out as I would have liked. Edited the colours and brightness/contrast quite heavily in Photoshop.

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Just a quick one I took outside the pub where I work. Was testing out some HDR settings, but it didn't quite come out as I would have liked. Edited the colours and brightness/contrast quite heavily in Photoshop.

 

Really like this image, composition is lovely but one tiny tiny thing that spoils it is that bloody road sign in the background, so distracting for such a little thing, what you like at shopping, it would be worth the effort to try and remove it

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Just a quick one I took outside the pub where I work. Was testing out some HDR settings, but it didn't quite come out as I would have liked. Edited the colours and brightness/contrast quite heavily in Photoshop.

 

Really like this image, composition is lovely but one tiny tiny thing that spoils it is that bloody road sign in the background, so distracting for such a little thing, what you like at shopping, it would be worth the effort to try and remove it

 

 

Hope you dont mind, just had a quick play on, you'll be able to do it a lot better with the original sized image mind, but you see what i mean about the distraction?

 

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Thanks for that Ellie ^^

 

Do have a few photos to update this thread with, but will get to posting them tomorrow! Just got back in from a trip to Bristol, and will see what the photos have come out like.

 

Until then, here is a photo I took of my friend's car for him:

 

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(The numberplate was a quick job. Could easily make it better, but very tired at this moment in time!)

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I like that,

 

if anything though I think the height of the reflection distracts from the image itself. Cropping the amount of sky shown in the reflection would change its look, personally though after playing on I think I would do the opposite and crop the sky from the image leaving the reflection as the main part. Bit more radical though and probably looks shit on reflection.....see what I did there? :lol:

 

Also have you changed the levels? there seems to be a higher level of green.

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Time for some self-portrait action. I know this seems quite a weird concept, but I saw some brilliant photos of people being splashed with water on flickr and wanted to try something myself. So off I headed into the shower ( ;) ), with a tripod and the self timer on.

 

Heavily Photoshopped this, as I wanted the background to be all white and so had to remove the shower controls, wall tiles and the shower pipe. Other than that I just changed the levels around and put it into B&W.

 

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Good photo, doesnt actually look as heavily photoshopped as you suggest which is good. Nice capture on the water bouncing of your head like. I tried something similar myself and failed, I'll try again ofc.

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Just a quick one I took outside the pub where I work. Was testing out some HDR settings, but it didn't quite come out as I would have liked. Edited the colours and brightness/contrast quite heavily in Photoshop.

 

 

Quite a nice pub too, been there a few times on my visits to my lass' parents.

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Aye, it has its ups and downs like, but the majority of people do enjoy it! What did you have to eat?

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