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Think the random woman adds to that second last one. Very impressed it's so well lit from the brickwork in the dark tunnell to the sunlit hill. I would under/overexpose one or the other.

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Just a suggestion but on another forum I go on they ask that when you submit a photo you ask for feedback on particular areas, so instead of just posting and hoping others will comment, it forces you to think about what you did and what you think you need feedback on.

 

It also then means you don't post so many at one time as it's hard to give feedback when there's quite a few and all different styles, content and settings used.

 

I don't have a problem with you posting plenty at once btw, just if you want feedback then i'd advise just posting a couple that you've taken using a shallow DOF for example and ask how it works with the DOF, what could have been done better etc.

 

There ae some decent images in there but I think you would benefit like I said before of trying to experiment with things like DOF or shutter speed and things like this... post a couple of examples and say "I used f/4 and got this, then f/8 and got this... which is better, why and how could I improve the pics next time"

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Pics 2 & 17 Id have done in B&W

 

Pic 17 is a little too central for me Id have maybe liked the shot from a lower angle, nicely framed though.

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Pics 2 & 17 Id have done in B&W

 

Pic 17 is a little too central for me Id have maybe liked the shot from a lower angle, nicely framed though.

 

You'd put every image in B&W given half the chance though in all fairness :D

 

How you getting on with Stacey & Lee's pics btw? I've just started on them so got up until Stacey arrived done so far... gonna be at least until the end of the weekend before I'm even close to finishing!

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You'd put every image in B&W given half the chance though in all fairness :D

 

How you getting on with Stacey & Lee's pics btw? I've just started on them so got up until Stacey arrived done so far... gonna be at least until the end of the weekend before I'm even close to finishing!

 

Finished em. Just need to meet up with you. Drop me a pm with a day you're around next week and we'll sort it.

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Finished em. Just need to meet up with you. Drop me a pm with a day you're around next week and we'll sort it.

 

Cool, cheers for that :)

 

I'm free most days next week so how about Monday at Starbucks again? I'll be finished work at half 4 if that's any good?

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If my memory serves me correct took these two at 55mm and with an f/stop of 5.6

 

 

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(Me dad scoffing his face whilst doing his best to look like Peter Griffin)

 

 

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I can't remember what settings I used to take these.

 

 

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Quick question in regards to the one below. Obviously it never turned out very well so would anybody have any tips with regards to this? As I think it had the potential to be a good shot, but obviously I got my settings wrong somewhere as the light is far too bright above the castle and not bright enough on the grass etc. Also I know it could do with a bit of rotating.

 

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You'll need some Graduated filters to get a good result. Either those or you can bracket your shots, one correctly exposed for the sky and one for the foreground, then you can mask in the sky over your correctly exposed foreground, obviously the camera would need to be on a tripod for no movement tho.

 

Grads save a lot of time.

 

http://www.luminous-...ing-grads.shtml

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Just a quick tinker in Potatoshop but there's not enough detail in the jpeg to bring out the sky. I copied the image and made a layer mask, then I brought the sky down with the levels tool and then selected the graduated tool to go over the sky and just below the horizon.

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I use grads. Can recommend Cokin. They are fairly cheap. Not professional ones but they do me. Also recommend a polariser. I use both in one bracket.

 

Some people prefer to bracket their shots though rather than use grads etc (take shots at different exposures and blend).

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Just a quick tinker in Potatoshop but there's not enough detail in the jpeg to bring out the sky. I copied the image and made a layer mask, then I brought the sky down with the levels tool and then selected the graduated tool to go over the sky and just below the horizon.

 

Thanks a lot for the advice. Also I've been reading up on bracketing too. Much appreciated.

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Nice shot, I like the colour and tone in it. Id maybe have used "fill in" to add light to the foreground as some detail there might have added to it. Difficult to say without messing. Just keep in your mind about 3rds. This shot and the ones above you seem to have the horizon near central. If you look at the shot and think "do I want more sky or ground detail" and then whatever you want more of give it 2/3 of the shot.

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Had my first mess around with things in Lightroom just then, just a quick go like as I don't have a clue what I'm doing.

 

I managed to change this -

 

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To this -

 

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No idea if I like it or not or what I done to it to change the way it looked.

 

Anybody got any good online guides for Lightroom?

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Had my first mess around with things in Lightroom just then, just a quick go like as I don't have a clue what I'm doing.

 

I managed to change this -

 

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To this -

 

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No idea if I like it or not or what I done to it to change the way it looked.

 

Anybody got any good online guides for Lightroom?

 

Best way to learn is by messing around :) If you want good guides just go to youtube and there's loads on there. I'm a 'fiddler' (not in the Saville way) and learn by fannying about but have used the odd guide on youtube to help me along the way.

 

I like the conversion you've done by the way... keep going as think you're definitely improving!

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Thanks Andy.

 

It's just getting there as when I take shots I know what I want them to look like and have a clear picture in my head. It's just obviously I'm not quite at that level yet for them to look that way.

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More fannying around in Lightroom. I had to take this one quick so wasn't overly sure of my settings as didn't want the bloke to see himself being shot. :blush2:

 

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Thanks Andy.

 

It's just getting there as when I take shots I know what I want them to look like and have a clear picture in my head. It's just obviously I'm not quite at that level yet for them to look that way.

 

It's hard to get to that stage mate... all you can do is keep trying and learning.

 

Have you seen the competition I've set up on here? Hopefully that'll give you something extra to focus on as will probably help hone your skills quite quickly if you're thinking about a shot and how to achieve it so you can enter something good :)

 

I know i've said it before but try and avoid the scatter gun approach and pick a type of shot and a reason for taking it. I started off just doing portraits of my wife and trying little techniques to see how they worked, so playing around with aperture or poses etc... so whilst you're trying to picture the shot in your head also think 'ok i'll try doing it with a shallow depth of field, and then with a large depth of field and compare how they look'. If you do this you can learn a lot as you're comparing 2 identical pics side by side and seeing how things like depth of field can change how an image looks

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