Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by tybrad, Sep 9, 2012.
Nice. If you can, fix the horizon line, it's tilting.
OM-2n was my 1st real camera and I still have it.
I like this one out of the bunch. I'd crop out the roof line on the bottom right. It's not doing anything and it's distracting. Also crop the top deck out to make it less busy and to balance the composition.
How's this? I must say, it does look better.
Awesome! All that other stuff was distracting. It looks so much better. One thing I just noticed, the horizon line is off by a couple of degrees. You can use the hanging vertical lines to straighten it out.
Gosh, I didn't even think about the horizon. I keep thinking the sea has a horizon but that it didn't matter about other scenes. I suppose that's why the camera has a virtual horizon feature built in. I agree, it is much better. Every little bit of guidance is good, so thanks for the heads up.
Thanks, I know what you mean, I was disappointed myself, I could have sworn I took some further out shots that day of this subject but I think I might have lost my chance as a crowd came by. I was wishing I had gotten something wider when I was looking at the resulting shots.
This is the Amaryllis which, when I googled it, I found out that the yacht cost £100m and costs £690,000 to hire for a week!
Here's one of my favorite images that I have ever captured. It isn't technically perfect, and it was shot with my first digital camera about 12 years ago - with a 6MP Casio point and shoot of all things - but I still love this image. I have thought about cropping it, but I love the look of the bamboo garden torch on the left side that adds a different element to the shot with a pop of colour and texture. I also like the way it adds another focal point without detracting from the subject of the image, as well as how it fades from in-focus near the top left corner to out of focus further down. Perhaps the background could use a little more bokeh, but I'm not sure what f-stop this was shot at. That camera had a 2.8 lens, so it could have been captured at 2.8 or perhaps at 3.5, but I'm not sure. Anyway, what do you say?
I'd say it looks good. Have you tried different crops just for grins and giggles?
I have, but I didn't like them as much. To each their own though.
If I had to further critique my own image though, I'd say the highlights are a bit blown out, and the greens in the background aren't as accurate as I'd like, but that is an unedited image. The red tips of the cone flower are also a little oversaturated, but I like the saturation levels of the overall image though.
I was in the business since 1983 and I learned a lot the hard way. Not to belabor the obvious but:
Don't take criticisms too seriously. Go back and look at your work and you will likely see some things that you could have improved on. Next time out, improve on it.
Realize that your camera is just a tool. It's your technique and imagination that will make a better image.
Don't rely on post processing to make you images better, learn to take better images and it won't be necessary. And when you must use post, be subtle and, for pity sakes, learn the software.
Take your camera off the AUTO setting once in a while.
Learn how to properly hold your camera.
Remember, a good tripod is your friend.
Above all, have fun. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Photo taken in Gaeta, Italy. Suggestions?
The first thing I would say is I wish the posted image were higher resolution - it begs to be viewed as a large print - it would be great as a jigsaw puzzle too.
I just tried cropping off about 2/3 of the sea on the right. Looks OK that way too, but loses a bit of the panoramic feel.
I really like the photograph, just the way it is.
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