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    photo critiqueing
    I wanted to start a thread where we could talk about photography techniques and critique each other's shots. From the shot of the month rules we aren't supposed to talk about technique and all that fun stuff in that thread (not to mention the shots are supposed to be from that month) but many of you seem to be pretty knowledgeable when it comes to photgraphy and i can always use a helping eye to aid me in my learning.

    With that this first picture i would like to submit is of one i took in Africa. from my own opinion the neck seems to be a bit too overexposed and i am having a problem with bringing it down a bit with out it looking grayish.
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    Hi, technically it is over exposed and the saturation is really high. Could be because of an incorrect setting or an inability to control the saturation level. Be aware that when you "bring it down" you will increase the contrast of any image for sure. That will make the overall image more unacceptable in my opinion.

    All that said, I wouldn't let it stop me from displaying the image if I liked it personally.

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    comp is whack, use the golden section. have the neck come up from the direct bottom right and leave less head room.

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    Perhaps turn the contrast down a tiny bit to tone down the white spots on face/neck a bit. Not a bad shot though.

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    Would it help to know what kind of camera these shots are taken with? Sometimes you can correct for the exposure by adjusting the camera and getting a second shot that requires little or no work afterwards.

    Just a thought.


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    I'll post the link to my .Mac account where I placed my rookie photography. I broke out my tripod and started playing with exposure, shutter speed, ISO/WB, etc...

    Be kind.

    http://homepage.mac.com/iancthurston...toAlbum16.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanCT
    I'll post the link to my .Mac account where I placed my rookie photography. I broke out my tripod and started playing with exposure, shutter speed, ISO/WB, etc...

    Be kind.

    http://homepage.mac.com/iancthurston...toAlbum16.html
    keep shooting, thats all the advice you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by quanz
    keep shooting, thats all the advice you need
    LOL, thanks I appreciate that!

    -Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutless217
    I wanted to start a thread where we could talk about photography techniques and critique each other's shots. From the shot of the month rules we aren't supposed to talk about technique and all that fun stuff in that thread (not to mention the shots are supposed to be from that month) but many of you seem to be pretty knowledgeable when it comes to photgraphy and i can always use a helping eye to aid me in my learning.

    With that this first picture i would like to submit is of one i took in Africa. from my own opinion the neck seems to be a bit too overexposed and i am having a problem with bringing it down a bit with out it looking grayish.
    Great shot, I can see what you mean about a tad over exposed, but all in all it's good, I'd definately be proud of it! Will using photoshop's 'burn' tool not have much of an effect? (I realise it's difficult to be able to use this tool and make it 'blend')

    here's a few of mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87469246@N00/

    I realise some of them are technically hideous but I like them for various reasons, and I'd definately appreciate some constructive criticism!

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    i hadn't thought of posting all my pics to my .mac account i will do that and post the link in an hour or so

    oh and to xenon i really liked the zippo shot

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    here are some of my best. Most were shot with a 35mm SLR

    http://homepage.mac.com/phoenixupris...otoAlbum7.html

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    Still working on getting more of the shots on
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    just wondering trpn but what camera are you using?

    oh and nice website. did you build it yourself?

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    Those were shot with my Digital Rebel and a 75-300 Canon lens. I will probably be putting up the shots that I took with my dad's 20D and 100-400 L Series lens (Such a pretty lens) in a few days.

    I just threw the site together with GoLive since I didn't really feel like coding it
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    hmm i should check out golive. that is a pretty nice set up. right now i just use dreamweaver. for my quick portfolio thing though i just used iphoto and uploaded it.

    also that is the older model Rebel not the XT correct? the reason i ask is i am looking at buying the XT and i like the quality i am seeing from those shots of yours.

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