Looking for some advice and guidence

2 months 1 week ago #666167 by ktsa5239
Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie looking for some advice and guidance to improve my skills. I've been taking photos for years but never really thought about technical things like compositions or exposures. I understand how everything works but my photos had always looked plain and as if taken with a phone. 
Recently I've read a book about using contrast, negative space and having a subject which inspired me to go out and find something interesting and purposefully construct photos. 

Here is what I came up with, this is the first time I felt like a photographer as I was moving around looking for different angles and thinking about the shoot instead of snapping whatever I see. 

Please criticise and give suggestions! I'll so excited to embark on this life long journey to become a better photographer.  


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2 months 1 week ago #666171 by Nikon Shooter
You did not mention story telling… a most important point
in any communication media.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 months 1 week ago #666176 by KCook
#1 could use someone or something on that "stage" to provide a focus and more interest.

#2 is a good candidate for a Black and White treatment, instead of color.

#3 is the most interesting. But try this at different times of the day. Different lighting and shadows may make a real difference.

Just keep at it, skills are not perfected in one day,

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2

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2 months 1 week ago #666307 by Overread
OH yeah, go B&W on #2.  

I'll agree with think about the story you want the image to tell.  When someone views your shot, what do you want that image to say to the viewer?  

Something to consider

Keep at it, we all started there, your off to a great start!

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