How Can I Make These Better??!! Help Please!!

10 years 2 weeks ago #136421 by J. Hansen





Looked at tons of postings yesterday and tried to apply to my photos. I think I got it in some others seem to be a little off but don't know how to fix yet. Haven't messed with any yet these are straight from the camera. I think I need new glasses!! LOL!!! Been trying to pay attention to what is flashed at the bottom of my screen so I have an idea what settings the camera is choosing. Any and all advice welcome. Have more pictures in my album but don't know how to post a link to it. Last photo did manage to play with contrast when I accidently hit a button and there it was!! Now if I only knew which button I hit! LOL!!


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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #136437 by icepics
You sound like me learning to use a digital camera, hit a button and go, oh, is that what that does?? LOL My problem is most digital cameras are modeled after autofocus film cameras and I've used all manual cameras (but I finally found one that makes some sense to me).

Anyway, it looks like you'd benefit from learning more about how to frame shots. The color is lovely and vivid and I see what you're going for. The first one needs the brown center of a flower either more in the picture or more out of it, seems more of a distraction. The second one is an interesting perspective but either needs to be shot in closer or something to either get that odd stem to the right out of the frame or more of it in the photo. The third one has a nice background w/that fence post or whatever against the wooden wall, but it looks a little off, like maybe a little crooked in the way it's in your photo. If that makes sense.

Sharon
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10 years 2 weeks ago #136478 by J. Hansen






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Okay did a little cropping and straightening the fence line. Better??? Added an extra one what do you think???


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10 years 2 weeks ago #136479 by J. Hansen







Okay did a little cropping and straightening the fence line. Better??? Added an extra one what do you think???


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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #136480 by MLKstudios
My old friend! Vincent, where have you been!?!?

Sharon... 1870's. shhhhhh

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10 years 2 weeks ago #136495 by J. Hansen
AAAha! Photo code! Now I will have to spend all afternoon trying to crack it!! B) :lol:


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10 years 2 weeks ago #136521 by icepics
Art history, you know, that starry starry night guy..... altho I'm drawing a blank at the 1870s, give me time... These eem better, esp. the one w/the fence-like post behind the flowers, it really pops now.

Sharon
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10 years 2 weeks ago #136522 by MLKstudios
Sharon,

We were talking about the '70s earlier. Vincent goes back to the 1870's.

:)

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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #136524 by MLKstudios

J. Hansen wrote: AAAha! Photo code! Now I will have to spend all afternoon trying to crack it!! B) :lol:

The impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, was well known for his sunflower paintings.



I thought it would be an easy one. ;)

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10 years 2 weeks ago #136586 by icepics
Boy is my art history rusty, I thought Van Gogh was more recent than that. But that was my starry starry night reference, that song was supposed to refer to him.

Sharon
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10 years 2 weeks ago #136595 by Baydream
Back to the subject. Your photo editor displays EXIF data that shows what settings were used on the shot.
Your edits look really great.

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-g-schickler.html?tab=artwork

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10 years 2 weeks ago #136637 by chasrich
I like em all... :judge: :thumbsup: :woohoo:

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
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