New member wanting imput

Discussion in 'Photography' started by snapshot_1124, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Hi everyone,
    I'm Kaitlin and am some-what new to the photography thing.
    I've only had my camera for about a year and still have very little
    experience.
    Here is a link to a picture I took not too long ago while driving
    along in the country searching for a good scene to photograph. Any
    feedback-negative or positive- would be greatly appreciated.

    Here's the link :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshot1124/3293173609/

    Let me know what you think .

    Thanks,
    Kaitlin.
     
    snapshot_1124, Feb 19, 2009
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    Robert Coe Guest

    Hi everyone,
    : I'm Kaitlin and am some-what new to the photography thing.
    : I've only had my camera for about a year and still have very little
    : experience.
    : Here is a link to a picture I took not too long ago while driving
    : along in the country searching for a good scene to photograph. Any
    : feedback-negative or positive- would be greatly appreciated.
    :
    : Here's the link :
    :
    : http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshot1124/3293173609/
    :
    : Let me know what you think .
    :
    : Thanks,
    : Kaitlin.

    It's a subjective judgement, but I think it's a bit too truncated at the top
    and right. It shows you're thinking though, because most inexperienced
    photographers crop too little rather than too much. And I don't see anything
    wrong with the colors and exposure settings.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

     
    tony cooper, Feb 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    I like the image, and - unlike Robert - I like the cropping.

    My only complaint is the use of Flickr. At that 467 x 311 size it
    looks like a slightly swollen thumbnail. If you really want people to
    critique your photos, provide them in a format that shows your work at
    a minimum of 800 pixels wide. 1200 is better.

    You can use a free host like Photobucket or a paid host like PBase or
    SmugMug. Flickr gives you a wider audience, but the photos don't
    display adequately for critique. Flickr is a "look what I did" place.

    For a one-off posting for a critique, Photobucket is a free way to
    display an image large enough to be critiqued.

    You'll get better critiques in a place like the Digital Grin
    Photography forum. < http://www.dgrin.com/ > Sponsored by SmugMug,
    but free to join. The forums are moderated so there's less bickering
    and personality problems. Useful critiques, too.

    When you do post to newsgroups, and insert the same post in two
    newsgroups, make one post and cross-post it. The trail is easier to
    follow.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    It wasn't a joke. I did not know you could "throw" larger images in
    there. All I've seen in Flickr is the slightly-puffed-up thumbnails.

    Maybe Kaitlen will read this and add a larger image to Flickr if she
    wants to stay there.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 20, 2009
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  6. That's all of 500 x 333....
    Maybe! But the page doesn't exactly indicate that.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 20, 2009
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  7. But their FAQ says:

    "As you publish photos, they're compressed and resized by Flickr (if
    necessary) in the following sizes:

    75x75 pixels
    100 pixels (on the longest side)
    240 pixels
    500 pixels
    Large (which will be 1024 pixels if it exceeds that length)
    The original size (if you have a pro account)"

    <http://www.flickr.com/help/photos/#18>
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 20, 2009
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  8. With uploaded images of sufficient original size Flickr gives the
    option of viewing them at a variety of sizes. Flickr's default medium
    image size is 500 x 333. An image would only display at 467 x 311 if
    it was uploaded at that size. The basic free Flickr account gives you
    a max image display width of 1024. Pay the small extra fee to become a
    "professional" and your images can be displayed at whatever size you
    uploaded them, including huge 100% originals from cameras such as the
    A900, such as (just as an example of a quickly found large A900 image):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3077350734/sizes/o/
     
    Chris Malcolm, Feb 20, 2009
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  9. That's the small image browsing display. If you use the "all sizes"
    button above the image you can select a display width of 3000 for that
    image.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Feb 20, 2009
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    Celcius Guest

    Tony ,
    If you click on "slideshow", completely to the right, you will get much
    larger pictures. And when you click on the small rectangle with arrows
    pointing outward at the end of the row of the small pictures at the bottom
    of the slideshow, you will get those pictures in full screen.
    The problem here is that the OP didn't give us the proper address. When done
    properlym you get series of small photos with "slideshow" appearing on the
    upper right corner.
    Flick will allow you to upload full size photos and the uploader has the
    choice to allow people downloadind or not.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Feb 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    I prefer to think that I am simply insufficiently informed and that
    ignorance is only found in others. I may be insufficiently informed
    about this, though.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 20, 2009
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'll take your word for it, and I apologize to the Flickr users who
    know how to use that program properly.
     
    tony cooper, Feb 20, 2009
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    J. Clarke Guest

    J. Clarke, Feb 20, 2009
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  14. Only with the Pro account. Otherwise it's 1024, way better than the 500
    that the link was too.
    Eight minutes after I posted this, I posted correcting info. Did you not
    see it? Does no one read threaded any more?
    Some one else replied 6 hours later without taking it into account.
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 20, 2009
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  15. Love the car, Frank!

    But why did they stop? I'm sure with that wing tilted differently it could
    keep up with aircraft.....!


    Clint
     
    ClintEastWoodyAllenAlda, Feb 20, 2009
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    DanO Guest

    This Picture would look good as a Moody/Contrasty Black & White pic,it
    would bring out the layers and textures of the wood.
    As your shooting in Digital Kaitlin don't be afraid to think way out
    of the 'normal 35mm' way of thinking, a little Photoshop knowledge and
    skills can really make you stand out from the crowd but obviously I'm
    not saying ignore the basic's as these are the foundations in which to
    build upon, but if your shooting digital just try to be aware that you
    can go places that 35mm can't.

    All the Best, Dan

    P.s if you would like to look at any of my work as examples/ideas of
    digital photo manipulation, please feel free http://www.DanOFlynnPhotoArt.com
     
    DanO, Mar 2, 2009
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