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Discussion in 'Photography' started by rr, Jul 25, 2005.

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    rr Guest

    Here everybody, I picked up photography in the last 1 year and I enjoy
    it a lot.
    I was at a friends wedding recently and some of the pictures are here
    at this site, comments and critique appreciated... regards... Srini RR

    http://www.pbase.com/rrs/bineshwindy
     
    rr, Jul 25, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    Very nice. While I did not study each image carefully, as a whole you have
    done a nice job.

    Only thing that I noticed was in the "interior" people shots, where there was
    a wall close behind the subject, the shadow from the flash was rather harsh.
    You might want to think about using a bracket (many models with many different
    +'s & -'s) to hold the flash higher. This, or course, means a removable flash
    unit, and not the built-in. Also, some form of diffusion device/material will
    help, as would bouncing onto a white/light colored wall/ceiling. Or,
    positioning the subject farther from the back wall, so the shadow is much
    farther behind. A tiny comment, but you might like the results. One could also
    run the image through Photoshop CS, or CS2 and use the Highlight/Shadow
    function to minimize the shadow.

    Otherwise, keep it up, you seem to have caught some very nice shots.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Jul 25, 2005
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    LarryC Guest

    I guess you've never seen *my* flash photos from the weddings I've shot. I
    think
    Hunt did well. I didn't see any objectionable harsh shadows.
    Who's the guy that looks like a heavier Tom Skerritt? Groom's dad?
    It looks like you had a picture-perfect day, slightly overcast, for the
    outside photos.
     
    LarryC, Jul 25, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    You could probably do it for a living. Looking at your pictures I think I
    can say without doubt that they are digital, i.e. Flat and red, there is
    nothing wrong with the way you have taken the pictures at all but it would
    be much improved if you took a white balance reading every time the light
    changes (indoors/outdoors, sunlight/shadow), you will be amazed what a
    difference it makes to the skin tones. Good job, I am sure they will be very
    pleased with the results.
     
    Guest, Jul 25, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Pretty good work for a new shooter. I don't have any specific
    suggestions because you seem to be on the right track, so I'll just
    say keep shooting, practicing, and analyzing your own photos, and
    you'll get better and better!

    It's important to honestly pick out your own photos that you like (and
    ask yourself why you like them), and just as important to honestly
    pick out your own photos that you feel could have been better (and ask
    yourself how you could have improved it). Keep at it!
     
    Mike Kohary, Jul 25, 2005
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    dogma Guest

    You guys gotta be kidding. These pics suck!
    They lack thought, style. White balance is off, and you
    didn't even post process for crissakes (well, if you did you suck at that
    too).

    Why on earth would you guys humor him, unless, you all suck too.
    Lamers.

    picture this
     
    dogma, Jul 26, 2005
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    rr Guest

    Thank you everbody for the comments, I do have a long way to go before
    I can say I take good pictures, practice sure helps. I wish I can see
    some of the pictures of "Dogma" so that we can learn from him, lets see
    some of the pictures he took when he started.. Srini RR
     
    rr, Jul 26, 2005
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    Bill Poston Guest

    Overall the pictures were good. The candid ones were much better than
    the posed.

    The one unique that I really liked was the guy standing in black and
    white with the drink the only thing that had any color.

    That one was great and unique.

    How did you do that????
     
    Bill Poston, Jul 26, 2005
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    Trey Guest

    How is a photo like this created? http://www.pbase.com/rrs/image/46421814
    is this simply a photoshop trick?
     
    Trey, Jul 26, 2005
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    Trey Guest

    Oh, he doesn't actually take pictures... Doesn't even own a camera Actually.
    He just likes to bag on others while never actually giving any useful
    advice.

    yikes.. that is no fun! an outdoor wedding and it rains!! It looks like a
    lot of people were not enjoying the wedding ceremony.

    The whites seem to have come out nice, but the blacks do not have much
    detail. How does one overcome a bright picture, with a dark suit? would a
    flash solve this issue?
    http://www.pbase.com/rrs/image/46421829
    http://www.pbase.com/rrs/image/46421823
    http://www.pbase.com/rrs/image/46421832
    Also, what format are you shooting in? jpg? raw? Would raw give you more
    post shoot flexibility for little things like this?
     
    Trey, Jul 26, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Let's see your photographs, then.

    His pictures weren't "great". I think the words I used were "pretty
    good for a new photographer". They are, for a new photographer. Of
    course, he has a great deal of room to improve, and I told him that
    also. Difference is, I used an encouraging tone. What's the point of
    taking your tone instead?

    Anyway, you put yourself up next. Post a link, please. Thanks,
     
    Mike Kohary, Jul 26, 2005
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Easy photoshop gimmick.

    Create two layers - one color, one black & white. B&W on top of
    color. Mask in the color image only in those areas where you want it.
     
    Rob Novak, Jul 26, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    ...and the pbase image is a good example of how not to do it. It looks
    like the masking work of a drunk.
     
    Owamanga, Jul 26, 2005
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    Rob Novak Guest

    I hope you don't teach.
     
    Rob Novak, Jul 26, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    <confused>

    You consider that to be a nice tight example of how to mask?
     
    Owamanga, Jul 26, 2005
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    Rob Novak Guest

    No, I consider your concept of "helpful advice" to be derogatory,
    crass, and abusive.

    Does you have an aversion to tact, or something? Or are you
    intellectually incapable of transforming "It looks like the masking
    work of a drunk," to "You might want to try a smaller brush size, and
    paying a bit more attention to the edges of your mask?"

    One derides, the other teaches.
     
    Rob Novak, Jul 26, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Oh, I get it. Let me try again....

    "You want to zoom in a bit, and try not to **** it up so badly again.

    Find the part of day between the hangover wearing off and the next
    evenings drinking binge starting up again, and do it then.

    Excessive hand-shaking could simply be low blood-sugar level or it
    could require a major change in lifestyle, towards one that doesn't
    involve copious quantities of alcohol.

    Don't attempt this procedure during sex (even if you failed to
    perform, and wake up jammed under the bed 6 hours later), moments
    after an electrical shock, when taking a bath, playing a video game on
    a different device or on an operating system that is purely
    character-based.

    Side effects include getting flamed for doing a lousy job, UC's cat
    exploding suddenly and an unexplainable sticking 'L' key."

    <g>

    Okay guys, seriously. People know how to mask, and my comments were
    directed at Trey, not the OP. No teaching to be done - just a watch
    out, don't make this mistake type of comment.

    Once a selection or mask has been made, a tiny bit of feathering (for
    a selection) or blur (for the mask) can make all the difference.

    Great photos; but that one was a sloppy job.
     
    Owamanga, Jul 26, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    I'm waiting.
     
    Mike Kohary, Jul 27, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Yeah, I didn't think we'd be seeing anything soon. Don't talk the talk
    unless you can walk the walk.
     
    Mike Kohary, Jul 28, 2005
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    Trey Guest

    I told you, he doesnt own a camera! ;-)
     
    Trey, Jul 29, 2005
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