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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    This photo doesn't work.

    While I can appreciate your intentions (I hope), the elements are in a mess. Is there any point in including the trees on the extreme right at all? They compete with the building for attention. You are pushing most of the elements to the edges (top, bottom and right side), the middle part of the photo is left with "nothing" but a bunch of distracting street lights. Building appears as if it was falling out of the frame on the top. There is almost no consideration for compositional balance. As you mentioned, the glare and light bleed is not working to your advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    This photo doesn't work.

    While I can appreciate your intentions (I hope), the elements are in a mess. Is there any point in including the trees on the extreme right at all? They compete with the building for attention. You are pushing most of the elements to the edges (top, bottom and right side), the middle part of the photo is left with "nothing" but a bunch of distracting street lights. Building appears as if it was falling out of the frame on the top. There is almost no consideration for compositional balance. As you mentioned, the glare and light bleed is not working to your advantage.
    Now that you mention it i should crop out the trees on the extreme right, maybe the purple and the red car at the bottom right.

    Should i reduce the glare from the lights but the picture might become darker.

    What do you mean building falling out of the frame?


    Do you think this is a dificult scene to capture as the building itself has so many lamps and cars in front of it.

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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    Made a crop of my picture do you think it looks better now?


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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    Now that you mention it i should crop out the trees on the extreme right, maybe the purple and the red car at the bottom right.

    Should i reduce the glare from the lights but the picture might become darker.

    What do you mean building falling out of the frame?


    Do you think this is a dificult scene to capture as the building itself has so many lamps and cars in front of it.
    You need to get down to knowing how to read the ambient light.

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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    Made a crop of my picture do you think it looks better now?


    Its not any better.

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    TS - are you using a qx100 by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richiemccaw1 View Post
    TS - are you using a qx100 by any chance?

    My camera is an rx100 i mentioned this before. Why do you ask.

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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    This is another picture that i did on the same day as the 1st photo but i didn't post this one because i did not like it. I edited it with photoshop. I am new to PS so i didn't do the all the settings to my liking and i noticed the flats looked darkened out by the lights in the foreground but is the lighting in this picture better than the 1st?



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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    First and foremost, for composition, you need to have an idea of space. How elements in a picture can be balanced, and how much space/room to give you elements.

    First glaring problem, you did not give the top of the building enough room.

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    Your shooting "style" if it may so loosely be called evokes familiarity. Are you sure your camera is good enough still? Why do you still shoot high ISO even though you have a "flat surface" on which to rest your camera in lieu of a tripod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    composition meaning the objects that i am taking?
    Composition is how you place elements of the scene in the frame of your shots.

    http://photographylife.com/what-is-c...in-photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    Your shooting "style" if it may so loosely be called evokes familiarity. Are you sure your camera is good enough still? Why do you still shoot high ISO even though you have a "flat surface" on which to rest your camera in lieu of a tripod?
    Please give TS benefit of doubt.

    Same goes to everyone else here. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    To learn and practise composition, you don't even need to have better camera and leave your house,
    use your phone camera to take all the found items in your house,
    first with one item, study the item, take from many angles,
    than load them into your computer and study all the images, which one looks better and why is so?

    next exercise add one or more items, try with different angles, re-arrange them, take again.


    btw, kitchen is the best place to find all the interesting items to do still life study.
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    James earl jones. Hmm.

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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    This is another picture that i did on the same day as the 1st photo but i didn't post this one because i did not like it. I edited it with photoshop. I am new to PS so i didn't do the all the settings to my liking and i noticed the flats looked darkened out by the lights in the foreground but is the lighting in this picture better than the 1st?


    Photoshop cannot save a bad photo. I'd suggest you get down to photography fundamentals first.

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    Agreed with Kit, photoshop is like cooking, there is little thing you can do when the raw ingredient is spoiled.
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    Default Re: Circular shaped block of flats and carpark at night

    Garbage in, garbage out.

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    ISO 160 is not high, but are you sure it's not ISO 1600? The pictures seem really noisy and when dealing with a single file HDR, you'll increase noise even further. It can be helped it you've shot 3 separate exposures and HDR it afterwards.

    As a matter of personal preference, I'd go easy on the HDRs. It slightly over the realistic bar.
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    keep it simple. if i wanted to make an arty shot out of the image, i would focus on the circular block of flats and remove everything else.
    symmetry probably works well here.
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