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1. In what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and exposure.

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Architectural appreciation.

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (Physical conditions/Emotions)
Taken on a weekday night after work. Trying to take night shots without tripod, an experiment. Alone.

4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
Boring, very technical-looking. Maybe so-so for exposure and lighting.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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well, I really think you should try again next time, using a tripod at the very least.

Mind sharing the reasons WHY you choose this particular composition?
If it was a snapshot (sorry, but to me it looks like one), then there's nothing to critique in that regard.
It's definitely generally WAY underexposed, and that flare and the overexposed lights are distracting.
The inclusion of the bush and the walkway... hmmmmmmmmmm......
 

hotwork77

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1. In what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and exposure.
Cannot see any composition here. Looks like a random snapshot taken hastily. Light flare is distracting and spoils the picture.

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Architectural appreciation.
Picture doesn't do justice to bring out any form or function.

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (Physical conditions/Emotions)
Taken on a weekday night after work. Trying to take night shots without tripod, an experiment. Alone.
Try to use a tripod. Picture is a bit blurry.

4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
Boring, very technical-looking. Maybe so-so for exposure and lighting.
:thumbsd:
 

ManWearPants

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I am curious why TS seek critique using this photo, is it because of the flare?
 

Oct 23, 2010
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not the flare.. more like the contrast between the lighting and the darkness part..
 

Dustin

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u noob ar? practise more then post la...
 

Dynam0

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u noob ar? practise more then post la...
Looks like someone has never been taught any manners at school or home.
Show us what you are capable of
 

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u noob ar? practise more then post la...
from posting, we all can see ts is a newbie.
correcting him is much better then ur posting. :thumbsd:
 

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well, I really think you should try again next time, using a tripod at the very least.

Mind sharing the reasons WHY you choose this particular composition?
If it was a snapshot (sorry, but to me it looks like one), then there's nothing to critique in that regard.
It's definitely generally WAY underexposed, and that flare and the overexposed lights are distracting.
The inclusion of the bush and the walkway... hmmmmmmmmmm......
Yeah, some say it's possible for night shots without tripod but heck, I'm so using a tripod next time.

Anyway, it's not really a snapshot of some sort. It's my first few shots getting use to shutter speed, aperture, and iso settings.. I'll understand if it's way underexposed. Will take note of it.

Thanks!
 

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u noob ar? practise more then post la...
How to practice and know how better I'm getting at if I don't post for to be critiqued?

Well, my apologies for the bad photograph. Now I'm understanding better in terms of depth of field and shutter speed. I am still working on composition and exactly having that instinct that the photo has enough exposure.

Cheers!
 

hotwork77

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How to practice and know how better I'm getting at if I don't post for to be critiqued?

Well, my apologies for the bad photograph. Now I'm understanding better in terms of depth of field and shutter speed. I am still working on composition and exactly having that instinct that the photo has enough exposure.

Cheers!
My good Bro..."Composition" is a word that is easily used but in practice is difficult to achieve cos different people have different concept what actually is composition. The picture must form a story or at least you're able to spin a story based on it. For me, looking at the picture, I find it kinda hard to tell a story. The eye is distracted by the flare amongst all the dark-ish surrounding. And to make it worse, you've included a partial tree/bush that is also another eyesore.

I'm no expert either and you do not need to apologise for your photography. Shoot more and post here. I'm sure you will be better than most of us here in time to come. :cool:
 

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My good Bro..."Composition" is a word that is easily used but in practice is difficult to achieve cos different people have different concept what actually is composition. The picture must form a story or at least you're able to spin a story based on it. For me, looking at the picture, I find it kinda hard to tell a story. The eye is distracted by the flare amongst all the dark-ish surrounding. And to make it worse, you've included a partial tree/bush that is also another eyesore.

I'm no expert either and you do not need to apologise for your photography. Shoot more and post here. I'm sure you will be better than most of us here in time to come. :cool:
Well, to me a composition does not always need to tell a story. It's more on having a good alignment of what's being shot, amount of exposure and colours, as well as arrangement of everything that's being captured in a shot.

That's what I think and trying to achieve first. At least when people look, it's pleasant to the eyes. I guess I need to have an eye for details in my shots.
 

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Thanks for the links!

Will go down to pasir ris park later for sunset shots..
 

Kit

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#16


1. In what area is critique to be sought?
The composition and exposure.

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Architectural appreciation.

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (Physical conditions/Emotions)
Taken on a weekday night after work. Trying to take night shots without tripod, an experiment. Alone.

4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
Boring, very technical-looking. Maybe so-so for exposure and lighting.
I'm not sensing a sound design intention or proposition for this photo.

You mentioned about contrast between the lit areas and the dark spaces. However, you were not able to use this lighting "quality" to design your composition. In essence, you merely captured what you saw, without much thought.

Architectural appreciation has wide coverage. To get it right, a fair amount of research of the building had to be done. You've got to identify what are the salient architectural features you think are worth photographing. You've got to know how the building react to ambient light at various time of the day. Your photo appeared dark in general because it wasn't the best time to take it, not so much of your settings.

And really, taking architectural photos at night without a tripod....... you are just wasting your time (sorry, got to be blunt). There's a lot more to cover but I'll leave it as it is for the time being.
 

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I'm not sensing a sound design intention or proposition for this photo.

You mentioned about contrast between the lit areas and the dark spaces. However, you were not able to use this lighting "quality" to design your composition. In essence, you merely captured what you saw, without much thought.

Architectural appreciation has wide coverage. To get it right, a fair amount of research of the building had to be done. You've got to identify what are the salient architectural features you think are worth photographing. You've got to know how the building react to ambient light at various time of the day. Your photo appeared dark in general because it wasn't the best time to take it, not so much of your settings.

And really, taking architectural photos at night without a tripod....... you are just wasting your time (sorry, got to be blunt). There's a lot more to cover but I'll leave it as it is for the time being.
Thanks!
 

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u noob ar? practise more then post la...
I do not want to comments on this photo as i'm still learning.

But Dustin, if you think you are good enough to say TS is such a way. Please show us what you got to make you say out such words to the New people who trying to learn cause i'm still learning from all the people in here as well.
 

Oct 23, 2010
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I do not want to comments on this photo as i'm still learning.

But Dustin, if you think you are good enough to say TS is such a way. Please show us what you got to make you say out such words to the New people who trying to learn cause i'm still learning from all the people in here as well.
Hey it's ok ;)
Good to have both constructive and non-constructive comments.. Part and parcel of learning.
Well, welcome aboard to this thread! Hope to see some of your photos!
 

candycaine

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Looks like someone has never been taught any manners at school or home.
Show us what you are capable of
from posting, we all can see ts is a newbie.
correcting him is much better then ur posting. :thumbsd:
I do not want to comments on this photo as i'm still learning.

But Dustin, if you think you are good enough to say TS is such a way. Please show us what you got to make you say out such words to the New people who trying to learn cause i'm still learning from all the people in here as well.

No chance of that. Dustin appears to have been deregistered. In any case, this thread is about TS' photo. Let's move on.


TS, some suggestions for you:

1. Before you shoot- especially since such places won't disappear any time soon- think about how you want to photograph it, maybe look at what has been already posted by other CSers in the landscape forum (or whatever relevant forum). You can also search flickr for the locations to see how other people have shot the place. This will give you ideas how to shoot it yourself, rather than going there, snapping and then coming back with a below par shot.

This helps with how you frame your photo and also gives you an idea what time to photograph it- time is precious and so I try to plan when exactly to go rather than waste my time with a subpar shot.

2. Don't shoot landscape, architecture etc. at night without a tripod. Unless you have a solid support, chances are, you will end up with a poor shot/shots.

Since you want tips on exposure, I'd suggest you start reading up on exposure blend. I think a part of night photography that people have the highest tendency to get wrong is the exposure. Often, night lights give rise to a huge dynamic range which requires some sort of blending or at the very least raw editing to get right.


Hope this helps.
AC
 

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