Surrounding


Sep 3, 2011
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#1
Hi all,

I am a newbie in this DSLR sction but i am willing to learn:

Pls kindly refer:



1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Surrounding behind my house

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?

Expose the surrounding and show a quiet feel
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Took this during late afternoon.
Used Canon 500D with 18-55Lens, kept at 18mm, F12, AF, Shutter 0.3", Iso 100

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Quite soft. Just do not feel right
 

ed9119

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#2
hmmmm sorry to see not a single comment on your image after a week

...... in taking a photo I would suggest at least some effort in composing a scene instead of a point and shoot attempt like this

I'll point out what I feel are things that IMHO kill the image and that has to be worked on
Yes there are rules to photo-taking ... kind of traditional but they help ....... later once you are executing images within or according to these 'rules' THEN you can begin 'experimenting' techniques that move away or bend away from these 'rules'

1. the sky is blown white and the entire scene looks too averagely exposed
2. the scene is tilted slightly
3. there is no subject or contrast anchoring the environment you captured

how to improve? there is just TOO much to discuss in that area...... however i suggest you go through as many photo sharing threads as possible and go through as many images as possible to find the kind of genre of images that you enjoy and can learn from

do feel free to ask the thread starters how they do it if you see images that you enjoy

and welcome to clubsnap ! :)
 

CamInit

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#3
Do you get what the same feeling from this picture alone as you did when you are at the place? One thing you have to realize that what your eyes see and what the camera capture is very different.
 

Oct 4, 2010
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#4
There is a lot for you to learn. First of all, ask yourself, what is it in this scene which interest you? Does this generate the same interest in viewers? After all, bear in mind that these trees are extremely common. As for the sky, its totally blown. Can't even see a cloud, much less a dramatic sky to talk about. Next, there is no subject. What is one particular thing that you are focusing on? Even to show a quiet feel, you need something of interest. I just see green green and green and the trees are so ordinary. There are strictly speaking 3 colours in the photo, brown green and white. Okay 4, if we mention two different shades of green. But still...
 

David Kwok

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#5
Read your own critique towards your own works. "Quite soft. Just do not feel right". So you are not confident that it will impress the audience right ? Trash it then. Because if it can't even get pass your own judgement, why even bother what others will say ? Once you feel you are confident it will impress us, then show it to us to guide you on where your assumption is incorrect, or what is inappropriate.

Your settings are incorrect. Normally, in fact hardly, you will choose to do F/12 in such moments. I believe most only do it in the studio at anything smaller than f/8, though I have came across some that does it at that small aperture when trying to achieve certain look and feel for post processing.

With your gears, don't go beyond f/8. Light diffraction seeps in. If you don't get what I'm talking about, please find someone or attend a basic photography course to beef up your standard. We can't help you much if you can't grasp the basic right.

Hi all,

I am a newbie in this DSLR sction but i am willing to learn:

Pls kindly refer:



1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Surrounding behind my house

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?

Expose the surrounding and show a quiet feel
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Took this during late afternoon.
Used Canon 500D with 18-55Lens, kept at 18mm, F12, AF, Shutter 0.3", Iso 100

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Quite soft. Just do not feel right
 

scapetist

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#6
Good usage of the bush in front to differentiate the foreground & the background.

Photoshop the sky in. :)
 

Sep 17, 2008
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Good usage of the bush in front to differentiate the foreground & the background.

Photoshop the sky in. :)
yea.... and we will start photoshopping ppl in later.... how abt a HDB... nvm. lets throw in a tank also for nice... maybe i'll be better off drawing the image.........



tat aside, apart from what is mentioned by the others, why not ask urself, why did u shoot this scene, and what do u want to show?

u mentioned
Expose the surrounding and show a quiet feel
from there, go on and think, how u would show quiet?

perhaps quiet can be a lonely guy walking down a path?
perhaps it could be night time and its dark?
perhaps it could be... a ball of grass rolling?
how about long shadows, sunset, and just a slow, warm scene?

consider how you would want the scene to look if it was quiet... u also mentioned your neighbourhood, but where is it! it just looks like random foilage.

try and think of how you would better show what you want to show:) then use the tools of composition to do so...
 

sinned79

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sorry, it just don't work for me. this is just a snapshot.

try find a more significant subject into the photo showing the surrounding around it. that will work better.
 

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another issue to point out to TS, is the amount of chromatic abberation at the high contrast edges (this means the line where the sky and treeline meet for this case). MOST of the time this goes away when you use a smaller f/ number, but it also depends on the characteristics of your lens, and sometimes your camera body (??). learn to understand how your gear performs in these kind of situations, and you will save yourself alot of trouble and facepalms trying to rescue the photo when youre home. meantime keep learning!
 

Apr 30, 2010
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Maybe if you dare, venture into the woods and find some interesting but a standalone small unique tree surrounded by different kind of tall rising trees since you mentioned about quiet feel? You may also want to think of off shoe camera flash whereby you creates an artifical lighting resembling the sun flashes through the woods to your subject to create a difffernt quiet and enchanting moments? Its a bit difficult I know, but since you've a lovely place and is near where you stay, you could plan your trip any time.. happy shooting :)
 

David Kwok

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Bashing ? Woooo I love it. You need a parang ? keke

Maybe if you dare, venture into the woods and find some interesting but a standalone small unique tree surrounded by different kind of tall rising trees since you mentioned about quiet feel? You may also want to think of off shoe camera flash whereby you creates an artifical lighting resembling the sun flashes through the woods to your subject to create a difffernt quiet and enchanting moments? Its a bit difficult I know, but since you've a lovely place and is near where you stay, you could plan your trip any time.. happy shooting :)
 

bonrya

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eleveninth said:
dun need run. bangla will look up at you smile and continue.
:thumbsup::bsmilie::bsmilie: it's funny because it's true. :bsmilie:
 

Apr 30, 2010
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Ah... Possible. Ask him do some poses too. Might turn out artistic. Haha
Wah... very RA leh... never never thought of the scene you guys created.. I was still thinking snake would be the main issue for me to go into this kind of dense wood...
 

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