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06/02/2007 02:19:30 AM · #1
I figure out I like photography (like, a lot!!!) so I signed up for a photography class and they want us to take samples of our pics in. I'm a lot nervous about letting live people actually looking at mine.

Would you please look at my portfolio and critique the heck out of my pics? I want to be prepared and I have to take at least 2 pics in.

Thanks so much and please remember to BE CRUEL! :)
06/02/2007 02:22:41 AM · #2
You're ugly and you smell funny.

Oh wait, your pics.

06/02/2007 02:40:08 AM · #3
Your cruelty is my command... :)
06/02/2007 02:42:15 AM · #4
Hi Techno...LOL!!! Just critique the heck out of my pics... :)
06/02/2007 03:11:54 AM · #5
Thanks! after some considering I've decided to take my angel hiding fron the sun and my yellow brick road to the first class tomorrow.

And I got the message about the polorizer. This is why DP is so great. You guys share your knowledge of taking great photos.

I'll be back to tell you all how much I'm going to hate being in a classroom again...even if it's for something I love. I just hope it won't turn me off from it. :)
06/02/2007 03:41:08 AM · #6
When I taught a community class in digital photography most of the students didn't have the slightest idea what their cameras were capable of doing so the first thing you need to learn is what your camera is capable of producing. Canon's A600 series has more features that you will ever imagine using. Read the manual a few pages at a time and then apply them to your camera. Get to know your equipment. Second, review what other people have photographed and this site is the best I have ever found for doing just that. There are some amazing photographers on DPC, spend time looking that the top 10 winners of each challenge. Look at how they have used the light, how they have composed the image and what are they telling with their work. Third get out and shoot. Shoot one subject 15 or 20 times using different angles and settings, look at there the light hits your subject and move until it looks better. Light is your friend. Review what you have photographed in detail then delete all the images and start again. Remember with digital, film is free, don't take just one shot and move on, take many. The most important thing to remember is to make sure your subject matter is in focus, focus, focus. Nothing will kill a photograph faster than the subject being out of focus and the people voting on your images will let you know and they will be very cruel. Take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time. That's my advice in a nut shell.
06/02/2007 04:31:05 AM · #7
Left ya some comments :-)
06/02/2007 04:48:58 AM · #8
Please...show no mercy. The best comments are the critical ones. I don't really take much of anything personally (short of family comments, etc), so help yourself. I know that I'm new to this field, so everything helps.

06/02/2007 05:58:07 AM · #9
My favourite is the hiding from the sun one.
06/02/2007 10:41:15 PM · #10
Thanls so much everyone!!! All your comments were great!
06/02/2007 10:49:45 PM · #11
It would help if you filled out the details with your photos, i.e. which lens, shutter speed, aperture etc. The more we know about your photo, the easier it is to leave an intelligent comment.
06/04/2007 04:44:57 PM · #12
Oddly enough i think your "Agueda" shot holds the most promise for classroom discussion, as well as parts of your "Hiding From the Sun" piece. You have interesting parts to these compositions including compositional details (curves and shadows), contrasts of textures and colors, geometry of architecture and signage. The brightness and contrast (which are given adjusters in digital photography) of these two shots in particular will give the others interesting points to critic without being overly critical of subject matter, or perspectives. I'm sure you have interesting background stories of taking these shots which will also be informative and initiate comparison points. Focus, focus, focus! At least SOME part of the image must be in crisp focus, and poor light control (or a wild electronic flash) are good trashcan fillers!
06/04/2007 04:57:14 PM · #13
Originally posted by Monique64:

My favourite is the hiding from the sun one.

I like the one that wasn't uploaded the best.....j/k :P

Left a couple of comments.

Message edited by author 2007-06-04 16:57:46.
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