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a(nother) 14y/o looking for feedback
« on: January 09, 2014, 02:11:49 PM »
Hello guys!
As you read in the title, I'm a 14 (almost 15) y/o, amateur photographer looking for some feedback and critique from all of you.
A little background info on me, I live in Brussels, Belgium and have always been into photography as my dad is an (amateur) photographer. I picked up my first dslr about two years ago which was a 600d (t3i) and recently switched to a 70d.
I would really apreciate if you guys could take a look at my work (from my two most recent trips: Canada and Iceland), any feedback and positive and negative critique is of course welcome. (most of these were shot in raw then processed into lightroom 4 or 5)
Thanks in advance,
Alex
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 02:12:07 PM by Longexposure »
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 02:15:05 PM »
2&3
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 02:16:37 PM »
4&5
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 02:19:59 PM »
6&7
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 02:20:57 PM »
8&9
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 02:22:32 PM »
10&11 (last one)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2014, 02:24:23 PM by Longexposure »
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 02:25:25 PM »
I liked the 1st photo. The edge of the light on the bottom right and the stones on the bottom left built a triangle shape in between which keep my eye in the frame a bit longer. It would have been nice to have a point subject to keep me inside that triangle longer though.

The 2nd photo feels like it should be a horizontal.

The 3rd clipped the top of the falls.

The 4th would be nicer if the camera was lower to draw your eye into the falls with the waterline (in the left corner of the frame) in horizontal position.

The 5th has nice color but the smooth shape is clipped at the top.

You have alot of talent of getting rid of distractions in your frames. I dont see ugly boats, powerlines, stray people, etc... and that's very good. Now that you have only the good elements in the frame, you have to compose them to keep your eyes glued.

Edit: I didn't catch the rest after this post. :P
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 02:30:24 PM »
thank you very much for your feedback and I agree with all you comments. however, I couldn't have made the second one horizontal because I would've had the crowd in the frame.
Thank you,
alex
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 04:21:26 PM »
Hi Alex,

I like picture 8. It's very interesting how the antlers have captured the light. There is a glowing/halo effect.
Picture 1 is also nice, althought I'm curious what would happen if you increased your exposure by 1 point in lightroom just to bring out some detail in the shadows? Anyway just some food for thought, however, everyone will have their own opinion. Overall looking great!

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 04:52:52 PM »
Hi gshocked and thank you for giving your opinion, i will try to brighten the image up and post it tommorow. However i don't know how it's gonna end up because the original pic's exposure was wrong so it's already tweaked quite in the shadows and highlights (thanks to raw!).
Alex
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 11:38:06 AM by Longexposure »
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 07:09:24 PM »
You should be proud of those images. As others have suggested there are always improvements that can be made - there is no such thing as the perfect shot - but you are already showing that you have a talent for this game and a good eye.
Keep at it and keep improving, you are definitely on the right track.

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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 10:31:16 AM »
Thank you very much john. It means a lot.
Alex
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500px - http://500px.com/alexvd

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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014, 12:08:15 PM »
Hi Alex and welcome to the forum.
Lots of images to digest but I will concentrate on image 1.
Nice highlights and details in the lower left on the rocks.
2 second exposure was a good choice for blurring the water, nice effect.
My suggestion would be to use an adjustment brush in LR and bring out some shadow detail in the center rock.
You may have tried this, I can't quite tell if there is enough detail to bring out.
The other thing is the upper left clouds looks a little blown out, possibly reduce the highlights there as well.
You definitely have an eye for this.  Lighting on the right hand side is exposed quite nicely.
I would proudly hang this on my wall.
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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 12:12:40 PM »
Image 7 really appeals to me.
One thing to keep in mind is to leave a little extra room on the edges for matting.
Looks like you will cut off a small part of the leg if you were to mat this image, which I hope you will.
5DIII, 7D and too many lenses to list.
Too much time, too little gear...scratch that, reverse it.

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Re: a(nother) 14yo looking for feedback
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 12:57:53 PM »
Thank you skatol for your feedback,
I will try following your advices when I get home.
Alex
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 01:16:24 PM by Longexposure »
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" -Dorothea Lange
Alex, 15 y/o - X100S, 70D, 15-85, 70-300L, 30 ART, 8 fish, benro tripod, 430 ex v1
500px - http://500px.com/alexvd