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[attachment=0:33i3d7v0]IMG_6529.JPG[/attachment:33i3d7v0]This statue is called “Tears for a fallen soldier”
Hey there! 😀 I can assure you that this photo was “worth it”. I enjoyed doing it very much and my son and daughter loved it as well. I wanted to show that I understood the assignment by doing something out of the ordinary. Yes…I would hang this on my wall because it makes me smile. You would have to meet my grandson to understand. Thank you again for the feedback. I am learning a lot which is exactly what I had hoped to take from this endeavor. I photograph for me and if others enjoy it then I consider that a bonus. 😉
You are absolutely right. This picture is scanned from my wall because I have been trying to find a shot that I could take that would show everything I learned in this assignment. Unfortunately I don’t live anywhere near a city. Everything that I have done so far has been from scratch. This is the only picture that I used from my “library” because I wanted an opinion on how it related to the assignment. You have pointed out what you feel is wrong with the photo but you didn’t point out anything you liked. I have already taken pictures of the country and I have ample examples of that and I have recieved feedback on those photo’s and I am grateful. I wanted to know how I could improve on a “cityscape”. The examples you have shown me are confusing. The first photo has an object in the bottom right hand corner that seems to distract from the photograph. I am wondering when it is okay to amputate in a photo and when it isn’t. The second photograph also has an amputation. The tree has been cut off in the left hand corner. Do you think that was so that the tree matches the height of the building on the right hand side? Finally my shot was in portrait format and not in landscape which makes your final comment somewhat confusing. I took this photograph because I wanted to project how closely the two opposite subjects relate to each other. Notice the haze at the top of the photograph. That was smog. Also I liked the way the sun cast a shadow on the buildings but not on the ships. The “city” in this picture has a suttleness about it while the boats are clear and bright. I remember when I took this photograph and I remember how I felt when I took this photograph and when I look at it all those emotions come back to me. I was in awe of the stature of the buildings and the size of the boat in comparison to those buildings and how the two have similiar aspects of stature yet were so very different. I am also confused about the blurry look of the flowers in the front of the second photo and the clearity of the buildings in the background. Is that technique meant to draw the eyes away from the flowers and to the buildings? Would this shot look better had it been shot with a larger F stop and took away the depth of field in order to bring the viewers eyes toward the obviously opposite stuctures in the frame? I am anxious to hear what you think. Thank you again for the feedback on all the assignments. I see myself as more of a lifestyle photographer and setting up a frame under those conditions isn’t always easy to do because I never really know when it is okay to amputate a subject and when depth of field is distracting especially in a landscape or cityscape frame.[attachment=0:u502z3r0]_MG_7784.JPG[/attachment:u502z3r0] This is a photo that I took for assignment number 7 on lighting. Could you compare this photo with my original submission so that I can learn more about the subject matter in this lesson. Thank you again for your time.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. All of your suggestions were wonderful. I didn’t want to use photoshop to fix the things that you pointed out on the original submission. I did notice the problems with the photo and I wanted to improve on it as you suggested. I cropped the photo alittle closer to myself. I took out the telephone poles that were distracting, I evened out the tree line, and then I traced myself and selected the inverse. I did a Gaussian blur to help make the trees less of a focal point. Is this better? I want to give this picture to my husband and I would like it to be perfect. 😉 [attachment=0:3kndil50]_MG_5293 1.jpg[/attachment:3kndil50] I don’t want you to worry…I was very careful when I took this photo and I was in no danger except for the few “passerby’s” who wondered what I was doing… :o! I promise. I am a Grandma of 5 and I have a lot to live for… 😀
I am bravely posting this self portrait. I used to take my children to the railroad tracks by our old house and we would try to smash pennies. After all the lessons I’ve learned about lines I thought this would be the perfect place for a “dreamlike” shot. I am a little self conscious about the photo because I do see myself this way but I never put it on film before. I am proud of the photo and I do think it projects a side of me that I don’t often show. I learned a lot about photography by taking this picture of myself. I am usually behind the lens. 😎
I didn’t want to use this example for my hard and soft lighting because I was waiting for my ND filter and I did notice the whiteout on the mushrooms. I did like the look of the mushrooms when I used side lighting of the sun and positioned myself on the ground so that the mushrooms on the tree followed a diagonal line but the mushrooms on the tree were out of focus and there were camping items in the frame. I felt that the sunset picture was much more dramatic however I do feel like I understand lighting much better now. I switched my ISO several times, used a tripod and also tried artificial flash fill but I enjoy using the manual controls on my camera so much that I only wanted to send what I felt was the best. I hope this represents the assignment a little better. I appreciate your time very much!
I would like to retract my post questioning my skills as a photographer. I feel that my question may have tainted your opinion of me as a student and I feel very bad about that. I will take your advise and do what I want! Art is important and this is my way of creating and I don’t care who likes it…I do! 😀 Thank you for your time.
These are my attempts at my redo on Assignment 3. My doggie wouldn’t sit still so I got some flowers to model for me. The first picture was using shutter speed 1/60 and aperture F4.5 The second picture was using shutter speed 1/200 and F4.0[attachment=0:3qyh4ddv]_MG_5181.JPG[/attachment:3qyh4ddv]
This picture I used a shutter speed of 1/200 and F5.6 but I think I could have used F4 because it is a little too bright. I hope this better represents the assignment
Thank you for the feedback. I was torn between Richard Avedon and Galen Rowell and I am still not sure that Mr. Rowell isn’t just as inspiring to me. I guess it’s what the moment calls for. My husband and I do a lot of flat water kayaking and I never go without my camera. I have taken some wonderful pictures just like I have taken wonderful pictures at weddings but I feel like there are moments that I miss or could capture better if I understood my camera more. I am very much looking forward to sharpening my skill and then the sky is the limit.
Thank you for the posts on pictures and artists. I enjoyed them very much and I look forward to learning more. I have been wanting to take a course like this for a very long time…20 years…and now that I have made the decision to do it I wonder why I took so long. This is a photo I took at a recent wedding…I am really looking for advice on whether or not I have an eye for photography or is it just wishful thinking. It’s probably not the time in the lessons to ask but I have never had a professional look at any of my work…what do you think? Is this a career worth pursuing for me? [attachment=0:2yr473k2]254592_1992564006908_1027624640_2420111_4647162_n.jpg[/attachment:2yr473k2]