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    Default Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Hello,

    hey, I joined the photography workshop in school and they have asked me to choose 5 of my pictures for a little exhibition in the school. I have some abstract pics, clouds from planes pics, travel pics, etc etc. Anyway I chose nine out of three years of pics, I want your opinion on them and see which ones are the best and the not so best. Here they are

    Faces



    A friend during a piano concert, the exposure was long for the dark stage, he was moving his head to the rhytmn so this cool effect emerged.

    Car Pass



    Sorry for the uncreative titles, this is a long exposure in a little French town called St. Emilion, a car passed making interesting lines.

    Spongebob



    A spongebob bodyboard marooned in Pacific Beach

    Fireworks



    A Long exposure of some fireworks in spain resulted in interesting trails and lights

    Rim



    A rim cover or whatever its called propped up against a tree in Rome.

    Butterfly



    I took this when I was 11, its a butterfly (duh) amongst some interesting shadows.

    Seagulls



    Three seagulls over a church in France. They kindly posed as hats for the statues.

    Parasol



    As i descended from the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico's Teotihuacan this cloud covered the sun.

    Antennas



    This high tech antennas dot the roofs of old French houses.

    Ok Thanks for your time and opinions!!


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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Wow man, you have alot of talent. Those are all really good shots.

    My favorites: The cloud, the butterfly, Spongebob, Car pass and fireworks

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    bUTTERFLY ONE IS great.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    I like the first one.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Thanks for the props, I'll be sure to apply this talent to take pics at slidefest!!

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Those are really great photos -- nice work you got going there. My fav is the 2nd one.
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    Nice shots, to me there is a lot of open/wasted space in a few of them. But im no expert at all.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    I like antenna butterfly and fireworks.

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    Cloud & seagulls. Beautiful shots-- all of them!
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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    the cloud really is nice. really.
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    I like spongebob and the cloud.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Car Pass, and Cloud. The Cloud is perfect and well balanced.
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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    cloud, fireworks, and the hubcap
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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    i think you should go with the car passing, the cloud and the fireworks.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Quote Originally Posted by peterwilliams
    i think you should go with the car passing, the cloud and the fireworks.
    Yes, i think my favorites are those, and the spongebob, and I'll choose some other portrait to include people photography. I think that will make for a rounded series of pics but focus on abstractism and using the camera as more than a tool to represent reality, to represent surreality as well.

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    i like the seagulls

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Butterfly. Push the exposure a bit on the butterfly or add some saturation, make that butterfly pop. Try a different crop with this one if you can as there's a ton of open space on the right side of the frame doing nothing at all.

    With the antennas, you could have shot wider or more telephoto. The in between doesn't work for me, nor does the overcast sky. In Photoshop, you might be able to bring out some blue from the overcast depending on how overcast it really is.

    Cloud. You could do more with this in post process. Saturate that sky and work with curves a lot in photoshop. You blew the exposure, which I'm sure you know, impossible to get those highlights back unless you happen to shoot RAW.

    Faces. I'd isolate one of the faces from the other by burning or masking somehow. The face on the right side of the frame is nice looking.

    Spongebob. Cliche... don't be cliche.

    Car Pass. Composition doesn't work for me. I think I would have liked it wider and without the black foreground elements.

    Seagulls. Interesting, but you killed your exposure in this one. Digital is tough mother in this situation unless you use a Grad ND or a CPL.

    Rim might be interesting as a B&W conversion, but it's not working for me in this state.

    Fireworks. Always fun stuff to shoot. Push the saturation a bit though and make your colors pop, you shouldn't have any problems there.

    Try shooting longer and wider, the mid-range is boring. Wide-angle will suck you in where telephoto will isolate your subject, two very different types of shooting. I only use the midrange for sports and event photography.

    I attached a pair of pics I did quick in photoshop. I oversaturated it, but look at the colors you have to work with, the blue tile with the orange dirt. The B&W conversion was quick and dirty with some haphazard burning and dodging.

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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    the first one is cool. non of the others do anything for me.

    actually, the sun behind the cloud one is alright i guess.
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    faces seagulls and parasol are my favorite, parasol #1
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    Default Re: Artsy pics: Help me choose!

    Thanks for the good criticism captain hampton!!

    clearly you have loads more experience than me at photographing, the spongebob being cliche, yeah I understand but personally I love that shot I think its fun.
    Usually I shoot wide (28mm) the faces is a crop from a tele shot. I dont really enjoy telephoto a lot. I appreciate your comments. The big non critical space in the pics I think its part of how I like to take pictures. I like to add some context or background.
    I haven't had any photography classes tho, I just started this semester 4 hours a week. Anyway I love taking pictures.

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