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^ oh alright...cos I must say, you'd have to be a real clean freak to keep each individual lens wrapped in plastic laugh.gif
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Can anyone comment on those pics i posted above? I know the are garbage, i'd just like to see what some of you think laugh.gif. Those were take with a Sony Cybershot.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle

^ oh alright...cos I must say, you'd have to be a real clean freak to keep each individual lens wrapped in plastic image

oh naw man - I sometimes go days without showering - image


but i do know a guy (the one that sold me the cam) that keeps everything in Ziploc and in a lowepro bag stating that dust gets in everywhere - lol

I just cant deal with opening the bag to take the lens of another bag to change lens - by that time my shot is already gone ... especially now with this coldness hitting us!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by USABasketball08

Can anyone comment on those pics i posted above? I know the are garbage, i'd just like to see what some of you think image. Those were take with a Sony Cybershot.

I understand you're shooting with a point & shoot so you have very little control of your shots but if you, yourself, feel like a photo is garbage, ask yourself whether it's worth sharing. Don't take photos for the sake of having something to show or post. Try and capture an image that you or other people might find interesting, conveys some sort of emotion or message, and maybe even thought-provoking.

Oh and if you get a DSLR...go Canon!

davevirgile, get Photoshop so you can keep the EXIF data intact.
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from wdywt

c&c?

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post #6997 of 14562
north your photo suck .. did you bother to clean your lens - look at your face - to much noise for my taste .. lmao

hahaha

but for real - it think a lot of people will tell you don't center your subjects - try for thirds - that's the only I cant tell you as I dont know whatelse to say because Im no pro ....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle

Don't take photos for the sake of having something to show or post.





Ouch - I just took this one just to post .....

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Quote:
Originally Posted by USABasketball08

Can anyone comment on those pics i posted above? I know the are garbage, i'd just like to see what some of you think image. Those were take with a Sony Cybershot.

Jarrett you suck.






jk
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I just got in my 'nifty-fifty' today. I've been looking for one for a while and finally found a good deal. It's only f/1.8, but I hope to move on up to a f/1.4 sometime soon. I'm really surprised with the clarity and the distortion (or lack thereof).

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Originally Posted by elboricua 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle

Don't take photos for the sake of having something to show or post.





Ouch - I just took this one just to post .....

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I'm assuming that's a cropped panorama...

The distortion makes it interesting though. Not every photo has to be a work or of art. I just made the suggestion of posting photos that stand out from your other shots. I'm sure it would suck if everyone started posting "snap shots."
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USABasketball08 wrote:
Couple more.
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I think what Rap is saying is that for example these above do not tell anything - the colors don't pop and the picture is not really sharp - so in hence the photo itself has nothing to offer to the eyes of people ... especially when they are very random .. not to mention the W/B is off as well - if all these that I mentioned where corrected and present, i believe even at a stand along you could say nice colors - make my mouth watery or whatever ...

USABasketball08 wrote:
Messing around with my Cybershot to see what it could do. image
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for this one IMO - what was you trying to do? you really don't have enough of the subject for a picture and the fan can't possibly be a subject as its to blurry so therefore is a distraction - also, if someone that was to see this and know nothing about sneaker - what would they think? probably wth am I looking at .. the ceiling fan? you can also apply everything I said in the other (color pop, sharpness, w/b etc)

I'm just stating my personal preference/opinions ... I just started a month ago so don't take what I say as if I know anything about photography - what I say is what I would be telling myself if I had taken those pictures man .....

don't worry about taking pictures to post - just make sure you take them of interesting subjects and try to correct them as much as possible - especially white balance and if possible sharpness/pop ..

p.s. I love hard criticism - but I'm not sure if you do and I think Rap went hard on you .. but once again I don't know ... BTW, you took down the only 1 photo I liked and actually had something good to say about it .... go figure .. lol
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Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle

I'm assuming that's a cropped panorama...

The distortion makes it interesting though. Not every photo has to be a work or of art. I just made the suggestion of posting photos that stand out from your other shots. I'm sure it would suck if everyone started posting "snap shots."


Slightly crop at the corners maybe about 30 pix each side - but yeah a pano with the Canon 10-22!

Did it for the distortion as if I would of have step back a few steps I probably could of have fit it all in one shot ..

Also, I know what you mean - I was just saying - a lot of times although I try to find something very interesting or that I personally like - I shoot to post .. tongue.gif but I do get what you mean and I agree!

P.S. every-time I want to tell you something I get distracted ..

this pic
http://i460.photobucket.c...p_sizzle/IMG_2170copy.jpg

and this pic
http://farm4.static.flick...01125420_2356f945e3_o.jpg

are awesome ..

I specially love the 1st one .. the little birdy looks like its laying down and I never seen one like that unless hurt/dead .. lol .. the bokeh is amazing as well ..

the squirrel what can I say - "homer" spider squirrel spider squirrel .. lmao - to bad you chopped the tail .. but regardless awesome picture and awesome bokeh
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Thanks for the comments. I don't really care about "hard criticism". They are just words that i can use to take better shots.
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USABasketball08 wrote:
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Thanks for the comments. I don't really care about "hard criticism". They are just words that i can use to take better shots.

And do you mean this one?



yeah that one .. why did you crop it .. now its not a good looks but nevertheless it made me hungry!

i know the BG was undesirable but if it wasn't a crop like this just ruined the picture ..
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So how should i have cropped it?
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heres the bag im using my cam!
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take the one you posted down and just put the original ..

you always want to try and crop for composition in this case you crop super tight and all you really can make out is the cookie making everything else a distraction .. you had some bokeh on that picture therefore still making the cookie the main subject and everything that is a distraction not a distraction because it was blur enough where people wouldn't care .. if that make sense ..

once again .. this could be the blind leading the blind as I don't know jack about photography .. so I'm just letting you know my personal preference when it comes to stuff that I have mentioned!
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Ya can go Hard on me now - Criticism is more than welcome, actually encourage .. Let me know what you all think and what I can do to improve and if you like/dislike any ..

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Hope you all have enjoyed the show .. tongue.gif
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The only reason i took this one down is because i thought that the background through it off. image
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Quote:
Originally Posted by USABasketball08

The only reason i took this one down is because i thought that the background through it off. image




and of course you was wrong .. that's much much much much better - I wouldnt even crop this - the colors are off but compare to what you posted .. IMO this is your best picture .. just read what I said on my last message -
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Originally Posted by Apollo XXXIII

I just got in my 'nifty-fifty' today. I've been looking for one for a while and finally found a good deal. It's only f/1.8, but I hope to move on up to a f/1.4 sometime soon. I'm really surprised with the clarity and the distortion (or lack thereof).

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I'm going to be picking mine up this week. Can someone please explain the the difference between the F1.4 and F1.8. Will the F1.4 make a huge difference in clarity/sharpness? Or does it only really make a difference in different lighting conditions?

Thanks,
Complete lens no0b
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by elboricua 6

it think a lot of people will tell you don't center your subjects - try for thirds




The rule of thirds is wildly antiquated rule of thumb that contemporarily is considered quite basic/rudimentary.

I was struggling to come up with analogy and maybe this crazy but…

It's like making macaroni and cheese is as a finished meal is good/well composed photograph. You could buy easy mac, or just the regular box, or just literally make it from scratch. The rule of thirds is like easy mac, it's a simple solution that gets you the macaroni and cheese but that doesn't mean it's the best solution as far as composition.

I center frame subjects all day and I'm about to go to photography graduate school at an Ivy so clearly when viewing my portfolio they didn't seem to mind and that's not some cakewalk portfolio review…
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Originally Posted by Kicks R Me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apollo XXXIII

I just got in my 'nifty-fifty' today. I've been looking for one for a while and finally found a good deal. It's only f/1.8, but I hope to move on up to a f/1.4 sometime soon. I'm really surprised with the clarity and the distortion (or lack thereof).


I'm going to be picking mine up this week. Can someone please explain the the difference between the F1.4 and F1.8. Will the F1.4 make a huge difference in clarity/sharpness? Or does it only really make a difference in different lighting conditions?

Thanks,
Complete lens no0b


Yeah theres not a HUGE difference between both lenses, but the 1.4 is definitely clearer and sharper at almost every aperture. And it is certainly better in low-light situations than the 1.8
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ebayologist wrote:

I center frame subjects all day and I'm about to go to photography graduate school at an Ivy so clearly when viewing my portfolio they didn't seem to mind and that's not some cakewalk portfolio review…
Congrats on the Ivy acceptance - Hope everything goes well there ..

I'm not an expert, I said I think most people will say thirds - I can care less the rule as I shoot for myself and family - what anyone might consider garbage I might consider priceless and that's the wonderful thing about photography or any creative way of self expression .. tongue.gif

Now if it was for money - they someones opinion will matter ...

Go crazy on the pics I just posted mang - thanks!
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^ dude, start shooting in Manual mode. Read up on the basics, play around with the settings and even learn from trial and error.
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Rap Sizzle im getting the hang of Photoshop as you can see ^
Thanks for the info on it i just looked up a couple tutorials and i got it. Its pretty simple.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by elboricua 6

ebayologist wrote:

I center frame subjects all day and I'm about to go to photography graduate school at an Ivy so clearly when viewing my portfolio they didn't seem to mind and that's not some cakewalk portfolio review…

Congrats on the Ivy acceptance - Hope everything goes well there ..

I'm not an expert, I said I think most people will say thirds - I can care less the rule as I shoot for myself and family - what anyone might consider garbage I might consider priceless and that's the wonderful thing about photography or any creative way of self expression .. image

Now if it was for money - they someones opinion will matter ...

Go crazy on the pics I just posted mang - thanks!





didn't get accepted just yet, but it's looking good for a number of reasons, but appreciate that. Yeah my only point was well composed images can function in a number of ways. I think of photographs much like any other art form. Symmetry and asymmetry are both valid forms of composition. Much like paintings, there are innumerable methods compositionally to aesthetic interest.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle

^ dude, start shooting in Manual mode. Read up on the basics, play around with the settings and even learn from trial and error.


Was you talking to me? image I didnt know my pictures were that horrible .. imageimage
ebayologist wrote:
didn't get accepted just yet, but it's looking good for a number of reason, but appreciate that.


No Problem man - Keep us posted if you dont mind .... once again good luck
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