any tips on how to make my photo better? it seems like when i use my fish eye lens, there is a hint of blue to it... dont mind the smudge in the bush, its a smudge on the lens . ill clean it later
Well, when first looking at the photo I can't figure out the problem right off the bat so this is just a guess. But maybe close down the lense i.e. higher f-stop and/or raise the pixel rate and/or lower the iso. The blue seems odd, but with film when you scan it a color cast is a given so. I would go about that the same way you do film and just color correct i.e. push the color more yellow until it looks correct but probably an easier solution, maybe white balance?Quote:
To be honest I like your previous stuff alot more. felt like it was quite personable. like you could tell you were like family man type dude and your kids were important. as photographer I try to let my work speak for where I'm coming from.
For instance my current project that I'm shoot at currrently is on el train riders (Chicago), specifically commuters, because I used to commute 45 mins to class every morning and it was a @#%$ but its a totally different crowd than normal, but anyhow long story short all my shots are from the perspective off places i usually sit or stand on the train. So the intent is to be show this is how I see commuting on the train.
So anyhow these shots don't really seem to speak to your previous work, but anyhow.
1st, strikes me as odd, I don't know how tall you are but even myself at 6'3" a basketball goal strikes me as tall, here its not so we the view are left going wondering. usually people do the opposite as far as depth of focus and I suppose thats interesting but I think people it that way for a reason... its like foreground sharp focus and background blured like we all know a basketball goal and bluring the background makes its "any goal" like could be the one around the block... doing the opposite just makes the background fully aware and the baskeball goal blury...
2nd I like this one if you had gone with this composition on the 6th one with your son I think it would be a great diptych. It would be a great juxaposition of pre-son to your son now... which I think is certainly a more that valid concept.
3rd aside from the light kind of washing it out in all a very similar group of values and nothing really standing out I think the idea is valid of focusing on a detail but the detail as a subject has to pop, instead it falls back..
4th feels oddly composed. its not a bad photo, I just kinda like ehh..
5th I think if your going for like drawn out perspective and I think you have to go for the gold figuratively, as in really draw the perspective out if thats what your going for, don't ride the fence..
6th if it was composed like 2nd I think would be an awesome diptych...
Nothing bad to say about them, maybe white balance... and I think you have great subjects in your kids I think they make for alot more interesting photography that just random buildings and railings.
This just reminded me of something. theres a photographer who name I'm blanking on he is a japanese photographer who I think has a done a few films too, but anyhow, he would do entire series of static
compositions where the subject just moved within the consitent space.
In my B&W last fall I did a whole self portrait series in my apt over about a 2 week period where I would periodically take pictures of me doing random things with exactly the same composition I would just be sitting or standing differently in the frame every time.
Same idea as what I suggested with the compostion of image #2 with and then make another photograph of same composition but like #6 with your son at the water fountain...