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post #11 of 22 Old 10-10-2012, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well... You're on your way for great photos, but your photos have a grainy look to them. The time of day/evening your taking your pictures is key here. Its dusky out making it hard for your camera to focus without the flash.

What kind of camera are you using?


This picture is my favorite out of the bunch.. I'd crop it down and get rid of most of the excess dark ground area and focus more on the horse shadowed by the shine of the sun.

Thanks! That pic I actually took with my phone! A couple are phone pics lol The camera I use is an Olympus Stylus 850 SW (shock proof and water proof!)

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post #12 of 22 Old 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM
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Thanks! That pic I actually took with my phone! A couple are phone pics lol The camera I use is an Olympus Stylus 850 SW (shock proof and water proof!)

If your really serious about getting into photography you should look into a DSLR camera. A basic entry level one and work your way up to higher end DSLR. Like a Canon Rebel XT or something along those lines.

A point and shoot camera won't offer you as much options.
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post #13 of 22 Old 10-10-2012, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Way ahead of you! I already asked for a Nikon for Christmas lol
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post #14 of 22 Old 10-10-2012, 01:42 PM
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Way ahead of you! I already asked for a Nikon for Christmas lol
that's great! And if you get it I recommend some online courses from Learn to Take Photos Online - Digital Photography Courses it can help you understand the functions of your camera and help you with basic and more advance techniques :)
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Thanks I'll defiantly look into that Evansk!

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post #16 of 22 Old 10-10-2012, 02:46 PM
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Really 103 views and only one person has anything to say? Wow HF really knows how to make some feel good. If they're terrible tell me.

YOu aren't the only one who puts up a thread with few responses.

They aren't terrible, but if you want to hear an unsoftened opinon, here goes:

They aren't interesting. I scan by them in two secs. There is nothing that makes me want to look at them longer than that. Nothing remarkable in either the composition, the subject matter, the lighting and color . YOu often shoot into the light, which is very hard to do and make it work (too much dark foreground and silhoette.
Your tiliteing of the picture with the fence lines only serves to make it feel forced and uncomfortable, since we appreciate the stability of horizontal lines . The close ups of the nose are not appealing, nor artistic. They may be funny, true, but anyone can take that shot.
The first photo is the nicest, as it does capture a bit of the "far away" feeling that a horse looking in the distance can have. Were there better lighting, or more interesting framing (composition), it would be better.

Think of you photograpsh as paintings, at least the ones that are not of action. Foreground, middle ground, background. A composition that helps the veiwer's eye mover THROUGH the painting/photo.

Take more, post only the best.;l


Does that make you feel better?
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post #17 of 22 Old 10-11-2012, 10:53 AM
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YOu aren't the only one who puts up a thread with few responses.

They aren't terrible, but if you want to hear an unsoftened opinon, here goes:

They aren't interesting. I scan by them in two secs. There is nothing that makes me want to look at them longer than that. Nothing remarkable in either the composition, the subject matter, the lighting and color . YOu often shoot into the light, which is very hard to do and make it work (too much dark foreground and silhoette.
Your tiliteing of the picture with the fence lines only serves to make it feel forced and uncomfortable, since we appreciate the stability of horizontal lines . The close ups of the nose are not appealing, nor artistic. They may be funny, true, but anyone can take that shot.
The first photo is the nicest, as it does capture a bit of the "far away" feeling that a horse looking in the distance can have. Were there better lighting, or more interesting framing (composition), it would be better.

Think of you photograpsh as paintings, at least the ones that are not of action. Foreground, middle ground, background. A composition that helps the veiwer's eye mover THROUGH the painting/photo.

Take more, post only the best.;l


Does that make you feel better?
Tinyliny, this is great advice/opinion.
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not meant to hurt anyone's feelings, but she asked for a critique.
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post #19 of 22 Old 10-11-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thank Tinyliny for that great advice and the critque! Sorry for sounding rude about the views I need to be more patience when I post stuff =) Any advice on how to make them more interesting?

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post #20 of 22 Old 10-11-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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YOu often shoot into the light, which is very hard to do and make it work (too much dark foreground and silhoette.
Quick question here. Are you saying I make it work or are you saying just in general its hard to make it work?

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