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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Critique me (Viewed 156 times)
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Critique me
< on 8/10/2018 1:09 AM >
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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: 14
Shutter: 8s

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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: 16
Shutter: 1/80

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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 200
Aperture: 14
Shutter: 0.5

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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: 14
Shutter: 2




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Re: Critique me
< Reply # 1 on 8/10/2018 2:23 AM >
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#1 a well squared off shot, exposure looks good.
Another 2 feet or whatever higher on the cam would have yielded a more interesting shot as you have caught more of the conduits... and lose the crap in front of the pallet.

#2 I like this shot, nice colors.
However more height on the cam, at least enough to square it off would have looked better.

Try opening up the lense a bit to f/5.6 or f/8 and compare results to the f/14 shots.
f/8 maybe a better compromise...
The sweet spot is probably about f/5.6 for that lense; as you stop it down past f/8 the lense blur increases a lot.

ISO 200-400 should give excellent results and less chance for cam shake to blur it.
Experiment and compare. The Canon noise reduction does a good job as does the noise reduction using DPP app. If you shoot RAW you lose nothing and can manipulate the image more in post processing.

I prefer the 2008 DPP app (can't recall the version) as it's easier to use; it has a much better gooey interface.
The old Canon Zoom Browser is also worth downloading as it's fast; great for browsing jpeg’s and RAWs. Neither of these apps has ever lost the original image. Any modifications are tacked on; the original image is always retained.




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Re: Critique me
< Reply # 2 on 8/10/2018 1:46 PM >
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Compositionally these are good. My only critique is that the highlights are a bit blown out in #3 and #4... it's hard to find that balance between blown out highlights and grainy darkness. When I shoot scenes like those (with light coming in from the outside) I often bracket my shots to create an HDR image, being VERY careful to use HDR only to bring more detail to the light and dark regions while not making it look like those hideous HDR photos.




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Re: Critique me
< Reply # 3 on 8/20/2018 12:32 AM >
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Thanks guy for you comments and suggestions. Here is a photo from today that i think is pretty cool.

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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: 10
Shutter: 2s

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Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM
ISO: 100
Aperture: 10
Shutter: 0.6s



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Re: Critique me
< Reply # 4 on 8/20/2018 1:57 AM >
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The first one would have probably been better at f/8. The foreground is what's important and at f/10 you can't bring up the background clearly; use the len's boken and full sharpness to your advantage by not stopping down so far.
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Shooting wide/or wider open is also how you get a single object or person to pop out at you.
Some L lens excel at this... use it when appropriate. Experiment.
I think this is the effect you're trying to grab here on this shot.
Also 2 seconds is way too long for the arm; that's why the hairs are blurry. No matter how still you are your heart still beats. ISO 200 at least.
I can't see the blur chart for lens on my Android; see how far you open it up and keep the center blur tac sharp. The edges generally go first but not in all lens, each has its own unique qualities.


In the second image it looks like a good aperture setting. Again, try at f/8 and compare.





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Re: Critique me
< Reply # 5 on 8/20/2018 2:59 AM >
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Read this: http://www.uer.ca/...fid=1&msgid=691286

Very old info but the principles/application remain the same. Your shots while very good could have tipped to great with the above process applied.
Good work nonetheless.




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