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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > New Camera at the fertilizer plant (Viewed 1479 times)
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New Camera at the fertilizer plant
< on 12/30/2014 5:30 PM >
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Hello all

I just got a Canon Rebel T5 camera for Christmas, and I'm really enjoying it. It's my first "real" camera.

Here are 4 of my favorite pictures I took last week. They're all bracketed or touched up in some way in Photoshop.

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I'm very comfortable with Photoshop, but I am completely new to photography. I would really appreciate your criticism and feedback.

Thanks!




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Re: New Camera at the fertilizer plant
< Reply # 1 on 12/30/2014 6:23 PM >
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Whoa. I see you made it there! Hopefully all went well for ya. Definitely a cool spot to spend a few hours or more. How'd you like it?

I don't know anything about photography so I can't give you any pointers there. But your shots look cool to me. It does seem like there's a little bit of glare in some areas but I don't know. Way better than anything I can do. I'm liking that 2nd one.



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Re: New Camera at the fertilizer plant
< Reply # 2 on 12/30/2014 9:03 PM >
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Not too bad! I'm guessing you're shooting freehand/not with a tripod?

My suggestion would be to try and keep your lines straight. Seems as if your first shot is shot a bit too low, pointed upwards a bit.




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Re: New Camera at the fertilizer plant
< Reply # 3 on 12/30/2014 9:44 PM >
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Not too bad! I'm guessing you're shooting freehand/not with a tripod?


I was using a tripod, something I should do differently?


My suggestion would be to try and keep your lines straight. Seems as if your first shot is shot a bit too low, pointed upwards a bit.


What exactly do you mean by that?




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< Reply # 4 on 12/31/2014 3:11 AM >
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It seems as if your shots are pointed slightly upwards. This is just my opinion, but these particular shots seem as if they should be more-so parallel to the ground. Minus the last shot. I think that one looks good as such.

It's up to you, but keeping your vertical lines straight with the edges of the photo tends to make the photo look a bit better. Notice the pillars in the 2nd and how they're crooked? That's what i mean.

(I'm sometimes not good at explaining things. My apologies. Heh.)




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Ohhhhhh, I totally see what you mean. Thanks for the advice




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< Reply # 6 on 1/2/2015 7:19 PM >
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awesome colors man, i love how the graffiti really "pops" in the 3rd picture. ya I'd say just work on composition a little bit but overall these are sick shots. They're not over edited or filtered, which I definitely appreciate




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I love how ya made the graffiti pop so well. I love color and contrast in photos, so for me I would try to brighten the walls a bit, or at least make the brick a bit rougher.




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I also like the graffiti as is really pops. One thing I noticed is even with the bracketing your skies are still sort of blown out. If bracketing -2, 0, +2 and the sky is still blown out in the -2, I normally manually set until I get a sky I like. Also when playing with your sliders while merging the photos sometimes you'll end up with not quite the sky you want, that's when I that that sky shot, place it as a layer on the HDR image, then hide all in a layer mask and then mask in the spots where the sky goes. Also as Relik mentioned the vertical lines, if you mess that up in-camera, it's an easy fix in photoshop. I might have said more than needed here but anyways... I think you are nailing the composition aspects for the most part.




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Re: New Camera at the fertilizer plant
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What Relik said re: lines, plus you have some barrel distortion in #1. All of this easily fixable in Photoshop.

I really dig #3, whether it's the colour pop or not I can't say, but yeah.

Keep it up.




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