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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice? (Viewed 1846 times)
IceBurgess 


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Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< on 1/3/2015 2:33 AM >
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Greetings

I just joined UER, and I'm very excited to have joined this group and taken up urban exploration as a hobby. I'm new to the community and urbex in general, but I'm passionate about continuing. I'm in Iowa City, so there aren't too many massive buildings but there are lots of interesting ones. I've found a couple abandoned facilities in town, and I've included photos from them as well as some trips around downtown IC.

Any advice or comments you could have would be much appreciated!


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Mike Dijital 

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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 1 on 1/3/2015 3:47 AM >
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Your stuff is good, Do what feels right when shooting, the only person you should impress is yourself.


The one thing I see over and over again are new members coming here and trying to play up to the masses. Dont fall into that trap, If you like your pictures thats what matters, if others like it, then bonus.


Make sure your personal experience inside the ruins is never eclipsed with taking pictures....

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Applepiejacks 


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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 2 on 1/3/2015 4:03 AM >
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cool shots, welcome to UER! I would take you're pictures off of pop-up mode, it makes them harder for people to check out.




IceBurgess 


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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 3 on 1/3/2015 5:54 AM >
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cool shots, welcome to UER! I would take you're pictures off of pop-up mode, it makes them harder for people to check out.


I will next time, thanks for letting me know.




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IceBurgess 


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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 4 on 1/3/2015 6:08 AM >
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Your stuff is good, Do what feels right when shooting, the only person you should impress is yourself.


The one thing I see over and over again are new members coming here and trying to play up to the masses. Dont fall into that trap, If you like your pictures thats what matters, if others like it, then bonus.


Make sure your personal experience inside the ruins is never eclipsed with taking pictures....

----Feel your soul first, feed your camera second----


That's great advice, thanks a lot. And thanks for taking a look, I'm honored that you like it





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Mike Dijital 

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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 5 on 1/3/2015 6:11 AM >
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That's great advice, thanks a lot. And thanks for taking a look, I'm honored that you like it




Your angles, and the way you frame up your shots really remind me of my own style and how I shoot. I was akin to most of your shots from the minute I saw them because thats how I see things when im in the dust. the dutch angles, the shots out the windows, the way you set up your macro's . I'm digging it. welcome to UER, I think you'll do just fine here




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< Reply # 6 on 2/3/2015 10:49 PM >
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I like it man! good focus in your shots!




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< Reply # 7 on 2/8/2015 11:20 AM >
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I think you've got a good idea what you are doing with the composition aspects, it looks like you've experimented a bit with it. I think the most important thing to do is just keep shooting, your eye for composition will keep getting better and better! I explore a lot with a friend that is new to UE and relatively new to photography, it's normally interesting to look at our shots together because often we shoot the same things but she hasn't gained the eye for the best angles and framing. The big thing to me is stand behind your work. if it makes you happy, that's all that matters.




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Re: Rookie Explorer, Best Shots So Far - Any Advice?
< Reply # 8 on 6/8/2015 2:38 PM >
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The one with the smoke is very nice..
The sky is a bit over-exposed, but its fixable with a bit of editing




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< Reply # 9 on 6/23/2015 4:33 PM >
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Keep playing with your composition, IceBurgess!

A good way to practice that is put a person in there. Take a friend along and have them in the shot somehow - you'll learn how to put subjects in more interesting places in the frame and it will help your composition when shooting empty spaces.

For instance the shot of the window and red button, the from-one-side angle of the image isn't the most interesting for a square, single-plane window. Also the viewer isn't sure if they're to look out the window or around it, because the framing doesn't help lead the eye. Shoot it dead on next time, put it dead center in the very square (angles all parallel and perpendicular incl. location of the camera) and then try off to one side, top or bottom, or cutting off part of the window. Figure out how to make it interesting, and then by a little tweaking to your taste, figure out how to make it yours.




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