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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > 4th Abandoned Photoshoot (Viewed 575 times)
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4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< on 7/24/2017 3:41 AM >
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Just got back into UE, and finally bought a decent camera. Just started to take photography seriously, so let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Camera - Panasonic DC-FZ80 (Bridge-Like, cant afford a good DSLR w/ 4K and good zoom)

Location - Winoka Lodge, Springfield, MO


#1 Bath House



#2 Underground



#3 Waterwall


#4 Entrance (public property)


#5 So Much Graffiti


#6 Lancer (Technically not UE related, but I like the shot, and was taken on site)




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Re: 4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< Reply # 1 on 7/24/2017 9:44 PM >
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Theres a ton of things I have learned since I started shooting urban and abandoned places. Looking back from when I started I always say to myself, damn, what was I doing hahaha.

The first photo is way to over saturated and vibrant. I love colors, but if its so much that it hurts my eyes when I look at it, its too much.

Subject matter and composition is a huge things as well. The edit can be spot on, but if the photo is boring than whats the point. I want to be visually stimulated. Give me something to interesting to look at, and these are just not that.




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Re: 4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< Reply # 2 on 7/24/2017 10:45 PM >
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Welcome back to the hobby. Glad you're adding photography into that too.
Good job hosting on Flickr too.

I think the subject here can't provide you with much in the way of photo'dom.

It's a bright cluttered shoot. You mentioned previously you were interested in textures so I can see what attracted you. For me there's just too much going on here with the leaves, stonework and graffiti. Calm that saturation back a bit on the next trip, but keep exploring and shooting.




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Re: 4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< Reply # 3 on 7/25/2017 12:38 AM >
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Posted by skatchkins

I think the subject here can't provide you with much in the way of photo'dom.

Calm that saturation back a bit on the next trip, but keep exploring and shooting.


Thanks for the feedback. I agree that most of the shots are too busy and over-saturated. I took most of these with bracket-exposure and merged into HDR, so I had a lot of detail to play with, and over did it on the color.

P.S. Really enjoy your Flikr pics.






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Re: 4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< Reply # 4 on 7/25/2017 10:30 AM >
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As others have said, #1 is too cluttered, but I don't think the subject itself is bad. I tried my hand at salvaging it. I cropped out most of the foreground, and applied a bit of blur to the background and what was left of the foreground. I desaturated the greens and blues a little, and the red a lot. The highlights have been reduced a bit.



Each change was aimed at reducing clutter, and I think this is a somewhat better result.

#2 is good, but very noisy. In the dark you should set up on a tripod so you can lower the ISO and use a longer exposure. Even handheld, you could probably have used about half the shutter speed.

#3 I feel leaves too much of the frame out of focus. Maybe position yourself closer to the wall and branches so they take up more of the frame.

#5 could be good, but I feel like you could play with lighting more to make the subject really stand out. Much easier if your camera can shoot RAW.

I like #6.




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Re: 4th Abandoned Photoshoot
< Reply # 5 on 7/25/2017 2:37 PM >
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Thanks for the critique and tips.

I bought a good tripod, but that day was nearly 100 degrees, and I did not want to set up/break down. Also, I'm pretty new to Low-light shots, any additional tips are appreciated.

I do shoot in RAW, but export as JPG, but I am amateur at edits and still messing around with re-lighting in post.




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