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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Peter Pan/Angles (Viewed 1255 times)
UberDan 


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Peter Pan/Angles
< on 12/30/2017 2:49 AM >
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I will say right now I am not a camera person, but I am trying.
I use a Nikon Coolpix L120


Peter Pan



I have noticed sometimes I take pictures on an angle. I'm interested to see how everyone feels about this photo and how I can improve my photos in the future.








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Re: Peter Pan/Angles
< Reply # 1 on 12/30/2017 4:11 AM >
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Not doing much for me.
The sign and it's building are the only thing of interest. I'm not sure I even like that.
The road, the trees, the lamp pole/electric lines and especially the building on the left detract from the composition.
At least crop out some of the background junk.

Subjects like this I pass by unless it has some personal or historic interest to me.
Ok it's Peter Pan, but even the sign isn't a stand out... subject, subject, subject!




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Re: Peter Pan/Angles
< Reply # 2 on 1/10/2018 7:07 PM >
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Not doing much for me.
The sign and it's building are the only thing of interest. I'm not sure I even like that.
The road, the trees, the lamp pole/electric lines and especially the building on the left detract from the composition.
At least crop out some of the background junk.

Subjects like this I pass by unless it has some personal or historic interest to me.
Ok it's Peter Pan, but even the sign isn't a stand out... subject, subject, subject!


Do you think this is something I can edit or should I just retake it if there is nothing I can do with what I have?




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< Reply # 3 on 1/10/2018 7:24 PM >
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Do you think this is something I can edit or should I just retake it if there is nothing I can do with what I have?


Congratulations on your FM

I don't think you can get much out of that site.
Lots of fish in the sea; throw the scrawny ones back.
Many times I don't even think of shooting some places I splore; I know they won't be much to look at for one reason or another.
Unless it has some sentimental or documentary value to you...




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< Reply # 4 on 1/11/2018 2:56 AM >
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Perhaps because I'm no great photographer either and depending on what additional photos I had of the location, this might be a keeper for me, if for no other reason than to document the location. Even if they aren't showstoppers, I enjoy revisiting photos of a location just to remember the explore.




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< Reply # 5 on 1/11/2018 5:50 PM >
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I'm not much a photographer either but have been learning a lot since I joined the site. I've found sometimes a location in it's whole isn't that much to look at but you could change up the angle even more and maybe try one from the side of the building shooting out towards the sign (with a bit of the building).

Or go lower and shoot the building with a weed or grass in the forefront

Or a sideways view of the building or something more close up....


I've been experimenting a lot with different views and angles and compositions just to see what works.




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< Reply # 6 on 1/13/2018 3:04 PM >
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I'm not much a photographer either but have been learning a lot since I joined the site. I've found sometimes a location in it's whole isn't that much to look at but you could change up the angle even more and maybe try one from the side of the building shooting out towards the sign (with a bit of the building).

Or go lower and shoot the building with a weed or grass in the forefront

Or a sideways view of the building or something more close up....


I've been experimenting a lot with different views and angles and compositions just to see what works.



Thanks for the help, I usually stick with one or two photos so I will definitely start trying new shots.




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Or go lower and shoot the building with a weed or grass in the forefront




Better be a damn pretty weed.
Generally when you get to that level... it's time to find a better subject.




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I'd say the best shot of this place would simply be a close up of just the sign. Probably not even the whole sign, just the name and the one below so viewers will know that it was a doughnut and coffee shop. The only thing interesting about the site is the name--Peter Pan--so just focus on the unique part of it. No need for us to see the whole lot in this instance. I would go across the street and face it straight on, kneel down and zoom in on the sign while trying to keep everything else out of the shot except sky.

Always be mindful of power lines, they can sneak into a frame a ruin the entire shot. In your case, they are cutting right through what I consider to be the most interesting thing in your photo!

On that note, always be mindful of everything that is in your frame. Its easy to get wrapped up in the subject of the photo and neglect to notice an unsightly piece of trash or, ugly graffiti, etc. and only notice it later when you're looking at the photo on your computer. That's happened to me plenty of times, sometimes you can edit or crop it out and other times you're just stuck with it.

Do not be discouraged! Photography is an art form and it takes years to master. I'm still learning new tricks and ways to improve every time I go out.




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I'd say the best shot of this place would simply be a close up of just the sign. Probably not even the whole sign, just the name and the one below so viewers will know that it was a doughnut and coffee shop. The only thing interesting about the site is the name--Peter Pan--so just focus on the unique part of it. No need for us to see the whole lot in this instance. I would go across the street and face it straight on, kneel down and zoom in on the sign while trying to keep everything else out of the shot except sky.

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UberDan,

I'm a fan of old signs so that's where I would focus my efforts. Pay attention to composition and distractive elements as Soillarda pointed out. Try different angles and amounts of zoom.

When a site doesn't have much visual interest, then start shooting close ups. Look for interesting textures or colors. Look for contrasting elements and get them into the same shot. Something new / something old. Something in pristine condition / something smashed. Look for repeating objects.


This site didn't have much to offer, so I did a number of shots on this window.




This was an attempt at foreground / background composition.




Sometimes an interesting angle works. There was a pile of nuts and bolts on the ground so I set the camera to wide angle and placed the camera on the ground.





Lastly and I think very important, is to critically evaluate every picture you take. Take some time when you get home to review each picture and think about what you like and don't like in each picture. If you could retake the picture, what would you change? That starts to train your mind on what to look for when composing a shot.


I hope that gives you something to think about next time you are out shooting. Remember that a good photographer can take great pictures with just about any camera, so say focused on developing your technique.

Abby












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