|Posted by OriginalJynx|
I'm realizing, maybe a bit late, that I should have split this post up with the good shots here and the more general shots on the local forums. I do agree with you on some of your critiques, and I appreciate it!
There's nothing wrong with documentary shots; sometimes your not interested in a shot for art's sake but to simple remember it or use latter as reference.
I've keep a lot of throw aways because of the above.
Best to get in the habit of framing a shot even if it's just a last second thing.
No way to correct a badly framed shot.
Generally it's best to square off a shoot as you're framing it on at least on one side with cam height equal to the optical center of the frame.
Remember to grab your focus point lock up before you shoot. A red laser pointer is useful for getting an AF lock up in low light.
Shooting in full manual mode helps you learn and can grab better shots especially in low light otherwise AP mode.
Many times I've past on shots because I knew they would look bad. Sometimes there's a telephone pole and wires lousing up what could of been a good shot, cars in the way, bad lighting etc.
It's a learning curve...
#2, 6, and 8 are squared off nicely.
Try shooting on the rail or slightly to the side.
Grabbing reflections off the top of rail is fun too especially at dawn/dusk and night.
Always stay alert on active rails, avoid high speed rails completely.