good god damn that is pretty.
Haven't posted anything in a little while; just finished exams, been lazy
It was raining at the house, and my brother was here, so I took this before getting too wet.
Had a good chat with Taylor Jones over mail and he suggested I'd give his project my own try, so I did.
fyi ; my girlfriend and her brother (rest in peace.)
woot, getting my test shots for the zenit developed soon. hope they come out good.
"How is that even criticism" when someone said one of your photos was boring?
I agree that it's not a particularly interesting photo, but he's tryna get some criticism about post processing, which imo is fine in this thread, it's still on topic and it still helps us all as we all get an idea of how much is acceptable etc.
Personally, I thought the photo looked quite visually pleasing with the amount of vibrancy it had, even though i'm like 8 hours late to this party
As far as the whole "oh wow bopie your photos look so great I wish I could be as good as you" thing you were talking about, the thing is that people have different styles, I love bopie's photos, but they don't have the sort of look and feel in the visual aesthetic that I personally try to achieve, I don't mind going for similar subject matter or composition, but in the end the difference comes down to the fact that he captures it in a really interesting way and has his own style of post, I have my own style of post which aims for a completely different visual aesthetic. It might not end up as "good" as his photos but I couldn't make my own exactly like his without feeling like i'm trying to copy someone else verbatim, and lets face it, we don't need another bopie, one is enough (and I mean that in a good way), I think everyone should just develop their own styles while trying to take on that constructive criticism so that we actually have variety in the forum rather than trying to adhere to one particular user's style
edit: shit sorry for bringing this up again, just had to call you out on that one.
my only other criticism is that the sun is a bit too distracting, the bright white mass on the right side shifts the balance of the image and draws the eye away from your subject matter. On the other hand, it does help to create a sense of time and atmosphere along with the post, so it's a bit of a double edged sword there.
I don't like how the blacks are clipped off so far, the vignette needs to be corrected (unless you intentionally put it there, but i still dislike it) and the split toning isn't very pleasing to my eyes.
On the plus side i love the location and the moment and feel the picture itself captures which is really what matters most in photography, so in that, great picture.
As for the split toning, it's all really experimental. I tried going for a soft golden look, but dolton is right, I may have gone a little over board with the vignette.
All in all it's not that bad, but it has a lot of things that could use some improvement.
Edit: I think the colors right were the time stamp is placed are simple enough to allow for editing... I'll see what I can do :/
Love that second one matey!!
Decided to start some of my A2 photography work and we've been given loads of hella vague brief titles to work with just to get us started. This one is under the title of Looking Toward/Looking Away.
Though this kind of photography is pretty individual, some like it, others prefer to ignore the 100% correct angles and just take a photo they like.
I love moon shots and managed to get some fairly nice detail with my 300mm.
I was planning on biking around this weekend and taking shots at some neat places I found, but my bikes tire died :((
Awesome content the last few pages though, faved a few to stare at.
Tried a model for the first time with my light setup. Thoughts? I had fun playing with the fill light on this one.
Other than the composition being a little boring. I have plenty of others, though this is the only one I have actually put through minor PP and converted.
I personally think this one turned out bad, but what do you guys think
Also facebook compression, I feel your pain.
The colors clash. Dull'd out greens and that heavy yellow just aren't appealing. The trails (?) look really fake (whether or not they are) because there seems to be some compression around them that doesn't appear constant through out the whole image. The trail things look very low to the ground from this angle, and that gives it a flat, dimensionless appearance. I'd prefer something like this where the trails come up off the ground, to give it some dimension and body.
The bokeh-vignette just adds mess in my opinion.
i think the pose is really unnatural and awkward, a lot of room for improvement i think. Maybe search through photos that you like and find posing inspiration from that.
cheers guys :) this is just preliminary work so its more the idea than the posing, lighting, colours etc but in saying what you said i now have an idea on where to take it! thanks!