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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:17 pm 
these are my first photos taken with the kit lens not done any editing on them so if someone can recomend a good easy to use one would be very gratefull keeping in mind i am a newbie ans starting right at the bottom thanks guys
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:18 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:24 am 
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great subject my comment would be to get closer to the subject ( by isolate one of the boats) i think would make a more dramatic pic


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:12 pm 
yes i know what you mean. as on the last photo the red boat with its reflection in water i think would make a great shot ill have to go back and take some photos may be from different angles , weather here has been bad an i just wanted to get out ,my fave is the top one.


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The top one is the best of the set for sure. It follows the rule of thirds and has a nice leading line. The leading line goes nowhere, but for a n00b, finding leading lines in the first place is a step in the right direction. Once you get into editing, a desaturation effect on this photo (not completely b&w) would be nice.

Of the other two, I see what you were trying to do, but I'll agree with darthkindy on this one, there is lack of a subject. Trying to capture everything is a pitfall of most early photographers. Photos need a subject and a background. What you have here is the latter. Mind you, if you have one boat close up and in focus with some far in the distance, then you've got a subject. Try and get nice and close to that red boat, capture that reflection well and get low to the ground. Perhaps have the blue one in the background. That'll work nice!

Gimp is a good photo editor for beginners.

Thanks for posting and I look forward to seeing more!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:47 pm 
iv had a play with photoshop and zoom in on one of the boats i wanted to get a old photo feel to it ,have i over done it a bit,i know what you where saying with lack of subject well here goes i can take it
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really like the pigon sat on top lol


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:22 am 
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Yeah, the crop is undoubtedly better. Have a look at composition rules such as the "rule of thirds" and the "golden raito". Try incorporating those into your photos and you'll get better results. Keep up the good work!

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