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celksy
12-14-2011, 10:15 PM
Feel free to critique

Mad Aussie
12-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Not really possible to critique this as it's too small to see any details.

The only thing I can offer is to burn in that bright grass on the bank. Just the real grass, not the reflection.

celksy
12-15-2011, 05:55 PM
Ok, here's a little bigger one. When uploading files, I've been keeping them small and low resolution- is that how I should be doing it? I guess I've been more concerned about how the composition itself looks to everyone. Thanks!

Mad Aussie
12-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Well I guess no one will want to steal them but the less quality we have to see, the harder it is for us to appreciate or to give advice.
For instance, this bigger one looks very soft and it would be easy to write that off as a bad photo. With the lack of sharp detail, there's really nothing that can be said other than the overall composition and the bright grass I mentioned above.

On the comp side of things though, I find myself either wanting to be in so much closer, or, see it as a portrait shot and see much more reflection I think.

I, personally, resize my photos to a max of 800 px on the longest side and save in high quality. If someone steals a shot of mine at least I know I'm good ;)
The fact is though, there are so many great photos out there people can grab that the chances of yours being stolen are actually quite remote. While you're learning, you are so much better off forgetting about it and just concentrate on the learning by giving us the best photo you dare so we can see what you are really up to.
Once you are shooting very well with a DSLR setup, and thinking of selling shots, and know your market, you can start worrying more about the theft and whether it will affect your sales.

kat
12-15-2011, 07:38 PM
I think the easiest solution is to reflect whether an image is something that you want in your gallery of "for sales" or else. If it's else, you want input on the photo then you'll have to just take it for what it's worth.

I can't quite see the detail but I personally would of cropped the stump out on the right side. Just to make it uniform.

celksy
12-15-2011, 08:22 PM
Well I guess no one will want to steal them but the less quality we have to see, the harder it is for us to appreciate or to give advice.
For instance, this bigger one looks very soft and it would be easy to write that off as a bad photo. With the lack of sharp detail, there's really nothing that can be said other than the overall composition and the bright grass I mentioned above.

On the comp side of things though, I find myself either wanting to be in so much closer, or, see it as a portrait shot and see much more reflection I think.

I, personally, resize my photos to a max of 800 px on the longest side and save in high quality. If someone steals a shot of mine at least I know I'm good ;)
The fact is though, there are so many great photos out there people can grab that the chances of yours being stolen are actually quite remote. While you're learning, you are so much better off forgetting about it and just concentrate on the learning by giving us the best photo you dare so we can see what you are really up to.
Once you are shooting very well with a DSLR setup, and thinking of selling shots, and know your market, you can start worrying more about the theft and whether it will affect your sales.

Oh gosh, forget about the "stolen" comments! :) Anyway, it was the abstract work I was more worried about and I certainly have no sales to affect. That was about my personal weirdness.

No, I just didn't want to upload more than the forum allows- I guess I will have to read over that again and figure out how to upload a better quality image without being offensive.

Thanks for your help :)