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30/09/2008 - 1:16 PM

The Fastest Lorry

The Fastest LorryI like what you are trying to do, I think it would be improved if the front of the cab was in sharp focus.

Ian
25/09/2008 - 4:45 PM

Sg #64922

Sg #64922I like the composition and lighting. I think it would be worth toning down the reflection a little on her lips, it makes them stand out too much IMO.

Ian
25/08/2008 - 6:33 PM

FIRST WITH LIGHTS

FIRST WITH LIGHTSIn general this isn't bad for a first attempt. However there are a few things to look for.

- The lighting is a little harsh on the blonde girl's forehead. It looks like the light was a little to the right, pointed more at her than the girl with dark hair. Try turning the power down a touch.

- You caught a nice shine on the dark hair, but you need the same shot with the eyes properly open.

- The top of the dark haired girls arm is just visible and is distracting. There also seems to be an uneven dark line at the bottom, as if the light is not getting down that far.

HTH

Ian
29/07/2008 - 12:01 PM

Badger and Harry

Badger and HarryI like this shot, two great expressions. As the dog on the left is quite close to the edge of the frame it would be worth trying a crop just behind the other dog's front legs to balance it up.

Ian
24/10/2007 - 12:42 PM

Further Upper Padley

Further Upper PadleyThis is a reasonable Summery shot with decent colours but for me it is missing that extra something which would make it really stand out.

I can see why you wanted to include the cloud but I actually think it is stronger with just a small amount of sky. That would put the little cascade up above the centre, where it would have more impact.

The cascade itself doesn't have a lot going on and is getting a little lost in the distance. I would be tempted to ignore those particular foreground rocks and move onto the next two, bringing the cascade closer. If you couldn't get that close you could try zooming in on it in landscape mode, then cropping into square format.

Another thing to try is a much longer exposure (if you have ND and/or polarising filters, which would make the water show up more.

Finally, with regard to presentation. I find landscapes tend to work better against black (or sometimes white) backgrounds rather than the mid tones.

HTH

Ian
18/05/2004 - 1:22 PM

Spider II

Spider IICracking close up. It's a shame about the slightly distracting background but superb details in the spider and web.

Ian
12/05/2004 - 12:55 PM

Spider

SpiderGood first upload Drew, welcome to ePz. I wouldn't crop the background as you then lose some of the web, which is catching the light nicely. The only thing wrong is that the background is not quite sufficiently out of focus. A smaller depth of field would have sorted that.

If you have control over the exposure on your camera, choose either a faster shutter speed, or a smaller F stop number (larger aperture). If you aren't sure what that means there are loads of threads and articles on here which will give you more information.

Ian