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24/07/2013 - 3:59 PM

Improved Squirrel

Improved SquirrelHi sIMONE - I love squirrels they are regular visitors to our back garden - you have done well to capture one as they are very quick to run off.

I like the way that you have presented this photo the frame works for me and I like the food in his mouth, I hope you dont mind some I hope constructive criticism. I note that you have taken this on 1/40 sec at f11 on multi segment. MAY I suggest as it looks quite dark that you open up the aperture so instead of f11 make f5.6 this if your on auto will have the effect of speeding up the shutter speed tp around 1/100 and I would also increase the iso to around 200. This I feel would greatly improve your photograph.

Hope this helps Ian
01/06/2011 - 5:15 PM

How Much Longer ?

How Much Longer ?hi arthur a beautiful photo of a gorgeous young lady, i love the colours in this picture and the detail, however the eyes do not appear pin sharp and there appears to be ghosting around the right side of her hair,
03/05/2011 - 4:43 PM

Gemma

GemmaHI Shdss

This is a better shot than last one she seems more at ease here, but i do have some niggles her eyes are not looking at the camera though this is not always necessary in this shot i think it would improve this image, also her hands have been cropped out. Hands are a difficult part o get right here you have copped off her fingers which causes the eye some confusion also you have got the back of her hands which tends not to help any image especially when its a female. Also the positioning of her hands does not help and it makes her look amateurish as if embarrassed by the pose, having her hands on her thighs or on floor or in hair would be better. Also watch the shadows unless they are on purpose as these can be distracting.

Hope this helps

Ian
11/10/2010 - 1:34 PM

Abandoned

Abandonedhi ya

this has the potential of a good scene so well spotted for that, you have foreground and mid ground interest the colours are rich and good detail. I think the issue for me is nothing seems particulary sharp - so my question is did you use a tripod ? and what shutter speed and aperture were you using.

I tripod gives you a much better chance of keeping things sharp - if you are hand holding shutter speed becomes very important if you are using a 50mm lens then you must shoot at 1/50th if using a 300mm lens then a shutter speed of 1/300th is needed and so on. This together with your aperture the smaller the number the shallower the depth of field so if you used an aperture of f4 here you may only get the boat in focus but if you used an aperture of f32 everything is likely to be in focus.

So my suggestions for this photo would be use a tripod on a lower angle on a shutter speed of 250 - 1/500th at as bigger aperture as possible i.e f8 - f22. Using a wide angle lens would impove even more.

Hope this helps

Ian
10/10/2010 - 6:24 PM

much room

much roomthis is a lovely picture good lighting and detail my only niggle is that its a tad soft - did you use a tripod - always a good piece of equipment - it looks like camera shake so you were probably hand holding this at a too slow shutter speed a good rule to remember is if using a 50 mm lens your shutter speed should be 1/50th + if using a 300 mm lens shutter speed should be 1/300th + if this is difficult try upping your iso say from 100 to 400 this should enable you to increase your speed.

hope this helps

ian
16/08/2010 - 7:38 PM

swallow

swallowThis is a great opportunistic shot and you have caught this yender moment just at the right moment. The only problem is that your focusing is out it looks like youve focused on the wood rather than the birds.

I think with shots like this you need to focus on the nest if possible use a tripod so you dont have to keep moving try to get your fstop to f8 and shutter speed to about 250 - 500 would i think do the trick.

But well done for seeing the picture in the first place.

Ian
11/08/2010 - 2:48 PM

Passion

PassionThis is a very good picture - it shows tenderness between husband and wife - the lighting on her right breast is a little hot - try putting some net over it to reduce the harshness or bouncing of the ceiling or wall this might help.

Ian
07/08/2010 - 3:49 PM

Portrait 2

Portrait 2The idea is great - shows a different way to get a portrait to improve it you need to crop the top to get rid of the light areas. Also you have to consider the overexposed hand and arm so im not sure what lights you were using but you have too much on this side so knocking it up a little from saying 5.6 to f8 or f9 would help. or placing some cloth over the flash or even bouncing it. Try again and see what works for you.

Well done for trying something different.

Ian
06/08/2010 - 3:05 PM

First Dance

First DanceHi Sharon

I think you had a brilliant idea which captured the moment however with a little more thought it could of been improved - these shots you can set up with the couple and which can look as if its part of the day.
You need to think about the composition of the shot as they are both cropped off so either going slightly farther away or using a different lens would improve this shot immensely and also im afraid to say its is a little blur - so using a faster shutter speed would of overcome this and/or a tripod.

But well done for seeing the picture in the first place - i have taken a quick look at some of your other photos and they are really good you obviously have an eye for a photograph.

Regards

Ian
06/08/2010 - 2:58 PM

Rhino

Rhinoive been to knowsley safari as well and got some brill shots which isnt easy when your sitting in the back of a car with a 300mm lens.

This is quite a good shot but you have cropped out the ears and you have a post going through its horn which is something to watch out for when your taking photos just take a sec and look around your photos before you press that button.

regards

ian
06/08/2010 - 2:47 PM

Attitude

Attitudehi
This is such a majestic creature, youve captured his eyes and mouth which i feel is the picture - so i think I would crop just above eyes and just below chin to add impact to this picture. I think I would then add saturation and adjust levels just to give a bit more punch to the picture + add just a tad of sharpening - photo with punch.
12/07/2010 - 8:11 PM

iris, ensata.

iris, ensata.hi Neil

Excellent colours and detail in the petals - however I find that the grey
is a little distracting especially going from bottom left to middle top - this takes away some of the impact. I also find the flower behind the front one distracting and maybe shooting slightly from the left would of helped.

regards

ian