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NickParry's Activity

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Photos:443
Forum Topics:64
Forum Comments:1018
Photo Comments:1790
Competition Entries: 9
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The Reader

The Reader by MikeJG

Agree about the sharpness, and have suggested a crop and added sharpness to the modification. Nick

41

41 by portia27493

Love it Smile

cinemascope

cinemascope by seanslevin

Great conceptual portraiture.

Sunrays on my skin

Sunrays on my skin by KiaraBlack

Love the makeup and the composition.

Europa

Europa by Eastlands

I think that it is a great capture, but disagree about the horizon 'issue'. Sometimes 'rules' can be broken and this is a perfect example. Making the horizon straight would be at the detriment of the dynamics within the shot.

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... by george_gradinaru

An excellent image, and great narrative.

Casey

Casey by Robtoz

For me it works in landscape format. I don't mind the top of the head being 'chopped'; I often do this, even with limbs, which some do not think is 'right' in an image, but for me it works.

Tones and colours look good, but perhaps a little sharpness needed in places.

Willie and Phil are spot on in there critiques.

Nick Smile

Kickboxing

Kickboxing by HeWhoKnows

Having covered several kickboxing events and other sports events, for me this is a good capture.

With event photography it is all about capturing the event, and rarely would I ever do anything in post-production apart from slight level adjustments.

The background is part of the location, it adds to the images as it allows the viewer of the image to see where the action is taking place. As long as the background is blurred by using an f-stop of around f5.6 (which I suspect your lens to be capable of) or if you are lucking to have a lens capable of shooting at f1.8 then that would be perfect.

I usually shoot these type of shots at quite a high ISO, a little fill flash, and greater than 160th of a second at around f5.6

You have frozen the action well, the colours look spot on, and overall a pleasing result.

Nick Smile

Nic

Nic by Becky73

Willie has offered a very useful critique.

Keep exploring your photography, take pictures every day, and enjoy what you do.

Nick Smile

Zak

Zak by trickydicky0_16

This works well in mono, and you have good tonality throughout. My only suggestion would be a little selective sharpening of the eyes, nose and mouth.

Nick Smile

Hello anybody there?

Hello anybody there? by chrisheathcote

Hi Chris,

Set the white balance to incandescent light.

Also if you push the ISO higher, say 800 ISO you would be able to increase the shutter speed above 125th of a second, which is more suitable. F4 or f5.6 would suit this shot. Don't worry too much about replacing the background as this type of shot should be natural and the background is fine (the f-stop used will blur the background anyway).

If it can be done in camera, rather than in post-processing, it makes your life easier, and is better for improving technique.

Nick Smile

Wedding

Wedding by jonrayner

I have to agree with Frank here.

Nobody, other than competent photographers, should cover a wedding as the official photographer.

A photographer should have there technique down to a 100% competency before embarking on a wedding. To be unsure of the basics of setting the camera for correct lighting, WB, F-stop, ISO and shutter speed is worrying.

A competent wedding photographer needs to be able to be a good 'people' photographer, still life photographer and landscape photographer because all of these and more are involved in taking images at weddings. Weddings are not a place to practise technique, they are a place to show off your technique.

At weddings you need also to be in full control of the bride and groom and guests, and be the boss. You need the important shots, not necessarily the guests. You will get the 'paps' with their cameras trying to muscle in on your shoot, but you have to be firm, diplomatic and commanding to get 'The' shots.

Sorry to sound harsh, but it took me about 12 years of doing photography at a semi and professional level to feel that I could cover a wedding competently.

Nick

Sophia Again!

Sophia Again! by alanworland

I would be inclined to crop a little tighter from the bottom. I would also lighten, selectively, parts of the eye colour to give them a little more form. You may also like to use a little selective smoothing of the skin, but not over do it. I have made a Mod with these suggestions added.

Nick Smile

Memorys.

Memorys. by Cor

Great narrative.

NickSmile

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... by george_gradinaru

Like the composition, tones and post-processing. Smile

Circles

Circles by Joscelyne

Works very well for me. Good post-processing and the viewpoint makes for a great composition.

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