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20/06/2012 - 10:52 PM

The house.

The house.Muhamad Hi ,

I totally agree with everything stated above. My advice is ... before pressing the button to take the picture look very carefully a r o u n d the frame ! our mind plays tricks and usually see things different than what the camera sees !
There are cables on top , a dark tree on the left and chaotic grass infocus upfront and a building at the back.
Imagine that the picture you take will be enlarged and placed on a wall at your house ...!!

Keep shooting
Take care

17/06/2012 - 9:26 PM

Feasting on my apples

Feasting on my applesNigel you say you used a macro lens. There is though severe noise and loss of detail and depth in your photo suggesting excessive cropping. Maybe you weren't close enough for the insect to fill the frame ?
You could also close your lens some more to gain some more depth into the frame since your speed was not too low. It would be better to use higher iso (800) to gain more depth by closing your lens 2 or so stops without sacrificing any shutter speed.
I tried a mod to remove the noise and adjust color , but image size was very low to begin with.

Take care

08/06/2012 - 7:55 PM


generalmohammad hi,

I find that posing is ok and cropping is good considering is a self portrait.
By using your on camera flash and your lens near its wider setting , you have created a somehow flat portrait that looks like a snapshot.
your shutter speed reads half a second (I cannot guess why is set so low , maybe the camera is set on night mode?) and even with an aperture of f:8 , slow shutter speed may be the reason for loosing detail , due to movement.
Lastly the dark patches on your shirt draw the eye of someone looking at your portrait away from you face.

Next time , if possible, get a bit away from the background , use a longer focal setting , avoid on camera flash and try to use natural light (Window light ?)

Take care
17/04/2012 - 2:55 PM

Blackfriars bridge

Blackfriars bridgeI agree with the above regarding exposure , sharpness , well captured lights ...
Usually I look at a photo for more than a minute to identify things that are not of my liking.
Here what seems to be out of place IMHO is the dark figure of the boat to the left. I think that it would be better if it was either fully in the frame , or more lower in the frame , or missing altogether.This cannot be rectified in cropping because you loose the wide view of the beautiful lights that make the picture.
In situations like this I shoot various versions from different points of view so as to be able to choose at the ease of my PC.
Of course I can be wrong Smile

02/04/2012 - 8:00 PM


ladybirdThe picture would improve immensely if you could diffuse the light (sun ?) thus lowering the contrast by using a diffusing material b2in the light source and the ladybird.That would also get rid of the hot spot on the back of your subject.
Other than that you could try to alter the composition (closer framing, different angle) at the time of taking the photo by avoiding the leaf that shoots out from the right side of the subject.