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looking towards Blyth

By cheech
first digi imige with first dslr camera

Tags: Landscape and travel

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derekv 15 3 England
28 Feb 2010 3:17PM
Hi, Brian, Nothing too wrong IMO. just a slight crop and little more contrast.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
28 Feb 2010 5:04PM
as it is your first image with a dslr, i should say you have done it exceptionally well, my first image was vulnerableWink, according to me some points i should say which may help you:-

you have divided the frame 50/50 format, it is not bad but according to human psychology some compositional rules have been created and you can apply these rules first and when you will be a master of this, you can also break these rules, you can find those rules here:

1. link ,
2. link ,
3. link

the light in this scene is flat, so it will be better if you increase the contrast and sharpness of the scene in the post processing,

wish you best of luck for your future works...
Davesumner 15 28 300 Australia
1 Mar 2010 10:37AM
Brian, welcome to Ephotozine and congrats for posting this your first ever DSLR image. I see that you've posted another image as well now so keep em coming.

First thing I will say about your image is you've exposed the shot really well. You've got good depth of field and the image is nice and sharp. The things you need to start to learn are composition and a few rules that we try to stick to but not always as clickimagine has stated above.

I think it is little steps at the moment to I'll not hit you with loads of jargon etc. First rule of composition that you should learn is the rule of thirds and the link that clickimagine has given you is a great start. Also when you look at taking a shot like this one you should try and have some foreground interest as well as the background scene. Have a look here at this image for some inspiration:

Scene with foreground interest

The idea is for you to go out and shoot away at landscapes and see if you can find some foreground with background interest as well.

Hope this is of some help.

NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 10:19PM
hi, and welcome to epz.
pleased you have got yourself a dslr, it will open up a new world to you.
enjoy your self snapping away at anything that comes your way, and read as many mags as you can until you feel confident with the controls and learn to take control of the exposure modes, focus screens etc because by understanding the camera fully sets you free to be creative.

this particular image is in effect the total opposite of your first upload. in the first one you have taken a great diagonal viewpoint running across the view which provides a natural lead into the image taking the eye through to the horizon. in this image you have taken the view from a frontal, more direct position. from such a position, its hard to balance a composition without a substatially interesting main feature or a compositional lead in for a foreground.

lighting is another matter and understanding the vagaries of light and its effect upon the landscape will come with experience. early and late often being the best times. have a long session with some of the landscapes on here and you will see what i mean.

good luck with the camera and i look forward to seeing your folio develop.

regards, Phil

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