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Hope you like the variety I have tried to bring in my portfolio. Most of the images have been put here for comment and that is always appreciated. I spend quite a bit of time in the Critique section and I know many visit my portfolio because I have passed comment on their work. Hope you think my work is of a reasonable standard.

I know that, even with 50 years experience there are still things to learn and that technology changes quickly.
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A quick view of paulbroad's recent activity.

  • Busker in the Louvre

    This is pretty good, but has, in my eyes, just one basic photographic fault - it lacks critical sharpness. Not sure if this is a tiny focusing fault or a touch of shake but a touch of unsharp mask might be enough.

    You either understand spot metering, or were lucky. Just be careful what you spot meter from. The tone must equate to 18% grey or you will need to compensate.

    • 26 Feb 2017 5:39PM
  • The journal

    The idea is good, the quality leaves something to be desired. I assume you are holding the camera one handed and it has not focused on the journal. The journal is the subject and simply must be sharp.

    You need a tripod, pre-focus on manual, then move the book and release the shutter with the book in sharp focus. Sharpness is a critical requirement her and also a basic photographic requirement.

    yo have good ideas but you must get the technical side right.

    • 26 Feb 2017 5:31PM
  • Farrel

    As above. Exposure compensation does not work on manual. The shutter speed is too slow. You are at 75mm with a Nikon and you have either a touch of shake and/or subject movement as the eyes are just off sharp.

    You cold have been at 200 or even 400 ISO with modern gear and seen no difference. You must learn to fully understand the camera settings and what they do.

    • 26 Feb 2017 5:25PM
  • Horsey Gap Seal pup

    I fear you have a very unsharp image and that reduces any value. I suspect hand held, thus some shake - you are at an effective 800mm and 1/750 is just not fast enough.

    The light is low, but the ISO is going to reduce image quality significantly and at full aperture the lens performance will not be good.

    Much shots must be sharp on the main subject, the head here, and everything is against you. So, no easy answer.

    You simply need more light and some camera support, but the lack of quality here is too much.

    • 26 Feb 2017 5:19PM
  • Closed

    A perfectly good well exposed and sharp pictorial record. what mor to say. The image does a job and does it well. The content means a bit of a lack of actual impact and strength.

    • 26 Feb 2017 5:12PM
  • Welcoming a new day...

    Yes, nice again but you really should not submit such a sloping horizon at your stage of development, you know better!

    • 25 Feb 2017 2:35PM
  • Catrake force

    The tones and quality are first rate, but it otherwise falls into the very broad milky water theme to me and, like Swans, I seem to see a lot of them. So, well done, but the content does not hold my interest.

    • 25 Feb 2017 2:33PM

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