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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.

  • Mine's Court, Edinburgh

    A perfectly good architectural pictorial record, but it does tend to exhibit those pastel colours again? Not unpleasant, just obvious and I find myself wondering about the colour rather than the image.

    • 29 May 2017 6:32PM
  • Green

    This is a quite decent effort and was well seen. For me, you could do with more sharp. You have a sharp plane, but a smaller aperture, say f11, would give greater depth of field. Unfortunately that means a slower shutter speed and thus potential camera shake, so you would need a tripod or higher ISO.

    you obviously already have a good idea what you are doing. Remember, two basic rules - get the exposure right, get the subject sharp. Master those, as you pretty well have, then experiment from there, and use this section to have your work assessed.

    Remember, every comment is an opinion. Read and assess each one and decide which help and which do not. It often matters what you need the image for. Are you just pleasing yourself, or hoping to impress others? Clients, competitions, magazines and so on.

    Tailor your skills to your final requirements.

    • 29 May 2017 6:30PM
  • A Street Scene: Manchester

    Mixed feelings.As most know, this is not my kind of image. I can appreciate how many will like it, but I just wouldn't know what to do with it in my little world. So, I have to applaud an attempt at something rather different that I suspect will do quite well in this environment.

    • 29 May 2017 6:21PM
  • Model No2

    Yes, very nice other than the exposure which, as John says, is well under - I would say about a stop. Are you sure you are using the spot metering correctly? What are you metering from?

    This makes th model look a lot more attractive.

    • 29 May 2017 6:18PM
  • Rock chick?

    I shot quite a few images of this lady. Not young as you can see. I think most of the bikers were well over 60! Me in leathers - not a nice thought. I had a small bike when I was a teenager - kept falling off.

    • 29 May 2017 8:12AM
  • Upwards!

    I think the image here is purely in the steps and I would crop all the highlight at the top. The steps lead you to that and there is nothing to it when you get there whilst the steps themselves have some interest.

    • 28 May 2017 10:05AM
  • Damselfly macro shot

    You should do your best to use the lowest ISO possible for detailed macro shots. 1000 is the reason for the slightly flat image and muted tones. Sharpness looks reasonable. You should not have needed such a high shutter speed, even to avoid shake. I would have been using a ring flash and f18 which admittedly gives a less natural image but does give sharpness and deep tones at ISO100.

    However, if you want ambient shots, try for f11 or 16 and use support. A monopod can make all the difference and you should manage ISO400 which will do the job.

    • 28 May 2017 7:29AM

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