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1 hour ago, Scratchy Bollock said:

 

This is incredible. Just ridiculously cinematic and evocative! Amazing stuff.

 

Thanks. Flippy screens FTW when getting low points of view. :)

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On 13/10/2019 at 15:01, probotector said:

it looks pretty good? He’s timed it just right so that the figures fit in the triangle shadow?

 

I guess we all have our style but I would up the contrast/blacks and whites and maybe exposure down a bit or match the shadow consistency but I guess it’s down to taste and the only taste that matters is that of the creator!


I'm playing on Ste S's assessment on what 'average' street photography is.

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Ripping into someone and just straight up shitting all over their work, isn't really feedback is it ?

 

Telling someone they should be ashamed of a picture... yeah, that's the very definition of being a dick.

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4 hours ago, Sidewaysbob said:

Ripping into someone and just straight up shitting all over their work, isn't really feedback is it ?

 

Telling someone they should be ashamed of a picture... yeah, that's the very definition of being a dick.

 

That’s the joke though. Person A: does transformative street photography. Person B: average, that. Person B: *puts up the very definition of generic street photography*. Person A: :)

 

The chunk of the post has the most constructive feedback you will find in this thread. 

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You just have to understand everything to get it. A good example being how does one post something here in a different way, i had a shot of a shady rough looking guy sort of turning to stare at the camera, set against a brick wall, hazy blur. Continuing my intent to capture punk it was perfect for me, i thought to hide him in a few spoiler boxes, so you click a few times before he appears, staring at you. It was negged something like 3 times and i thought; what's happened there? It's not even a stream of pictures that will rob you of all your data. I had to try to ignore all the obvious ideas intended and think like someone else who would click a few extra times and be incensed by this shot enough to neg it. I thought; right well if you can't even understand that then i'm apparently lost on you all, I'm wasting my time, I'm out of this thread for good. I still think about it, because there's got to be an assumption it was a piss take as opposed to something amusing. 'yeah well just a neg to say i didn't like it'. But that's not what a neg is, a neg is; i disapprove of that existing here. You might notice despite the reaction to my stuff I've never negged anything in this folder. If you have feedback then you post it.

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Look you have an .. idiosyncratic style that I personal dislike. And i've explained before why I dislike it, saying that the one at the top of the page, I thin kis excellent. But i've never said you should be ashamed of it. 

You rocked up, slammed a series of pictures that whilst not world changing, were interesting and are now hand waving it all aways as some sort of elaborate "joke".

 

It wasn't funny it's just rude. 

 

Sure, be constructive, but don't end quite an offensive piece with the sign off, "you should be ashamed".

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On 13/10/2019 at 12:00, Loik V credern said:

 

Average street photography! :angry: What the fuck is this Ste?! You put up street photography and this is all you can do? You think this is enough? You think this is acceptable? What do you think this is, a game? Get out of my sight. :angry:

 

Portrait shot too long at the top, the crop at the bottom and at his left hand is harsh, figurines too bland, zero detail, too large, needs zooming. Van i think needs to be central more, you think the door should be central, i disagree it's the van, it'll still work if more cut from the right, also again i think slightly too much space surrounding subject, you want cranes but you cut off one anyway and you might be thinking if i crop more i'll cut off the far left one..well edit it down. Bottom shot is horrific and you should be ashamed.

 

Yeah, I think you've misread the room on this Loik. Threads like this work because people feel comfortable sharing their work. I accept that what you posted was an attempt to shake up or put a different spin on the feedback process, but ultimately, I don't think it's worth jeopardising the friendly and constructive atmosphere of the thread, so that you can experiment with edgy / ironic commentary. It might be entertaining for some, but I doubt @Ste_S particularly enjoyed reading your critique, however it was intended. 

 

Anyway, you can guess what drew me here! I think the thread has become a great showcase for the forum's photographers and it seems to have the tone and tenor which encourages wide and repeat participation. Let's keep it like that. :)

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A couple I got today on my way home from EGX.  Any thoughts appreciated as I'm still tinkering with the edits: 

 

 

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Some crazy boat crew right outside the hotel. The cox was giving them dogs abuse. 

 

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Snogging on Leake Street. 

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Highland Beastie in Mull by Iain Campbell, on Flickr

 

 

 

 


This has dogged me for weeks since I took it in mid September on the Isle of Mull. Not sure if the right side of the cows (massive) heed is in too much shadow. The sky is a bit meh.. just not a hell of a lot going on. and I'm in too minds to edit how the landscape meeds the sky on the left side. That wee crack of light just looks a bit wrong.

 

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Thoughts?
 

 

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I like it as is, if anything i'd be tempted to try it more contrasty. Push the darks up and drop the colour a touch. I always add a vignette filter just to highlight the centre, but being off centre as it is that might unbalance the composition 

Alternatively bring the shadow level up and see what happens, but i think it'll just flatten the picture too much. 

 

 

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Yeah, I like the light on the cow - shooting into the dark side of a face is cinematic. I'd be inclined to crop top and left of frame a little as they're a bit nothing and maybe warm up the remaining sky a touch with a grad to match the magic hour look of the mid ground. 

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On 22/10/2019 at 15:14, Sidewaysbob said:

I like it as is, if anything i'd be tempted to try it more contrasty. Push the darks up and drop the colour a touch. I always add a vignette filter just to highlight the centre, but being off centre as it is that might unbalance the composition 

Alternatively bring the shadow level up and see what happens, but i think it'll just flatten the picture too much. 

 

 

 

How do you know this stuff? I'm new to photography. I bought a Nikon D3400 and got Lightroom. But I just move the sliders around until it looks kinda like how I want it, but that if I change anything else it gets worse or "too much". I know they're my photos and it's up to me, but I have this irritation at the back of my mind that people might be looking at them and thinking "well what he's done with the shadows/contrast/temp/etc is mental, but I guess that's his thing", when actually it's more than likely that it's just me being a noob and not really knowing what I'm doing. If that makes sense?

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1 hour ago, Fox said:

 

How do you know this stuff? I'm new to photography. I bought a Nikon D3400 and got Lightroom. But I just move the sliders around until it looks kinda like how I want it, but that if I change anything else it gets worse or "too much". I know they're my photos and it's up to me, but I have this irritation at the back of my mind that people might be looking at them and thinking "well what he's done with the shadows/contrast/temp/etc is mental, but I guess that's his thing", when actually it's more than likely that it's just me being a noob and not really knowing what I'm doing. If that makes sense?

 

There's an absolute ton of Lightroom photo editing tutorials on Youtube.

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lightroom+photo+editing+tutorial

 

Some of them can go a bit OTT with the edits, but even if you don't do exactly the same, you should learn enough to get a better idea of what does what.

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@Fox Look at how to use the Curve tool in Lightroom. This is a good place to start. Also look at how Histograms work (in general or lightroom specific). But yes, a lot of it is subjective. 

 

Signature edits are decent, but like most design apps there are multiple ways to skin a cat. It's just what works for you. https://youtu.be/WPv505BDD7I

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