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Rarely without my camera

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:37 pm
by Padds
Hi, I take many photos mainly of birds and wildlife and the occasional ones as reference when I am painting or sketching. I have been told my other photos such as flower or landscape are not very good. I lack composition, I think that's what was said so I rarely do these. Here's one I do like but realised too late the stem in the foreground. I liked the way the sunlight shone through the canopy onto the leaf.

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:51 pm
by Dani Landrum
Looks awesome...I love the lighting. :)

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:07 pm
by bloodjelly
The lighting and contrast in this shot are really good. Who told you you can't compose? If anything that's more reason to get out there and prove them wrong. :) This shot is composed just fine for me. It might be a tad static, since the subject is almost in the middle and shot at a flat angle, but for another subject that might be just the right composition, depending on the feeling you're trying to convey. Thanks for sharing, hope to see more.

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:47 am
by Padds
Thankyou! A friend who takes many compositional photos told me that's what I lacked. Trouble is I don't always see the potential in subjects, not good when you need inspiration to paint! It's a slow learning curve and one I hope to improve on. This is a shot of sunrise on our local harbour/nature reserve. During the day and when the tide is out it looks awfully grey and dirty but as its one of my favourite places to chill and see birds I decided to play around with the colour and came up with this. It was taken some time ago.

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:56 pm
by LazyArts Studios
keep snapping away. Your eye will train it's self. The branch in the forground is fine, it adds a since of peeking into an unknown/private world of nature. Just remember the rule of thirds, and your composition will come along fine. How I trained myself was whatever I wanted the subject of the picture to be, just before i snapped the pic or started the painting I would make sure it wasnt dead center of the field of view. Easy as pie. Keep it up, your doin great.

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:36 pm
by Padds
Thanks for that! Your work is very good. :)

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:58 am
by Serohs
Keep shooting! It looks great! My camera goes everywhere with me as well, man do I go thru packs of double A batteries. :)

I am not all up on composition and stuff myself. If it looks nice I shoot it.

Roy

Re: Rarely without my camera

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:26 am
by angelababy
Nice shot! I love the color&lighting! awesome :D