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Atmospheric! So much to like about this, especially the story telling . My only criticism it is not quite straight. See if it righting it a notch improves it.
What a super shot Tim , wish I'd taken it , I certainly can't critique it 🙂
What sort of filter should I get so that when I have the shutter open a long time my photos don't get too blown? - I quite like the effect I get on these photos but I'm getting too much white on a lot. - the other 300000 I took. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
I've had some success with the cheap n cheerful plastic ones off ebay. They have their faults but the pros outweigh the cons.....cheap so doesn't matter too much if you scratch 'em (imagine dropping a Lee filter in wet sand!) and you get a full selection of colours to create moods.
A neutral density filter. They even make variable ones. Have a look on Amazon or Ebay. If you have several lenses, get one to fit the biggest and you can also buy very cheap adaptor rings to attach the filter to a smaller diameter lens.
thank you both.
like the perspective and composition very much. If anything some light on to the backdrop. I think the foreground is great, super stance of your model she's beautifully lit.
Yes I agree just a little shaft of light from a flash would really help.
Not at all, makes a refreshing change from all the autumn leaf shots we're seeing on facebook at the mo'......has a dreamy abstract quality 🙂
Yes I like them as well Tanya, you have so many different styles in your photography 🙂
I've been trying to re-edit my pics as I wasn't happy with my previous efforts. Critique welcome 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
I think you're being hard on yourself, you're woking on a good style of image with a great model, makeup and location. Working with a model sis difficult. This is your first session with one it gets easier with experience. Take it easy and make it enjoyable for both of you and the great results will come, especially if your model is patient and you involve her the maximum you can.
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I only use my iPhone. Can’t lug a camera when out with the dogs so mine aren’t anything special sorry ... See MoreSee Less
Looks good to me.
Carol It's not the camera but the person using it. Great composition and a super location. This would make a superb print.
I'd say that mark is good although a little small, maybe increase it 50%, as long as anyone who wants to use it can contact you on the net with that name it should be fine.
I'd be interested in knowing the general opinions on watermarks in photography? I know it detracts from the image itself but after putting a couple of my pics up on facebook that've then been shared by others but not necessarily with credit to myself, I've found it quite disheartening. One photo reached over 30 thousand people but didn't actually bring much of an increase in traffic to my page. ... See MoreSee Less
It's a bit early for a general question Tim as I haven't told anyone about this group yet 🙂 My opinion is that if anyone steals an image , one it's a compliment but of course it's illegal ! I've had it done with a few important images, each time, I firstly sent an invoice if unpaid then a lawyer. I have always won the cases once or twice for thousands of pounds. It's up to the user to make an effort to trace the photographer , so a small signature and © symbol might be a good idea. If it's signed Michael Brown I don't see how he can find the photographer though 🙂 Any watermark can be retouched easily of course.
Wise words as always 🙂 I've only just started doing it but the funny thing is, once i've marked it, there seems less interest in the image....says a lot really!
Mark them small in the corner , that's all you need to do. With all the millions of images around it's a real compliment if someone steals one. Then just see a lawyer , there are some that specialize in copyright. infringements:)
I always do it for Facebook pictures if I care about the image.
Hi all, this is one from my first shoot using a model instead of just a landscape. I'm glad I tried it, it taught me a few things and would like to try again. However, something is lacking and I don't know what, any ideas?
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Hi Tim, I love the idea, for me the best improvement Would be a simple flash behind her or to one side, just giving some more detail on the background behind her, not lighting the whole rock but just a small area. Also maybe find a way to get some light or a little smoke from the cup, maybe a very small smoke bomb or flare, I did say very small 🙂 It would be worthwhile having another go. with a bit more drama, great model by the way.
thanks Phil, and congrats by the way 😉 I did have some cotton wool balls i was gonna use for fire but with the wind, her cloak and long hair whipping about i ruled it out....stickler for health and safety me 🙂 l
Apparently setting fire to wire wool works maybe add a oily rag as well for a bit of smoke.
would having little lamp/candle in the chalice give off enough light to throw an effect?
I took a green glass bowl which would've been nice with a little fire in it but I was concerned about her hair and cloak blowing around in the wind......not a good start to a modelling career! 🙂