1. Post #3001
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    ooft buddy that's a strong start. where you've boosted the shadows with the brush tool is pretty obvious though

    it's always nice to see my home on the facepunch tho
    Yeah I'm conflicted about the brush/radial exposure increases. Sometimes I like it and sometimes I look back and think its too obvious and takes away from the scene. I'm only living in Edinburgh another 2 months before moving to America so I'm trying to take as many good photos as I can before then.


    The guy's on SomethingAwful agree about the halo's detracting from the image so I'll make sure to be more careful when doing that next time.

  2. Post #3002
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    This is Max
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  3. Post #3003
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    I went back and redid the post-processing on the skyline picture and I think it looks a bit better now.

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  5. Post #3005
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    Finally got the negatives I took months ago scanned properly, and it's really interesting to see what kind of stuff came out of them.

    These were the first rolls I ever shot and out of 70 something crappy photos, these few appealed to me the most.

    Last one is yours truly.
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  6. Post #3006
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    Here's a car.

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  7. Post #3007
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    I went back and redid the post-processing on the skyline picture and I think it looks a bit better now.
    In my opinion it still looks a bit over done but don't worry about that picture anymore. Go take more much better ones! You've got a great start and seem to be exploring your environment very well.
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  8. Post #3008
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    I did something cool but i wish i could improve the quality abit.
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  9. Post #3009

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    Hey guys, long time, no see! I saw a cool motorcycle today. :)


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  10. Post #3010
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    kirby use your words pls
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  11. Post #3011
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    kirby use your words pls
    it's a poorly processed family snapshot with a boring subject and zero care given to framing

    honestly can't just type up the same thing every time u post, think about the photo while ur taking it, not after


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  12. Post #3012
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    Kirby, that's not constructive criticism. I could say the same things about the stuff you had when you just got started. From what I can see from <man>'s flickr this is the first time he's showing us his film stuff. Yes, the aren't great but almost no one was when they got started with film.

  13. Post #3013
    The ButtPunch
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    November 2011
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    that's not film, was referring to lope's post near top of page

    anyway, composition is separate from medium

    lazy or uninspired comp isn't less damaging to a photo just because it was shot on a more challenging format

    and yes, of course you could say the same thing about me when i began, and many did, which i feel is key-- when the photos are suffering from the same points every time, it becomes exhausting to write out a long post

       i'll get to <man> later-- not unkindly   

  14. Post #3014

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    Kirby, yes please, use your words.

    I'm always thrilled when someone rates my posts, regardless of rating. But if you think it's dumb, or bad, or whatever, please tell me why.

    Anyways, still from a short film I'm working on.


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  15. Post #3015
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    Flying out to Vegas on Thursday, stoked to have my camera around some sun and verticality.

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  17. Post #3017
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    it's a poorly processed family snapshot with a boring subject and zero care given to framing

    honestly can't just type up the same thing every time u post, think about the photo while ur taking it, not after
    I'm not denying your criticism, but I did put effort into that composition. I intentionally centered him because I wanted it to feel like a macro shot of his face. I wanted to emphasize his eyes and the stare by placing him right in the center. I also intentionally snapped it when his hair was covering his face, he was taking a bite, and he was looking right into the lens. I thought that was what made it interesting. Seeing the playful-messy-ness of a child right up close. I don't really know how else you could capture a 3 year old doing something more interesting. The only thing I didn't really think of was the background-- which isn't great, but I couldn't do much else in the spur of the moment (it was hard enough to catch him not moving). This was one photo where I was actually very proud of my ability to compose, make interesting, and time so quickly and (what I thought) effectively.

  18. Post #3018
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    Part 1: Portraits and people

    I went out with some friends to shoot get me into shooting more models and I'm trying to crack into this whole thing. I feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes, but I was getting bored with what I usually do and decided to dive into something new. So any criticism is welcome. If it looks over edited I'm kinda trying to exagerate as a way of experimenting but do call it out too.

    Some of these may have product placement.



    typical portrait I guess? Ive been following some tutorials on youtube so it doesnt exactly look like it comes from me










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    Part 2: Dump, playing with the flash

















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  19. Post #3019
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    I can see your point.



    I will admit, I'm not the best photographer. Talentless hack is a bit more accurate, at least compared to the other people I shoot with.

    I've desperately been trying to improve. It's why I'm here.

  20. Post #3020
    The ButtPunch
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    November 2011
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    I'm not denying your criticism, but I did put effort into that composition. I intentionally centered him because I wanted it to feel like a macro shot of his face. I wanted to emphasize his eyes and the stare by placing him right in the center. I also intentionally snapped it when his hair was covering his face, he was taking a bite, and he was looking right into the lens. I thought that was what made it interesting. Seeing the playful-messy-ness of a child right up close. I don't really know how else you could capture a 3 year old doing something more interesting. The only thing I didn't really think of was the background-- which isn't great, but I couldn't do much else in the spur of the moment (it was hard enough to catch him not moving). This was one photo where I was actually very proud of my ability to compose, make interesting, and time so quickly and (what I thought) effectively.
    I understand your thinking, and appreciate the effort behind understanding that you wanted to capture that childish chaos.

    A suggestion for this type of thing, especially when you're not concerned with being flattering to your subject, is to use a wide angle lens, and get close. This will both emphasize how close you were, and show more of the background-- possibly furthering the story and feeling of the photo. (maybe a messed up room, scattered with toys, or whatever)

  21. Post #3021
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    I'm not denying your criticism, but I did put effort into that composition. I intentionally centered him because I wanted it to feel like a macro shot of his face. I wanted to emphasize his eyes and the stare by placing him right in the center. I also intentionally snapped it when his hair was covering his face, he was taking a bite, and he was looking right into the lens. I thought that was what made it interesting. Seeing the playful-messy-ness of a child right up close. I don't really know how else you could capture a 3 year old doing something more interesting. The only thing I didn't really think of was the background-- which isn't great, but I couldn't do much else in the spur of the moment (it was hard enough to catch him not moving). This was one photo where I was actually very proud of my ability to compose, make interesting, and time so quickly and (what I thought) effectively.
    I think Kirby is right but one thing that is lacking is the lighting. If the fave had any interesting lighting going on, even if just direct sunlight, it would have improved it a lot more. Right now the shade and the lamp are much more attention grabbing than his dully lit face.
    Maybe you could look at other examples of photos you like and try to emulate their styles for a while. You'll always learn something. The thing about photography is that even though composition and color and lighting still count a lot compared to painting and drawing (sometimes more than), unless youre preplanning some shot extensively, you only take it into account a moment before shooting. And it requires little effort to just click a button. This means you can easily take tons of photos. What this means is that you have to be extra critical with your post selection. Only choose the best and if you're not satisfied, shoot more. I usually only get no more than 10 pictures frrom shooting around 300 a day (and this is just walking around, no model machine gunning)

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    I can see your point.



    I will admit, I'm not the best photographer. Talentless hack is a bit more accurate, at least compared to the other people I shoot with.

    I've desperately been trying to improve. It's why I'm here.
    Check out https://www.instagram.com/minimalcar_mag/

    Maybe it interests you. Just dont do it too much

  22. Post #3022
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    D3TBS, I like it. Your style still definitely show through with it but I'm wondering if you could push it even further and combine the two even more. Also, were u just using on-camera flash? I'm wondering what how u get that look.
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  23. Post #3023
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    Some photos I took on my DSLR after work yesterday, north fremantle rather has some cool stuff around...



  24. Post #3024
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    D3TBS, I like it. Your style still definitely show through with it but I'm wondering if you could push it even further and combine the two even more. Also, were u just using on-camera flash? I'm wondering what how u get that look.
    Thanks man. I always felt like doing something street ish because it always looks cool but I arrived at the conclusion that I would be better off trying to combine what I have with something new. And also you can't really escape whatver you've been doing so I guess it's for the best.

    I am using the on camera flash. It's actuslly pretty good if you turn it to manual and set it to full power. But I still havent totally got the hang of it, results vary according to what distance and focal rsnge you're in, as well as outside lighting conditions

  25. Post #3025
    I am using the on camera flash. It's actuslly pretty good if you turn it to manual and set it to full power. But I still havent totally got the hang of it, results vary according to what distance and focal rsnge you're in, as well as outside lighting conditions
    Are you trying the high fashion magazine lighting style? Cause I always see them using flash hitting on the subjects without any softbox etc.

  26. Post #3026
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  27. Post #3027
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    that's not film, was referring to lope's post near top of page

    anyway, composition is separate from medium

    lazy or uninspired comp isn't less damaging to a photo just because it was shot on a more challenging format

    and yes, of course you could say the same thing about me when i began, and many did, which i feel is key-- when the photos are suffering from the same points every time, it becomes exhausting to write out a long post

       i'll get to <man> later-- not unkindly   
    Please, I would love to get advice and critique. I do admit that was my first batch of film and I was just excited to finally see some results. Many of the photos weren't​ very thought out but I just enjoyed the process of shooting film. I've never considered myself more than a dabbling amateur but if you have tips for composition especially I am very welcome to them.

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  29. Post #3029
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    bonus
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  30. Post #3030
    Fairy lights and chick with big rimmed glasses is all the rage these days
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  31. Post #3031
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    Fairy lights and chick with big rimmed glasses is all the rage these days
    hey if it's a trend it must be bad right
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    Are you trying the high fashion magazine lighting style? Cause I always see them using flash hitting on the subjects without any softbox etc.
    I'm not sure if it comes from fashion, usually I think of party photos from disposable cameras, I've seen people trying this technique in other contexts and I'm pretty much trying out too

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    hey if it's a trend it must be bad right
    Lol I didn't mean that, there just isn't much creativity to it in the end.
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  34. Post #3034
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    Would be nice if you had a useful critique to offer instead of just complaining to hear yourself talk.

    As a side note, I think the tone that the last few pages have taken is interesting, there's a real kind of 'hard to please' attitude I feel, which might be pretty productive if one is able to detach themselves emotionally from their work a bit to focus on improving (personal challenge for me too)

  35. Post #3035
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    Lol I didn't mean that, there just isn't much creativity to it in the end.
    i've never seen you post a pic let's see what you got beb

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    Fairy lights and chick with big rimmed glasses is all the rage these days
    she's not wearing glasses?
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  37. Post #3037
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    Now then, it's been a while since I posted here so here's some stuff I took last year and only just got around to finishing editing recently (because I'm a lazy fuck):










    C&C welcome, let me know what you think. Enjoy

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    I shot a comedy event back on Monday. I overestimated the lighting at the place as I didn't bring a flash and the only source of pure light was this harsh green spotlight that turned all of them into ogres, to say the least it was gonna be a black and white jobby.

    [

    Ellie Probert | Frog and Frigate | Southampton by Charlie Richards, on Flickr

    Ellie Probert | Frog and Frigate | Southampton by Charlie Richards, on Flickr

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    Connor Armitstead | Frog and Frigate | Southampton by Charlie Richards, on Flickr



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    Now then, it's been a while since I posted here so here's some stuff I took last year and only just got around to finishing editing recently (because I'm a lazy fuck):








    C&C welcome, let me know what you think. Enjoy
    Nice colours!

    Lulworth Cove?
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  40. Post #3040
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    Nice colours!

    Lulworth Cove?
    Yeah man! Was down there last June during those weeks where it was 29-30c. Beautiful countryside