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    Thread: my D3100 shots Comments/Critiques welcome

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      02-08-2012 04:34 PM #1
      So i got a Nikon D3100 last year for my Birthday and now i have finally decided that i should get out there and try and get better at Hobby of mine....I am going to go ahead and try and update this thread as much as possible with my various shots taken from now on, hopefully they get better with time photos will be of Combination of People, Places and Cars.... comments/critiques welcome

      also only editing program i use is Picasa by google


      1st a picture of my son And probably my favorite photo thus far

      josiah black and white by Smovelikebutter

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      02-08-2012 04:37 PM #2
      now on to some others- these are some night shots i took of a relative of mine


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      02-08-2012 04:43 PM #3
      these are a little bit older there from the past waterfest but eh thought id throw them up

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      02-09-2012 12:46 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by shottabwoy5 View Post
      The issue I'm having with these 2 shots, is that your use of selective coloring, is causing my eyes to fight over what to look at. I'd imagine that the subject of your shot is meant to be your relative. The thing is, the coloring the bike and the wall, is drawing my eye to those areas, even though they know they should be looking at the person. So my eyes end up bouncing back and forth which makes me want to stop looking at the photo. They also seem soft, like you missed your focus, especially the 1st one. I can't seem to find one sharp area in that one.
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      02-10-2012 03:38 PM #5
      now looking at it i see what your saying thanks for the advice this was my 1at time trying to edit my own photos hopefully will get better in time any more advice would love to hear

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      02-10-2012 04:13 PM #6
      here are some other photos taken all un edited

      nikon photos 032 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

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      02-15-2012 05:06 AM #7
      Read up on the rule of thirds

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds

      This will really help to improve your composition. Good start though.

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      02-22-2012 09:13 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Read up on the rule of thirds

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds

      This will really help to improve your composition. Good start though.
      hey thanks man

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      02-22-2012 09:14 PM #9
      a few new ones

      [IMG] street1 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr[/IMG]
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      02-22-2012 09:36 PM #10
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      03-07-2012 03:41 PM #12
      any thoughts on how i can do better?

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      03-07-2012 05:33 PM #13
      what iso are you shooting at in the baby pictures? looks kinda grainy, unless its just my eyes going out read up on rule of thirds for sure..

    14. 03-08-2012 09:30 AM #14
      All of the Portraits from your 2/22 post have an intrusive black line jutting through each of your subjects.

      Do what you can to avoid that in the future unless you plan on using the line as an integral aspect of your composition.

      In this one, it's unevenly jutting right through Leonica's head
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      03-21-2012 04:37 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by peoples_car View Post
      All of the Portraits from your 2/22 post have an intrusive black line jutting through each of your subjects.

      Do what you can to avoid that in the future unless you plan on using the line as an integral aspect of your composition.

      In this one, it's unevenly jutting right through Leonica's head
      i deff see what your saying

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      03-21-2012 04:43 PM #16
      here is a shoot i did for a friend this was my 1st attempt to using lightroom as you can see i still can use a little work but let me know what you think

      only a couple i will post up others later

      Untitled by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr


      dehanna edit by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr


      Untitled by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr


      dehanna edit3 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

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      04-26-2012 09:36 AM #17
      here is some of my latest work (alot of photos its been a while since i posted anything)


      matthew-1 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      matthew-2 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      matthew-11 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      jayson daniels-9 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      jayson daniels-8 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      tiara and dawn-8 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      tiara and dawn-7 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      tiara and dawn-6 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      tiara and dawn-4 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      Becky P-14 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      Becky P-11 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      Tiffany Doldson-7 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      Tiffany Doldson-5 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      Tiffany Doldson-4 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      faranda replacement-8 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      faranda replacement-7 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

      faranda replacement-1 by Smovelikebutter, on Flickr

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      05-15-2012 09:57 AM #18
      anythoughts?

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      05-30-2012 10:14 AM #19
      so i gave the d3100 to my wife and now i currently have a d7000 i cant wait to put it to use and see what kind of photos i can acheive i know i still have along way to go when it comes to photography but i certainly have learned alot from this forum and from you guys

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