It's OK to edit photos, especially this time, but you have to do it the right way
I posted a couple photos a while back that were way over edited. At the time I thought they were the sh*t and got some not so good feedback. I've turned away from editing my photos and have learned more about the functions of my camera. My goal is to make the photos true to what the subject actually looks like.
I have a couple of photos to share and I would appreciate any criticism and advise.
My brothers Mk4
Christmas Morning 2010
Groove Degree band album
Sorry about the giant pictures. Anyways this is a good variety of what i shoot. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Editing isn't a BAD thing, like somebody above me has posted. It's just that, usually, "less is more." With that said, I think you are headed in the right direction. Trying to get the shots to look "right" in camera first, before you start jumping into editing.
Some things for you to consider:
-Mind your horizons... See how the hood isn't level in the first shot?
-Your shots of the car are a tad bit underexposed, it wouldn't kill you to expose up just a little more for the shots
-The picture of the dude sitting under the light, you need to play with your white balance (in camera or in post) to match the lighting in the shot. Those parking deck lights are putting off "TUNGSTEN" light, and as such without the WB being changed to compensate for that, you see YELLOW skin tones on the person..
Keep at it... Photography isn't easy... We all learn new things everyday.
thanks a lot. I completely agree with all your suggestions. I started the the whole photography thing when i was in 5 grade and i'm 15 now. I'm most proud of the 3rd photo of the Mk6 GTI. Its my favorite photo i've ever taken. Thanks for all the advice I will be posting more progress pics soon.