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    Thread: DUTCHswift's Photography Thread - Feedback Welcome!

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      09-18-2014 11:43 AM #1
      Hi everyone,

      This year I finally started pursuing my interest in photography. I'm trying to get better all the time and would love to hear suggestions and feedback. I took a class back in high school and one while in college but never actually followed through with the hobby until now.

      This is where I'll put some of my favorite shots. Please don't hesitate to quote pictures or post a reply. Let me know what you think.

      I'm mostly into automotive photography, but I take pictures of anything that catches my eye.

      Thanks,

      Brian

      (My GTI)

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      09-18-2014 11:48 AM #2
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      09-18-2014 11:52 AM #4
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      09-18-2014 11:53 AM #5
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      09-18-2014 11:54 AM #6
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      09-18-2014 12:00 PM #7
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      09-18-2014 12:01 PM #8
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      09-19-2014 11:34 AM #9
      None of the pictures will show. All the links are wrong.

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      09-19-2014 12:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Jetta_MK6 View Post
      None of the pictures will show. All the links are wrong.
      Are you on Tapatalk?

      EDIT

      I changed them all to the 'HTML' link instead of the 'Embed' link.
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      09-20-2014 06:46 PM #11
      Read about exposure and composition. That would be a good start.
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      09-22-2014 11:59 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
      Read about exposure and composition. That would be a good start.
      I already am. Watching YouTube videos, reading a lot, and trying to educate myself.
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    13. 09-22-2014 12:40 PM #13
      Watch your skies, many of them are blown.

      Ditch the watermark. Unless you are advertising your business, it serves no purpose IMO. To me, it screams "I just got a nice camera, so I think that makes me a photographer".

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      09-22-2014 02:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRad View Post
      Watch your skies, many of them are blown.
      I noticed this. I need to get better at post. Most of the time I am too quick to get them up if I like a shot. The more I've taken photos, the more selective I've been getting on what I'll put up. Hopefully this will also cause me to put more effort into them once they're on my computer.

      Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRad View Post
      Ditch the watermark. Unless you are advertising your business, it serves no purpose IMO. To me, it screams "I just got a nice camera, so I think that makes me a photographer".
      I was thinking about making it smaller, but I honestly just want to be able to maintain ownership of the photos. Very few people tie a source to a picture when it's posted elsewhere (i.e. forums, tumblr, etc.), so I'd like to maintain that connection. In no way do I think I'm passable as a 'photographer'. Ideally when I get better I'd like for people to recognize the watermark and know who to ask if they want shots done.
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    15. 09-22-2014 03:07 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by DUTCHswift View Post
      I noticed this. I need to get better at post. Most of the time I am too quick to get them up if I like a shot. The more I've taken photos, the more selective I've been getting on what I'll put up. Hopefully this will also cause me to put more effort into them once they're on my computer.
      Are you shooting in RAW? Expose for the highlights, and bring up the shadows in post. It is easier to bring back detail in shadows than when the detail is blown.

      Turn on "the blinkies" if you need help.

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      09-22-2014 03:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRad View Post
      Are you shooting in RAW? Expose for the highlights, and bring up the shadows in post. It is easier to bring back detail in shadows than when the detail is blown.

      Turn on "the blinkies" if you need help.
      I was shooting in JPG on my brother's camera. I'm getting a Nikon D5200 in the mail on Wednesday and that was at the top of the list to make the switch before I get used to JPG again.

      I will check that feature out. It's hard sometimes for me to tell on that LCD screen especially when it's sunny out. Thanks for the help.
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      10-01-2014 11:52 AM #17
      Here are some from H2Oi '14 this past weekend.

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      10-20-2014 10:28 AM #21
      Another attempt at light painting:

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