My first photographs

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  1. tomcruiser

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    Hi everybody. I'm going back to uni this year and will be attempting a photography major. I picked up my first camera the other day (Canon D3300) and made my way into the Melbourne CBD to take pics of whatever caught my eye. Here are a few I liked and want to share.

    I'd love some feedback and CC if you have any. Please keep in mind that I've never taken anything other than snaps before and this is something I'd really like to get good at so any help is appreciated. Be harsh to be kind if you need to be. :lol: Thanks!

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    First time out with a camera? Great job!
     
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    Yeah but out of the 200 or so photos I took, these are the ones I liked. :lol: Thank you!
     
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    Awesome job with your new Canon D3300!

    Let me know if you're after some cheap Pentax lenses... :leet:
     
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    My favourites are always the pics I take of people in a crowd or architecture. I feel bad about taking pics of others though. I got a few dirty looks while I was out.
     
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    Thank you very much! Haha ok, I'll keep that in mind. These were taken with a 50mm prime if anybody is interested. :)
     
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    Nice collection of shots, but even more so considering it's your first time out with the camera!

    Just make sure your photo outings don't end up anywhere near a camera shop because the temptation is too strong for most :lol:
     
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    Thanks sandwichamwin! Like I said, it's a small collection taken from the 200 or so I took on the day so I guess I got lucky with some.

    I love camera shops. I've been a little obsessed lately. :lol:
     
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    nice set, good composition
    Are you shooting Raw? If so good processing too.
     
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    Pretty decent set, way better than my first photos when I started. Keep it up.
     
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    Agreed - just watch shutter speed and ISO but even so, exceptional shots!
     
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    A few I feel confused about what the main subject is meant to be in them. I like #3, except the poles down the bottom are distracting. I think #10 could be better possibly with a lower shooting angle.

    One thing to be wary of, don't take photos that look like you just stood there and just pressed the shutter button. Shooting from a lower/higher angle, break the straight horizon rule and shoot regular stuff on the angle (like you did with #1) etc.

    (btw, forum posting tip.. number the photos yourself when posting multiple, makes it easier for people to comment on specific ones :))
     
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    Thank you! I'm shooting JPEG Fine. Need to get a bigger memory card before I start shooting RAW.

    Thanks a lot. :)

    These were taken in aperture priority. I'll take more notice of them next time, thank you.

    I like #3 too and, now that you mention it, the poles are a little distracting. That's a great tip regarding angles. I'll keep that in mind for next time. Number added. :)
     
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    No cats :(

    Nice photos though.
     
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    I think you did really well for your first time. As has been said some shots seem uninteresting as I'm not sure what subject I'm meant to be looking at (#2).

    As for 3, yeah the poles were distracting, if you have Lightroom try upping the exposure slightly on the female subject, and bringing the exposure down a touch on the people in the foreground, should make them a bit less distracting.

    Aside from that I think you've done excellently!
     
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    Great start and nice photos. #3 I would straighten up as it is slightly tilted - first thing that stuck out to me, but an otherwise nice shot.
     
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    Argh! I didn't even notice the tilt! Thank you.
     
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    I just liked the composition in 2 but I see your point. Thank you!

    As for 3, I wanted her to pop out more but I'm stuck with Gimp for the time being.
     
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    I'm going to throw this in - for what it is worth - learn how to shoot in manual mode. PITA to learn but so much more fun.
     

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