Cadet57
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My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:49 pm

Well I got to my first round of midterms and I figured id share some of my first works. Please be honest and let me know what you think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0014.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0013.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0012.jpg





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0009.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0008.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0006.jpg







http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0001.jpg
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Duff44
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:11 pm

I like the ivy-covered building and the railroad tracks/ties. The baskets (2nd from last) are good too.

Both of the mill (or whatever the building is in photos 1 and 6) photos seem grainy for some reason. I don't know if it's my 'puter, or if it's a shrunken image, or something else.  scratchchin 

I do some photog, but no artsy stuff. All motorsports pictures.
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Cadet57
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:13 pm

1 and 6 are the same, oops.. But I left it in the developer too long, so it diddnt come out the best. Also, it is on a different paper. All of these were hand processed. So may not be the best :P
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/Justin82287/Photo%201/scan0006.jpg


I preferred these two, but the basket photo isn't too bad either.

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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:33 pm

I really like numbers 1,4,8, and 10; nice work on the composition there. You might want to post these on FredMiranda.com to get some feedback from the pros and experienced hobbyists living on those boards. I'm not saying that there aren't any of those on A.net, I just think you might get more focused feedback on a site that's purpose-built for photography.

And JeffM's a mod there, so you'll feel right at home.  Wink
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:44 pm

Are some of these in Boston, MA by any chance?

Just curious...
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 5):
Are some of these in Boston, MA by any chance?

Nope.

1-3 are at a rock mill in Hadley, Ma

4-5 are at my work in Chicopee, Ma

7 is in Easthampton, Ma

the rest are in Northampton, Ma
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:05 pm

I like:


But the rest are either over exposed, zany, pointless, aren't easy enough to understand the subject, or as an obvious example: the last one with the car, totally soulless.

To me black and white needs to tell a story someone can CARE about. I can care about a picture of a single piece of fruit in B&W if it's DONE RIGHT. I can care about a basket of fruit..if it's DONE RIGHT. But a bunch of baskets with the shop window, the horrid reflections in the window eww yuck.

Even though the crop marks suck on the picture of the man, I want to know more about him because of the picture. I want to understand whats going on with him. I almost want to reach out and help him even though he might be totally ok with taking care of himself.
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:59 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Please be honest and let me know what you think.

OK, here ya go....

#1 The Rock Mill could use some capital improvements.

#2 needs either weed-killer or fertilizer, depending on if you want to photograph it again in the future.

#3 DEFINITELY needs the weed-killer mentioned in #2.

#4 Mama's gonna be pissed tomorrow morning when she tries to make pancakes.

#5 Will be closed soon if it's not already because of the WalMart being built nearby.

#6 WTF, see #1.

#7 is an environmental hazard waiting to happen and needs to be remediated immediately

#8 was purchased at the WalMart that put #5 out of business

#9 Spray painting "stop bush" will not keep that bush to the left from taking over that building, see #3

#10 Too bad defacing public property is not a Captial offense

#11 I know that guy, did you get a signed release before you photographed him?

#12 If you look closely enough you can see the cigarette butt that the guy photographed in #11 threw in the basket farthest to the left

#13 '98 Chevy Lumina, subject of numerous recalls.


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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:04 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Nope.

1-3 are at a rock mill in Hadley, Ma

4-5 are at my work in Chicopee, Ma

7 is in Easthampton, Ma

the rest are in Northampton, Ma

OK, the suburbs
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:18 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
#5 Will be closed soon if it's not already because of the WalMart being built nearby.

Already got a walmart, thank god... And thats my work your threatning!  Wink

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
#11 I know that guy, did you get a signed release before you photographed him?

Dont need one. His face cannot be seen. Plus it is a public street.

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
#13 '98 Chevy Lumina, subject of numerous recalls.

'96, actually  Wink
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:20 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 8):
Signed,
An Aspie (but I have a job)

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

Well done, Sir!
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:34 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 11):
Quoting Queso (Reply 8):Signed,
An Aspie (but I have a job)

      

Well done, Sir!

I dont get it... Am I missing something?
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:55 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 12):
I dont get it... Am I missing something?

RE: Asperger Syndrome (by Jap Dec 24 2005 in Non Aviation) Asperger Syndrome V2 (by Jap Jul 14 2006 in Non Aviation) ..And So My Working Life Ended... (by Jap Aug 2 2006 in Non Aviation)

And last but certainly not least.....
http://www.airwhiners.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1790
 
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:06 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 13):
RE: Asperger Syndrome (by Jap Dec 24 2005 in Non Aviation)
Asperger Syndrome V2 (by Jap Jul 14 2006 in Non Aviation)
..And So My Working Life Ended... (by Jap Aug 2 2006 in Non Aviation)

And last but certainly not least.....
http://www.airwhiners.net/forums/vie...=1790

OOOOOOO  rotfl  So, is that what you really thought of my shots?
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:15 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 14):
So, is that what you really thought of my shots?

That all I can see in them, I have no eye for art whatsoever so take what I say about them with a grain of salt. I'm the kind of person that looks at an inkblot and sees the chemical components of the ink, not the shape that the inkblot might look like.

I'm sure your work is very artistic and gives an nice "ahhhhh" to those with an artistic eye. But if you posted a blow-up drawing of almost anything mechanical or an electrical schematic, I'd probably see what you were trying to mean.

No offense intended at all.
 
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:22 am

Oops, looking back over the pics for artistic value again, it appears I missed one. The kids being herded down the sidewalk obviously are victims of a traumatic experience. I'll save the anti-gunners the time and go ahead and admit they are probably fleeing their daycare after it was invaded by an armed stuffed animal.
 
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting Queso (Reply 15):
That all I can see in them, I have no eye for art whatsoever

That said, being an Aspie doesn't automatically rob you of an artistic eye. For example, I submitted this piece to a photo contest today:

WARNING: SHAMELESS SELF-GLOSS
http://www.pbase.com/ac773/image/69121520/large
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:15 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 17):
WARNING: SHAMELESS SELF-GLOSS
http://www.pbase.com/ac773/image/691...large

Would have been cool if you could have kept the color of the I-pod the same.
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 18):
Would have been cool if you could have kept the color of the I-pod the same.

In my defense, this is (obviously) a composite of four different shots. Each was shot in a different lighting situation, and there's nothing I can really do about that.

OTOH, if I had a studio... scratchchin 
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:39 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 19):
Each was shot in a different lighting situation, and there's nothing I can really do about that.

Clone the Ipod across the seasons like everyother marketing type does. Maybe illegal for your competition, but at least it would look right.
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RE: My First Photo Critique At School (56k Warning)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:03 pm

Quoting AC773 (Reply 17):
I submitted this piece to a photo contest today:

That's very creative! Great job!

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