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February 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm #16412
I have to say, I’ve never been this scared posting something on the internet before.
I had an interest in photography since an early age, but only got more serious with it over the last 12 months. I got a basic Canon T2i, kit lens, a Sigma 10-20, and a nifty fifty. I thought this would give me enough range to play with it and figure out if I actually got what it takes to take it any further.
I’ve put a selection of photos on the site to show a bit of variety. None of the work there is paid, I’ve done it as practice, and the portraits are all of friends I gathered for a portrait session to test myself.
Now, I get the usual praise from Facebook, but that is not professionals, and would love to get a professional set of eyes on my work and give me the truth. Should I stay with it?
I’ve been asked to do friends weddings several times but I have refused, I would like to eventually but I don’t think I am ready. I’ve done 2 paid jobs so far, they have only been event photography at Christmas parties and jobs like that which don’t require much creativity.
Here is my site.
Thanks for your feedback.February 11, 2014 at 6:17 am #16416
Enjoyed the photos. Not as taken with the web page. It took a while to load the gallery, then it displayed some photos partly obscured by the banner! Not fond of the canvas look effect on the home view.
Constructive criticism: a couple of the studio looking photos would be better if you had the model further from the backdrop/wall, and had an additional light to provide catch lights.February 11, 2014 at 6:40 am #16417Worst Case ScenarioParticipant
a couple of the studio looking photos would be better if
There are studio pics? I tried the gallery page but nothing happened. All I saw was some landscapes that had a dreadful wire fence effect over them. THe pics looked okay but the site is useless,just load them onto Flickr.February 11, 2014 at 8:13 am #16418
Thanks for the feedback.
Regarding the site, it is a WIP and I’ve been trying to find a way to make the gallery load more quickly, as you can tell, I have not yet succeeded, and I also have the banner issue which cameraclicker mentioned.
I do have the same photos on my flickr, I guess I should have put this in the original post as well.February 11, 2014 at 11:43 am #16419February 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #16423
In this one
it would be better if he were several feet, 3 or 4 at least, from the background, which would remove the shadow. For this sort of photo, you might have the model put a high shoulder toward the camera slightly, and tilt the head away a little. It would make a more dynamic photo if the shoulders were tipped and a line through the head were perpendicular to the line between shoulders.February 13, 2014 at 4:50 am #16495
Thanks for the feedback.
Any ideas on how to keep progressing?, I have gotten to a point where I feel like I am not as happy with my results at the moment, like I am stuck.February 13, 2014 at 6:27 am #16500
Visit art galleries?
Join a club?
Practice.February 13, 2014 at 6:54 am #16502
I am watching tutorials, reading articles. Going to galleries is something I have not done, that could be fun.
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