Last edited by kristycoulter1; 03-08-2012 at 12:43 PM. Reason: to update subject
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1. Doesn't do much for me. It's too head on and a little uninteresting to me.
2. I think with a little pp this photo could really pop. Do you have software to edit?
3. Total sucker for dogs Looks like the light is coming from the dog's right side. If you could get him/her to look more towards the light, you could have gotten a little more light in his/her eyes. It's also a little underexposed.
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#1 - The comp isn't quite working for this one. There's some distracting elements in the background that take the focus off of the stone. This is exposed very nicely.
#2 - You overlooked a 0 when you posted the SS on this one, so it's better than you think! I thought it looked too crisp to be 1/40 This one just needs a little oomph in some processing.
#3 - Now, this one is underexposed. You were asking how you can raise your SS to keep it from getting too low. In this case, you'll raise your ISO. I'm betting that your camera will go to at least 1600, so I would have raised it up to that. I may not be enough on this one though. You might have to get him closer to a window, or bounce a flash.
As far as editing programs, I know that Tracy uses GIMP. I've never tried it out. I, personally, am using a free beta trail version of Lightroom 4 and Photoshop Elements 8. Lightroom is fantastic if you're shooting in RAW. I'll definitely be buying LR4 when it come out. I won't be able to give it up
#1) Your focus is good, but I'm just not feeling it with this one, I agree that a different comp might be good for this.
#2) Love the angle, I would have liked it zoomed out a bit more. Again good focus.
#3) I agree this is underexposed, but a cute shot. Try and do some PP to help the exposure it is a cute shot.
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I love # 2 and yes a bit of colour popping would work a treat.
If you want free GIMP is great. Otherwise PS elements will work for you too
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You can take it even further. I don't know all the tools that GIMP has to offer, but I went ahead and did an edit of my own to show you what is possible.
I brought this into Lightroom. I warmed it up, added some strong contrast, and brought out the blues. Then I took it into Photoshop Elements. I added a soft light layer, then played around with curves a bit. I also burned the "Anthony Wayne" to make it stand out a little more. Oh, and I burned the sky. It's a little sloppy since I did it quickly, but it gives you an idea of what you can do. This is private on Flickr, but I can take it down if you'd like.