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    Walking around Campus - C&C appreciated

    I was bored today, and for a cold, 48 degree day...I figured I would go walk around campus and practice. I want to get into more photography than automotive, this was the perfect opportunity.

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    In a couple of your photos, theres no clear focus, too much going on, could use a shallow depth of field to achieve that like in your last photo. Also, although slanted pictures sometimes kind of cool, general rule of thumb is to have a decent line going through the photo unless if you're purposely trying to do something different. Theres some other stuff but all just my 2c.

    Really digging the statue picture btw.
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    There are nice ones in there.

    I can tell you are making a point of composing the shot so the viewer follows lines (photo #3 for example works well, but photo # 4 does not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pleasecorrupt View Post
    In a couple of your photos, theres no clear focus, too much going on, could use a shallow depth of field to achieve that like in your last photo. Also, although slanted pictures sometimes kind of cool, general rule of thumb is to have a decent line going through the photo unless if you're purposely trying to do something different. Theres some other stuff but all just my 2c.

    Really digging the statue picture btw.
    Thank You.

    The thing is, originally I wasn't ever going to take that shot of the statue. It was just there and I figured "Aw, I should just take it to take it". It never came through my mind that anyone would appreciate that over the others.

    I just need to get into a different mindset I think. I'm pretty sure I'm over thinking these type of things

    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    There are nice ones in there.

    I can tell you are making a point of composing the shot so the viewer follows lines (photo #3 for example works well, but photo # 4 does not).
    Thank you for the suggestion


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    Use the lines to draw you into the pics. "leading lines". For example, the 2nd pic... perhaps more of an angle where the pole moves into the picture, your eyes will naturally follow it in. As it stands, there's no movement in the pic and to me, the pole (guardrail) is too much the focus. Move to the left, shoot the same shot at an angle, and see what you think of the difference.
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    As most have said, you have the right idea in using shapes and patterns and lines to create a lead in on your composition, just try to focus on using it to lead the viewers eyes to something.... the pictures I like the best are the first and the statue shot, because you clearly identified what we are supposed to be looking at. The shot of the staircase has a lot of potential but I cant see where the stairs are leading. Keep shooting.

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    ^ I second Casey's suggestions. I can see what you're trying to capture. Try to focus in more on the subject/ scene. Be aware of your background as well.

    My 2 pennies... don't be afraid to experiment with different perspectives as well, such as moving in closer to the subject (don't just zoom in), crouch down/ get on the floor, aim high/ low, etc.
    I, too, shot around campus but in b&w. You can check out my set to help give you an idea of different perspectives: http://www.flickr.com/photos/y0aimee...th/4498390511/

    Get creative & keep on shooting!

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