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Only 1 pic, but that should be enough right?

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1 pic isn't enough to judge someone's photography, unfortunately for me to say just based on this picture would be a poor review XD
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Originally Posted by Fatality292 View Post
1 pic isn't enough to judge someone's photography, unfortunately for me to say just based on this picture would be a poor review XD
lols okay, ill take more soonish
    
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Honestly, the background is a little too busy, but as the other person said, it isn't enough to judge your photography skills on.
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post #5 of 38
i also agree with all three, you need more pictured and based on the one photo you provided i would have to tell you the lighting is horrible and to work on this area and learn alot of photoshop skills
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i also agree with all three, you need more pictured and based on the one photo you provided i would have to tell you the lighting is horrible and to work on this area and learn alot of photoshop skills
I Would never even dream of editing my photo's, to be a professional photographer you should not need to edit your pictures to make them look better.
    
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post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
I Would never even dream of editing my photo's, to be a professional photographer you should not need to edit your pictures to make them look better.
That's not true at all. Everyone, even a professional, will need to some kind of post-processing. How much editing you do is where the debate starts.

About your shot: an uninteresting subject to be honest, but decreasing the the DOF to blur out the background more would do wonders. What equipment?
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 2/5/11 at 2:15pm
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The lighting isn't terrible (it just isn't awesome), and yes photoshop is used a lot.
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post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
I Would never even dream of editing my photo's, to be a professional photographer you should not need to edit your pictures to make them look better.
Truthfully, I feel that's a very narrow-minded statement to make. There's definitely cases where photographs are airbrushed to hell, but that doesn't mean all post-processing is evil. Cropping and adjusting white balance are two major edits I do regularly. A lot of what your camera does is already image processing; the only difference is it's done automatically in body instead of on a computer. If you shoot JPEG, if you use those automatic "Landscape/Portrait/Action" modes, if you're using a white balance setting, you're telling your camera to do these sorts of processing for you already.

As for your image, I'd definitely post up more shots. My biggest problems are that the subject is uninteresting and the background is distracting. I'd get closer to the ground, eye-level with the flower, and isolate a single flower. I'd then decrease the DoF to make a blurrier background as well.

Additionally, you have a lighting problem. It's a bit too dark and contrast is too low.

Out of curiosity, what sort of camera are you using?

EDIT: To highlight a case of necessary post-processing, this is one of my personal favorite images, and this is the unedited RAW file converted to JPEG.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 2/5/11 at 2:27pm
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I Would never even dream of editing my photo's, to be a professional photographer you should not need to edit your pictures to make them look better.
They all do it. Seriously.
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