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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #3751
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I do like the processing of the last one ... kinda reminds me of a comic book.

But the composition is too centered.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #3752
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Yea i was just messing around at work but I love the editing tools of the app
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #3753
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I did this one a week or so ago


this is the larger version of the first one
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #3754
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Looks like some fun edits.

I say start working on your composition now, try to put the car more on the left or right and see how your photos turn out. You may find them more pleasing to the eye after a while.

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:46 AM   #3755
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Will try that Ray, thanks. I always thought it should be in the center.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #3756
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Will try that Ray, thanks. I always thought it should be in the center.
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Depends on what you're doing. If you're shooting product or catalog photos, yes, it makes sense to put something smack dab in the middle. For more "artistic" photos, though, you might want to adhere loosely to the rule (I prefer "strong suggestion") of thirds. You can Google it, but it boils down to breaking the frame into thirds horizontally and vertically. Usually you want your subject in either the left or right third and your horizon line on the top or bottom third. As I said though, this is more of a strong suggestion, and shouldn't be viewed as a hard rule by any means.

I did this really quick (that's why I simply chopped your border off instead of trying to clone stamp or copy it). Notice how I moved the horizon line down by cropping out a lot of the foreground; the dirt doesn't do much other than provide a base. In addition, I cropped the right side to place the car more in the right third. It just makes the composition a little more dynamic and makes the viewers eye actually move around the image before zeroing in on the car.

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I see what you mean there. Does look better. Thanks for the tip. I would like to try and work on some amateur photography.
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Something like this? I edited these from the orginals. I can post those if you would like.




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Better. Try to bring your subject (the motorcycle in this case) closer filling more of that side of the screen of the cycle. To draw more attention to it.

And also try taking the photos where everything is almost falling the same line ... for instance in the second photo, the angle of the bike and the line of the road are disturbing to me. But it's not a huge deal, just something to keep an eye on.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #3760
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Something like this ... here is a photo I took at one of our local SCCA Solo AutoX sessions last year.

The line is the horizon, and the cars are aligned to it. You see 2 cars parallel to each and on each end of the third. So your eye can start at one car and end at the other. More pleasing to the eye. And can give you mind a beginning and end in the photo.



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