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David Perman's picture

Plants (photo series)

These images are part o what will be my first photo series of work. I'm still in the development stages and would greatly appreciate any outside feedback that my help me to better adjust what I have done thus far.

Thanks to anyone willing to lend their advise.

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Mike Young's picture

You may want to post your equipment and settings as this may help others give you tips and advice. First image is ok but the second two look a little off focus-wise. If you have not done so already, I would trawl the net, you-tube etc, for tutorials. There's a lot out there and of course there are tutorials on this site.

David Perman's picture

Thanks for the help.

Mike Young's picture

I found this, quite a useful resource for someone starting out.

https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/subscribe/confirmed.htm

Ralph Rackstraw's picture

Hi David. These are too dark to be interesting. The first photo has ok composition but needs a lot of work. Keep trying

David Perman's picture

Your absolutely right. I'll make the proper changes.

Ruth Carll's picture

I'm not sure that that feedback is absolutely right. It is a valid opinion. You as the artist can take feedback but your opinion of your work and how it achieves your goals is most important. I would be interested in knowing how you would describe your concept for this series. What are you going for? I personally love dark and moody as you would see on my profile. Let's here what you think about/want for these and then we can help you get there.

Phillip Breske's picture

While I wouldn’t say these are uninteresting, I do agree they are pretty dark. If you plan to print these, they will look even darker. Try something like this to at least get the light reflections in the water to pop.

David Perman's picture

Thanks for the feedback. I edited on a bright screen and I think after a while I became blind to my mistake. I'll definitely revise my edit.

Andrew Williams's picture

If you are using a Windows-based PC< modern versions have built-in calibration software. Not as good as a proper calibration through specialized hardware, but worth doing if no other option.

David Perman's picture

Thanks, I'll look into that.

David Perman's picture

Here's a new version I did.

Ruth Carll's picture

Very nice update!

Mike Young's picture

It's an improvement on the original, so it looks like you are learning as you go - there's a lot of experimentation and reflection in photography so keep it up.