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Jessica Haines's picture

New to the group, looking for feedback

I’m new to the group and I’m studying photography in college right now. I hope to be a travel photographer some day and I would like some feedback on some pictures I’ve taken. Thank you!

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Ryan Davis's picture

Hey Jessica, Welcome to the group.

A couple of suggestions:
1- I would include fewer photos for critique. Also, number the photos so we can reference them more easily.

2-These look a little more landscape than travel photography, so you might get more bites over there but it doesn't really matter. (not to me at least)

3- my favorite is 3#, the black and white landscape, because there seems to be something interesting going on with the light.

General critique-

You don't seem to have a problem getting off your ass and getting out to where the good photos can be had, and that's good. Your exposure is generally good, which shows you know how to operate the mechanical aspects of your gear. So you're ahead of the game in these terms.

I think the areas where you could improve the most, or with the quickest payoff, would be in terms of post processing and composition.

In terms of post processing the color shots look good, but I like punchier blacks in the black and whites. This is a matter of taste, but I prefer more contrast, etc.

In terms of composition, you need to look at each aspect of the photo (like the horse and rider in the first one) and make sure that every element is where it is for a reason. Why is the rider on lhe left rather than the right side? They look a bit cramped. Do you want them to look cramped? Maybe you do (I can't answer that, I wasn't in your head when you made the shot). The hardest part of photography is maintaining a mindful seeing, and choosing elements rather than simply recording them- I have trouble doing this myself, and I've been shooting for three decades.

BTW, I took the liberty of looking at your port here, and I do like the composition of your football photo. I'd like to see more like that.

Keep up the good work!