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lightPainting
December 20th, 2014, 03:12 AM
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So i look at the art that I've created, and i'm proud of it. i believe that im good but sometimes i think that im just and only "good". i get stuck in this midset of telling myself "its just a photo, what does it matter to other people?". But there are some positives to this mindset. sometimes it challenges me to do better.however,sometimes it just puts me in an emotional "slump" of thinking that what i create doesn't really matter

eli_w
December 20th, 2014, 06:41 AM
Good is subjective. Someone will always view a piece of art as crap, just as someone else will always view that same piece of art as awesome
So don't worry too much about whether your work is objectively good, because there's no such thing

I like your stuff though, especially the dominos pic. Nice ass camera

Magus
December 20th, 2014, 07:00 AM
Black and white photos are my guilty pleasure. Love the Dominos definitely.

ImCoolBeans
December 21st, 2014, 12:03 AM
I particularly like the last two. The motion you captured in the falling dominoes is great. I love the lighting, the focus, use of motion and contrast. The texture of the wood they are on top of is also interesting. I like how the background is black, and the foreground gradually fades into it. Great work, and nice shot!

The last one is my favorite. I love the emotion you captured in the dog's eyes/face. The composition is lovely, not centered or too symmetrical, and your use of lighting and focus is exceptional. Great job with your focus on the foreground, especially in a shot that does not have a very deep range. The gradual transition to to a less focused background can be hard to accomplish with a shorter depth of field, but you pulled it off very well.

I always look forward to looking at your work. It's also fun to critique you because I feel like you know how to listen to a critique :)
Keep shooting! Love your work.

lightPainting
December 21st, 2014, 01:03 AM
I particularly like the last two. The motion you captured in the falling dominoes is great. I love the lighting, the focus, use of motion and contrast. The texture of the wood they are on top of is also interesting. I like how the background is black, and the foreground gradually fades into it. Great work, and nice shot!

The last one is my favorite. I love the emotion you captured in the dog's eyes/face. The composition is lovely, not centered or too symmetrical, and your use of lighting and focus is exceptional. Great job with your focus on the foreground, especially in a shot that does not have a very deep range. The gradual transition to to a less focused background can be hard to accomplish with a shorter depth of field, but you pulled it off very well.

I always look forward to looking at your work. It's also fun to critique you because I feel like you know how to listen to a critique :)
Keep shooting! Love your work.
Thank you!
Also, I've been thinking to "re-edit" the picture. i want to add some tones to the out of focus zones. they just seem too mushy to me. what do you think?

Cognizant
December 21st, 2014, 02:01 AM
your opinion of reflecting on your self-work is the same as mine when we do critiques in photo class. my presented work always looks like a piece of shit compared to everyone elses. :P

no but honestly, good work dude. your photos have a good sense of value and contrast in them. I like how you keep your subjects in the righthand side of the photograph, as I usually put mine on the left :)

ImCoolBeans
December 21st, 2014, 04:05 PM
Thank you!
Also, I've been thinking to "re-edit" the picture. i want to add some tones to the out of focus zones. they just seem too mushy to me. what do you think?

For the dog photo? I think it's perfect the way it is. My motto for editing photos is only if it really needs it. I think the more effort that goes into the pre-production cuts down on the post-production work, meaning that if you really take values, lighting, focus, and depth of field, among other elements/values in your photo into consideration, and set it up well the first time, then you won't really need to do much editing work afterward, which I think you successfully did in that photo.

I think people edit way too much these days. Love the simplicity of the photo, combined with the good compositional work and incorporated artistic elements in the photo.

maniamsmart
December 22nd, 2014, 04:30 AM
Like someone said, good is subjective, but I think the pictures are quite interesting and I personally like them all except for the first one because I don't find it very special... not sure, the others just seem to be too good for the first :P But yes, I think you are a great photographer :)

SethfromMI
December 28th, 2014, 10:08 PM
good is subjective but I like it

fairmaiden
December 30th, 2014, 10:53 AM
they look really gorgeous! i especially love the emotion in the dog's face :)

benn_1198
January 4th, 2015, 07:11 AM
You shouldn't worry about what other people think of your work. Photography is about expressing your creativity, showing exactly what defines you. A photo can simple but the story great. Your images are powerful and in technical terms they are impressive. But as I said, the only thing that should matter is what the image means to you.

audiophile5
January 10th, 2015, 07:47 AM
I really really like the dominos one!

Lottie
January 13th, 2015, 05:33 PM
how do you do that thing with the strawberry?

twirlgurl
January 13th, 2015, 08:24 PM
I love the electric strawberry and the domino ones best. They are amazing!!

lightPainting
January 16th, 2015, 01:17 AM
how do you do that thing with the strawberry?

the trick is called long exposure (or light painting). i simply wove a light in front of the camera as i was taking a picture

Deleted User
January 16th, 2015, 01:40 PM
I think these are excellent. There's always room to improve but you've got a pretty sold technique down and your composition is great. I don't think you really need to edit anything.

maniamsmart
January 16th, 2015, 06:21 PM
the trick is called long exposure (or light painting). i simply wove a light in front of the camera as i was taking a picture

Interesting method, so there was no design put into that?

Ouija
January 16th, 2015, 08:31 PM
the trick is called long exposure (or light painting). i simply wove a light in front of the camera as i was taking a picture

whoah, that's interesting.. what kind of light did you use for the robot photo? just wondering since the effect makes it look kind of like a nebula. by the way, the focusing in these photos is top notch (but you probably already know that) haha.

lightPainting
January 17th, 2015, 06:02 PM
whoah, that's interesting.. what kind of light did you use for the robot photo? just wondering since the effect makes it look kind of like a nebula. by the way, the focusing in these photos is top notch (but you probably already know that) haha.

the light actually came from the ball that the robot is looking at. (its pretty bright so you may have not been able to tell it was a a ball:) )

Interesting method, so there was no design put into that?

not really. it was just a lot of trial and error until i got it right

Merged double posts. ~Typhlosion

riverboy
January 17th, 2015, 06:49 PM
I think your good

lightPainting
January 17th, 2015, 09:11 PM
I think your good

aww thank you:)

teddyc212
January 19th, 2015, 09:21 PM
I love the domino one! The darkness in the bottom right conveys a feeling of suspense. Personally though, I would have approached the shot straight on from a perpendicular angle, and opened up the right hand side so that it tells a story. Your technique is nice though and so is your exposure! (thats what matters for most conceptual work anyways!!! lol)

tasminsmith
January 21st, 2015, 11:31 AM
wow that's some amazing photography

maniamsmart
January 21st, 2015, 12:07 PM
not really. it was just a lot of trial and error until i got it right



Ah I see, that's awesome I wanna learn how to do that :)

CharlieHorse
January 21st, 2015, 12:23 PM
Yup :)

orchadork
January 21st, 2015, 04:15 PM
Yeah your good! Hella better than me :P

lightPainting
January 21st, 2015, 06:21 PM
I love the domino one! The darkness in the bottom right conveys a feeling of suspense. Personally though, I would have approached the shot straight on from a perpendicular angle, and opened up the right hand side so that it tells a story. Your technique is nice though and so is your exposure! (thats what matters for most conceptual work anyways!!! lol)

thankyou!
what do you mean by "open up the right hand side"