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Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
 

A kick in the pants.


I have learned alot in the past two weeks. So far my photos havn't got much notice. I would like to get some suggestions from other BP members on how I can improve my work.
Please be honest and specific.
Thanks
Bob Duncan.


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6/1/2005 6:02:54 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Hi Bob Like yourself I'm new here, I'm also new to photography so any advise I would give may prove to be inaccurate. I took a look through your gallery and you have quite a few nice pictures, I espeacialy like the white lily. If you want more feed back on your photo's, View other peoples galleries and remark on photo's you like, this in turn will have them visit your gallery.

Welcome to BP!!!


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6/1/2005 6:16:33 AM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
  Good suggestion.
Thank you for your responce.
I checked out your stuff.
We both seem to have an eye for flowers.
Bob


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6/1/2005 6:21:50 AM

 
Autumn Todd
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
  I love your photos. Alot of them look like they could be postcards. I really like your subject matter.


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6/1/2005 6:49:55 PM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  Hi Bob, if you really want critique then after you upload your image begin the discussion yourself and select Constructive Critique.

Be prepared for anything from an honest evaluation to certain individuals arguing over the merits of your photography then over the merits of their own photography. There are a few here that will really help you if you ask.


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6/1/2005 7:02:56 PM

 
brigitte stahre
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2004
  i really like the panorama.. I have a program that makes them and it's not as seamless as what you did manually..
sharon's suggestion was a good one..looking at a whole gallery can get overwhelming and then us older folks forget what we liked when we get back to this part.. i'm not much for flower photography, but there were some that I really liked and some that needed the "rule of 3" applied..


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6/1/2005 8:02:05 PM

 
Mike Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2004
  Bob,
I like your stuff, I live in Portland myself and I also did a panorama of downtown. Your shot is very nice. On your flowers I would use your depth of field a little more to isolate. Overall you have a good eye. Remember that lighting will make or break a photo also. good luck.

Mike.


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6/1/2005 9:02:02 PM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
 
 
 
Mike,
I really want to thank you for your input. I think your work is very nice.
Please stay in touch.
Thanks again.
Bob


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6/1/2005 10:15:10 PM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
 
 
 
Mike,
I really want to thank you for your input. I think your work is very nice.
Please stay in touch.
Thanks again.
Bob


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6/1/2005 10:19:28 PM

 
Toni Forster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/8/2004
  Wow, I really like your photos! My favourite is the 'Fluffy Tanning' - excellent pictures! :)


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6/2/2005 12:17:37 AM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
  Thanks Toni !!!
Fluffy is a good model. No problem getting her to hold still.
Bob


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6/2/2005 4:53:03 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2005
  Bob I do agree with Sharon on this if you like input start with your own asking for input on the photos and I'm sure you find someone who would be happy to give it , you do have nice images in gallery I m also new been in BP but have leared so much from looking at others photos there is so many talented photograher s here BP rockssssss you do have very good eye for flowers but I do love your skeyline of city very well don !!!


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6/2/2005 6:41:33 AM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
  Khawla,
Thank you so much for your input.
I love your work.
The many moods of tiger. Is awsom.


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6/2/2005 7:47:10 AM

 
Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2004
  Bob,
I think Rose 1 is your a much better composition than the first two. My eyes flow into the picture from the upper left and right into the heart of the rose. Then to the outer pedals, and down the pedals to the stem and out at the bottom. How do you like the new look? Here is a idea for you to try in the future. Get two large sheet of foam core with black on one side and white on the opposite. I use one when photographing flowers. I put it up so the black side is about 4 feet from the flower. It makes the eyes stay on the flower, not the background. If you don't have a pro reflector then the second sheet is used with the white side. If you want to invest in a good reflector look at the "Chameleon" by Photogenic the 42 is 74.95 at B&H. It has cover of black and white, silver and gold, and a base of translucent material. One last thing, consider buying a macro lens, it is necessary when photographing flowers.
Now the nightscape. They are tough little buggers to shoot.(LOL) You did a great job, and I like your card.
Keep shooting
Doug


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6/2/2005 10:04:19 AM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
  Thanks again Doug.


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6/2/2005 10:12:39 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  The best way to recieve is to give...
Asking doesn't hurt either!! I'm going off to take a look!


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6/2/2005 11:19:45 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2005
  Thank you so much Bob on tiger mood image, I have notice you are into graphic Me too I think its does make it easier when its time to get into the programs for effect, but at this time I' m trying to stay way from too much effect on photos so I can learn more just straight photography with out too much effect but I have to admit its not easy since I love doing them so much anyway this link http://www.morguefile.com was giving to me from Very special photographer here in BP when I first get in BP Leanne M.E. Boyd thank you so much for your help she give me this link and it helped me a lot to understand and read about the rule of third and I m still struggle with it lol I would love to take classes here but at this time cant have to wait till winter time when not so much going on in my life .another thing might help I have just get 4 book from BP Store and cant wait to read them and learn more .since you like flowers images I would say get Tony sweet Books he is unbelievable and Jim Miotke have one book taking great photos and he also have DVD That will help you in Digital photography another one I get was Kerry Drager Book on Scenic photography 101 .I would suggest that you check out the store section here and start reading and keep on shooting practice practice. Happy shutter.
Best of luck.
Kelly


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6/2/2005 12:22:23 PM

 
Bob Duncan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/21/2005
  Thank you so much,
I didn't even know about the BP store.
I'll be checking that out soon.
Khawla, Please keep in touch, I'll be watching your gallery.
Bob


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6/2/2005 6:17:13 PM

 
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