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.emerald
January 2nd, 2009, 12:52 AM
Okay, first of all I DID NOT PHOTOSHOP THESE besides, I don't have Adobe Photoshop since I reformatted my laptop--and I'm horrible at Photography

Here are some of the photos I took with my brand, new camera I got for Christmas. They're all about the wonderfully annoying fireworks that were displayed last New Year.

Please don't flame the pictures I've taken or you're increasing the chance of this thread getting locked than it already is...

Oh, one more thing--FYI, timing your finger to press the "capture" button when the fireworks explode is extremely difficult. Adding to this, I had to be aware of ricocheting pyrotechnics that compassed the sky and would harm meh at any time.

Okay, this was our idea of a safe New Year welcoming. Compared to the people who got there extremities blown into oblivion--we would rather prefer these... We used approximately 96 matches and it looks awesome if ignited.http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/5484/imgp1520sd4.jpg

Okay, this photo was by-far the best I've taken. It was one of the ricocheting fireworks I was ranting about earlier. http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1443/imgp1531du2.jpg

I love this, fountains like the one right here are astonishing if you get withing a close and safe proximity. Its a bit blurred due to the caution I was taking.http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7679/imgp1585vj7.jpg

This photo would be much more beautiful it I hadn't got distracted watching it flare up. -_-http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8927/imgp1592qg2.jpg

Again, I was too distracted to capture a more decent one.http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2074/imgp1593gq2.jpg

There would've been more if it weren't for me charging the battery earlier, that and my suckishness at photography.

Please share your non-biased opinions. -_-

I HARE FIRE WORKS

moments.
January 2nd, 2009, 01:03 AM
Well I must say, you must have some nice reflexes there to be able to capture a firework as the explode however the last two were just a tad late..
Pretty cool photos and nice colours especially without any influence of Photoshop or the like.
Nice work!

.emerald
January 2nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
Well I must say, you must have some nice reflexes there to be able to capture a firework as the explode however the last two were just a tad late..

You had no idea how strained my finger was pressing that button. -_-

Anyway, thanks.

moments.
January 2nd, 2009, 01:06 AM
No problems, anyways out of curiousity, how many photos did you end up with nothing but a blank sky? Because I know that when I was doing some photography for school, to take one good shot based on luck, it took me nearly 200 shots for a nice one...

.emerald
January 2nd, 2009, 01:09 AM
The reason why I ended up with 0% battery at 11:54 PM is that I captured 400+ photos that ended up with either with a blank sky or my finger covering the lens...

It really sucks.

moments.
January 2nd, 2009, 01:21 AM
Oh wow. Well finger over the lens is probably you getting used to the camera so I suppose that is acceptable.

.emerald
January 2nd, 2009, 01:31 AM
Trust me, it is very frustrating finding an obscurity on your photo...

Rockéttes
January 2nd, 2009, 05:20 AM
Please don't flame the pictures I've taken or you're increasing the chance of this thread getting locked than it already is...
There's a difference between being able to critique and flaming. I doubt anyone is going to come in here just for the purpose of bashing your photography.

Anyway, I'm no expert in photography myself, but I am able to tell the difference between good quality and bad quality images. The quality of these is... not really that great. At all. :( Did you just use a plain, digital camera to shoot these? Not that there's anything wrong with that, but these type of pictures are usually what you end up with when shooting with your average, run-of-the-mill camera.

Also, you should try to reevaluate your technique. The picture of the match sticks doesn't really have any of the characteristics a good photograph should have. There's no depth, angle, focal, nothing. I mean, it's just like staring straight down at a pile matches, which really isn't that interesting. I like the concept of it all, but that's only half the equation. The other half is exposing it's full potential in the way you shoot it.

All in all, it's not a bad start. You have the right idea, it's just you need to learn to how to incorporate basic elements into your photography. Surf the net for a few tutorials. DeviantART, perhaps?

.emerald
January 2nd, 2009, 05:32 AM
Did you just use a plain, digital camera to shoot these? Not that there's anything wrong with that, but these type of pictures are usually what you end up with when shooting with your average, run-of-the-mill camera.

The picture of the match sticks doesn't really have any of the characteristics a good photograph should have. There's no depth, angle, focal, nothing. I mean, it's just like staring straight down at a pile matches, which really isn't that interesting.

It wasn't the camera, it was my skill and my caution. It is pretty dangerous getting very close to these pyrotechnics and as I mentioned earlier, there is a possible chance of me getting hit by ricocheting fireworks mind you.

And, one more thing, I have no specific intention of making the match stick picture have any good characteristics as you have mentioned because its depth, angle or focal doesn't concern me at all.

But, I appreciate your criticism.

Josephine
January 2nd, 2009, 07:55 AM
If these things don't concern you, then this would probably have been better off in a blog or something.

Where it says "Graphics & Photography" I'm pretty they mean photographs that have had time and thought put into them, not a blurry mess of lights from a drunken night out.