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Aaron Herman

Automotive  - 
 
I took a few shots of this car, most of which followed the usual style of shooting the entire vehicle. This one stuck out to me though.

I would like to hear others thoughts on this image. What works, what doesn't...
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Green Apple

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1 - Which one is your favorite picture. Why?
2 - Which one is your least favorite picture? Why?
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Carlos Vasquez

Portraiture and People  - 
 
Practiced some fill flash shots yesterday. Was tough measuring up to the bright grey overcast sky. But I like how this shot came out. Feedback welcomed.
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Marc Thomas

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Just found this group and thought I'd share an image of fallen cypress leaves on river stone as a way of saying hello
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+Marc Thomas I agree with +Frank Walsh's comments. You could use Nik Viveza 2, do some dodging and burning, then place a filter on it via Silver Efex Pro. 
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Taken on smartphone and edited using Colour Splash Pro for the effect.
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I like the idea of the single color element, selective color can still be very effective even if it is a bit cliche. I would tone down the red, it practically glows and looks unnatural. I would also try a square crop so the three mushrooms form a diagonal across the frame and focus the viewer even more.
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Stephen Brown

Landscape  - 
 
Linville Falls The Upper View by Stephen Brown - Linville Falls The Upper View Photograph - Linville Falls The Upper View Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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Ian Wilson

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Ian Wilson originally shared:
 
Some of today's setup
I have a small aluminium dolly in the middle (I stretched some white polythene over it to help with the light and it still turns with a slight touch)
The 4 led torches were a bargain at B&Q (50p each)
Bit of thick garden wire and a small magnet from point of sale material ( get all these bits working for a design organisation 😀😀)
The clamp is again from point of sale stock
The base is an old metal bookend with a sheet of paper over it. Magnets stick and the wire is easily bent.
The LEDs really only help in the composition as all the light required is from the flash.
This wasp was quite happy staying put and had no intention of flying away !! So got loads of shots.
Putting different objects just behind gave all sorts of different colours (no expensive set up on this one) with bits I had and torches bought the whole thing cost £2 😀😀
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Trying out my new macro filters for the first time..

#the_crimson_distraction #backyard_garden  
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Yesterday I was able to photograph a Queen wasp but had to subdue her by chilling in the freezer as she was a bit lively (pics in my "Wasps" album)
Today a smaller wasp was sleepy in my garden bin cupboard due to it being so cold. With trusty bug box I brought it inside and made a quick setup. To my surprise even when it warmed up it had no intention of flying so for over an hour it was quite happy to pose for me.
I decided to share some of the shots and the setup I used.
I have a small aluminium dolly in the middle (I stretched some white polythene over it to help with the light and it still turns with a slight touch)
The 4 led torches were a bargain at B&Q (50p each)
Bit of thick garden wire and a small magnet from point of sale material ( get all these bits as I work for a design organisation 😀😀)
The clamp is again from point of sale stock
The base is an old metal bookend with a sheet of paper over it.
Magnets stick to the bookend and the wire is easily bent.
The LEDs really only help in the composition as all the light required is from the flash. Canon 650d, Sigma 105mm macro lens speedlight with soft box on a joby tripod. ISO 100, F7.2, 1/125s with flash triggered by remote.
This wasp was quite happy staying put and had no intention of flying away !! So got loads of shots.
Putting different objects just behind gave all sorts of different colours (no expensive set up on this one) with bits I had and torches bought the whole thing cost £2 😀😀
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Aaron Herman

Animals, Plants, Nature  - 
 
I haven't really tried shooting wildlife before, but I borrowed a 300 mm lens so I thought I'd try it out. I was shooting into the sun, so it was harder to get proper exposure on the subjects. Any other suggestions for this image/other things to watch for when shooting animals?
And for the Nikon users here, any recommendations for a tele zoom lens that won't break my bank account? I have a 55-200 already, but really like the reach of a 300 mm on my D5100. 
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Thanks +Bryan Shupe!
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The Behind The Lens Photo Critique Group was formed in the early days of Google+ by Colby Brown to encourage collaborative learning between photographers. Through interacting and sharing our knowledge we can help others and improve our own skills! * This group is a way for all to give and receive CONSTRUCTIVE critique, as a part of the learning process. We ask you to keep your critiques polite, and remember that there are photographers of all levels participating! *Please post in the correct Categories to help us make the community more usable for all*

Carrie Caposello

Portraiture and People  - 
 
Participated in a Lighting in Portraiture photowalk the other day and would love some CC. This is my first time working with an actual model and not just your average family and kiddos. Thanks! Shot with a Canon 7D MkII F5.6 
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Marc Thomas

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This is an update on an image thanks to the comments of +Frank Walsh and +Viana de León I would very much like to hear what you guys think of the update. That was some painstaking work to get in there on the highlights to try to bring out the texture. The image was actually using the full spectrum 0 to 255. I know there doesn't seem like there is much change by quick glance but I think it works better now. Thoughts? 
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+Marc Thomas The art is yours alone. You must be pleased with it. :-))
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Marc Thomas

Animals, Plants, Nature  - 
 
I've been feeling rather uninspired in my photography lately. I know some of that has to do with some personal issues but even in review some photos that I thought were great before I am feeling are very average at best. I was thinking of trying to simplify a bit and maybe just focus on one or two things for a time (we'll see if I can stick to that). In this new take I thought I'd return to clouds. I know I've always found Steiglitz's Equivalents series fascinating. Clouds, we see them every day. They all have their own unique character and to be able to capture them within a single frame presents a challenge that I think could be good for me.
What do you think?
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Thanks for the words of encouragement +Aaron Herman 
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Carlos Vasquez

Architecture  - 
 
Just joined the group. Looking for tips and feedback to help me improve my photography. Always had a passion for photography but just now have been able to afford a DSLR and some lenses. This is my first try at long exposure. Use a Tamron 10-24mm lens on my Canon T5i. ISO was set at 400 with an exposure of 13secs at F14. 
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Thanks for that feedback. I was trying to capture the stars and night sky. I will go back and try a shorter exposure at f22. 
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Jeffrey Gelt

Portraiture and People  - 
 
Sorry I don't remember any settings. But I would love some feedback as I've never really worked off a scan of a black and white negative before. (Canon A2e/HP5 400) 
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Thanks those are catches. I'll totally do that.
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David G

Architecture  - 
 
How is the composition?  Any suggestions?  This is my first black and white image, so I'm happy for any feedback!

I took this shot at a Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Pleasing composition
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Pete Lebow

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Hiya, this group looks cool indeed - I've recently become disheartened by "other" social media groups and the fluffy bunny oohs and aaaahs so decided to give G+ a go! I LOVE photography and am trying every genre out until my niche(s) and style(s) fall out... Have been shooting since I was 7 but seriously only the last 2 years, so twenty- he he hem.... mumble mumble years of not much and then I got a DSLR, although  I have genuinely come to believe that whatever camera you have with you is the best and as of January this year have decided to make Composition king in my images.  I look forward to seeing, commenting and discussing our images in here.
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I agree with the above comment. Pleasing composition.
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Yesterday I was able to photograph a Queen wasp but had to subdue her by chilling in the freezer as she was a bit lively (pics in my "Wasps" album)
Today a smaller wasp was sleepy in my garden bin cupboard due to it being so cold. With trusty bug box I brought it inside and made a quick setup. To my surprise even when it warmed up it had no intention of flying so for over an hour it was quite happy to pose for me.
I decided to share some of the shots and the setup I used.
I have a small aluminium dolly in the middle (I stretched some white polythene over it to help with the light and it still turns with a slight touch)
The 4 led torches were a bargain at B&Q (50p each)
Bit of thick garden wire and a small magnet from point of sale material ( get all these bits as I work for a design organisation 😀😀)
The clamp is again from point of sale stock
The base is an old metal bookend with a sheet of paper over it.
Magnets stick to the bookend and the wire is easily bent.
The LEDs really only help in the composition as all the light required is from the flash. Canon 650d, Sigma 105mm macro lens speedlight with soft box on a joby tripod. ISO 100, F7.2, 1/125s with flash triggered by remote.
This wasp was quite happy staying put and had no intention of flying away !! So got loads of shots.
Putting different objects just behind gave all sorts of different colours (no expensive set up on this one) with bits I had and torches bought the whole thing cost £2 😀😀
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+Long Doan Thank you
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