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« on: April 20, 2009 04:19:57 PM »

I love seashells. My family went to the beach last week and I took some photos of the awesome shells. I am by no means anywhere near a professional but I am really proud of these. I am trying to better my photo making skills.











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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009 06:14:37 PM »

very nice photos - I like the way you captured the little foamy bubbles around the shells in the second and third ones.  I love the composition of the last one, but I think the shadow in the corner detracts from it. 

I also love to take pictures at the beach and one of the things I like to do is get down on my belly and take pictures from that angle.  I've also found that shadows can totally make or ruin your shot.  Sometimes I like shooting on days that are slightly overcast, so it's still bright, but the light is more diffuse, so I don't have to worry about shadows.  Of course, if it bright and clear, then one of the benefits of the digital age comes into play... I have no problem taking a hundred shots to get one really good one, an attitude my photography teacher has tried in vain to break me off  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009 07:25:20 AM »

These are great, they make me wish I was closer to the sea!

I really like how you have captured the bubbles.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009 12:48:17 PM »

these are good pictures- great focus and resolution. My best piece of advice is probably that in photography, cropping can be your best friend. It can make a boring composition dynamic and interesting, or even just remove some visual noise or imperfection from the outer edges- either way, I would suggest playing with cropping some of these because they have great potential. remember the rule of thirds when choosing a focal point- it's a never-fail compositional tool! (like in the second one, which I really like, you could enhance the dynamics by cropping a little bit off the top and right edges to put the white rock in the top right rule-of-thirds area. the shadow to the left and down would then balance that and make a great composition!)

hope that gives you some ideas! good luck
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009 09:59:52 PM »

Thanks for all the great advise everyone!
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