Photography dump. Critiques welcomed. DIAL UP WARNING

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Kanchii, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Note: All photographs in black and white were taken by me, film developed by hand by myself, and printed by myself in a darkroom. Loads of fun!

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    Couple self portraits, playing with dramatic lighting:
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    And a couple photo manips for the heck of it:
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  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Wow. [​IMG]
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    This is just me, but the frog photo really doesn't do anything for me. He's cute, but it just looks like someone found a frog, then took a photo.



    The toy giraffe and broken glass is nice. I would enter that one into a contest.

    As for the self-photos...no eye-liner!!! [​IMG] Eye-liner is for night-time wear! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That was just my favorite frog at the pet store I work at [​IMG]

    The Giraffe picture is my personal favorite, too.

    As for eye liner, I loooove eye liner. If I could only wear one thing... It'd be eye liner! [​IMG] Jk jk... maybe [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I guess I should read the title first. [​IMG] (from a 48 year old woman who turned her mothers garage into a darkroom)

    Ok some of the black and whites appear as they were not taken with a camera with high enough MP's. The speed limit sign pic give GREAT contrast, the others appear overexposed. That could have occured with development too. What paper are you using? Chemicals? I took my very first pics (36 years ago) with a homemade camera with a pin hole. Are those pics film or digital?
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would absolutely ADORE a critique. I took four years of photography in high school, where we didnt HAVE to develop the film or even the pictures by hand, but I made myself do it for every picture I used in that class. She didn't teach me anything, I learned by experiementing and reading books and just fooling around. She never critiqued me, so I would love you to just totally go all out and be mean mean mean! I'll love it and will definitely put it into use. Only thing I have to say is that the pic of the frog and the macro of the gecko eye were definitely just snap shots. And that the portraits were supposed to be out of focus. I was going for a blurry, nice lighting, dreamy feel. [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I would absolutely ADORE a critique. I took four years of photography in high school, where we didnt HAVE to develop the film or even the pictures by hand, but I made myself do it for every picture I used in that class. She didn't teach me anything, I learned by experiementing and reading books and just fooling around. She never critiqued me, so I would love you to just totally go all out and be mean mean mean! I'll love it and will definitely put it into use. Only thing I have to say is that the pic of the frog and the macro of the gecko eye were definitely just snap shots. And that the portraits were supposed to be out of focus. I was going for a blurry, nice lighting, dreamy feel. [​IMG]

    See my post above yours. You are not going to get quality dreamy, blurry, effects kind of pics without filters. What kind of camera do you have? Mine is the Canon Rebel xTi SLR 10.2 mp.
     
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The black and whites are film that I had to develop by hand (even the film was processed by hand). The paper was anything I could get for cheap. THere's a bunch of scratches and dust since I was a noob and doing it all by hand. The chemicals were probably diluted poop that my teacher just left in the dark room for me for days on end.
    Ah, pin hole's are SO FUN! I agree that lots are overexposed, but that's mainly because I enjoy that look, personally. I understand most do not.
     
  9. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would absolutely ADORE a critique. I took four years of photography in high school, where we didnt HAVE to develop the film or even the pictures by hand, but I made myself do it for every picture I used in that class. She didn't teach me anything, I learned by experiementing and reading books and just fooling around. She never critiqued me, so I would love you to just totally go all out and be mean mean mean! I'll love it and will definitely put it into use. Only thing I have to say is that the pic of the frog and the macro of the gecko eye were definitely just snap shots. And that the portraits were supposed to be out of focus. I was going for a blurry, nice lighting, dreamy feel. [​IMG]

    See my post above yours. You are not going to get quality dreamy, blurry, effects kind of pics without filters. What kind of camera do you have? Mine is the Canon Rebel xTi SLR 10.2 mp.

    It's not a great camera. It's my Olympus Stylus 10.1 mp. Just dabbled with the colors slightly in photoshop, nothing crazy.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My dear, when developing your own film or digitals, the paper quality is what is MOST important!!!! The colors from the film adhere in the right places with the right paper. I always used Kodak paper no matter what. The rest is crap. Do some more research on filters, even the cheap ones will produce the effect that you want. The things you cannot go cheap on is the camera body and paper. Those are the most important! Lens, filters, chemicals, go cheap. I am a Canon fan myself, but Olympus and Nikon have great cameras too. Canon backs their products to the hilt though and I appreciate that.

    Great start!!!!! Overexposure is not what you want - quality contrast is! [​IMG]
     

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