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Not bad, I like that last one, its pretty cool

You suffer from boring subject matter though, none of the images are really all that interesting to look at. They are dull and dont contain any eye catching subject matter. Remember its better to have 2 great images than 12 okay ones. You also need some more post processing work, son! I can give you an example of what I mean:

This one: (its a little green, and needs more contrast)


I edited into this: (yes I may have gone overboard)


Either way, its a lot more interesting of an image to look at as I pulled out some of the reflections and added more a more dynamic tonal range. I hope you dont view me editing it as me stepping on your toes, I only want to help. An example of making this more interesting would be to have like a person hold the ball next to a window with some light going through it or something along those lines. But just having it be the ball and nothing more (unless its some really fucking good/cool reflections) isnt all that interesting and in this day in age (with the internet and flickr) images like this are becoming more and more common and you are constantly needing better ideas and execution of those ideas to make images stand out from the muddled crap that is common person photography/point and shoot grotesquery. "common person" meaning just people who take images to take them and dont care about how it turns out or if its a good piece of artwork (ie facebook images)

But after seeing these images, I say you need more interesting things to photograph, Shoot people, architecture, events, or just things you find compositionally pleasing. With that said, your images (with exception to the last one) need a way better composition, non of them really capture the eye and drag it along other parts of the images.

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Thanks for the cc dude. I agree with what you said and I debated for a while whether or not to post some of the worse images of the set, but I figured I could get more crits on those regarding shooting options like f/stops and ISO speed.

The last image was shot in a session along with about 1,3GB of photos and was the only one I even converted from RAW off the camera.

I'll keep that shit in mind.

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I dont know if you are or not, but sharpening is almost a requirement, but dont go overboard

That last one is nice.

I usually just leave the sharpening up to the RAW conversion tool in CS4, usually the best setting is the default one.

Thanks :)

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