Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by ssanders79, Feb 6, 2011.
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I can tell you that you are not alone! I feel exactly the same and other's work always looks better than mine - I think at least part of this is that we are all over critical of own work (I know I am).
But I agree with your other point in that this thread is a great source of inspiration. I have got so much planned to do when I go in a couple of week I think I will be up 24/7 snapping new photos.
The worst thing for me is looking at someone else's photo and thinking 'I would NEVER have take that photo; I just wouldn't have thought of it' as techniques you can learn, but creativity is a different matter! And I'm an IT Geek by trade and not many of them are creative (wrong side of brain!).
I'm just glad I have somewhere to share my work at least and I'm grateful for all feedback and for the chance to see how others capture the same subject matter.
Dream Donald by P17blo, on Flickr
your pics are great too. I just have to keep taking pictures thats all.
I couldn't say it better but bu using these threads, my FLickr threads and other boards I am slowly starting to see some things that a year ago I wouldn't have seen.
Also remember that probably 90% or more of the photos shared have been edited so you are not seeing the SOC results
I know what you mean I am trying to trick my brain into thinking I'm creative by setting aside time each day to work on a photo and get away from code.
Love Ponz and we've just been 'missing' each other the last few cruises (I'm on the Wonder, he is on the Dream.....I do a Dream cruise, he has moved to the Wonder....geeze). Certainly hope he is still on the Wonder next week!
Cinderella Mosaic on the Disney Dream by Curtis Lannom, on Flickr
I have one of these but I like your colors better.
Castaway Couple by P17blo, on Flickr
If you adjust your white balance i bet you'd be close as yours is on the warm side.
I know this has been done a thousand times before I took a series of 20 manually pseudo bracketed photos and HDR'd them, but this tweaked single image turns out good if not better.
Castaway Plunge by P17blo, on Flickr
I like it. I did a similar thing when I shot the bow of the magic in key west. The HDR was not nearly as goo as the single exposure tweaked.
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Hi Scott, Thanks for the tip. I played around with the white balance yesterday around my house and outside and I could see the difference. I have so much to learn.
If you shoot in RAW you can easily fix this in post. To some extent you can still change the white balance in post. 99.9% of the time I shoot with my camera set to auto WB and is the first thing I tweak in Lr.
I guess I need to learn what HDR is...
Spent my 44th Birthday tendered at Cabo,,,stayed on the ship and had the Quiet Cove pool area almost all to ourselves all day. It was a great day to turn 44 with my lovely wife of almost 21 years.
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