New to photography. Please help.
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29-10-12, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hove, actually
I'm not going to comment on the image as it stands - mainly because I can't. When you've read what follows, you might care to think about why I started with that sentence.
There are several stages (in my opinion) to pass through before you release the shutter.
The first is to decide why you even want to. What is it that makes you feel (not think, feel - if you don't feel you have little hope of making others feel anything by your photograph) you want to use your camera? What attracts you? Is that what you want to convey?
After that, you have to answer what's the subject? (What was the subject of your image: was it the rock (most prominent object); was it the water (exposure made so as to have a specific effect on it) or was it the curve of the bay and the scenery (in which case, why relegate it to the background)?).
At that stage, you can begin to ponder the how - how do I arrange things to convey this message/feeling/aspect/whatever?
Camera position is paramount. Get that right (up/down side to side - both matter) and then pick the focal length of lens that includes what you want.
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