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new to photography but really enjoy doing it, especially long exposures and macro, any tips or hints on how to be consistently taking and editing good shots? subject pic is mine, taken on a canon eos 1300d and edited with a phone app called snapseed
I would first advise not to 'colour pop'. It looks incredibly amateur and it's in the same league as dutch angles. I have seen both on used my photography degree. Just get out there and experiment with different kinds of photography, cameras, lenses and processes. As you progress, you'll pick up an editing style and start making your work 'your own'. Good luck out there, Anon.
That horizon tilt is seriously bugging me
It's not a tilt he didn't even try at all
I’m new as well, only a couple years in but what helps me is keeping a list of what photos you want to take. I’ll even write down different themes I want to explore.
Editing I’m still figuring out, I usually shoot film for personal work so I know how to meter and how much to push the film in order to get a desired look. For digital it always depends what I’m doing, I mostly do nightclub photography and for different venues I’ll have to edit according to the lighting and vibe of the club.

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>koudelka's landscapes are amateur
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>new to photography but really enjoy doing it, especially long exposures and macro, any tips or hints on how to be consistently taking and editing good shots?
I also started on light trails. They were the first "genre" of long exposures I tried and the first specific thing I remember getting into. They were all terrible but it was a fantastic learning experience

>any tips or hints on how to be consistently taking and editing good shots?
For editing it's just about continuing the vision you had when you shot the photo- your style and consistency will show as a natural symptom of sticking to shooting certain things and with a certain vision/theme/goal in mind. I've come to realise that the perfect shot is rarely anything but the one that marries in-camera choices and post-processing choices with the vision in your brain when you're shooting

As for shooting, that just comes with experience. Learn a very specific area of photography and get extremely good at it, then move on to something else. Depth of knowledge is far more important than breadth in photography

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So should i get anal about gear like the /p/ros recommend or just go with whatever i have at hand?
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>macro photography and light trails
You are at the depth of field + shutter speed phase in pic related

Don't worry, keep practising, it's good to learn how shutter, aperture, iso, focal length affect your pictures. Look at pictures from photographers (not instagram) that you like, and you can emulate some for practice. But don't be a copy cat, over time you'll start to develop your own style
Someone saved my shitty meme image, woo
Shouldve moved street photography and gear obsession phase higher up t.b.desu
The HDR, time-lapse and Drone phases all come in before the street phase and they should all come in before the self-critical phase. The gear obsession phase is a particularly long umbrella phase which casts a shadow over across most phases
It's true im drone phase now
For long exposures: use only the time you need to get the right exposure in low light, nothing more. For lightrails like the one in your picture and motion blur in daylight shorter exposures work better.
Lightrails: lift up the ISO and use 1-8 second exposures instead of 15-30sec. That way the lights won't look washed out and you won't need to oversaturate them in post.

Motion blur in low light: if your lens can be closed to f32 use narrow apertures at iso 100. Only if you can't get motion blur then you start with very weak nd filters like one or two stops.
Even for slow stuff like walking people 1/2 sec is fine, anything longer than 1 second washed them away to the point where you are overdoing the effect.
Sorry I meant motion blur in bright light

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