Weston Auker

  • Weston Auker replied to the topic Goldfinch in the forum Photo Critique 7 months, 1 week ago

    Nice shot! I agree with the other two about using thirds. Some Canon cameras (and smartphones) allow you to make the third lines show up as an overlay on your LCD screen or viewfinder (digital viewfinders), but I’m not sure about Nikon. Having the lines gives a great visual as well as a reminder when framing photos, at least to get a feel for…[Read more]

  • Weston Auker replied to the topic The Moon in the forum Photo Critique 1 year, 3 months ago

    Well, you all have covered it fairly well already but I might add my two cents. A tip I heard from another photographer and have come to better understand from personal experience- it is hard to shoot a full moon and get good detail because it is that bright. Using an ND filter could probably help with that, but I prefer to shoot when it isn’t…[Read more]

  • I like the second one better. There is too much plain black in the top of the first one. Possibly crop it down and touch up the purple and green lens flare in the middle just left of center.
    The second has enough symmetry to “frame”the picture but enough diversity to keep it interesting. Once again, a little bit of cropping to remove the light…[Read more]

  • Weston Auker replied to the topic Golden Rod in the forum Photo Critique 1 year, 9 months ago

    @ian I like that last photo! I would encourage you to keep the rule of thirds in mind. In this case, framing a little farther right would have removed some of the left edge clutter as well as giving room for the golden rod to “bend towards the center”. It tends to make a picture more life like because the subject has somewhere to go. Not sure if…[Read more]

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