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Chase55671 12-30-2009 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph (Post 106329)
Thanks man! :D Ya i would have to fix it a bit. I'll just go and buy photoshop today and ill fix it later and then ill upload again.

Cheers!



Mike

I hope you're aware that Photoshop is nearly $700, right?

Chase

Joe the Photog 12-30-2009 05:14 PM

Get Photoshop Elements. It's got everything you need.

ssw9662 12-30-2009 05:26 PM

I guess I'll toss my name into the "18 and under" hat. I'm 16 now (17 in February) but I've been in photography for nearly ten years. I also have nearly 120 photos on RP (although admittedly no where near the caliber of Chase and some of the other young guns on this site) , so that further dismantles the old "RP hates young people" hypothesis.

The key is practice. Five years ago I found it extremely hard to get photos worthy of acceptance onto Railpictures, and most of the shots that did get on wouldn't stand a chance with today's screening standards. I'll admit that I've been very frustrated at rejections I've received (even today), but you have to move on. Give it time and a lot of patience and you will see an improvement in your work. As the others have said, constructive criticism is one of the best ways to learn, you can receive that by posting your images here for review before you submit them to the screeners.

JRMDC 12-30-2009 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by CP 8848 (Post 106324)
I'm 13 years old, have 3 pictures on RP, have a worse camera than you, and have Aspergers. I'm sure if you take other contirutor's advice, you'll manage to get a photo on.

Awesome!

Please provide a link to your shots or tell us your RP name for uploading purposes, so we can have a look. :)

Walter S 12-30-2009 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 106332)
I guess I'll toss my name into the "18 and under" hat. I'm 16 now (17 in February) but I've been in photography for nearly ten years. I also have nearly 120 photos on RP (although admittedly no where near the caliber of Chase and some of the other young guns on this site) , so that further dismantles the old "RP hates young people" hypothesis.

Austin you have some great stuff!

Chase55671 12-30-2009 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 106332)
I guess I'll toss my name into the "18 and under" hat. I'm 16 now (17 in February) but I've been in photography for nearly ten years. I also have nearly 120 photos on RP (although admittedly no where near the caliber of Chase and some of the other young guns on this site) , so that further dismantles the old "RP hates young people" hypothesis.

Thanks Austin for the positive and encouraging words! I appreciate it greatly. You've got some nice stuff in the database yourself! It's clearly visible you have the creative "eye" for certain compositions, etc.

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Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 106332)
The key is practice. Five years ago I found it extremely hard to get photos worthy of acceptance onto Railpictures, and most of the shots that did get on wouldn't stand a chance with today's screening standards. I'll admit that I've been very frustrated at rejections I've received (even today), but you have to move on. Give it time and a lot of patience and you will see an improvement in your work. As the others have said, constructive criticism is one of the best ways to learn, you can receive that by posting your images here for review before you submit them to the screeners.

Indeed, practice is the best advice. Learning from your mistakes, or perhaps in this case, learning from rejections, is ultimately the best motive to improving your skills. As many members say, the best way to start off is by understanding and capturing a simply scene. Once you mastered the "wedgie" or the "telesmash", you can then, if you desire, move onto the more unique and creative compositions that require the thinking cap.

As for the young generation on RP, I wasn't aware of so many young guns on here until now. I kinda of figured I was one of perhaps two or three, but alas, there seems to be at least half a dozen, if not more. It's definitely nice to see the younger generation participating in what I find the most successful railroad image site on the web.

Chase

Ween 12-30-2009 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 106330)
I hope you're aware that Photoshop is nearly $700, right?

Chase

PS Elements isn't...

Chase55671 12-30-2009 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ween (Post 106340)
PS Elements isn't...

He said "Photoshop". I assumed he was referring to the $700 product.

PSE is definitely the way to go.

Chase

gotransitf59ph 12-30-2009 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 106330)
I hope you're aware that Photoshop is nearly $700, right?

Chase

No. I'm not getting CS3 or CS4 im getting Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
:razz:

Chase55671 12-30-2009 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph (Post 106343)
No. I'm not getting CS3 or CS4 im getting Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
:razz:

Wise choice.

Chase

ssw9662 12-30-2009 07:42 PM

Thanks Chase and Walter! It's nice to know so many people in my age group interested in railroad photography. If it weren't for this and other websites I'd probably assume I was the only one.

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No. I'm not getting CS3 or CS4 im getting Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
That should help significantly improve the quality of your "finished product." IMHO, Elements is all you need to get started with post processing (and it's about $600 cheaper than CS). Just remember that no matter how skilled you are at editing, a bad photo is still a bad photo. Although I've had Photoshop rescue some of my photos that never would have seen the light of day otherwise, always keep in mind that it's best to get it right the first time.

gotransitf59ph 12-30-2009 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 106345)
Wise choice.

Chase

Thanks! :D

coborn35 12-30-2009 08:25 PM

Ive really been having trouble with the Camera Raw part of PSE 7.

jnohallman 12-30-2009 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 106348)
Ive really been having trouble with the Camera Raw part of PSE 7.

Do you have the proper "plug-in"? Depending on the camera you're using, you may have to go to the Adobe website and download a specific add-on to support your camera.

Jon

CP 8848 12-30-2009 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 106333)
Awesome!

Please provide a link to your shots or tell us your RP name for uploading purposes, so we can have a look. :)

Just put Daniel DiFiore in the keywords box on the homepage

I did all of them with a Sony 5.1 Mega pixle point and shoot camera.

BarrySr 12-30-2009 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 106212)
Chase your 15?! If I missed a joke I will feel relieved because damn you take some good pictures.


Been wanting to say that too for quite some time, but didn't want his head to explode, lol!!!!

Seriously, the kind of quality Chase exhibits, his logical and detailed approach to workflow and his demeanor at this age destine him, in my opinion, to be one great, highly acclaimed rail photographer in the future. I was NOWHERE CLOSE to his quality when I was his age, back in the stone age.

JRMDC 12-30-2009 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by CP 8848 (Post 106351)
Just put Daniel DiFiore in the keywords box on the homepage

I did all of them with a Sony 5.1 Mega pixle point and shoot camera.

Thanks, nice. You are on your way! You need to get more trackside time out of your parents. :)

NSFan14 12-30-2009 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 106190)
Dude;

Your photo that you tried to get on does not look as good as ANY photo on this site. Sorry, but you need to take a chill pill. If you seriously want help to become a better shooter, this is the place for you. If you want to throw a temper tantrum, go get a babysitter.

Personally, I don't think you type like a 15 year old. More like a ten year old.

I think he is out of them pills...

Also dude, Thats really not a good way to introduce yourself. Calm down, Its not the end of the world...

crazytiger 12-31-2009 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 106294)
I knew you were one of the young guns. Forgot you were THAT young. Tell your parents homeschooling seems to be doing right by you.

Chase, are you homeschooled?

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 02:10 AM

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Will this one make it to rp? Let me know if it need editing :wink:

crazytiger 12-31-2009 02:17 AM

I'd bet money that it will get rejected for not having enough light on the visible sides of the engine (among other things).

Carl Becker 12-31-2009 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph (Post 106377)
Will this one make it to rp? Let me know if it need editing :wink:

No; you're shooting at the backlit side of the locomotive. The locomotive should have lighting like this one:

[photoid=306058]

I don't suggest, however, shooting in a place with shadows like this shot.

~Carl Becker

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 02:30 AM

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Will any of the following make it to rp? If so.. which one is the better one? or did i take 2 of exactly the same? Lighting ok? Angle looks great? I think it does IMHO I know these ones need editing (it needs to be cropped) but i just wanna know if i have to edit the following to make it on to rp :confused:

nikos1 12-31-2009 02:32 AM

Do you have one where the VIA building is not cut off, that kills the shot for me.

CP 8848 12-31-2009 02:34 AM

Sorry to say, but that just from looking at the thumbnail I could tell that it would be rejected.

Try something like this:

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=307838&nseq=62

Notice how none of the engines are cut off.

crazytiger 12-31-2009 02:36 AM

I think you are asking the wrong question. You should ask how you could improve them. When you get close, don't worry, we'll tell you. These shots aren't there yet. I personally have yet to get a shot on RP (hopefully that will change very soon) and I have been trying since May.

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 106385)
Do you have one where the VIA building is not cut off, that kills the shot for me.

No I dont. I didnt think it would be a problem but you have a point! :wink: I will have to remember for next time I get a shot like that in the Diesel Shop! :sad:

CP 8848 12-31-2009 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph (Post 106384)
Will any of the following make it to rp? If so.. which one is the better one? or did i take 2 of exactly the same? Lighting ok? Angle looks great? I think it does IMHO I know these ones need editing (it needs to be cropped) but i just wanna know if i have to edit the following to make it on to rp :confused:

The poles on the left and the piece of spur on the right are distracting. The train is too far away and it would be more interesting if you didn't cut off the VIA sign at top. Also maybe see that you can get they grey truck moved?

NSFan14 12-31-2009 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by crazytiger (Post 106375)
Chase, are you homeschooled?

Homeschooling is the way to go! Ive been homeschooled for 7 years now, Railfan anytime I want!

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 02:44 AM

Ok I want to put all my "most likely rejection" photos on here (lol) but how can i resize multiple images quickly without it overwriting the original in Adobe PSE 8? :confused:

ssw9662 12-31-2009 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph
Ok I want to put all my "most likely rejection" photos on here (lol) but how can i resize multiple images quickly without it overwriting the original in Adobe PSE 8?

Use "Save As" instead of "Save" and choose a file name different from the original image. Whatever you do, never overwrite the original file with a resized version.

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Originally Posted by NSFan14 (Post 106391)
Homeschooling is the way to go! Ive been homeschooled for 7 years now, Railfan anytime I want!

I guess it's a smaller world than I thought. :-) I've been homeschooling since 2nd grade and I will continue to do so until I graduate from high school in 2011. Although obviously I homeschool for academics first and foremost, the flexible schedule is also a huge plus for photography among other things.

(sorry again for steering the thread off course)

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 106397)
Use "Save As" instead of "Save" and choose a file name different from the original image. Whatever you do, never overwrite the original file with a resized version.

nvm i found a better and faster way. Thanks though! 8)

crazytiger 12-31-2009 03:34 AM

I would never have guessed that so many of us are homeschooled, but...

Back on topic: Do we need some composition 101 for GoTransitF59PH? I know I could use some to.

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 03:35 AM

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Lots of pics on this one because its a continus shot of a GO cabcar. What do you think will ANY of the shots make it? Needs editing to make it? More in next post :-P

JimThias 12-31-2009 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 106397)
I've been homeschooling since 2nd grade and I will continue to do so until I graduate from high school in 2011

Wait, wouldn't you be gradudating from home schooling? :confused:

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 03:53 AM

More More More!
 
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Some more! :twisted:

JimThias 12-31-2009 03:55 AM

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Originally Posted by gotransitf59ph (Post 106412)
Some more! :twisted:

No, no, no, no, and....no.

crazytiger 12-31-2009 03:57 AM

Jim, its homeschool high-school.

GOTransitF59PH, you got your light right and that is excellent. You need improvement on the composition. Don't cut off the train. Include as much of the train as you can. Let your surroundings cut off the train, like a tree or a hill. Consult the experts for more. I don't fall in that category. Oh, and follow the Rule of Thirds.

nikos1 12-31-2009 03:58 AM

no.
People have told you what the site expects and how you should examine shots in the database. The shots are just poor rosters of a cab car. It may be hard to do so at the moment, i dont know your circumstances but going out and getting new shots would be more productive at this point than trying to squeeze in a older shot as so far nothing you have shown is of the right quality.

gotransitf59ph 12-31-2009 04:02 AM

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And the last ones. Will they make it to rp? :-P


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