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Super Secret Project Photography Critique

My SKYPE line rang one afternoon (jaredpolin) and on the other end was a new photographer who had only been shooting for two weeks. He was asking questions in regards to getting better pictures inside an old gym. Ryan was shooting with a Canon T1I and Canon 50mm F/1.4 USM lens. I thought this would make for a great Super Secret Project video, Skype Call and Photo Critique.

What was great to hear was that Ryan was trying out the settings that I had recommended in past Super Secret Project videos. Based on our conversation it sounded like he was not far off from getting killer pictures. I thought it would be best if I had Ryan send me over some of his RAW files so I could give him some added direction.

I definitely liked the direction he was going based off the RAW files. He had the starts of good composition which is one of the most important aspects of photography. Once you have the ground work laid for composition your proper settings will follow.

This is another long form video but I think there are a lot of nuggets in here to help you out.