Can you let me know if I'm going wrong?

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Oliver
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#1
Hi,

I'm fairly new to photography (3 years) and have an Instagram account dedicated to my predominately landscape photography - www.instagram.com/oliverabelphoto/

I want to know from you lot where my photos could generally improve? Or are they good and I just need more experience, picking up the camera and plugging away?
What is your instagram handle? I'll check you out too...see if I can learn from yourselves.

For those not willing to click on the link (understandable), here are a few photos...


Gimme a follow if you like :) if not, have a great day anyway :welcome:
 
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Scott
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There is no right or wrong, only like or dislike and differing opinions. If a picture makes you happy then that's all that matters.
Nowt wrong with the two you've posted, not what I would have done but that's what makes photography so appealing, everyone is different.
 
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Nightmare
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No 1 problem is I really dislike instagram and the way it only displays tiny images. You almost have no idea what you are looking at. It's a phone only platform. It's also owned by fakebook.

1st image looks like your normal daytime shot of some coastline rocks. It's OK.
No 2 looks distinctly underexposed. You would not be happy with the prints for sure, but since phones have mega bright screens well past recommended levels people might find it OK.
 
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Toni
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Hi Oliver, welcome to the forum. There's already an instagram thread for users of that site, where you can post your username and exchange mutual follows: https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/instagram-share-your-user-name.514016/

If you would like to post images a little larger in the image sharing sections of the forum for constructive critique then we'll all be happy to take a look - even better if you return the compliment and view & comment on other people's pictures too. You find a few of us can be very friendly, others a bit prickly and most somewhere in between, but advice on the forum is almost always useful. If you specifically only posted for likes & follows and have no intention of participating in TP then it's probably best to skedaddle now. ;)

As for these 2, tricky at the small size to make sensible comments. 1) is Man o'war bay I think, just to the left of Durdle Door, and is a well exposed and pleasant composition. 2) As LLP said, is very dark for an image that will be printed, although the colours are strong and probably looks fine on a typically over-bright screen that goes with most media consumption equipment.
 
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