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More pics with the new camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by tex, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    tex

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    I am still trying to learn all of the functions with the new camera but the best way is by taking pics.
    I took these at Joe Pool Lake
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  2. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    those are some nice pics
     
  3. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    what kinda camera did you get?
     
  4. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Good-looking pics:thumbsup:
     
  5. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    We have that vine from the first pic growing on our back fence. That is wild looking flower.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    I got a Canon Rebel XT. All of the pics but the first were taken with a Tamron 70-300mm lens. The first was taken with the 18-55 Canon lens the camera comes with.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    That is called a passion flower. It is deffinatly a wild looking flower. The vine produces fruit and some types are edible.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    Nice subjects. Though they seem a little out of focus. Are you set to manual or automatic focusing? I have the XTi so I can help you with any questions you have. They're practically the same camera.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Nice pics, but they would have looked better with a Nikon, just kidding. The pics are nice, that flower pic is very vivid.

    That boat sure does look exciting.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    I think some of them seem a little out of focus because it was low light when some of them were taken. The ducks were shot from the shadows and the large bird was taken when it was almost dark. Slow shuter speed and no tripod don't mix to well.
    Thanks for the offer. I have a friend that is a professional photographer that I got the camera from and have not had the chance for him to show me everything.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    Yup, that'll do it. Do you have any imaging editing software like Photoshop, Elements or Darkroom? They can really make your images "pop".

    In your flower picture, I've applied sharpening, darkening highlights, brightened the image, increased saturation as well as contrast and added a tiny amount of red to the overall image.

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    Good luck and enjoy the new hobby!
     
  12. Jun 22, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    WOW! That looks great. Thanks for doing that. I have plans to get something for editing but this is a very new hobby so I must be patient.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    If you don't want to dish out $700 or so on the latest and greatest photoshop cs 9343 or whatever they are up to now then I recommend photoshop elements it obviously doesn't have all the features but if your not a pro I think its more than enough. It's only like $50 also.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I have already started looking at some different programs so any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Looks great! Awesome pics!

    BTW, if you have a Mac, Pixelmator is a good alternative. It's called "Photoshop for the rest of us" )
     
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