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 Post subject: Dogs in the forest
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I went for a walk in the forest with my dogs and my D7000, and I think that I got a few good shots. I ran them through Photoshop to brighten them a bit, as it was pretty cloudy out whilst the sun was setting. Here's the results:

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I forgot to put on the 3D subject tracking, so some of them came out a bit less sharp than I hoped they would. Otherwise, I think they're decent. As always, comments, questions and suggestions are appreciated!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:02 pm 
Nice shots. As a point I prefer dynamic point to 3d tracking for this kind of subject, but thats just me. What aperture were you at? If you find the depth of field too small (ie to help with focus issues or bring both dogs into focus in the first one) you could always close that down.

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I ran them through Photoshop to brighten them a bit


Yeah, in the bright snow, the camera will read it wrong and want to underexpose your images, so you'll need to use manual mode or dial in some exposure compensation. Best bet is to dial in your own exposure in manual mode once you have a spot on exposure.

As for the composition, I think you may have been better off crouching down to a the dog's level for a different perspective and to get in some background rather than just white snow, it looks a little as if we're always looking down on the dogs.

Nice effort though!


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Thanks for your reply!

I mainly shoot manual, simply for the reason that you stated (It's easy to change the exposure if the reading is wrong). Although I guess when I saw the photos on the camera's screen they looked just fine, I'll have to take note to pay more attention next time. The pictures always look better on the camera's high-res small screen than on the computer screen don't they! As for perspective, sometimes I'm just too lazy to crouch down. :roll: I'll try to do it next time...

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