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 Post subject: Evolution of a newbie
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:19 pm 
so as a few of you know , i am a newbie to the camera world and well
ive had my camera for less than 2 weeks now and ive learned alot about it .

here are just a few pics ive taken lately ,(sorry i forgot to display shutter speed and F/stop , i deleted these off my sd card before i could veiw what they were. but most of them were just shot in green mode but a couple were in Tav and P )

i hope ya like , and please if you see something that coulda made these pics better please tell me , i need to learn so i can become better


so well here they are ENJOY!


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You might notice i do love my farm and the animals out there
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My Beautiful girlfriend
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:27 pm 
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#1+2 have interesting colors but lack a bit in the composition department.
#3 would look better without the fence. You could perhaps go closer to the car and try some interesting perspective around the car onto your farm...
#6 has a nice atmosphere from the back-lighting. It's also well exposed in such a critical situation!
#9 is not the best, because you flashed the lady plain in the face. This never looks good. Try available light at higher ISO or try to flash indirectly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:58 pm 
thanks, for the response my AF-540 is out of batteries at the moment so i had to use just the standard flash ,

im starting to shoot more in raw too now , so i will be able to tweak them alil easier . one thing im having an issue with is the over dark areas , or the white-out areas , still giving me a hard time but i hope to work that problem out in the comming weeks and months

in 2 weeks of owning the camera im just under 1000 pics already


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Drill-lights wrote:
one thing im having an issue with is the over dark areas , or the white-out areas

This will be easier to handle from the RAW pic, as you normally can correct up to +-2EV easily.
But in your posts above, I don't see critical dark/white areas!?

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Drill-lights,

For picture #4, was the image tone (MENU > Rec. Mode > Page 1/2 > 3rd line, see page 120 of the manual) set to natural or bright? In comparison, Picture #3 has mode vivid colours.

That's really tricky. I've experienced the same difficulties with that setting. So finally, I selected natural image tone but with saturation (MENU > Rec. Mode > Page 1/2 > 4rd line, see page 121 of the manual) set at +1.

Best way to choose is to take various pictures of the same view with different setting. Another way is to shoot in RAW mode and use post-development with the Pentax Laboratory.

Most important of all: have fun :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:02 am 
indeed, whats the point of taking photos if there isnt fun , thats why i bought a camera , not only to save memories but also have fun with a different kind of art


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1000 pics in two weeks? That's pretty impressive (especially if you're not away on holiday), and a great way to get to know your camera!

Glad it's all working out!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:04 am 
its slowly getting better , but there is still a TON of stuff to learn to be very efficient with it


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