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Forum: Photo Critique 08-10-2010, 01:38 AM  
Nature Ivinghoe outing
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 2
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Thanks for your input Adam i will take that on board and try to re crop the first 2 images.

With the first image you say to use the rule of thirds for this and maybe it's just me being new but i thought i had with the sky taking up the top third or do you mean to have the plant more over to the left or the right
Forum: Photo Critique 08-09-2010, 03:00 PM  
Nature Ivinghoe outing
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 2
Views: 2,242
Took the camera up to ivinghoe and took a few shots and these were the best of the bunch.

Would appreciate some of you to run your eye over them and point out what needs improvement and how badly

Oh all shots were taken in AV mode







Forum: Photo Critique 08-06-2010, 12:59 PM  
Nature My first upload
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 4
Views: 2,560
Thanks for your input adam, the image has been processed in photoshop so maybe i have gone abit over the top there to blow out the exposure. This image was shot indoors through glass so that could explain the high iso and was hand held at full zoom (300mm) so that could be the bluriness.

I plan on getting a tripod so i think that should help improve things.
Forum: Photo Critique 08-06-2010, 09:17 AM  
Nature My first upload
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 4
Views: 2,560
Hi guys

This is one i quickly took this morning from my kitchen window was more a spur of the moment thing so i thought i'd snap it.

I am new to photography in general so i would appreciate some pointers as to what to look for.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-05-2010, 01:47 PM  
Help with exposure
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
This was taken later in the day with better lighting conditions after exposing for the bottom of the building.

The sky is washed out but i guess that is to be expected.

I definately need to work more on framing my shotsin the view finder it looked alot better, How do you guys work with composition do you get that perfect composition everytime with practice or do you crop the shots after

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-05-2010, 03:05 AM  
Help with exposure
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Thanx Bert i will definately try thes tips out, i may also post the results with a before and after so if any other beginners are following this thread they can see the difference aswell




I will try this technique in Photoshop tonight.

My main priority in learning is to take the best shots i can but then when things go wrong instead of having to delete the shot i would also love to be able to do this kind of thing to save the shot
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-05-2010, 02:28 AM  
Help with exposure
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Excellent thanks Jason i will try playing a bit in Photoshop tonight and i will also try taking the same shot with different lighting.

Kind of glad in a way that it is more of a lighting issue than anything else
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-05-2010, 02:12 AM  
Help with exposure
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
First day of taking my camera out and thought a quick picture of the houses of parliament would be a good starting point. I had already decided on the shots i wanted to take today but the sun was behind the subject so my ideal shot has been put off till this afternoon if the weather holds out so i took a couple of other shots in AV mode framed everything up and all looked good in the view finder but since i have uploaded them on my laptop the picture has been exposed for the sky.

Is this a situation where i should change metering modes as i have left them on the default settings or do i need to half press the shutter at the base of the building to expose for that then frame up again and take the shot or is there anything else i should try to avoid this in the future


Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-03-2010, 03:23 AM  
Help Me Understand White Balance
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 22
Views: 4,275
I am also new to photography so i have taken an interest in this thread and i have noticed in a few places of people talking about 18% grey.

1 How is this different to AWB.

2 Is it possible to manually preset AWB by taking a sheet of white paper/ 18% grey on a shoot and setting onsite. As i work alot with CCTV cameras and this is always done onsite but was unsure if this could be done with a DSLR
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-03-2010, 01:31 AM  
Beginner DSLR Exercises
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 13
Views: 6,772
Excellent thanks for the tips guys, as it so happens i have managed to get hold of a copy of a couple of books so have been reading up as much as i can so i now think i have a fairly good understanding of how things work and how each setting affects each other.

So now i guess my main priority now is experimenting on putting it into practice, i do like the tip of looking up pictures and then just copying them as that will definately give me a few ideas

Thanks guys
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-02-2010, 03:53 AM  
Beginner DSLR Exercises
Posted By Grazy81
Replies: 13
Views: 6,772
Hi guys

I have ordered my K - X twin lens kit and should get it tomorrow at the latest and being new to photography in general haveing just had a point and shoot previously, I just wondered if there are any good exercises to get used to using all the features of the dslr and any creative ideas, composition etc.

I am away on holiday in a couple of weeks so i would like to be competent with the camera by then as i would like to be able to make the most of it whilst i am out there so any pointers would be helpfull
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