A&P 1st time posting pics. tell me what you think.

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  1. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    Hey guys, i've been browsing art and photography and i gotta say that alot of you people have talent! im using a sony dsc p32 and i have a couple of pics that are hosted so i decided to post em. i got more but im not on my comp right now. im a newb at this so please leave the super harsh comments out the door. thanks!

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  2. ElDude

    ElDude Hiya!

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    That cat looks exactly the same as mine. Awww it's nice. :)
     
  3. WyteAnjal

    WyteAnjal New Member

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    I think if you change the aperture settings you can get a photo that makes the subject itself stand out more. I will post one here so you can see what I mean.

    Take notice of how the background is blurred and the subject seems more 3 dementional

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  4. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Changing the aperture setings to a wider (or smaller numerical number) in order to decrese your depth of field (make the background blurry) really only works if you're using a normal (50-55mm) lens or longer. It appears as if the poster used a moderate wide angle lens for all his shots. Also, the closer you focus your lens to the subject, the more the backgound will be out of focus. as seen by your flower shots. Note that his second shot of the cat has the background pretty blurry. This is because he was pretty close to the subject.
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    are you trying to overexpose every shot?
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    It's obvious that he's not trying to overexpose his shots, however there is a window in every shot that is overexposed. Nothing he can really do about that except crop it out. He is exposing properly for the subject.
     
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    lol noobs... then noob 2 tries to explain DOF to noob 1 in noob terms that noob2 doesnt even understand what hes talking about. Cliffnotes: Noob teaching noob.
     
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    Explaining DOF requires an understanding of aperature settings, not an easy thing to explain to "noob" photographers, however I would rather see someone make an attempt to help a beginner rather than simply "LOL" at the "noob" posts. Why don't you take a shot at it big guy? Let's see if you can explain Depth of Field and how to control it. In fact, I'll start you off with an easy question. You're shooting pics at a racetrack. You want to limit your depth of field to the minimum but you don't want to change shutter speeds or lenses. Give me two ways to accomplish this.
     
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  9. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    well something is washing out the color entirely. maybe it's the photoshop :dunno:

    anyways, i would try and find camera angles that don't have a huge door or windowfull of bright light behind the subject.
     
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    Whats washing out the color in the first pic is the window light hitting the lens. In the second pic, the color isn't washed out, rather the white balance is off. The third pic is fine. The fourth pic is a little overexposed, by about 1/2 f/stop, but again, the window in the shot tends to wash out the color a bit.

    I agree that finding a new angle would be best however I've shot some beautiful shots with overexposed windows in the frame. One trick it to use a diffuser of some kind over the lens, like a mild fog filter or even a womans stocking streached tight over the lens.
     
  11. Windom

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    pictures aren't bad at all ;)
     
  12. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    photoshop.
    brightness/contrast.
    imo it makes the pics look better..
    yes?no?
     
  13. Windom

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    if thats what you're going for, sure... It's really just artist opinion
     
  14. Guardfather

    Guardfather The Paradox

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    Get some balls and help people or gtfo with your noob bashing.
     
  15. red^star

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    :hsugh:

    Depth of Field isn't a hard concept.
     
  16. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    It's easy to explain dof when you can show somebody pics to illustrate. But for a noob photographer to grasp the relationship between aperture/shutter speed/dof especially without the benefit of pics/demostration, is harder to understand.
     
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    holy old thread
     
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    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    lmao who the fuck bumped this bullshit thread.
     
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    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    my pictar skills has improved btw .
     
  20. Spurious

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    Prove it.
     
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    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    atleast in my opinion. i upgraded to a d40, + i suck at photoshop. please dont be too harsh. Im still learning, btw.

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    Why is the car glowing in the second one?
     
  23. stinkieboi

    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    post processing. i has a problem w/ too much pp.
     
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    At least you know it, eh? Much better than the nubs who ruin a photo with PP and then have no idea why people say they over did it.
     
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    stinkieboi haha!!1

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    yup. im still trying to learn how to use my d40. at the original time of the post (04), i was dreaming for one.
     

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