A&P Amateur photography, opinions welcomed

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  1. monster91

    monster91 New Member

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    I've been working with Photography for several years, started with just cell phone images...after catching a thunder strike and the after flash of a storm with that I advanced to a peice of shit Kodak camera..and had that for several years. About 3 months ago I finally got my first decent camera and I've been going loopy crazy on trying to learn more of the settings on it. I know I have a lot to learn, and after I get much better hopefully in the next few years or so I'll be able to invest more money into a much better camera then what I have now. The one I'm using is a Fujifilm Finepix S1000fd; 10mp 12optical zoom.

    I'm going to post a few of my recent pictures on here, I'd really like to hear peoples thoughts and if you have any suggessions on how I can do better next time; I'd like to hear them. :) Thank you.

    I'll throw in a variety here for you guys. :big grin:
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    Sorry for so many :p
     
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    i would be happier if the EXIF was intact.
    do you have the color settings on vivid? or on a fuji "velvia" setting?
    the colors on 6 and 10 are just wrong
     
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    I believe the color settings were set to Chrome, actually. The coloring may be a bit wrong because of leveling. Not sure. You think they look that bad? :/
     
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    actually, I'm curious now, what is wrong with the colors in those photos?
     
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    what do you think? do you remember the scenes looking exactly like that when you shot? were they prettier or more exotic?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've got a fuji f10 point and shoot. stay away from the chrome setting. it fucks photos up pretty bad. :o learn to bump saturation in post processing not in the camera. some of these shots show some promise though. i'd like to see a slightly different focus on the last one though. :x:
     
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    I was actually impressed with these shots, actually. I was able to make the scenery look prettier o.o
     
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    thank you. :) I'll definitly keep that in mind then. I was never one for using the camera settings to adjust colors and stuff, it can all be done on the computer and you still have the original if it turns out not as good...but my boyfriend had me switch it to that setting and I haven't turned it back yet. :rofl:
    Anyways, the first one was a pain in my ass. I tried over and over to take the picture but no matter what settings and adjustments I used I just couldn't get it to focus right. :/
     
  9. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Third pic is really cool. IMO it would look better with no foreground, or with more exposure on the used foreground in your picture. The sky is great though.

    The rest of the shots look a little dark to me. Not sure also if you lost some quality while uploading the pics, or if its the camera.......they just aren't sharp.
     
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    You might be right,they probably aren't really sharp, not compared to a lot of the shots I've seen on this forum... but as I said, still learning this camera and its not a terribly great camera with a great and fantastically sharp lens. :p I also posted the pictures and then shrunk them down some so the post wouldn't be all unproportioned, which probably doesn't help quality.
    Thank you for the compliment on the 3rd picture though. The sky that night was absolutly breathtaking.
     
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    This one I like, great motive. Perhaps a bit over-exposed though.
     
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    This is the only one I can't really complain on :p
     
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    :hs: Yeah...thats my main problem with outdoor photography in Arizona. It's just so bright, and the rocks and dirt reflect that, and then everything gets blown into being over exposed, lots of my pictures get ruined. :eek3: It's quite irratating, but I'm working on figuring out how to get pictures without areas turning out that way.
     
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    Just change the exposure level and take several pics of the same object with different exposure levels to determine which one is the best :)
     
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    Yeahh..I usually do do that. My problem is that outside, it's so hard to see the image when its on the camera..unless you get inside or indoors. So I usually can't tell very well until they're uploaded onto my computer. :squint: My eyes are always like that little icon outside. :rofl:
     
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    Hehe yeah I know what you mean. That's why you should take several pics. Take like 3 pics of the same object with different e-levels. Can't go wrong there.
     
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    I'll keep that in mind. :hsugh:
     
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    Don't let this forum get you down, we're rough on here. :)


    I like #3
     
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    It's not getting me down in the least bit. :) I read through posts and saw how brutally honest you guys were, and I like it. Thats why I posted. :big grin:
     
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    I don't know why I didn't post these two, I just remembered them. :O They're my favorites out of my damselfly collection
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    interesting concept. more?
     
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    Sadly no. :/ It was a pain just to get that one, haa. My camera kept focusing on my sister instead of the spider web like I wanted it to. I'll have to practice with it some more next time I go to the creek.
     
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    no, i meant more of your sister :h5:
     
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    haha, gone
     
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