A&P critique my pics please

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    be gentle, just got my DSLR (Nikon D50) a few months ago. Here are some of my favorites since I've had it.

    I also posted these in the main forum in the DSLR thread, but I figured I'd get some more advice here, too. thanks :wavey:

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    2, 4 and 5 are the nicest, composition wise. 2 especially. They all could use a significant boost in post-processing, though, and are generally too dim.
     
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    decent work, just needs some Post-Processing like the post above me suggests.

    not saying that this is good or even a perfect edit, this is just to illustrate that there is room for improvement in these pics, here's something i cooked up in literally 2 minutes:

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    what do you mean post processing? editing? what do you recommend changing.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    post processing is editing in an external program, read my post above..
     
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    It depends on what you want the final picture to look like. For example, here's your number 2:

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    and here's one that I quickly edited:

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    what did you do to get this result?
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    upped saturation and messed with the color balance, changed exposure, etc. etc. you can do this in photoshop or LR

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    my monitor must be off, because yours almost seem to have too much color now that I look at them... hmm
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    just have to set down the saturation when you really edit the pics, I tend to oversaturate my pics :o
     
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    Most of them could be a tad bit brighter, they look like such lively pictures all dulled down...
     
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    Yeah, darkjedi is going a little over the top.
     
  13. xenon supra

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    :cool:
     
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    It seems like the colors are very washed out, and I wanna say the white balance is off too. Try to adjust the in-camera settings.
     
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    white balance is set to auto.

    how would i adjust color saturation from the camera?
     
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    god i hate post processing.
     
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    Where's the lens flare? Come on guys lol
     
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    I'm also a D50 user. On your camera, press Menu--->Optimize Image---->select either "PO" for Portrait or "LA" for landscape depending on what your shooting. The camera will adjust the settings for you. If you want more full control, go to Menu--->Optimize Image---->Custom. Then set your own parameters. Since you don't postprocess your pictures, set your camera to the highest Sharpness (+2).

    Of course, the best way is to set the white balance yourself using a WB cap or expodisc (or equivalent). This is a sure-fire way to get the best colors. Read the manual on how to do this.

    ***When all else fails, navigate your way around here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d50/d50-settings.htm
    Scroll down and click on "Shooting"

    It's a good place to start knowing your camera. Enjoy.
     
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    ^ awesome, ill look into that. thanks.
     
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    maybe some unsharp mask, but way too much saturation in the edited ones :ugh:
     

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