A&P First Pics from the D.Reb **PICS** **56k ok :(**

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  1. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    Here are a couple pics I just took with my new camera; these are resized from 3072x2048 to 800x563 so some of the sharpness is lost.



    Camera is a Canon Digital Rebel with the kit lense





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    These two were taken at the same time; I hit the flash on the second one by mistake but got a pretty cool result. These are also resized from 3072x2048 to 800x563



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    I wouldn’t have resized them so much but I’m at home with shitty dial up, so hi-rezers will have to wait until I get back to school.



    What do you think?
     
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    Wish someone would have bought me a camera as expensive as the D.R. when I was in school :(
     
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    i know about that link, it was mentioned with some paperwork in the kit....anyone have any real contribution?

    it wasnt that expensive, best buy has a $200 rebate on it, plus 200 from me and 100 from the grand parents and thats half right there.
     
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    Agree with weezerfan, but you should also learn photoshop so you can try to fix over exposed/hazy images.

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    I don't think Weezerfan was trying to be an ass. :hs:
     
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    i think it could be your monitors....all of those were edited and brightened up, but just looking at my monitor, my brightness is turned down more than usual....judging by the histograms the originals was slightly underexposed
     
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    Looks overexposed to me. Theres also a lack of contrast in all of your outdoor images. :hs:
     
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    ya, the contrast is kind of a function of where i am, a diciduous (sp?) forest where everything is brown :(

    mmmm, i thought that the histogram showed the number of dark pixels on the left and lighter ones in the right so that pixles in the middle were properly exposed...how should i read histograms, the manual didnt have very good directions i guess :hs:
     
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    though i was talking about the originals from the camera...like i said that one was brightened up, the original was a little underexposed, if i'm reading the histogram right...if you want i could post it, it'll take a few minutes to upload.
     
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    Yeah, generally speaking you would want to try to get most of the histogram centered in the graph, however, this does not mean you want everything in the center.

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    If you look at you graph, black (or dark shadows) are on the left. The reason its so muddy and neutral is because there isn't any REAL black in the image. If you look at areas where the colors should be black, they're actually a dark/medium grey, so you can see why you don't have any contrast in the image and why boosting the contrast with a curve or w/ brightness/contrast shifts the graph to the left (and downward)

    Here is a good link that will help you understand histograms better. :)

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/understanding-histograms.shtml
     
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    I was a little :hsugh: about how those images turned out. It makes a lot more sense that you edited them and made them more neutral. Definitely post the originals so we can see what you did. How are you brightening them up? You might want to look into how you are processing more. ;)
     
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    here is the original with no editing other than the resizing...

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    i havent installed the adobe software that came with the dr, but i used PictureIt! and just uped the brightness and contrast...i'm not completely retarded when it comes to useing the camera, however i've never done any digital editing before :hs:
     
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    Read the link I sent you from Luminous Landscape. You have to understand that a properly exposed histogram for this scene is going to be left heavy because of all the dark rocks. Histograms are a great way to check exposure, but at the same time you have to take into account the colors and shades of things you are taking. For example, if you're taking a picture in snow, you have to expect the histogram to be right heavy (because everything is so white).
     
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    Install Photoshop elements, it will help a lot. :hs:
     
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    ahhh, i didnt think about the empty left side as being a lack of black in the picture...makes more sense now...hey, thanks for helping me with this, lol, its hard to ask the photoworkshop.com questions
     
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    i was fighting with underexposure all day, kinda overcast here today, but i wanted to get out and try to get to know the camera...why cant christmas happen in june?
     
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    so all in all its not a bad shot, just bad editing?
     
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    yea I wasn't trying to be funny, that site helped me out alot when I first got my Rebel :hs:
     

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