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post #211 of 693 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 01:27 PM
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Caton, of course there was editing. There hasn't been a digital picture taken that's hasn't been edited. Presumably you posted the jpeg straight out of your camera. If that's so then it was edited by whatever settings you chose when you set up the camera. If you didn't change the factory defaults then you think Nikon (or Canon) knows better than you as to what constitutes good color.

@Erick, so change the logo on the website so it is consistent. . That one should be a no brainer. Your not doing a total redesign. Just enlarging the font of one word. It's done all the time and no press release is necessary.

Caton, that is a pretty cool shot.

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post #212 of 693 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:19 PM
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doncityz: I think it could be cropped more effectively to center on the fish.


Resized and cropped, saturation bumped up a tad, otherwise untouched.

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post #213 of 693 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 09:33 PM
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I posted an unedited version of this a while back... Can anyone tell where I retouched it?


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doncityz: I think it could be cropped more effectively to center on the fish.


Resized and cropped, saturation bumped up a tad, otherwise untouched.
The heck is that?!? Anyways, the only critique I have is to wait for less harsh sunlight, and to use the rule of thirds/dont place the subject smack in the middle of the frame. Nice plants though! (I think those are plants, lol!)

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I posted an unedited version of this a while back... Can anyone tell where I retouched it?
I never saw the unedited version, but I'm going to guess you upped the saturation of the reds and a little contrast? Anyways, the picture is underexposed a little bit, but not a bad picture at all!

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Here's one where I was setting the scene for a wedding...


I like how you laid out the three photos. The one on the right is pretty awesome. I would've warmed up the top left photo though. It looks a little too "cold" IMO. But then again, if you warmed it up too much, then it might not work out too well with the other two photos.

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Sick bike bro! I like your composition and the overall feel of the photo. It feels like you've just came back from a long ride and it's almost dawn and your bike is ready to sleep in the garage. Maybe try a shot with the garage open with your tools everywhere and a shop light on (night shot/long exposure).

Here's a hummingbird shot I just did.
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post #218 of 693 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 10:41 PM
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Tuan,

Here's a hummingbird shot I just did.
The highlights on the petals and on the bird's feather looks great. Shutter speed is right on. If I must change something, I'd move the composition to show a bit more of the plant's stem for some extra altitude perspective.

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I am new to photography. advice and comments are welcome. I feel like the images of my previous camera Nikon D40 was better, my wife agrees with me. Please share.
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post #220 of 693 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 07:32 AM
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I like it! The people in black near the bottom remind me of the "crows" from Game of Thrones!
Here's a picture I took with the ex girlfriends canon at the arboretum- not too sure on the specs. Makes me wish I had a professional camera too

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I like it! The people in black near the bottom remind me of the "crows" from Game of Thrones!
Here's a picture I took with the ex girlfriends canon at the arboretum- not too sure on the specs. Makes me wish I had a professional camera too
Thanks. Your pic looks good, its hard to say it was taken from a point and shoot camera. Looks like the macro worked really well.

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Thanks. Your pic looks good, its hard to say it was taken from a point and shoot camera. Looks like the macro worked really well.

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Oh no, she definitely has a professional camera haha.
This is one I took with a point and shoot, however

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Oh no, she definitely has a professional camera haha.
This is one I took with a point and shoot, however
did you make the far right black using lightroom or some editing software? i think the pure black really draws your eye to the top right corner, and away from the subject. its just too dark and distracting, compared to the lighting on the subject and the green leaf. composition wise, i think the shrimp is too close to the edge of the image, my eye is led off the image because the shrimphead is facing the closest edge. great clarity though! especially for a point and shoot1 and the lightning is nice, its not washed out!


DSC_0033.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

this was shot with a nikond d90, i was using my 18-200 lens and my sb600 for lighting. the sb600 was used on ttl mode at +.3 power, it was bounced off a white ceiling directly above my head.

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did you make the far right black using lightroom or some editing software? i think the pure black really draws your eye to the top right corner, and away from the subject. its just too dark and distracting, compared to the lighting on the subject and the green leaf. composition wise, i think the shrimp is too close to the edge of the image, my eye is led off the image because the shrimphead is facing the closest edge. great clarity though! especially for a point and shoot1 and the lightning is nice, its not washed out!


DSC_0033.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

this was shot with a nikond d90, i was using my 18-200 lens and my sb600 for lighting. the sb600 was used on ttl mode at +.3 power, it was bounced off a white ceiling directly above my head.

shutter speed 1/200
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Yeah I did, I was originally going to put a logo of some sort there, like this

I like the orchids, though. The only thing that I would do differently is taken it at an angle so you could see the yellow inside part of the flower (not sure about what it's called)

Here's another one I took just messing around
I took the above photo inside a greenhouse/ flower shop when the sun was starting to set, so the glass room was saturated in that very yellow light
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I took these whenever I would go help a friend with a photo project and I was bored with sitting around

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gotcha! it makes sense with the logo there!

good idea! i think i was trying to capture the flatest angle (flatter is better "form") in the orchid world.
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