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Old Jul 26, 2010, 1:06 AM   #1
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This is a pic of my father-in-law. He didn't know I was taking it. It's my first up-close picture. Any critiques are welcome. Thanks.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 9:18 AM   #2
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Great portrait. You may sharpen it a bit and clone the black mass on the right:


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Old Jul 26, 2010, 9:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Ordo. I'm not that great with the editing side of things. Still just trying to learn my camera. Kind of intimidating putting photos on here with all of the great photographers that belong to this forum!
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wolverines thats a great shot well done ..... do you know how to clone? i could easily show you if you have elements
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...Kind of intimidating putting photos on here with all of the great photographers that belong to this forum!
Yes it is. I just go with what I think is OK. I do a little more post-processing for a photo forum than I do for the family photo-site. But I do notice my boo-boos and give some thought to how to improve. I'll say almost all criticism on steve's is constructive. I've seen other forums where they tear you to bits. I don't bother with them anymore.

You're starting well even tho b&w is not my forte. The cloning suggestion is a good one. Pick that up right away. Sometimes you just cannot get the right angle. A little tidy-up isn't cheating.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 12:54 PM   #6
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I don't have elements. I have Gimp and I really don't know how to do use it very well. Sorry to be a little ignorant but what is cloning? I am anxious to learn and to get better at taking pics. I am really liking photography and already wish I had the money to spend on better glass. Thanks for everyone's help.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 1:15 PM   #7
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Cloning means to get rid of undesirable elements of your pick (trees, ropes, cables, persons, dogs, mountains, UFOs, etc.). It's not new to photography, but its much, much easier in the digital era. Gimp must have a clone tool, but i dont use it and can't help you there.
The most important thing is not editing, really, but shooting a good pick, like you certainly did.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 1:21 PM   #8
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Look here:

http://blackmoondev.com/cloning-in-g...-manipulation/
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 1:59 PM   #9
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Thanks Ordo. I really appreciate your help!!
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Wolverine, is it me, or does you father-in-law look a lot like an older Jim Belushi.
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