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gordymohr May 23, 2010 2:30 PM

Hello from a newbie
Hello to all. Just got a Lumix FZ35 and now have to learn how to use it. Ive been reading the posts here.Lost of good info.Im very interested in macro and HDR and landscape.

Ill post a pic when I get a keeper.


shoturtle May 23, 2010 2:44 PM

Welcome to the board, check out the hdr section of steves it is very informative.

LTZ470 May 23, 2010 2:55 PM

Welcome Gordy! you're going to have a great time with that FZ35...good luck on the keepers...

Clint501 May 23, 2010 3:39 PM

Welcome Gordy - hope you enjoy the FZ35 as much as I have.

gordymohr May 23, 2010 3:54 PM

Thanks guys, take a look at this. How can I make it better next time?

mtclimber May 24, 2010 10:16 AM

Well done, Gordy-

Thanks for posting your first photo. when doing macros, I tend to use a tripod, and a small square of black velvet that rolls around a rod attached to the end of the velvet.

The black velvet produces no reflections, and offers a dramatic backdrop that tends to showcase the flower and the colors nicely. The velvet also eliminates distracting background elements. I set-up the shot, use the self timer. and hold the velvet backdrop, and it works nicely. For some that might be too much set-up.

Again, welcome to the FZ-35/38 group. I know you will enjoy your new camera.

Sarah Joyce

gordymohr May 24, 2010 5:51 PM

Thanks for the tip mtclimber, Ill try that .

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