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Old Mar 19, 2010, 3:29 AM   #1
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Good day to all,

I'm a beginer in photography. I just got myself an Panasonic FZ35.
Belows are some of the photo taken by FZ35.

Looking forward for your comments/feedback to improve myself.
Have a nice day,
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 4:01 AM   #2
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First of all, welcome! Glad you are in the forum!

Secondly, holy cats, if you are beginner to photography then you are long on your way. You have a really neat and capable camera there, beautiful shots, smashing colour! Second in top right is my favourtie.
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A beginner, I'm having a hard time swallowing that pill. Did you actually take these shots or are they shots taken with a FZ35, but not by you? Photo's 1 & 2 have a lot of technique behind them. Skills that are beyond someone that is just starting out in photography. Before all of us start calling you the greatest beginner of all time, please answer these questions. Photo 1 - There is a specific way to get that result. Could you please explain the procedures you took? Did you use post processing or did you make adjustments in the camera? The photos above reflect years of experience for the normal person involved in photography. If you are a beginner, one can only imagine what kind of photographs you will be making a few years down the road. The photographs are superb...
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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I agree with ancientritual-

That is a wonderful selection of photos, but those photos show much more than a beginner's talent with a camera, especially photos #! and #2. Welcome to the Forum and to the Panasonic P+S folder.

Please tell us more about yourself, and the photos that you have posted here.

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Old Mar 19, 2010, 2:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to the board rodgelkf, but I don't see no beginner photo's, brilliant shots rodgelkf. Love the colours of the purple flowers and the sharpness.
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 5:20 PM   #6
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#1 and #2 are great pics. Were they PP'd?
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 8:13 PM   #7
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I think how these photos might have been taken is using manual mode. Just a few weeks ago I was messing around trying to take a macro for display on this site & I went into manual mode for some of the PIX. I first set the focus, then controlled the EV using the F-Stop. It was in bright sun & so I reduced the F Stop till the light estimator bar was in the center. Some of the photos came out better than any I ever got when in macro mode for ANY PIX I EVER TOOK IN MY LIFE!

Somebody please give it a try & report/show your findings.
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The FZ35 is really my first camera and all the picture posted is taken with it during Thailand trip during Feb 2010. I do not participate in any photography class before however I numbers of reading before I buy this camera especially this forum. Mtclimber (Sarah Joyce) is really active and given a very practical and use tips in this forum.

I've bet I have to stated my shooting condition for pic no1 and no2.

pic #1:
-Taken under very bright condition under the sun at Grand Palace Thailand
- P mode with macro zoom
- Focus mode: spot focus (Highly recommended by forumer)
- Picture Adjustment ----> Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Saturation + 1 (suggested by forumer)

pic #2:
-Taken under very bright condition under the sun at Grand Palace Thailand
- P mode with AF macro
- Spot auto focus
- Picture Adjustment ----> Contrast +1
Sharpness +1
Saturation + 1
- Using EVF (a website suggested that the closer the camera to the body, more stabe it is for taken a sharp picture)

I'm just using the lightroom to adjust the contrast level (taught by my friend) to suit according my eyes and preference. No adjustment for pic #3 and #4. Below are the original shot.

I've found this camera is really capable to snap on static object. I'm having problem taking photo with human. I'm using Face detection but the outcome of the photo is not so well. It some how focus rather soft at the face. I attached a photo as an example.
What is the trick to take a good potrait?
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rodgelkf-

Those are certainly impressive photos. You are a rapid learner. Welcome.

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Your inner drive and desire goes way beyond the average beginner. Your friend must be an excellent teacher...
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