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Old Apr 24, 2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Here are some of the first picz i've taken off the FZ35. I would be really appreciative if you folks could let me know how I can further improve my photos with this cam.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

I Realize now that the EV was not set to -1/3, the sky in the below picture has turned to white.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

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Feedback about the above picz would be great!
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You have to watch your light a little closer. The attached photo was under exposed it could have benefited from some plus Exposure Compensation. I fixed the photo for you.

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This photo was over exposed and would benefit from minus Exposure Compensation. Your clue was that bleached out/white sky. Again I fixed it for you with photo editing and you can see the difference.

Your photo that included the swimming pool was very good and the exposure was right on the money.

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This photo was over exposed and would benefit from minus Exposure Compensation. Your clue was that bleached out/white sky. Again I fixed it for you with photo editing and you can see the difference.

Your photo that included the swimming pool was very good and the exposure was right on the money.

Sarah Joyce

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the effort. Its much appreciated. Can I know which software you used to change that pic? is it photoshop adobe?

I think am fairly comfortable with the day (good lighting) conditions with this cam but am really struggling to get a good pic during night and the condtions with low lighting. How do i improve my low light photography? I tried increasing the ISO but I get a lot of noise and lot of blurry pictures, especially when I am trying to get a pic of a something which is moving. Increasing the flash output didnt help either. I am having hard time with the panorama shots as well. Any suggestions?

I haven't uploaded the picz to picasa yet, will send the links of the awful night picz as soon as I have em uploaded.

Talk soon,
ViC

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 2:20 AM   #5
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The fz35 can take some good low light pictures but you have to clean up the noise afterwards in post processing.I use noiseware plug-in for photoshop. Invest in a gorillapod/mini tripod if you can, it will make a lot of difference.
See this pic , it was taken with a gorrilapod.

The pic below was handheld



I also do not understand why you are struggling with Panorama pics, the fz35 is good at it. Use auto Program mode ( P mode ), keep the iso to 80 or 100, center weighted metering and post some pics here. See the pics below which I took recently, they appear at least half decent to me.You can see more of my panorama pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/


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The fz35 can take some good low light pictures but you have to clean up the noise afterwards in post processing.I use noiseware plug-in for photoshop. Invest in a gorillapod/mini tripod if you can, it will make a lot of difference.
See this pic , it was taken with a gorrilapod.

The pic below was handheld



I also do not understand why you are struggling with Panorama pics, the fz35 is good at it. Use auto Program mode ( P mode ), keep the iso to 80 or 100, center weighted metering and post some pics here. See the pics below which I took recently, they appear at least half decent to me.You can see more of my panorama pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Hi ofhumanbondage7,

I already own a pretty sturdy tripod and use it when i can and I use the timer for some of my shots. I am still not satisfied with the low light condition picz. I am pretty ignorant with the photoshop techniques (and other related softwares), I guess I would have to invest more time to learn and use those kind of softwares in post processing. Usually, I just use the picz straight out of the camera.

However, I do have a UV filter screwed on to the cam and I never take it off. Should I take off the UV filter whilst shooting in low light conditions? would that be of any help?

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i also leave my uv/haze filter on all the time, I don't think thats the problem.
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@ofhumanbondage7 - again very nice shots

@RedDevilVic - I use the denoisemyimage programme for denoising of low light shots (http://www.adptools.com/). It is very easy to use and very effective.
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Some of my stuff on vimeo (all shot with an FZ-35):
The tree: www.vimeo.com/11345662
with LC55 macro lens: www.vimeo.com/13884313
Zeeland: www.vimeo.com/14488204
The old mill: www.vimeo.com/14577326
autoHDR: www.vimeo.com/15797552
soccer kids: www.vimeo.com/17208358
christmas lights: www.vimeo.com/17912783

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Thanks all, I will retry with different setting and post my picz up here later today...
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