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Old May 17, 2010, 2:58 PM   #1
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Just got back from my first vacation with the FZ35. I love this camera. I took just under 3000 pics in 8 days. Thanks to the camera and tips I've picked up from lurking here I have higher percentage of photos that I like than I've ever had before. As I go through my photos organizing them I'd like to post some in this thread to get some specific tips and feed back.

Like this first one. How could I have gotten the foreground a little brighter with sacrificing the background?



I really like this one for some reason. Any tips on improving it?

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Increase contrast and saturation slightly. Great photos :-)
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Old May 17, 2010, 3:29 PM   #4
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I like that. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.
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Greg, I've tinkered with the contrast on photos before, but I've never really messed with the saturation. After your post I checked it out and it's quite amazing what adjusting the saturation in either direction will do. From surreal on one end to almost eerie and ominous on the other end.
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Ahhh - Greg - you've bridged the gap from light to dark!!
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The next question concerns running water. I'm usually going to holding the camera. No tripod.

What settings or tips to get a more dynamic version of the below photo?

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A slower shutter speed while blur the water for a nice effect. This may over expose the photo if you don't use a ND filter. You may be able to brace the camera against something to reduce camera shake during the longer exposure time.
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A slower shutter speed while blur the water for a nice effect. This may over expose the photo if you don't use a ND filter. You may be able to brace the camera against something to reduce camera shake during the longer exposure time.
Would adjusting the Exposure Compensation make up for not having a ND filter?
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Would adjusting the Exposure Compensation make up for not having a ND filter?
Exposure compensation would simply make the image darker or lighter, depending on the direction you moved it. You need to neutral density filter to allow a longer shutter speed that will give the water a more silky look.

With the ND filter, the exposure will be similar to what you actually used, just down the scale where shutter speeds are slower. One example: instead of something like 1/125 sec at f8, the exposure with a 2 stop ND filter would be 1/30 second at f4. The exposure of the scene is the same using either of these two settings, but the slower shutter speed fro the use of ND filter will make anything moving (like the water here) blur.

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