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Old Feb 27, 2013, 3:50 PM   #1
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I am a bit happier with these but would still like to improve a lot. Straight out of camera only cropped for here. The last one is my favourite as I like the reflections. The water was frozen as you see but it was sunny today.
They are still not as sharp as I want them to be so what am I doing wrong?
I have left the EXIF on them.
All advice very welcome to improve.
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You say these are cropped for here... don't you mean re-sized- or are these crops from a portion of the original image...?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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Eysha, I think these all look great! They are small here so it's difficult to tell but they all look very good to me, with great colors and detail. I don't know what kind of bird it is in the first shot, but he looks adorable! The gull shots are all very good, and I agree I also like the reflection of the last one.
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I agree, they are not as sharp as they could be, are you waiting for the camera to focus? try a faster shutter speed, also a touch of sharpen before you post would help, what photo editor do you use? keep trying, you are so close.
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Simon, sorry, yes they are resized for the forum and not cropped.
Saly the first bird is a black bird bathing in the frozed water, lol.
Grounded, yes i wait for the camera to focus. I was using a fast shutter speed by using sports. I didn't do anything to the photos as Tullio suggested i post straight from the camera so he could advise on how to get better shots. I do agree they are not sharp and would like to improve my photgraphy and have nice sharp photos.
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I'll take a look at the EXIF when I get home this afternoon but I'd start by increasing the exposure by +0.3. The camera seems to be under-exposing. Are you shooting in P mode or iAuto? I suggest you use P mode if you aren't already. Besides, I'm not even sure whether you can change the exposure in iAuto. I need to check my ZS6.
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Eysha, try setting your apature to 2.8 or 3, and shoot A, I have a TZ10 which is a similar camera to yours, my pics look good on playback but lose something when seen on my computer. I seldom use Intelligent Auto,on the menu I set GPS off, burst off, 11 area, cloudy, 100 ISO, exposure standard, 8 MP, HD, try photographing coloured pages from a book, or familiar objects in your back yard at different settings, it costs nothing to experiment. good luck.
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Tullio, all the bird photos were shot in the sports mode for faster shutter speed but I did changed to landscape mode for the landscape. I will increase the exposure by +0.3.
Thanks Grounded, I try not to use Ai mode and I don't use the GSP or burst. I try to keep the ISO as low as possible with exposure 0. I haven't used the HD either as yet. I keep experimenting and trying to improve.
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I really like this series Eysha!! Great work!
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Many thanks Alex, i appreciate that.
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