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Old Jul 25, 2013, 3:14 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I am a beginner using a fz35 as my first camera. Hope to gain more experience in photography so feel free to give me pointers.
Most of the photos are taken in p-mode as they are taken during my travel overseas.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 7:01 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum, great to have another FZ35 shooter posting.

Great work with the FZ35, my pick is the second bee shot.

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 7:47 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! For a beginner, your photos are too good. I particularly liked the composition of the last shot.
Since you want tips - for the bee shots, they are good as it is, but I would have followed the rule of the thirds, i.e. the first bee would have come a bit low on the right, the second one a bit low on the left.
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Welcome to the forum! For a beginner, your photos are too good. I particularly liked the composition of the last shot.
Since you want tips - for the bee shots, they are good as it is, but I would have followed the rule of the thirds, i.e. the first bee would have come a bit low on the right, the second one a bit low on the left.
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Thanks alot For the bee shots, they are constantly moving and I was standing around 1 metre(closest distance for macro when fully zoomed in). I am just showing those photos that are the cream of the crop. I got tons of misses haha. I guess the way to go is to capture as many shots as possible and there will bound to have a good one

For the rule of thirds I have seen it mention many times but never quite get to understand it, thanks for the tip, i will take note in the future ^^
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Hi and welcome, i use the 35 too so nice to see more here. I am also new meaning not good at photography but learning from this forum all the time.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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Hi and welcome, i use the 35 too so nice to see more here. I am also new meaning not good at photography but learning from this forum all the time.
Hi thanks! I actually bought my fz35 around 2 years ago but was busy with school, only until recently I manage to find time to really learn photography. I have learned alot from youtube videos and forums. To be honest the reason I join this forum is because this is the only place I find fz35 users actively posting photos . Now I know I am not alone!
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 12:06 PM   #7
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For the rule of thirds I have seen it mention many times but never quite get to understand it, thanks for the tip, i will take note in the future ^^
Let me try to explain what I have learnt. Divide the frame you have in mind into 9 parts as shown. The picture would be most appealing if the subject is at or near the edge of the first of the three blocks on any side, vertical or horizontal or both - i.e. around one of the four corners or borders of the center block. Look at what I would have done to your pictures, you will understand. There are no hard and fast rules, there will be pictures that look tremendous while at the dead center too!

In other words, bring the main subject to the center, but move it slightly to the left or right or top or bottom to the next (imaginary) block, depending on the subject. For example, the flower is facing left and up, so it can be moved to the right and down. The bee is facing right, so it can be moved to the left. Just a little visual aesthetics, but it sure helps.
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FZ35 was my first camera too, about 3 years ago. It's a fantastic camera. Your shots are terrific, I really love #2, and the last one. Very nice.
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Just to add to what Raghu has posted; you can press display a few times and one of the displays is the nine block grid.

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Just to add to what Raghu has posted; you can press display a few times and one of the displays is the nine block grid.

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Thanks, I already know of the grid. I initially thought it was for alignment purposes, didn't know it was use for thirds as well. Thanks!
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