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Old May 4, 2005, 7:49 AM   #1
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hey everyone, i just got my fz5 today, and took some shots anxiously. i'm only a newbie in photograhpy and i must say i'm still very blur about the functions and features. Please help me to improve as days go by.

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Old May 4, 2005, 8:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to the mad world of Fz's, I ain't no expert to give you any advise, but I do love the photo of your doggie, yeah and I'm a big softy for our fluffy friends. Loof forward to seeing more of your photos.
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Old May 4, 2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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She is very cute. Your FZ5 is working all right, just keep going!
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Old May 4, 2005, 3:53 PM   #4
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:-)Great start - just afew thoughts on composition -

1) Watch your background - the pic would have been better without the fence showing. It might have been better to have moved around to the right and gotten lawn behind your friend. Post Process (PP) to correct unavoidable problems.

2) It is also better to get more open space infront of the subject, as though it was about to move into the empty area. Look up "The Rule of Thirds" as a composition guide. It's not cast in concrete, but if the prime subject (the dog's eyes) is at 1/3 right and 1/3 up from the edges it makes a more interesting photo.

3) Focus on the eyes (use spot focus). Dogs, people, birds, etc.

I'll try to do a PP of this pic to demo the ideas.

Here was my rough removal of the fence -



And here I moved it into a larger space, but it needs some better background, if only a fogbank! Just to illustrate the "rule of thirds".


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Old May 4, 2005, 4:50 PM   #5
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looks like she posed well for you :|nice shot

Im new myself but quickly discovered these key elements to good pics .

Distance/ focus / lighting / composition :G
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Old May 6, 2005, 1:56 AM   #6
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thanks people! i will keep all of these in mind when i shoot.
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Hi and welcome! I like the picture... but love the dog!!! It's good to see the quality of the picture of your first day, just think what they'll be like in a few months!

Well done

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