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Old Jun 29, 2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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thanks in advance...
(this one looks better when not size restricted)
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 11:03 AM   #2
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one of my neice
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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picture of a local lake in my area. unfortunately the only half-way pretty landscape within driving distance to photograph. got to love southern-west arkansas.
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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One more B&W one.

Tell me what you think, and if there's anything obvious that i can improve on.

thanks a ton!
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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All are good, but #2 is very good, B&W was a great choice for this one. #3 is also very nice. I am still new enough at this that I am not going to tell you how to improve, I will let the pros do that.
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Old Jun 29, 2005, 12:50 PM   #6
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Good shots all of them. I especially like the B&W ones, in these type of shots I think you should focus on their eyes and then compose and shoot...because I have read that the eyes are what make a portrait, and they have to be sharply in focus.

The last B&W one has a good effect (with the white shirt over blown slightly), if this was not the effect you were going for (meaning if it was an accident)then you need to fiddle with settings...remember to take tons of pics of the same shot at different settings till you find out what looks good in particular shots.

just my humble opinions

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Old Jun 29, 2005, 7:02 PM   #7
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The best advice I have gotten here on the Panasonic forum is

1) Watch your histogram when you take the picture (click on the "Display" button to pull up the histogram). If ANYTHING is stacked up against the right side of the histogram, you are going to have some of your picture blown out. It's OK to be close to the right edge, but you don't want to be right up against it. The white blouse shot probably had 1/3 of the weight stacked against the right side , and the b&w portrait probably had the same issue to a lesser degree.

2) For outdoor shots with FZ's, think about keeping your EV setting to -1/3, and shoot in auto-bracketing mode. You will be surprised how many of your 3-shot bursts have the -2/3 EV as the best exposure.

Those two things will give you much better starting material with your shots that you can then enhance in PP if you want to. You can brighten up a dark spot in your photo, but there is no getting back the blown highlights.
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Old Jun 30, 2005, 2:47 AM   #8
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awesome. i've been studying up on histogram use, and it's truly amazing.

thanks a ton for all the great advice. keep them coming if there's anymore!

thanks again.

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