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Old Apr 2, 2006, 4:18 PM   #1
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 4:18 PM   #2
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 4:19 PM   #3
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comments and critique welcome as I need all the help I can get.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 5:56 PM   #4
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comments and critique welcome as I need all the help I can get.
One suggestion is to open up your lens all the way, this will help blur the background and bring more focus on the subject. The other thing you can do is to burn around the subject therebymaking the eye focus on the subject more. Here is a quick & dirtyexample for illustration purposes only. You can get much better results if you take your time and do it right....
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Thanks, I guess that I was thinking the wrong way, as you can see I had the aperture set at F11. I do understand now what you mean about the backqround. I just don't know yet, how you did to competely obliterate the background which is a very nice effect. I do have a long way to go.
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Thanks, I guess that I was thinking the wrong way, as you can see I had the aperture set at F11. I do understand now what you mean about the backqround. I just don't know yet, how you did to competely obliterate the background which is a very nice effect. I do have a long way to go.
Most photo programs have a "dodge & burn" feature. I used that to darken the background and in a few spots I used the "clone" feature. The job I did on your plant, only took methree minutes, to do a proper job it would take much longer.

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Old Apr 2, 2006, 6:18 PM   #7
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Much thanks again. Not only do I have a lot to learn about the FZ30, I have a lot to learn about Photoshop Elements 4. I really have admired your photos. You and others on this forum give me a lot to aspire to.
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Well said Hiroshi. Good example!
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