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Old Aug 2, 2006, 7:51 PM   #1
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I just got my first decent camera, A Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 (for 300 bucks with a 1 gig ultra II memory card, I love ebay), and I am quite happy with the first images to come out of it, I have to work on my teqnuique with it a bit as there are some overblown areas, the lighting wasn't so great in the first place.
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Old Aug 2, 2006, 9:40 PM   #2
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Hi, I just got my FZ7 a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I am using it as much or more than my dslr. Enjoyed your action pics. Wish I knew how to post pictures...dg
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Those photos are very nice ....you just can not avoid some blown highlights at times especially with cameras with small sensors......
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 4:25 PM   #4
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Good job of freezing the action. Keeps that baseball from smacking your camera! :lol:

As for blown highlights, I agree with Genece.I recently found this article/video that shows a technique in Photoshop (I assume most other good photo editing apps have similar functionality) to help bring out underexposed areas of a photo. It also seems to work to some extent to tone down blown highlights. I've found it can really help balance out contrasty pics.

http://www.photojojo.com/content/tut...ute-photo-fix/

Hope you don't mind, I tried it on one of yours. What do you think?


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Old Aug 3, 2006, 6:18 PM   #5
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Nice job, interesting teqnuique although it has some holes if your looking for a high quality image, sadly nothing can help images where areas are entirly full white values, which is where I used the term overblown,
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Shrimpy -
True. If you truly blow out the highlights to white, there's not much you can do.
And I agree that PP can't transform a bad photo into a "high quality" one (ss much as I try!), but I find it can often salvage one that would have otherwise hit the recycle bin.
I also find that I enjoy PP, which can be lead to over-processing on my part sometimes.

Enjoy your FZ-7. These Panny's are definitely fun cameras!
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