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Old Jul 1, 2003, 4:21 AM   #11
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Well, taking indoor shots from the distance in low light is very difficult. I think Tracey got it just right! The noise can be dealt with in Neat Image. But I think Selvin pointed the most important thing out - your fathers face!

But crank up the ISO if possible or use an external flash or maybe both. You have to be very close to the stage to use the internal flash and you will be getting the background anyway. Often black backgrounds can be corrected a lot in an editor! Next time - take shots with different settings like these!
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Hi Jazcan...

Your photos are really quite interesting....esp when you shared
it was your father up on stage.

With the pink background, it is almost like something I would
think you might find in Miami .

If you use Paint Shop Pro 7 (or later), you could do the following
to reduce noise in your final product:

Go to Effects, Noise and Edge Preserving Smooth (effect can
be varied). It works wonders for me, post shooting indoors
with an Oly C2100uz.

Also, you could use cloning tool...to preserve the pink but
eliminate the text behind your father and put more
emphasis on your father and his music.

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Old Jul 1, 2003, 12:32 PM   #13
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Go to Effects, Noise and Edge Preserving Smooth
I use that, works quite well. I then use the Unsharp mask tool to put that smoothed-out crispness back.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 1:53 PM   #14
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I guess my photosite is down- can't get into it right now and the pictures aren't showing.

Wow,
Thanks for all the comments. I don't have PSP 7.0. I was thinking about purchasing photoshop elements 2.0. I have photoshop 5.0 LE (it came with my G3) but it is really quite limited. The full version of photoshop is very pricey so I thought I'd buy elements to start.
I did try Paint Shop Pro a while ago (before I had this camera) but I found it quite confusing. I think I need to take a course in photo-editing since there is so much involved in it.

Thanks again guys, it's really nice to get feedback and this is a great place to come to learn. There are so many talented photographers on this forum who are kind enough to share with us newbies (referring to myself) their advice and knowledge.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 2:10 PM   #15
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I did try Paint Shop Pro a while ago (before I had this camera) but I found it quite confusing
It's generally considered much easier to use than PS.
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 3:26 PM   #16
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I guess I got in late to followup on this thread.

I agree with the general statments, so I'll just echo. Consider the light you had to work with, I'd be very happy with these shots!

Another thing which can make shots like this trick is the artificial lighting (or light through tents.) It can throw off the color cast and turn people funny colors and such. None of that here!

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