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Old Aug 4, 2011, 6:25 AM   #1
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So I shot in RAW for the first time yesterday, with my new 60D, first DSLR.

It was 5 in the evening, and overcast (its winter here in Kenya!!)

Comments, suggestions, criticisms all welcome, I really want to learn.

Used DPP, then basic cropping etc in picnik (am I doing it right?)


The Shrimp in action! by babasujaan, on Flickr


Biker Gang by babasujaan, on Flickr


Ring Leader making plans by babasujaan, on Flickr
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Old Aug 9, 2011, 2:21 AM   #2
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Yes you are definitly doing it right. The first shot is great, panning is extremely hard to do and master (i've stopped trying ), and you are well on your way. The only complaint i have on the first photo is that the subject is just slightly blurry, but it is understandable. Also a crop off the top to just above the boys head would help focus attention to the boy, and not the bright shiny silver car in the background. I would say eliminate it all together, but it does add an element to the photo greatly depicting motion.

The other two photos are exposed well, and the depth of field is good too. Great job!
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I like them. The first two are quite difficult to get right. #1 the panning shot is very good.
#2 is tricky because of the extreme DOF. You did a good job with this one. 1/20s is quite
slow for a handheld shot. #3 is nice, but the focus is slightly off. You can see that his ear
and hair are in sharp focus, the face is slightly soft. There is enough detail and contrast in
the face that you could sharpen it up a little.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 2:51 AM   #4
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Thanks so much! I was using centre point focus and recomposing...I need to start choosing focus points more efficiently!

One more thing, I have my EC set at -1/3, a habit picked up from my Pany. Does this matter given I am shooting in RAW?
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you are doing wounderfully well if it is the first try. The first picture of panning really beautiful. Very well done. Did you know about panning or was it just by chance ??...Anyway excellant job.
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