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Old Mar 13, 2007, 2:53 PM   #1
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Ok, tell me what you think. Still very new, definitely open to suggestion. Right now, I'm trying for nice crisp shots (hard with a 2 year old). Thanks in advance. Jen

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Old Mar 13, 2007, 3:54 PM   #2
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A difficult question to answer in just a few words.

There are lots of books and DVD's available on the web

and via book stores, even your local library probably stocks

lots of books on photography. Some have come to digital

photography having experience of 35mm film photography

and that helps a lot. Some of the old rules of film photography

still hold good on digital. ie clean lenses on the camera, holding

the camera very still before taking the shot, if it's people shots

outdoors having the sun behind you. What adds to all of that

when going over to digital, is learning how to use the photography

programs on the PC so as to get the most from your shots from

Post Processing, often abreviated to PP........................musket
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Thanks for the advice. Any particular critique of these 2 photos??
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I like the lighting style, but there are parts in both images that are blown out. In terms of subject matter, I prefer the second image; it's a nice candid. The first one troubles me, because the kid looks frightened or like he's about to cry. Great job though on the sharp eyes!
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Old Mar 14, 2007, 7:04 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. Any particular critique of these 2 photos??
well It's all down to personal taste, I think the highlights are a bit on the strong

side. I put one into jsc paintshop pro9 to see if I could come up with a variation.

I used autofix, clarify, highlight adjustment , noise removal, progressive smoothing

factor of 5 on the save to jpg, for this result.


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