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Old Apr 27, 2006, 5:51 PM   #1
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Hello everyone .

This is my very first post . My name is Nick Vaizey and I'm 16 and just starting out in photography . I was told about this website by a relitive and I was wondering if anyone good help me with my shots and give me some tips . I'm currently using a Cannon Powershot g5 but dont have a great knowledge of it and haven't had time to play with it yet . I have done a few pics , please tell me what you think and what I can do to improve .

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Old Apr 28, 2006, 4:29 AM   #2
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Hi there Nick

Welcome to the Forums.

I just want point out that i know very little about photography and i myself am on on a learning curve too, But i do know a good pic when i see one and i really like the Pic 3 the one of the cat with the fantastic coloured background. If that cat was sharper that pic would be something else.

A good shot all the same

Keep em coming.

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Old Apr 28, 2006, 4:57 AM   #3
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Hi Nick and welcome,

Just an observation but you might like to consider re-sizing your pics for posting on the web. They are a little unmanageable as they are. About 700 pix on the longside, file size permitting, I've found is quitea manageable size. Like the tortoise.
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 8:22 AM   #4
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O.k will do .

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Resized your Tortoise and added a touch of sharpening & saturation - hope you don't mind : Resized to 700 on the longside as an example. Do you have an image editor? If not you can download some very good Freeware editors that will give you all you need right now.

Sorry, looking at the edit, I think there's a little too much contrast - but just an example.
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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Thanks alot , how do I sharped the image of buddy ? , (the cat ) . I am skilled in paint shop pro but I cant get get the effect Im looking for .

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Try the sharpen filter in Paintshop Pro - under filters if I remember correctly
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 3:49 PM   #8
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Hi,

Couldnt resist running Smart Sharpen on this image - also boosted contrast too (i confirmed that smart sharpen doesnt adjust the contrast). Also added the top of the poor little guys ears back on! Just a quick edit what do you think now?

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Hi,

The other cat shot - just blurred the background a little more and reduced the intensity and of course a smart sharpen!

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That's great Dom - that cat looks like it might have attitude
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