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Old Jul 5, 2008, 5:12 AM   #1
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Hi Everybody,

I am Margarita from Budapest, Hungary.

I am skilled at taking photos by traditionalcameras but quite a novice in using a digital camera. I hope that I will be able to acquire all thenecessary knowledge about this complicated device.

I don't want to be just an 'exposurebutton pushing' user setting her camera on Automatic mode all the time - but would like to enjoy all the possibilities of the myriads of the variations this camera offers. I have a Canon PowerShot A720 IS.

My other hobby is improving my English - so this is why I am extremely delighted for having found this forum :-)

Looking forward to your replies,

Regards from Budapest,

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Old Jul 5, 2008, 8:18 AM   #2
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Old Jul 5, 2008, 2:23 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!!!!

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Old Aug 27, 2008, 9:18 AM   #4
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Hi Photowed, AlsoButterfly,

Thank you very much!

Are you a regular photographer?

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Hi Margarita:

I'm another new member. I live in mountain areas in California or Arizona (USA), when I'm not driving around Mexico and Central America.

Digital photography is not like working with film -- it's much cleaner, no need to huddle in a darkroom with smelly chemicals! Your Powershot A720 is a capable little camera. Play with all the settings, the modes, everything you can adjust, and you'll find many creative techniques.

For me, much of the creative work is not in the camera, but on the computer. My cameras are mostly a way to feed images into the computer for me to process and experiment upon. It helps to have good picture-editing software. Many people use PhotoShop. I prefer PaintShopPro, which can use PhotoShop digital filters.


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Old Sep 7, 2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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Hi RioRico,

Thank you for the idea - I haven't heard about PaintShoPro before. I have downloaded IrfanView and Gimp and PaintNet - but to tell you the truth I am stll not able to e.g. put the subject into a new background.

I will check the one you suggested!

The things I can do is - improving the quality of the skin in portrait, change the colour of the photo (Sepia), delete the e.g. areal that is disturbing on the photo.

I have some nice Kinkade pictures and I would like to place my subjects there. (I have attached ne - but I don't know if it is bigger than the accepted size or not.)

2 weeks later I will travel to Estoril/Portugal for 3 days and I am going to take lots of photos of the sea.

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Nice photo! I am new here myself.
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nice photo!

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Hi Margarita,

Nice picture for sure. But how about increasing the Depth of Field, so as to get more of the landscape in focus?


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