Technology & Social Media Camera help needed

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  1. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a general comment.

    Many newbies just shoot in landscape mode, as this is what comes automatic.

    You're shooting with the camera sideways when appropriate. Well done.
     
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    My favourite so far!

    Usually I don't like foreground blur as I reckon it adds a bit of a barrier to the image but I think it works in this case.

    If it had have been me shooting I would have done a touch lower perspective and gotten the whole pot and flowers in both the foreground and background ones.
     
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  3. Sackie

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    Thanks for the feedback. Is there an easier way to view your picture? Often I find when looking through the viewfinder or even live view it can be hard to see exactly what's been taken if the sun is bright or sometimes just because its such a small viewfinder to see all the corners and where the image will exactly cut off.. must be practise I guess.
     
  4. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Take a lot of pictures! Different angles, different exposures - especially if you can't see the picture well.

    You also have a flip out viewing screen, which can help you to see better. Sometimes I use that screen to take a picture holding the camera up in the air, or close to the ground.
     
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    I try to wear rose coloured glasses - makes everything look better.

    You could use an external viewfinder - Linky or dinky

    Or do as we old folk did and crop your photos in a darkroom or using photoshop etc for improved composure.
     
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    It seems that composure has become a word in this thread's vocabulary. We grammar Nazis must suffer it in silent pain :)
     
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    Yeah I think that's the best way, just take heeeaps of potentially good shots then later back home sort through the trash and sometimes treasure.
     
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    Composition! :p
     
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    I was quite composed when I wrote that composition.
     
  10. Sackie

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    You'd think camposition would be the better word:D
     
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    Are you camp?
     
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    Yep, live view as SNM said but you'll get used to the viewfinder eventually.

    I have 200,000+ photos (not including the ones for work) and what I deem to be keepers are only a tiny fraction of that. Fortunately these days my keeper rate is a bit higher but I still overshoot as I don't want arrogance to get the better of me.

    I've never deleted a photo either. Even if I think there's no hope for it. One of my new favourites is one from about 10 years ago that I put in the discard file but with the advancement of technology and skills it's a pretty decent photo.
     
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    I've deleted hundred already...
     
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    No but I am kempt. :p
     
  15. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    With a name like Sackie, that's not especially obvious.
     
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    Or is it unkempt?
     
  17. Sackie

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    Too smart for your own shoes:D
     
  18. geoffw

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    I hope this conversation has helped you to take better photos :)

    At least it's kempt you on your toes.
     
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    All this talk about kempt and toes from you guys is distracting me at Vaucluse House with my snaps!!:po_O
     
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    That's more like it..... Butterscotch or some other wierd flavour?
     
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