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Author Topic: Taking Photos.  (Read 18331 times)

George

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 08:07:25 PM »
Yes, I'm drooling for a DSLR too. I have a Finepix S9500 with x10 zoom, by Fuji. A great camera, but I have the nagging suspicion that the lens isn't as good as it could be. I will look at alternatives when I find the camera shop section of Jinan. It's there somewhere, but I haven't been too insistent on finding it yet.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 07:36:19 PM »
Heyya George, I've been doing some homework with PhotoFiltre. It's a hell of a lot of work though. Not just the cropping, but if you want to take a look at all your pictures, if you rarely use a program like that, if some need touching up on the colors or brightness... Argh.. well, tell me what you think:

This one was taken on a beautiful day in Hoi An, Vietnam with an absolute piece of shit of a camera.

The colors are untampered with, but I couldn't get the powerline in the clouds better than this.


This one was taken with my just then newly aquired Fuji Finepix Z2. I loved that cam. In this picture (Angor Wat, Cambodia) I wanted to take the sculptures and the girl on the stairs.


I cropped it, added more shadow and gave her a bit more color so that she stands out more in an otherwise colorless picture.


Still in Cambodia, at another temple this time. She just has a priceless look on her face I think. Not happy, but priceless none the less.


Cropped a bit and a few clicks on color and contrast


I was stupid enough though to leave my Fuji in a taxi in Harbin, but I bought a new one a short while ago; Z5. I just love the point 'n shooters. The fits-in-pocket factor is very important to me and when the light is good (in the dark it's not that good) it takes nice pics. Shot some nice scenery in Yangshuo this summer holiday :)
« Last Edit: August 23, 2007, 08:22:53 PM by Martin »
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2007, 10:45:40 PM »
Good job, Martin!! The whole bike in the second pic may have been a better option, but the missing powerline is a nice touch. Love the last pic!!
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2007, 09:40:52 AM »
Thanks for making this a "sticky" Laoban.
This is a rework of ybiel's photo from his/her Beijing thread. Nothing drastic.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2008, 08:03:14 AM by George »
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2007, 09:49:56 AM »
Thanks guys, keep up the good info flow. Maybe I will learn to take good pics, or at least how to doctor them to look as if I can.

About the only skill I have is cropping and/or framing, although I am pretty good at timing, too. But then, George just made me better by getting me to consider things I hadn't thought of.

Thanks again. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2007, 09:55:46 AM »
I've taken precisely 3 photos since I got back from Oz!! Bloody disgusting! I've been busy going through all my stock, making Flashcards. Amazing what you can use.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2007, 11:23:38 AM »
Ok, George and all the other experts.  HELP asasasasas llllllllll

I took a bunch of pictures this weekend.  When I look at them as they are in my computer they have a LARGE date imprinted on them and it isn't the date I took the pictures.  asasasasas Why? 

I checked my camera and the date is correct therefore it is the 'Windows picture and fax viewer'.  How do I fix or correct this??   asasasasas llllllllll llllllllll
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2007, 12:04:06 PM »
Kill the date function on your camera. It isn't necessary and intrudes on the picture. Your uploader should display a date when you load them onto the computer. Check your computer date, as well.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2007, 12:30:01 PM »
I checked and it was my camera that was imprinting the wrong date. The date when I checked in set-up was correct.  I have turned it off.  Thanks George  agagagagag
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2007, 01:21:39 PM »
Not a problem, DS. agagagagag
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2008, 02:55:54 AM »
I'm good at photoshop. What do you guys need done?

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2008, 04:23:39 AM »
Dunno, Rajin. By the time most photos get posted, they've already had some treatment.
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008, 02:26:37 AM »
Alright, well I saw some posts earlier that said Photoshop was off of people's computers temporarily. Thought I'd offer.

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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2008, 02:40:42 AM »
I neither have Photoshop nor have any idea how to use it.
Could you do a very simple bit for me?
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Re: Taking Photos.
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2008, 10:52:21 AM »
I went to school for photography and have been using Photoshop since '96... but I recently had to sell my SLR, DSLR and all my lenses......hopefully there are some good deals on glass over there.... plus, if anyone wants a copy of CS3 let me know *wink wink*