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Terracotta
10-31-2004, 07:13 AM
These are the first 3 shots I've taken with more though than when I get asked to take photos of work functions or to reminisce about a holiday or something like that. So comments please on anything, composition, post processing ideas etc...

http://www.pbase.com/terrac/general

TIA

D70FAN
10-31-2004, 07:28 AM
These are the first 3 shots I've taken with more though than when I get asked to take photos of work functions or to reminisce about a holiday or something like that. So comments please on anything, composition, post processing ideas etc...

http://www.pbase.com/terrac/general

TIA

Composition is very nice. The A95 might be a little of an under achiever here, and it would be interesting to see these shot with a dSLR and a 50mm f1.8. That said, all 3 shots are printable.

Terracotta
10-31-2004, 08:32 AM
Strange you say that as when I was in the middle of testing a load of 8MP cameras when someone 'dropped' a 300D + kit + 50mm f/1.8 in my lap and said 'see what you think now' so now I'm looking at a 20D or D7D (or D70 if Nikon give me the option to turn sharpening off fully), as I needed a new camera I got the A95 for a fill in camera & it'll be a lot more handy for event work.

Terracotta
11-06-2004, 05:50 AM
Composition is very nice. The A95 might be a little of an under achiever here, and it would be interesting to see these shot with a dSLR and a 50mm f1.8. That said, all 3 shots are printable.

Here is an attempt at the Broken Pieces shot with the D70, however it was a much darker day, and I was at the limits of holding the camera still while being able to frame the shot, the ability to frame on the LCD was a real advantage. The A95 was wanting a 0.3s exposure at the same settings as the orig.

A95 -> http://www.pbase.com/terrac/image/35728956/medium.jpg (http://www.pbase.com/terrac/image/35728956) D70 -> http://www.pbase.com/terrac/image/35998026/medium.jpg (http://www.pbase.com/terrac/image/35998026)

Wayne Knight
11-18-2004, 03:23 AM
When shooting a human or animal, think about the angle you're shooting it from. Are you looking down on it, or looking up to it, or are you on the same horizontal level? You don't want it to be obvious from the photo that you were standing up when you took it. It brings attention to the fact that you were holding the camera.

In the case of the cat I would have knelt down a bit lower to be level with him, and I might have even tried being slightly below him shooting up at him. That shot's also a little crooked, and the window's a little distracting, though you can fix these with cropping.

The photo of the front door is shot in very harsh sunlight so there's a lot of contrast and the dark areas look very dark. Consider shooting in a different time of day when there's no direct sunlight (lots of photographers really LOVE shooting at dawn and a dusk). Or, wait until it's a bit cloudy. You may be able to play around with this in Photoshop too to bring up the dark areas.

For the photo with the blue ball I would advise the same as for the cat - the problem is we're looking down at it. Consider kneeling right down and shooting it from a low angle.