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  1. #1
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    Family by the Bay

    My Daughter,Son in law and Granddaughter by the bay.





    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:09:01 06:41:08
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 40.0mm (35mm equivalent: 60mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Center Weight
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)





    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:09:01 08:00:32
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 120.0mm (35mm equivalent: 180mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/8.0
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Center Weight
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
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    Nice looking shots, Frank ... but you are still a trifle tight at the top of your son's head. It tends to make things look (appear) crowded. Give it an inch or two, next time. You can always crop.

    Something along these lines ... if I may suggest.

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    and then spin off a crop from that ... to offer balance to the image.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-06-2008 at 04:41 PM.
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    Thanks Don I will check the original image and try to crop it again.
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    They are just my thoughts, Frank ... so I thought I'd share them.

    Nice family shot.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    They look good. Advice is always welcome. How did you ad the room?
    Thanks Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    They look good. Advice is always welcome. How did you ad the room?
    Thanks Frank
    Most likely, he highlighted the top region in photoshop and just dragged it upwards . It's great for filling in edges of the sky, trees, etc.....
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    Highlight it with what tool??
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    Well, I ran over to "the bay" and ...

    No ... I extended the upper canvas about 50 pixels ... then cloned the sky.

    I did the same thing with the tree, in our last exercise. You really could use the Photoshop training. I know it is time consuming, but then ... who is asking ... "how?"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-06-2008 at 06:57 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    How do you extend the canvas?
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    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    PS CS3

    1) Open your original image

    On the Menu Bar

    2) Image > Canvas Size > and then do as I suggested
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-06-2008 at 09:01 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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