The Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Cameras and camcorders' started by INS-ANI, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. INS-ANI

    INS-ANI New Member

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    "Got a cam? want to use it? DOn't know how how to? sitting IDLE..."
    Well..thats how you identify a potential wanna-be-photographer.

    Many of us will be having interest in photography and here's an opportunity to share our experiences.
    I am soon going to upload some of snaps i took and these were really better than i expected.

    I am working on a tutorial from what i have learnt from my experiences and request all experienced/non-experienced member to share their ideas/works.

    just for sample i am uploading some of my work, and i hope you guys will like it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    u seem to be an electronic geek

    dont u take any nature photos
     
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    lol..was that a comment or compliment? Waise..i am an electronics student.
    I have some animal pics(kittensX2), but i am yet to upload them.Some editing part still left...:(.
     
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    i wish i had a SLR so that I could take a pic of full moon...

    I am just unable to take full moon pic with any of my digital cams...I have 2 digicams and 3 cam phones... i could never take a clear pic all blurred..tried all settings
     
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    NEED Some advice:
    WHats the best way to watermark the original images w/o compromising on quality?
     
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    @sujyop
    can you please mention your cam details?
     
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    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

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    hey I'm an enthusiastic in that field any type of tips would be appreciated.
     
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    its quite good specs.

    buddy..i am not a specialist..but what i have learnt..lighting plays a very imp role in quality of ur pics. fr indoor pics(as uploaded above) i have used a table lamp and a white dotmatrix page sheet as background.
     
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    if u r bit good at manual settings...try taking moon pic at night without any blur or even sunrise or water waves at night (balti me bhi chalega) ...plzz try any:oops:
     
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    An SLR is not essential for taking photos of the moon. You just need to set the proper exposure values and a good lens, preferably one with a long focal length. Here's a composite of some pictures I took of the moon with four different cameras, NONE of which is an SLR.

    [​IMG]

    Another point is that while most beginners want to take a photo of the moon when it's full, it's actually not the best time. At full moon, the surface is evenly lit and comes out flat without interesting shades of light and dark.
     
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    @pimpom : cool dude.....

    I have a sony W150, photography is a long time hobby ....guys post the links of any good photography tips and tricks websites that you find ...
     
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    @pimpom...great man.

    Soo full moon is not the right time and u have taken all in B&W...dows B&W look better then coloured..

    2ndly did u edited the pic or these r original ones.
     
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    Actually, the shots were taken in colour. They were edited, somewhat sharpened with Photoshop and converted to greyscale (B&W) with Irfanview. I did the editing in a hurry and oversharpened the top left shot, making it look unnatural.

    Whether it's better to put it in B&W or colour depends on the picture and the effect one wants to create. Here's one in colour, taken with a Panasonic FZ30.

    I shot this one last November at about 4 am as I was heading for the bedroom half-asleep. I happened to glance out the window and saw the setting moon with the unusual red-orange colour caused by thick haze near the horizon, grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots. This one's also sharpened a bit.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I tried but again unsuccessful....do u use iso settings or normal screen selections
     
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    OK. Here are some tips.

    It's difficult to take a clear picture of the moon at night, especially with automatic exposure, because the moon is a small bright object against a large dark background. The camera tries to compensate for the dark background by increasing the exposure. The increased exposure is too high (too much light) for the moon and it comes out as a blurry bright white object. Is that the result you get?

    The camera will also find it difficult to focus.

    The best way to get a clear shot is to use manual exposure settings. But unfortunately, your camera doesn't have manual exposure settings. You could try this:

    Set your camera to spot focus and spot metering. This will make it try to focus on the object in the centre and also measure the brightness of the object in the centre. Aim the camera with the moon in the exact centre. Let it take focus and meter by half-pressing the button. Then take a trial shot by fully pressing the button.

    If the moon still comes out too bright, dim it by adjusting the EV (Exposure value). Your camera can be adjusted down to -2 in 1/3 steps.

    Post your shot here and I'll help you evaluate the result.
     
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    hey... those are excellent pics :)...and this thread is definitely going in the right direction .

    good to see photographers here :)
     
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    Great will try today night...thanks for the tips
     

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