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Hi,

Unread post by careyh » Fri May 30, 2008 6:20 am

Hi Everyone,

Great idea to assist, I have a few photos but where of how do I load them? :redface:

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Unread post by restio » Fri May 30, 2008 5:03 pm

Hi careyh! Have a look here for some pointers. There are lots of tutorials in the "Forum Help" forum. If you still don't come right, then just shout and we'll be happy to help! :D

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Photo help

Unread post by careyh » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:56 am

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=sazll3&s=3

Morning,

Thanx for the advise, hope it comes out right.

I would appreciate if someone can comment on the picture, personally its one of my best as you can see the flies around the head.

Greetings

H

:P [/img]

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Photos

Unread post by careyh » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi, everyone.

I am still struggling to load my photos for comments. Is it just me having a bad day wishing I was in the bush again? Please assist me..

Thanx :redface:

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by AFRICAT » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:05 am

Hi to all you experts...help, PLEEZ!

Here is a photo "as is", and I like it very much, but want to make it the best it can be....taken just outside Tamboti after a very uneventful game drive. I challenged my SO to at least give me a nice sunset shot, and this is what transpired. Thanks to all who can offer your most appreciated suggestions.

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by AFRICAT » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:44 pm

No responses yet...does that mean it's hopeless, or did I post under the wrong heading? Thanks!

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by DuQues » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:52 pm

Or it's perfect..... ;)

All would do is cut off a bit of the top and bottom, laying the focus even more on the rhino...

What exactly would you like to see better?
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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by AFRICAT » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:07 pm

Thanks...wanted some help with composition, seeing as I ended up with it square in the middle (rule of thirds and all that)...if I cut top and bottom, it would leave a long skinny photo? Would you crop right or left, as well, to keep it from being so centered? Much appreciated.

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by richardharris » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:45 pm

Rule of thirds is only a guide - not an absolute. I think yours is perfectly OK with sun fairly central.

Others may disagree!!

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:06 pm

I think it is a stunning photo!!! :D :dance:
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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by UKbadger » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:01 am

How about this?


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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by stevebocher » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:48 pm

Hi just very recently switched to digital Sony A350 to accommodate my Minolta lenses. The variables are infinite any comments on this shot....Image
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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by richardharris » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:51 pm

Not at all bad! Most of my similar shots come from Shinwedzi camp; where was this one taken?

Its a bit difficult to be critical on a photo at this resolution - but I get the impression you have done what I do all too often(!) - the sharpest focus is not the eye / head but further back. Very difficult to get this right, even with an SLR.

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by Switchback » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:55 am

I agree with richardharris, if the camera chooses what to focus on, it is sometime difficult to pin point you focal point. That's the reason why I choose my focal point to be on a single spot and I can move it around as I please between 11 focal points without having to move my camera around.

If you can't do that and, say for instance, your camera's focal point is in the middle, focus with your subject in the middle, keep the shutter button half-way in and move your camera away to compose the shot. Just keep a watchfull eye on your exposure when moving around if you can't lock you EV value.

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Re: Help me with my photo

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:18 am

agree with the above comments , have you tried doing some minor sharpening to the pic and a little lightening? I think thats all it needs otherwise good shot :thumbs_up:
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