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AprilArchambeau
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 21:46
I do not like the pictures. Everything seems off or something, any c&c would be appreciated :) I am really trying though, and buying an SLR was the best thing I have ever done in my life!!

Little pp on color not too much else
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/AprilArchambeau/IMG_6400-1.jpg

Newer pictures

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/AprilArchambeau/IMG_0702.jpg


http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/AprilArchambeau/IMG_0532.jpg



http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/AprilArchambeau/IMG_0670.jpg


Might just be my eyes, but this looks out of focus

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj244/AprilArchambeau/IMG_0527-1.jpg



Thanks guys :)

AxxisPhoto
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 21:52
These are really good shots! The color saturation is fine and the composition is great. I would suggest using some fill-flash to separate your beautiful puppy from the background.

AprilArchambeau
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 21:55
Yea, although I have like 11k clicks on the shutter (NO clue how) I still do not know what I am doing. I will let my bullies run through the yard and get motion shots of them so like 200 pictures is the normal for me within an hour with them. I delete about 180 usually.

The first is the one really saturated but I love it and it printed nice.

The main one I worried about was my favorite picture I've ever taken of him, by the tree. There is just no saturation to me, and its not sharp enough. I love the picture so much though I couldn't delete it.

Thanks so much for the comments though :) Most of the action shots came out blurry and I am blaming that on me being too scared to use MF instead of AF :oops:

Drozz119
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 22:16
I would suggest using some fill-flash to separate your beautiful puppy from the background.

I agree on the fill flash. On #1..If you metered the sky, shoot in M and fill flashed, you would get an awesome looking sky. Along with that 'pop' on the subject.. here's an example with an XSI

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanbarratt/3260441930/sizes/m/

Great looking blue pit! Sick eyes!

AxxisPhoto
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 22:19
The main one I worried about was my favorite picture I've ever taken of him, by the tree. There is just no saturation to me, and its not sharp enough. I love the picture so much though I couldn't delete it.



Are you doing any post-processing in PS or LR?

AprilArchambeau
15th of September 2009 (Tue), 14:24
I have PS. But I couldnt really get it to do anything that I liked. I only really do sharpening and saturation on PS don't really know how to do anything else. Just not much color to the picture. And Drozz, thank you :). That picture is really nice.

Someday I will understand what all of this means. Hell before I even understand taking good photos my shutter will be replaced haha

tumblew33d
15th of September 2009 (Tue), 15:54
Thanks so much for the comments though :) Most of the action shots came out blurry and I am blaming that on me being too scared to use MF instead of AF :oops:

I wouldn't try using manual focus for shooting action shots of your dogs. Stick with AF, and depending on what style of shot you're going for play with shutter speed to try to freeze the action or switch to AI servo and pan along with the dogs as if they're cars on a racetrack.

AprilArchambeau
17th of September 2009 (Thu), 00:36
I wouldn't try using manual focus for shooting action shots of your dogs. Stick with AF, and depending on what style of shot you're going for play with shutter speed to try to freeze the action or switch to AI servo and pan along with the dogs as if they're cars on a racetrack.


Yea thats what I do. Sometimes it just AF on the wrong points of the dog or other objects. :)

AprilArchambeau
17th of September 2009 (Thu), 23:32
Did the lighting look ok?