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May 07, 2013 13:35 |  #4171

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May 07, 2013 14:15 as a reply to  @ smaeda's post |  #4172

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May 07, 2013 16:58 |  #4173

Fortunate enough to have a couple of blackbirds pose for me in the garden at the weekend...

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May 07, 2013 16:59 |  #4174

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May 07, 2013 19:03 as a reply to  @ Monkey moss's post |  #4175

My first cone of 2013.

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May 07, 2013 21:02 |  #4176

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Kim,

I use GIMP for photo-editing but I am sure that Photoshop, or any other decent photo editor will give you the option to crop while maintaining the height to width ratio. GIMP will even throw in rule of thirds guides...

Then you crop for the size you want, moving the cropped selection around as you see fit before you pull the trigger.

Gerry,

Thanks... after looking at Lightroom more closely, I see you can just make sure the aspect ratio is locked in the crop screen and adjust as you suggested.

Thanks again.


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May 07, 2013 21:04 |  #4177

I spent some time today working on our vacation photos. Here's one of them.

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May 08, 2013 06:11 |  #4178

A bit of Smoking never hurt anyone rite!!!

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May 08, 2013 07:14 |  #4179

Hi folks, I've just got myself a 60D and am new to DSLR photography. I've so much to learn and am enjoying looking at your wonderful photos. I'm just wondering would you mind putting up the settings you use when taking the photos, so I could learn and help me when experimenting, as I really don't know what I'm doing! Thanking you in anticipation!

Bob

PS I took some photos indoors with my family last week - first time using the 50mm 1.4f lens and was disappointed with the sharpness. The previous week I took some photos with the kit 18-135mm and they were terrific. I'm not sure what happened, as I used similar (basic) settings - the only thing I can think of is that I used a UV filter for the first time. Would the filter make that much of a difference? I'm thinking I'll try again next week and use a lens hood instead?? Any advice gratefully received!




  
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May 08, 2013 07:26 |  #4180

BGray1 wrote in post #15910148 (external link)
so I could learn and help me when experimenting

There's your answer Bob...

I will give you ONE advice... always shoot in M. Once you master M everything else will be a piece of cake.

Others can probably give you advices about light, settings, places etc..


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May 08, 2013 07:28 |  #4181

What aperture were you using with the 50? At 1.4 the depth of field is very narrow. If taking a photo of a person focus on the eyes. at 1.4 the only thing in focus would be the eyes. In my opinion 1.4 is to narrow for my liking. Portraits should be at 2.8 - 4.0, group shots 4.0 - 11, Landscape should be done f/11 - 22. This is me now ... not every one will agree on my style of shooting, but I think most would agree. But actually the best way to learn is practice practice and practice. Ohh and congrates on the 60D, You'll love it.


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May 08, 2013 07:52 |  #4182

BGray1 wrote in post #15910148 (external link)
Hi folks, I've just got myself a 60D and am new to DSLR photography. I've so much to learn and am enjoying looking at your wonderful photos. I'm just wondering would you mind putting up the settings you use when taking the photos, so I could learn and help me when experimenting, as I really don't know what I'm doing! Thanking you in anticipation!

Bob

PS I took some photos indoors with my family last week - first time using the 50mm 1.4f lens and was disappointed with the sharpness. The previous week I took some photos with the kit 18-135mm and they were terrific. I'm not sure what happened, as I used similar (basic) settings - the only thing I can think of is that I used a UV filter for the first time. Would the filter make that much of a difference? I'm thinking I'll try again next week and use a lens hood instead?? Any advice gratefully received!

bent toe wrote in post #15910180 (external link)
There's your answer Bob...

I will give you ONE advice... always shoot in M. Once you master M everything else will be a piece of cake.

Others can probably give you advices about light, settings, places etc..

Bob, I will second this piece of advice. Once I mastered manual, then I understood what the camera was doing much better. I recommend Bryan Peterson's book "Understanding Exposure". He is very easy to read and it will help a lot.

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May 08, 2013 08:01 |  #4183

BGray1 these books help me alot /also when using the auto zones check what the camera uses for settings and try them in M. Happy shooting

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May 08, 2013 08:03 |  #4184

Thanks for your answers, it'll take me a good while to get to grips with using manual as I don't understand the relationship between aperture, ISO and speed - yet! I think I'll start by trying to master aperture - and next time use the settings suggested. I used the portrait setting (with default/standard and also daylight/warm). Default seemed to be better. Perhaps the camera set the aperture narrow, I must check? Hard to change settings and concentrate on what I'm doing when trying to take good shots of my very young nephew and niece!! Does shooting with a uv filter degrade photos much - could it explain what happened? From the bit I've read on a couple of forums, opinion seems to be divided as to whether using uv filters is a good idea or not!

Thanks again for all your answers and please give me any more advice you think will help!

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May 08, 2013 08:06 |  #4185

bent toe wrote in post #15910180 (external link)
There's your answer Bob...

I will give you ONE advice... always shoot in M. Once you master M everything else will be a piece of cake.

Others can probably give you advices about light, settings, places etc..

I've got a bit of different advice but for a different reason. bent toe has given you excellent advice. In order to be a 'great' photographer (as compared to a 'good' photographer) you must master the basics, which means learning to shoot manually and meter lights when using artificial lights. But you can really do a good job with today's cameras by using dedicated flash units and shooting everything in automatic mode.

What I always suggest to those who aspire to photographic greatness is to set the camera on auto and learn composition and natural lighting first. This assumes that you have an 'eye' for photography. No amount of technical expertise can make up for lack of artistic vision.

Good photographers, even those without artistic vision can and do make a good, even great living shooting portraits of people and pets. Great photographers, not only make a great living, but also end up with their photos in museums, galleries and books.

Just my .02 worth:D

ps: post some of your shots so we can see where you are photographically.


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