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Sep 23, 2013 23:29 |  #16

xarik wrote in post #16320297 (external link)
Here's two images and for some reason I REALLLLLLLY liked it when I cropped it to appear longer

The two images you posted appear to be identical.

By the way, when posting on the forums you are supposed limit the longest side to 1024 pixels. The rules state: Image must fit in 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels box.

It would be nice if you'd edit the posted pictures to that limit so they fit on most folks' screens.


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Sep 23, 2013 23:30 |  #17

But that won't give me a longer image, it'll still be pretty much square...I don't want to thin out the subject, I want to make it look like it is a long image like a shot of the mountains, I want to get all the mountains (Of course) and have it look like the image is WAY longer than it really is because it's a bit thinner


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Sep 23, 2013 23:32 |  #18

xarik wrote in post #16320312 (external link)
But that won't give me a longer image, it'll still be pretty much square...I don't want to thin out the subject, I want to make it look like it is a long image like a shot of the mountains, I want to get all the mountains (Of course) and have it look like the image is WAY longer than it really is because it's a bit thinner

oh so you want to crop it like a panoramic image....ok


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Sep 23, 2013 23:39 |  #19

this just popped up and might be helpful


5 Tips for Noobs On How to Make the Most of Your New 50mm Lens

http://www.thephoblogr​apher.com …st-of-your-new-50mm-lens/ (external link)


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Sep 23, 2013 23:41 |  #20

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Sep 24, 2013 00:20 |  #21

I know I missed focus but that wasn't the point :P I had it at a very shallow depth of field and was hand held so it was pretty tough. My bad...Yeh I want a panoramic feel to the image, but I don't really have the option to make every photo panoramic, I haven't really learned how to do that really well in PS yet and I also can't do a panoramic shot while all my photos are hand held


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Sep 24, 2013 00:26 |  #22

Sorry about the image size as well :( Still getting used to the forum and the people here...I'm armature and you guys are all so much smarter, intimidating and quite honestly sometimes take that for granted over us dumber folk ;P...I'm working on it though


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Sep 24, 2013 00:31 |  #23

xarik wrote in post #16320401 (external link)
Sorry about the image size as well :( Still getting used to the forum and the people here...I'm armature and you guys are all so much smarter, intimidating and quite honestly sometimes take that for granted over us dumber folk ;P...I'm working on it though

little by little you learn, it takes time and contrary to how it looks, we are all still learning every time we shoot. Just keep working at it and try new things, even if the photos come out junk, you learn by doing right and by doing wrong.


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Sep 24, 2013 00:35 |  #24

Yeh I took 91 photos and about 15 of them turned out....about 10 of those 15 were just barely out of focus but on Facebook it's hard to tell...and the remaining 5 were of nothing interesting :P It's just frustrating when I want to use this camera/lens combo for taking memorable photos, and I just cannot do it for some reason...I feel like I'm failing at it because I'd have to set it to Auto everything to capture all the moments with a fine DOF, fine focus and overall sharp picture

to original post: I'll get into finding a kit lens and give that a shot. I'll also try to learn to take panoramic images with this 50mm + take up the tips of how to use the 50mm because I got caught in that bokeh trap ;)


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Sep 24, 2013 01:29 |  #25

peeaanuut wrote in post #16320332 (external link)
this just popped up and might be helpful


5 Tips for Noobs On How to Make the Most of Your New 50mm Lens

http://www.thephoblogr​apher.com …st-of-your-new-50mm-lens/ (external link)

This is very basic advice, yet some of it is something I (and I am sure many others) struggle with. MOAR BOKEHHHHHH. Also, I still dislike using flash..


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Sep 24, 2013 03:28 as a reply to  @ elleana's post |  #26

I only have a T4i, and use the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Here's a landscape I shot using it. Not that great but it shows that a 50mm can be used as such. It's not cropped, just re-sized for the forum, and converted from RAW.

I also have the 18-55mm f/3-5.6 IS II, and find it to be a good lens. However for me, I tend to grab my EF S- 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II more often. Having just started back into photography from videography, I'm still very much a newbie with my current setup. I'm finding that I like working with zooms more than a prime.

My recommendation would be 55-250 unless you're just wanting more wide-angle. The price is about the same as the 18-55.


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Sep 24, 2013 11:18 |  #27

Yeh and the guy who I was talking to on craigslist was selling both the kit lenses (18-55 and 55-250) for $100...together they are a great lens pair and it's a highly used set up to have all three lenses because the 50mm is plenty fast while the others are slow but more versatile...I like your image, but I would want it without the fence in there so I'd stand closer to the edge and get far less :/


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Sep 24, 2013 14:29 |  #28

Just be more creative with the 50mm.
If you want to shoot a wide landscape the take lots of pictures and stitch in Photoshop (or something else)

Here's a stitch of Red Rock Canyon taken with my 60D and the cheapo 55-250 lens at 55mm...

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Sep 24, 2013 14:49 |  #29

For your budget, the 18-55 is the only choice with good enough IQ. If you can't make good images with it, it is not a lens problem. It is more than capable and in your price range.


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Sep 24, 2013 16:56 |  #30

Ok, Yeh I know it still takes some talent to be able to get what I want out of the camera :P I just question the clarity of the lens but after seeing what I'm able to do in PS with those lenses, I'm a bit more confident in them (borrowed my dads 18-55 and shot some and edited some). How exactly do I position the picture for a stitched image? Would I put it on a tripod and swivel the head or lock it down and move it left/right (the whole tripod that is)???? I just downloaded Hugin (Saw it on another post in this forum) and I dont' understand it :P I might just stick with PS cuz I have a good grasp on that ;P


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