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Mar 20, 2014 18:57 as a reply to  @ post 16773725 |  #9841

so many awesome pictures here, I probably shouldn't even post any of mine.  :o

Just got my T3i with the 18-55mm kit lens a couple of weeks ago, finding what little time I can after work or days off to try to learn how to use it. I haven't been blown away by it yet, I'm hoping that it's just me being a slow learner not something wrong with the camera.

First one I've felt like I can show to the public
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Mar 20, 2014 19:08 |  #9842

Awesome shot!


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Mar 21, 2014 10:45 |  #9843

I am with Seth on this one too Dixie, make sure to post any issues you have with photos showing what you are talking about and people here always seem to be more than willing to help. The lens, while not perfect, is capable of really producing some great images, including the one you posted.
Practice is one thing you can never get enough of with photography.

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That's a very nice shot Dixie! What are you feeling is lacking that you aren't blown away by the camera? The image quality?


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Mar 21, 2014 20:45 |  #9844

sirquack wrote in post #16775084 (external link)
I am with Seth on this one too Dixie, make sure to post any issues you have with photos showing what you are talking about and people here always seem to be more than willing to help. The lens, while not perfect, is capable of really producing some great images, including the one you posted.
Practice is one thing you can never get enough of with photography.

That particular photo I'm pretty happy with, but it's the best I've taken so far. I've taken some local boring landscapes, and to me, they don't look any better than anything I took with my A590is or A710is that are several years old. Landscapes are my main interest.

It does seem better for closer subjects, the focus seems a bit soft but that's probably user error. This one is just cropped a bit, then resized. Needs some sharpening ;)

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Mar 21, 2014 22:54 as a reply to  @ dixiedawn's post |  #9845

Hey Debbie, I looked through your Flickr page earlier and noticed a lot of your shots were with your point and shoot. I think I know why you're not getting blown away by the t3i and it's the same problem I had: lack of in camera processing. Typically pns cameras do all the processing wrt to sharpness, contrast, etc internally. If you're shooting in RAW then what you're seeing is an unprocessed image, which is great because it gives creative control and allows you to add the sharpness, contrast, tint etc to your liking in post. But the downside is you're very likely to not be blown away by a sooc shot.

If by chance you are shooting raw plus jpg and your jpg images look unimpressive as well, you might check to make sure you're not set to neutral setting, adjust the contrast etc to how you like it and this will affect the jpg image.

I suffered this problem and was alway disappointed as to why my images didn't "pop" compared to others'. Since acquiring this information it's really helped my images out. Nothing magazine worthy by any means, but impressive enough for me!

And by the way, the second shot is great as well! Doesn't look soft to meat all, then again I'm a hobbyist and not a pro, but I think it looks great.


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Mar 22, 2014 10:21 |  #9846

I think a 600d is a t3i? , anyway here's a piccy I took of my buddy driving thru some muddy ruts

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Mar 22, 2014 12:44 |  #9847

We just might be turning the corner from Winter Without End to Spring;


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Mar 22, 2014 20:09 as a reply to  @ NCSA197's post |  #9848

Setting up housekeeping today.

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Mar 23, 2014 07:26 as a reply to  @ greenjeans's post |  #9849

A few shots from along the Fraser River the other day.

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Mar 23, 2014 17:43 |  #9850

A couple from a walk throught the Minnamurra Rainforest on the weekend.

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Mar 23, 2014 20:24 |  #9851

That waterfall looks so serene; nice photo. Also, upon googling Minnamurra Rainforest that is the first picture that appears. I can see why it's such a popular photo spot.




  
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Mar 24, 2014 00:00 |  #9852

Hey everyone, this is my first post. I just got my t3i and I am shooting with the lens that came with it. Its the 18-55 lens, so a lot of my pictures will be with this lens until I can afford an upgrade. I've been keeping track of this thread and looking at all of the pics and I have to say there are some very impressive ones. Hope I can add to it a little. Here is a shot from when I was on a trail ride in the Davis Mountains last week and this is the horse I was riding, his name is Casper. I am open to any critiques, I'm pretty new to all of the editing also so I appreciate any help.


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Mar 24, 2014 08:49 |  #9853

Not as interesting of subjects compared to the others here but I liked how it came out :)
Both shot with a Sigma 24mm

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Mar 24, 2014 09:50 |  #9854

Dixie, I think Seth may be on to the solution. I was checking out your flickr page and you have some great photos, but as you said, a lot of your DSLR stuff is kind of flat.
Post Processing is a huge deal with RAW images. I would even go so far as to say, try a few JPG images on your camera and see if you like what they look like better than your P&S camera. It took me quite some time to figure out what I liked in my processing. I am just now finally getting my work flow to a process that I really like the images that I am producing. It was a combination of global edits, sharpening and noise reduction that I just run and then fine tune my images from there.
I think once you find the basic settings you like, you will really like what your camera can and will produce for you.


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Mar 24, 2014 13:33 |  #9855

sirquack wrote in post #16782130 (external link)
Dixie, I think Seth may be on to the solution. I was checking out your flickr page and you have some great photos, but as you said, a lot of your DSLR stuff is kind of flat.
Post Processing is a huge deal with RAW images. I would even go so far as to say, try a few JPG images on your camera and see if you like what they look like better than your P&S camera. It took me quite some time to figure out what I liked in my processing. I am just now finally getting my work flow to a process that I really like the images that I am producing. It was a combination of global edits, sharpening and noise reduction that I just run and then fine tune my images from there.
I think once you find the basic settings you like, you will really like what your camera can and will produce for you.

I think a couple of more issues are:
1: taking the photos in very harsh sunlight (everything looks flat in that)
2: heavy cropping
3: shooting with the aperture wide open

The kit lens can is not known for being the sharpest lens, but shooting wide open and also cropping into photos will compound this weakness. At 55mm, try stopping down to maybe F8. Also, try to shoot when your subject is in the shade, create some shade, or shoot when it's overcast. If you get the light right, try setting your camera to full auto and see what that looks like.

Sometimes it's the content itself that needs to be improved and not so much the camera functions. Improving both is always the goal, though.


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