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Jul 14, 2009 15:21 |  #1

Hey guys,

Just got back from Europe and took tons of pics... not sure i really like any of them... but it was my first time really putting my dslr to use.. carried my xs, 10-22, 50mm and 18-55IS.

critique away i want to learn...

i don't usually see members post links...it's not against the rules is it?

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Jul 14, 2009 15:28 |  #2

no not against the rules but folks dont like going of site just post pics here




  
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Jul 14, 2009 15:35 as a reply to  @ butugly's post |  #3

Just a quick peek, but they all look OOF to me.


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Jul 14, 2009 16:08 |  #4

At least you got to see Versailles in nice weather. Yep, hard to critique without reference to an image, but here goes:

Certain detail images making geometric designs are quite nice. Good eye on those. Some shots, like the gondolier's back seem purposeless. Also some overexposed, washed out images in the Venice choices. You probably went overboard on the wide-angles--too many to no apparent point other than you had the capability.
Everything would have benefited from more depth of field--using a smaller aperture and bracing the camera or using a small tripod--almost everything, including the neat stuff has some out-of-focus areas like the floor tiles under the sneakers shot.


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Jul 14, 2009 16:16 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #5

yeah i'm a super noob still.. i know a little about the av setting and the tv setting and iso on my camera.. and my photoshop skills consist of crop and resize..

maybe i need glasses? i just either use the autofocus thing or select a spot manual and fire away.. maybe i need to slowdown and make sure i don't shake too much.. not sure since i was always go go go.. moving and shooting cause it was a vacation lol

thanks guys.. it was actually quite a task carrying those lens with me.. i got the wide specifically for this trip cause people were saying you'll need it to fit everything on the narrow streets..




  
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Jul 14, 2009 16:32 |  #6

On my 2007 trip, which covered Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Belgium Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and England in four months, I carried an XTi, 10-22, 17-85 IS and 70-300 IS and picked up a 50 1.4 in Paris for poorly lit museums. The 17-85 was my work horse doing about 85-90 percent of my shots. The 10-22 covered nine percent and the 70-300 barely edged out the 50mm for last place.

Earlier this year we returned for a month, mostly in Italy, and I used a 5DM2, 15mm fisheye, 16-35L, 24-105L IS, 70-200 f4 L IS and extenders. I did not carry everything all at once except in transit. Mostly I carried on a daily basis what I suspected I would find handy. Vatican and Coliseum were good fisheye locations, but I made certain to mix the lens use as much as possible. A photo vest with padded pockets was my daily bag.

I make good use of a monopod and have a lightweight Gitzo tripod that is very compact for those rare times when I really need one, like night shots.


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Jul 14, 2009 19:23 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #7

somebody told me
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the reason these photos dont seem sharp is because of diffraction. a lot of your shots were shot at f/20 or f/22

for a large depth of field and optimal sharpness with your wide angle, try to stay between f/8-f/11 using aperture priority mode (although it will still be quite sharp even wide open)

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i see i think i was using shutter priority for a lot of pics

is this considered sharper and more in focus?

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also how would you change this picture to give it more "life" just crank up the contrast?

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Jul 16, 2009 11:33 |  #8

Just a quick spin in CS4 Photoshop, levels, saturation, photo filter warming and a touch of sharpening.


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Jul 16, 2009 11:51 |  #9

OK, I took a look at some stuff I shot in 2007 in Europe where I was going for wide angle and everything still seems sharp. The smallest aperture (bench in Bruges) was f22 and taken with a 17-85 at 26mm. The widest shot (Nimes amphitheater) was with the 10-22 at 10mm and f10. These are small samples, but the prints look nice. I'm beginning to think it might be lens distortion with your particular lens--I just don't know for sure.


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Jul 16, 2009 13:33 |  #10

I just realized that you don't have "Image editing OK" on your sig. We really aren't supposed to be doing suggested treatments to your images unless you specificall allow for it.


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Jul 16, 2009 13:59 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #11

thanks... fixed the editing pics thing...

lens distortion.. i've got a filter on it.. how would i test it?




  
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Jul 16, 2009 15:04 |  #12

Filter on the lens or software filter?


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Jul 16, 2009 18:17 |  #13

advaitin wrote in post #8291976 (external link)
Filter on the lens or software filter?

filter on the lens




  
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Jul 16, 2009 21:45 |  #14

Find a nice brick wall and use it to try different things. 1. Squared to the wall so you can determine pincushion or barrel distortion--run through the major f-stops with the filter and, then, without the filter--also at different millimeter settings.

Do the same with angled shots like your buildings in Europe so you can see how stopping down effects the images. Keep careful notes. Use a tripod so that each series is alike.

If there is a problem, you'll begin to see the pattern develop.


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