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ravinderkumarsi

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Posted: 2005-05-21 11:19:00   

Hi All,

I have taken digital camera(6Mp) but as u might have seen my pictures i am not at all happy with them

I need some few simple and easy hints and tips to capture

good pictures,

i mean the angle or place or lighting .etc.

i read the martin night photography tips and this was a great help .

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Posted: 2005-05-21 13:43:00   

Ravi,



This will be great if we could get some tips. Since joining Globo I have been trying to take better pictures as well, let's hope someone answers.

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Posted: 2005-05-21 22:43:00   

Hey guys



Tips on good photography wanted... well well



First of all you both have very good shots already online and lesser ones too, so when thinking about better pics look at those you already have uploaded and at the rating they got and consider that. Think about why some pictures get higher ratings than others. Think about what attracts you to certain images. Just like when we discussed the rating system.



Some general tips I follow: (color photography)



Color photography is about colors so make sure you got great colors on your pics. So why shoot a skyline on a gray day.



Go up early! The best times of day for taking pictures are early morning when the sunlight comes in a flat angle which makes warm colors and longer shadows which means more contrast. Avoid the heat and glare of the midday sun unless you want to express it...

The second best time for picture taking is evening when again the sun is low and the shadows grow...



Take the sun behind you



Try to create an Image, think what especially attracts you what would you like to show on your picture. Try to find a good angle. Make sure the Buildings in your Images are straight unless you want to do it for a certain reason so hold your camera level!



Make loads of pics and keep only the best ones. Most professional photographers shoot rolls and rolls of film in order to get that one great shot. So when you got a digital camera... shoot, check it on the screen think about it shoot again, check it out are you satisfied what could be better try to play with aperture times and white correction...... theres so much you could do... some cameras also allow you to take three pictures in a row one with the aperture as measured one slightly slower and one slightliy quicker so you get three shots with different brightness... This is helpful for difficult light situations... And in the evening look again at your pics and delete the not so good ones...



And very important look that your pics are in focus!

You can also play with depth of focus... but that is another story...



Hope this helps a bit...



Martin



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Posted: 2005-05-22 05:45:00   

Martin you are a genius, that is perfect advice:

- learn from uploading (test response)

- colours mostly bring hits

- angle / composition

- pic should be level and subject in focus

- take many pictures and select the best



My worst disappointments were pics taken on overcast days and I have learned to compose a shot by bad weather so that amount of sky (dominating glare) in the picture is reduced as much as possible. To test or realise this, the same bad effect is when a picture is taken in a room with light dominating from a window directly near/behind the subject. Avoid direct glare and bright light in the frame and the camera adjusts better on the subject.



Also, some pictures (also sunsets) look like they were taken in any common garden/zoo/beach. The best pictures are those of very special places and of unusual subject and situations.



It should be added that: as brilliant as the picture/slide/data may be - if it is not properly scanned/digitalized/configured for uploading, the result may not bring that success that the picture really deserves...



Note also: the very best scenes may never be photographed because one was just not ready/quick with a camera. Sometimes I did not even have a camera (or enough power/film!) with me during most scenic adventures, situations or encounters! Luck and practice help a lot too...



Rudi





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Posted: 2005-05-23 04:05:00   

hi Ravi

perhaps u could attend a one day photography course to help learn the techniques. i did that when i bought my sony DC, and the course was organised by Sony itself.

hope that helps...

btw.. martin has given excellent suggestions and tips!

cheers

gloria


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Posted: 2005-05-23 05:57:00   

hii Martin ,thanks for such a simple and brief advice ,now i will follow it and take pictures ,i am sure it will be better this time ,i am also than ful to rudi for this suggestions as well as gloria.

for training on photography i have to search as i am not aware of it,but as martin told,i will take as many pic as possible and choose the best amongs it ,this way i will judge also about the pictures.

thank you all once again

if you get any other idea please do write .

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ravinderkumarsi

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Posted: 2005-05-23 13:56:00   

hii martin,rudi,gloria.

after getting my DC i tried to take pictures

can you just put some light as what i am lagging in these pictures ,

i mean where can i improve

http://www.globosapiens.net/ravinderkumarsi/pictures_india_varanasi_2199089_31.html

i m waiting for ur replies

ravi

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Posted: 2005-05-23 20:17:00   

Hi Ravi



About the linked pics...



There are quite a few of them... to be fair we should give feedback on every single one of them but they have all the same name and are showing mostly similar subjects so it's hard to be sure which one we are talking about.



Generally speaking there are some problems in my point of view...



They lack cris and clear color.

They are not properly focussed

The composition/subject is not very interesting

the one with the flowers in the wheat field is the most interesting of all

in some of them the tree tip are cut off..

in most of them the sky is grey



Just some hints...



"I'm astounded they got such high ratings" because to my eyes they are quite dull... but as I said it's always up to your taste, so please don't take my hints personal!



Martin

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Posted: 2005-05-24 06:37:00   

hiii martin,

thanks for the comments,yes i knew that there is something wrong in my pictures,now i will try taking the pic in morning or evening as u told to get more facinating colors and also to focus the image ,but for ur info ,i put camera in auto focous mode and almost all features in auto only.

soon i will take the pictures and then i will again trouble you

thanking you

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Posted: 2005-05-24 14:03:00   

Hi Ravi



I'm not a professional photographer but I think that using the camera features all in auto-setting mode, works only for a big and clear subject in the center of the scene.

In your pics there isn't a particular subject... all the landscape is your subject, so I think your camera has some problems to find the correct settings.

Now, almost all digital camera give you about ten or more different "global-setting" based on subject, light, and so on, others give you the option to disable all automatic settings and set them manually...

Try all the different option your camera gives to you on the same subject, in different combination, study the results and you'll learn how they works and when to use them.... or at least you learn what not to use in some situations.

But if you want more than this try-and-error method, nothing is better than a course with a manual camera! When you know how it works manualy, you can guide the semi-automaic camera easier and faster.



Hope this helps...

Luca :)




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