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Old 14-03-2007, 15:59   #1 (permalink)
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Question Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

Literally the day I got on my plane to go to Hawaii I returned my (less than 48 hours old) D80 kit set for a D80 body and Sigma DC 18-50 EX Macro to go with my Nikon 70-300 VR. Below is a link to some of the photos I've taken with it, and I'm looking for some feedback.

This is my first DSLR, and knowing that I should probably avoid changing default settings just for the heck of it, I decided to keep the image settings at Ia(sRGB) rather than IIIa(sRGB) through the whole trip, and tried to make sure any changes I did make were for a good reason.

I have seen multiple suggestions for the D80 saying you'll get more appealing images, by making changes such as setting saturation higher and setting the color space to IIIa(sRGB) instead of Ia(sRGB). I am interested in making changes to settings that will give me better photos out of the camera.

For that reason, the photos I've uploaded from the Hawaii trip are all unedited, directly as they came out of the camera. Hopefully Flickr gives access to the EXIF data if anyone is interested, but I'm happy to provide those details to anyone if it does not. If there is a trend in those photos that could be improved with changing some camera settings, or if anyone has some post-processing ideas that they'd like to take a photo and edit it to show me what's possible, I'm very much a "newbie" at this, as I've been a DSLR owner for less than a week.

Here's the link: Flickr: Photos from peteer01

(P.S. While I know a lot can be done in post-processing, especially with programs like DxO, which can do a lot without requiring any input from me, I am currently trying to focus on improving the quality of photos before using editing SW. This is due to the (possibly misguided) idea that trying to focus on the quality of the image coming out of camera will help me to become a better photographer. Once I have more confidence handling the D80, I'm happy to spend more time learning how to use editing SW to improve the photos I've taken.)

Edit: Just looking back at Flickr now, it seems that the photo can only be downloaded in various sizes, with the largest being 1024 x 685, and lacking the EXIF data. Is there a better place to upload files, so that the 10M images can actually be viewed?

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Old 14-03-2007, 17:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

Some Nice pics, makes me want to go on Holiday, the vigenetting on zoom mode, was it caused by a lens hood?, im not an expert, but I have just purchased a D50, and I also baught Nikon NX, which can easily get rid of that problem, and also saturation very easy, If you go to Nikons website " NX " there is a demo on getting rid of vigenetting, I have not used Photoshop or NX, they are both a learning process, but on top for touching up, NX looks more user friendly, Photoshop will get rid of trees out of heads for you, good luck with your shots, look forward to seeing them when you have corrected the probs.
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Re: Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

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Some Nice pics, makes me want to go on Holiday, the vigenetting on zoom mode, was it caused by a lens hood?
Out of curiosity, which photos have the easily noticable vignetting? I didn't notice any strong vignetting in the photos I took in Hawaii, but that certainly doesn't mean there isn't any. (And yes, I used the lens hood that came with the lenses for a lot of the photos.)
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I also baught Nikon NX, which can easily get rid of that problem, and also saturation very easy, If you go to Nikons website " NX " there is a demo on getting rid of vigenetting
With the level of vignetting in Nikon's 18-70 and 18-135 kit lenses, I'm not surprised to hear that they have a demo on how to remove it. While I am currently using DxO to edit the photos, all of the Hawaii photos I've uploaded so far have no editing done to them at all. I know DxO and similar can fix the vignetting, tweak the saturation, etc. but the better images I get before SW, the better off the final images will be. (That's why I tagged all the unedited Hawaii photos with "unedited")

One thing I'm specifically wondering about is what impact IIIa (sRGB) would have had on these photos. (They were all taken at the default Ia (sRGB))
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Re: Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

I like those shots, very good for coming straight out of the camera. The hibiscus is very surprising, it doesn't look like an image straight from the camera; impressive. The sunset one is also pretty nice, if a little OOF.
A good start. Not really sure about the colourspaces, but I shoot from my D50 in Ia so....
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Re: Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

is like going on a trip without leaving our chairs really liked the sun and sunset.Makes a person appreciate the beauty of everything.Definately hope to travel overseas some stage .At the moment enjoying out own slice of paradise.
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Re: Back from Hawaii, and looking for advice based on the photos I took with my D80.

Thanks for the nice comments and advice. I've gone ahead and switched to sRGB(IIIa) and upgraded to a pro flickr account to share more photos.

I'm also getting progressively more comfortable with the camera. If you're interested in seeing a few of the "fun" photos that I've taken since getting back to Tokyo, here's a link to a small set.

Tokyo Fun - March 2007 - a photoset on Flickr
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