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Old 07-04-2012, 12:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm a complete virgin to this forum malarky. Never posted my photos anywhere before. So I'm uploading a mishmash of stuff that's caught my eye over the last couple of years. Very curious about the feedback!

I mostly use panasonic lumix DMC-TZ6... what you see is what you get. I don't like to edit in photoshop, except for cropping very occasionally. I just enjoy the way the camera does it's own thing with the lighting available. The photos I'm uploading today were all taken with it....

But.... I've joined this site as I have a DSLR which I love and use in a very basic way and i want to see if I can use it in a way that can knock the socks off my Lumix... currently I am more excited by the results with my Lumix which was less than half the price of my DSLR and which I have owned for several years less than my DSLR.

I'm not sure if I will ever become a "technically advanced" photographer... but here I am willing to start my Manual photography journey... after I've had some feedback on my first uploads that is.

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:57   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Pixalo hrhnats

While there is a facility for members to comment in the gallery, you will probably get more responses by posting images in a thread in the forums where there is more activity.

There are two ways to do this. Part three of this guide explains one method

http://www.pixalo.com/community/site...tml#post289452

The other way is to open the full sized image in your gallery by clicking on it and underneath you will see some lines of code. If you copy the line 'medium image' paste it into your post it will make the picture appear in your post.

If you do need any help with this, just ask
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Welcome. Looking forward to seeing your images.
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Thanks for the tip Graham...

Here a couple of my photos.....



Taken at dawn one day on my way to work.



County Hall in London. Lit up red, probably at dawn on my way to work. I always find it impossible to take photos of anything red with any success.



A lunchtime walk through West Brompton Cemetery.



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I just tried to place my images in this post but it failed. I did what Graham suggested above and everything! I could get a bit frustrated with this forum thing! I have uploaded images to my members gallery in case you want to see them... until i get to grips with this thing that is!
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Taken at dawn on my way to work one day.
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If you click on the code below each image then just copy the entire link with [ctrl-c] on the pc or [cmd-c] on the mac. Then paste into your post with [ctrl-v] on the pc or [cmd-v] on the mac.

Last image is my favourite!
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Well this varied selection shows that you have got an eye for a picture. You said in your first post that you wanted to get better results and some of the ones you have posted here do show the limitations of a compact, but also maybe some flaws in your technique and why you should do a bit more in Photoshop.

Low light shots require the camera to be rock solid, and you just can't hold a camera steady enough without a tripod. Auto and semi auto modes will not usually give the correct exposure in low light situations and can also affect the focus by using very wide apertures.

The things that you have less control over is the dynamic range - the difference between the darkest and lightest parts of the image - and the way that the camera records images when using jpg files, although you should be able to change the size and quality and most cameras will allow fine tuning of the pre-set saturation, contrast and sharpening parameters.

Your Photoshop activities ought to include straightening (ask Russell) where appropriate, and all images should be sharpened to some degree for both web use and printing.
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Thank you for uploading them AND the comments guys.

See a very long way to go! Need to find a point to start at now. Could become very over-whelming. slowly slowly I guess.
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