bugging questions

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by grooski, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

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    I've had this question for a long time. Why do professional pictures look so much better then mine (quality wise)? It's like it just off the screen. Like i've seen Jim brandenburgs photos look bright and colorful. Is it the film, filters, the exposer, the camera, or what?
     
  2. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    I don't know whats your equipment, but it's all you've mentioned...
     
  3. MDowdey

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    the best thing in a picture is the exposure and lighting. tweaked just right, and the pictures will explode on the screen. also, lenses are about 80% of a good setup.


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  4. voodoocat

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    Lighting, lighting, lighting. It's all about the lighting.
     
  5. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    All of the above, plus a lot of time and practice.
     
  6. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    ditto.

    i put in alot of post processing work into my shots - usually to making the lighting stand out more... would agree with Voods that lighting is a crucial element!
     
  7. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I wear 3d glasses when I view my photos and they explode off the screen.

    Seriously though, I agree with everyone here. Getting a good exposure, and then taking time to develop it properly. That's my formula if you will.
     
  8. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    Lighting of course and resolution of your digital
     
  9. voodoocat

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    Resolution only matters when it comes to print size.
     
  10. Tok

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    Lighting and composition are the two most important things. If it is only the colour that u are not happy about your pics, then try to know a bit more about film selections and filtres, even though nothing can beat the natural lighting at the right time. Composition-wise, cropping can usually help for a bit. All in all, u've gotta have passion on your subjects while taking your pics. Believe me on this, pls., the passion that u put in REALLY shows and would make a real difference on your works (same thing applies for cooking :)). My 2 cents.
     

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