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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by T_Herdina, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. T_Herdina

    T_Herdina TPF Noob!

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    So this is my first post, I've recently been getting into photography and just wanted to see what you guys had to say about a couple of shots. I'm working with a kodak z915 (point and shoot) which has a few manual options. Anyway C&C much appreciated.

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  2. iolair

    iolair No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Both good macro shots - well composed, good separation of subject from background.

    The butterfly photo's nice, but the butterfly itself seems a little soft - try sharpening it in your software.
     
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    This thread goes to show what can be done with just a point and shoot - that you don't HAVE to have a high-end full-frame camera to capture nice images.

    This person used their eye and mind, then used a P&S to transfer that to an image that others can enjoy.

    Doubt that many here could tell by looking that a P&S was used unless we were told so.

    Use whatever camera you have to begin with, then get whatever camera equipment you want, later.

    Well done!
     
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    I agree with the above poster. Great job!
     
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    T_Herdina TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys

    @ iolair, some of the softness maybe be because I compressed these to Jpg quality 2 and the rest is obviously my inability to control focus. I also wasn't using a tripod, I really want to get one. I'll search around on good methods to sharpen in photoshop and see if that brings back some detail.
     
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    I agree! People should start out with very limiting cameras. Very good for developing skill. The mistake people make is starting out with dSLRs w/ zooms. Not a good teacher. Nice work.
     
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    If you hadn't mentioned this was taken with a P&S, I wouldn't have been able to tell. These are fantastic both technically and composition-wise. :thumbup:
     
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    T_Herdina TPF Noob!

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    So here is the sharpened result, much improved, great advice. I also blurred the background more, do you think this helps the photo? Perhaps less distracting.

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