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Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by jeffie7, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 TPF Noob!

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    I just bought a Sony DSC-H2 yesterday with the plan of gettting into photography as a hobby. I have zero background in taking photos other then basic stuff from my cars and friends.

    First few pictures are at 6.2mp setting I took them last night before my 2nd set of batteries died (very fast might I ad), they're around 3mb each so be warned!

    The 2nd set of pictures were taken today with the Sony batteries that were charged =) they were also taken at a 6.2mp level but the pictures were resized down to about 200K.

    Big ones.

    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/DSC00013.JPG
    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/DSC00014.JPG

    Smaller ones

    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/Dsc00083.jpg
    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/Dsc00100.jpg
    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/Dsc00111.jpg
    http://www.jeffnortham.com/photos/Dsc00130.jpg

    check out the little guy in the last picture =)

    please give me some criticism so I can learn from it.
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hallo jeffie, and welcome to a) the world of photography and b) ThePhotoForum :D. Nice to have you here.

    Now you immediately come asking for some criticism? How brave is that!?!? Cool.

    Well, just a suggestion:
    Viewing ANY photo in the internet is easiest if you resize your photos to an extent that the entire frame is likely to fit into each viewer's screen. Therefore it is advisable not to put up any pics that are wider than about 800 pixels (usual size would then around 800x600).

    I did click on the first link and by scrolling in all directions did see a stone wall in something like a park with lots of green (my favourite colour, I might add...), but it would be much more helpful if you resized your pics some before putting them up. (You will find out that uploading them will be much faster, too ;)).

    The "smaller ones" at 1150x869 pixels are still too large for internet viewing, but easier to view, anyway. Very nice location, I must say, it was a park, wasn't it? And nice choice of subjects in the flowers that you found. You do know how to work DOF (depth of field) and get your (even little, like the dragonflies) subjects into focus, I quite like that.

    But my suggestion is: downsize your pics before internet presentation and then try to link them into your threads directly. You will get a broader feedback. Believe me. (Well, I keep hoping for that myself all the time :greenpbl: )
     
  3. jeffie7

    jeffie7 TPF Noob!

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    www.mozilla.com =) it will auto size pictures to fit your screen perfectly =)

    I do agree the first ones are way to big but they're big for a reason. I posted them to another board where I was asking about what camera to buy. They wanted some full rez pictures =)

    800x600 is almost gone. 1024x768 is the new standard. (at least for any comptuer with a 17"+ monitor) it's a good point to make the picture fit the screen for the people who still run... sigh.... IE... =)

    The took the pictures in my neighborhood. There's nothing like walking around with a camera straped around your neck when it's almost 100o with not a single cloud in sight! talk about having a wet shirt at the end of the trip =)

    If the weather lets up some, I might try to get some pictures of Annapolis tomorrow. we'll see.
     
  4. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    Welcome to the forum Jeffie. You sure are off to a great start.
    I agree they are kinda large, but once you resize them, it will be easier to see.
    Love the water lily shot. Lookin forward to more of your stuff.
     
  5. Cheyenne

    Cheyenne TPF Noob!

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    I agree that they are too large as well but I love the first shot of the smaller photos. It's lovely :D
     

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