Hello from Arkansas!

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by Luth34, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Luth34

    Luth34 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey everyone,

    I have been lurking on the forum for some time but I figure interacting and getting some help with my hobby will help me progress further! I have enjoyed this forum a lot and it has certainly given me a lot of great ideas.

    I had a son two years ago which finally led me to buy a camera better than my android phone. I wanted to capture as many memories as I could since I love looking back through old family photos that my mom took. While we made fun of her at the time for taking all those pictures, they are priceless now. I am officially 'that dad' who always has his camera out.

    I purchased a refurbished Olympus E-M10 two years ago and really have enjoyed it. I still use the kit lens and feel like it has done well enough. I am hoping to buy a new prime lens soon. I have watched many hours of youtube videos and also bought a couple of photography books but feel like have hit a bit of a wall when it comes to understanding the technical side of photography, processing images, and just taking my little hobby to a new level. I have a version of photoshop and shoot in RAW, but generally feel overwhelmed and then never start to edit my photos, instead opting to use the JPEG and touch it up slightly. Any photoshop intro tips would be welcome.

    I look forward to talking with everyone soon! Here is one of my more favorite images of my little guy that I took this summer. Any tips welcome!

    [​IMG]

    -Cameron


     
  2. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    9,775
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Welcome aboard! There are many here who will advocate shooting in RAW and many that say JPEG will do just fine. Take their advice to the heart and experiment a bit to see which one works for you. I shoot in RAW and process in LR and PS.
     
  3. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    13,032
    Likes Received:
    4,620
    Location:
    SoMD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. Designer

    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    16,229
    Likes Received:
    4,072
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    Welcome!

    The shot you posted seems to be technically good, so what do you think it is lacking? Or if you have a shot that you need help with, post that one.
     

Share This Page