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  1. tkdgirlms

    tkdgirlms TPF Noob!

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    I've always loved taking pictures but have really gotten to enjoy it more since getting my new Nikon. I can't afford much more equipment or a better camera but I love my camera. Here are a few pics: please offer any helpful suggestions so that I can improve! Thanks!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    1. Nice idea using the fence as you did, but to me the picture is over exposed. Also a Circular polarizer would help you with the sky from blowing out so much.

    2. I like the way the dragon fly is sitting, just a shame that he's out of focus.

    3. I really like this one. It is nicely done. My favorite out of the 4.

    4. I'm undecided about this one. There is something about it that has potential, but I don't think it works as it is. I think a different perspective would have been better. Maybe if the camera / you were lower to the ground, and the log wasn't in the center of the picture. (Rule of thirds)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #1 is nice but hazy, need to pp it some so eliminate the haze some sharpening..
    #2 dragonfly is oof, best times for insects is early in the morning.
    #3 is nice
    #4 needs a different crop to get the tree out of dead center

    I tried to see what I could do with #1, sharpened some and played with contrast but the sky still is an issue.
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    Love that^^ My fav is #3! Play with your contrast and brightness you'll be amazed how clear you can make something look! :)

    Great job! Keep it up and have fun!
     
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    #1- flat

    #2- blurry

    #3- a touch under exposed. if you had a bit brighter sun it would be better

    #4- blurry and honestly I don't see the point to this photo.
     
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    so what kind of nikon is it? they are some pretty decent photos
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Look at the EXIF data:

    Nikon Coolpix L110
     
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    Thanks for the info! Lots of questions but here's a couple...what's PP? And my eye is obviously untrained because I can't really tell that the dragonfly pic is blurred - I know the background is due to the setting I used on the camera. Can somebody fix it so its not blurred and I can compare and see what you mean? I see that I have a lot of reading to do - I have read some on the rule of thirds but didn't quite grasp the meaning of it. 1 more question: what is circular polarizer? I don't think my camera will let me attach any other equipment to it (at least not that I can tell online).
    What do you think about this picture?
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    i think you need glasses, or to get your eyes checked if you couldn't tell that the first dragonfly pic is more than out of focus
     
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    tkdgirlms TPF Noob!

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    Actually reb, I wear glasses - not useful info! Go Dawgs!! :)
     
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    :meh:.........





    GTFO
     
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    tkdgirlms TPF Noob!

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    Seriously, I really can't tell that its blurry and neither can a friend of mine so if you can help by cleaning it up and so that I can see what you mean, that would be awesome! We know the background is blurry but can't tell the dragonfly is.
     

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