new to digital photography

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by rhall54, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. rhall54

    rhall54 TPF Noob!

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    So.. I did a lot of film photography in high school and a little bit when I got out. I love being in the darkroom. But now I am not in school and don't have access to a darkroom. So I bought a D40. Only thing is.. I'm not to good with electronical devices... and my computer for whatever reason will not install photoshop.. so I am attempting to use GIMP.. any advice..

    Also here is a picture. PLEASE tell me what you think

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome! Nothing wrong with The Gimp; it's a very powerful program, and will do pretty much everything you need as far as photo editing. With respect to your image, a couple of thoughts. The first thing that strikes me is that it's slightly over-saturated and/or under-exposed; say about 2/3 stop. I really like the reflection you've captured in the window, but I think the image would have benefitted from a wider crop to include all of the "star".

    Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.

    ~John
     
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    thank you very much for the advice :)
     

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