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  1. KwikC6

    KwikC6 TPF Noob!

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    I went to the Zoo here in Fort Worth, Texas yesterday and got to use use my new Nikon D90 for the first time. I also just downlosded a trial version of Aperture to my IMac. I have a lot to learn so I am going to post this photo to get some feedback. All I really did to it was crop it. What do you think?

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    The image is very flat (to my taste). Try increasing contrast and don't be afraid to push it up.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    compositionaly I really like this photo - and you managed to get all of both cats into the frame - no tail cutting :)
    That said it looks like it was a dull shooting day (weather wise) and that has slowed your shutter speed - and I belive that has introduced blur into the shot - which is why it has that soft appearance to it. Boost your ISO if you have to to get a better shutter speed.
    Contrast boost would help here as well
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, was going to say the same about contrasts, and a bit of sharpness boost would not go amiss here, either, I think. I don't know if Aperture has something as "mild" and as controllable as Unsharp Mask, but that's what I would suggest you apply.
     
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    KwikC6 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Doing this Digitally is all new to me. I really like the way I was able to compose this. I don't like the blurred movement but that is just me learning how to use the camera and not getting a fast enough shutter speed. I did a bit of touch up in Aperture. I really need to learn how to use this program! It seems to really be able to do a lot. Here is what I came up with. Changing the contrast really made a difference!

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    The second one looks good, but maybe just a touch too dark in my opinion. Does aperture have a "curves" adjustment?
     
  7. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I love the motion blur of the feet, great sense of them moving towards each other.

    Since it says "Ok to edit", I used the image to play around with some stuff I want to learn. It didn't work the way I intended for the image, but it did allow me to use what I recently read about and wanted to learn.

    So, here's my take. Levels and curve adjustment and I wanted to try out creating a selection by creating an alpha channel and using it as a layer mask to sharpen just the cubs. The sharpening of the cubs just didn't work real well for me.

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    EDIT: Stupid me, photobucket no longer automatically copies the links for me and I pasted my daughter in instead of the cubs, LOL.
     
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    Havent seen the scene but thought the first edit too dark n the second overly sharpened and lacking colour so thought I'd drop this one in,

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    Hope you like, H
     
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    i like the second one the best, the last looks a little to saturated to me
     
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    Great shot... were you able to shoot video with the D90 of what the cats did next?

    I like what mrodgers has done with it.

    Before you purchase Aperture you should also try Adobe's Lightroom. One huge advantage that Lightroom has is the it's multiplatform. I have my copy installed on my Mac Book as well as my desktop Vista PC.

    ~Jay
     

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