Providing details with posted images (?)


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Jun 20, 2003
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...... itinerant .......... of this Board's strong points is a FORUM where members can post their images and invite comment or suggestions to improve and/or correct faults

It is reasonably straight forward to identify poor technique and offer suggestions for improving quality - if the poster provides some details of what was done to record the image

By way of example (and *not* to pick on the member concerned) a recent posting of snakes asked for assistance, but no details were given

In that particular case (to continue with the example) any one of a number of things - or a combination of them all - could be involved, such as choices relating to:

* lens
* lighting
* metering method
* exposure
* aperture (DOF)
* focal length (DOF)
* film to conditions (if it was film)
* sharpening (if digital, or scanned from film)
* etc

Manda already has a sticky on that forum offering good advice on "how" to post images ... maybe another sticky requesting posters provide "details" would also help




EDIT: maybe *mode should be added to the list - for those who run their cameras on Programme or Automatic ... there are situations where the camera is fooled by the scene, resulting in disappointment
Excellent point!

Would one of our moderators mind putting together a sticky post with some good suggestions when posting? :) (I'm trying to be lazy here!)

Providing as much detail as possible when asking for assistance is a great place to start.

Manda: maybe you could edit that and add something like that to your post?

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