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Getting to grips with my new X10 and thought this came out quite well. What do you think?

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Aug 2012 - 4:27 PM
Focal Length:28.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Aristocrat and Tradesman!!
Username:salopian salopian
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 5:19 PM
Tags:Cars, Close, Close-up / macro
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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:57 AM

A nice little picture here but without saying too much about miniature work, with which I am unfamiliar I would like to make one suggestion.

To avoid showing your floor covering and skirting board, try to find a piece of card of the colour you require and place it behind your subjects with the top on the wall and the bottom on the floor. Allow sufficient overlap to ensure that nothing else intrudes onto the card other than your subjects then bend the card leaving a nice curve so that the wall and the floor look to be one.

Frank

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pablophotographer

Congratulations on your purchase.

I have heard a lot about this camera, I am also reading the x10 blog.co.uk which reports from an African turmoil.

I think your picture is just a test and maybe I should not evaluate it differently. My eyesight is poor, unfortunately to judge accurately, but although I find the picture colours pleasing, I think the detail on the headlights of the van, or its tyres is not very good. Unless of course, because tyres seem soft on the edge, they are manufactured like that... and then your camera has done a great job.

Set-up, composition and lighting could be better.

Apart from the solution mentioned above by Focus Man, you can try ad shoot at a table hight (can cover it with a non reflective material, and keep it with some distance from a wall. You can also take this surface (if supported by a solid material) outdoors and play with the perspective of distant trees, giving it a pseudo-realistic feel, especially if you shoot from same level with the objects.

I know you have depicted two contrasting vehicles from roughly the same era, if you would like to make the class contrast stronger, why not placing them crossing each other?

Mixed light has come form two directions and the natural light form the top has reflected too much, (personal opinion) to the roof of the lorry and the engine cover of the limousine... You could have used a light curtain to soften that light I think, which has produced shade.

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Jestertheclown
28 Aug 2012 - 4:18 PM

I thought that this looked a little underexposed and a check in levels shows that the histogram doesn't reach the RHS.
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've used threshold curves (in CS6) to adjust the exposure and contrast. Sadly, I've also magnified the reflected flash that Pablo's mentioned above, so while I think I've helped in one respect, I might not have done you any favours in another!
I think that the issue with the exposure is one that you'll deal with easily in camera. That's obviously why you're practising and the flash and/or lighting will just need some fine tuning. Turn the flash down perhaps, or use a diffuser?
There's not really much wrong here at all.

Bren.

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salopian e2 Member 2salopian vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

Thanks for the comments and advice. I see the point re the background and am looking round for some suitable material to use. Also studying the manual to see how to alter the flash output. Early days, but I am enjoying using the X10 and I feel the only factor limiting it's performance is my modest technical ability!

Geoff

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