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11/02/2012 - 10:13 AM

men at work

men at workIn a situation like this Gwynn you should use a tripod as you have very bad camera shake, the aperture is also too shallow f2, it should be at least f8 or more to get detail throughout, the high ISO will also create noise, so a cheap tripod would allow slower shutter speed, larger aperture ISO at 100 and camera held steady, once you get used to using a tripod it becomes second nature. These comments are to help you improve and not to criticize.

Regards

Trev.
15/12/2011 - 9:13 PM

Bridge over the Windrush

Bridge over the WindrushHi Ed
Cannot help but notice all these shots have the sky burnt out! Not sure how your camera works, but if there is and exposure lock on it, point the camera at the sky to take a reading, then press the exposure lock to lock in, now move the camera to the composition required and shoot, the foreground will be very dark but this can be brought back in Camera Raw or Photoshop, if there is no focus lock, point camera at sky, take the reading and use this reading in manual mode, just trying to help my friend.

Regards

Trev.
12/10/2011 - 12:31 AM

Modern Cars & Old Outbuildings

Modern Cars & Old OutbuildingsNot to bad Eric, try to expose for the brightest part, then bring back detail in the shadows.

Regards

Trev.
18/08/2011 - 11:15 AM

Dragonfly (2)

Dragonfly (2)Hi Jackie
Give you the species yesterday, excellent clarity on V1! To get the both in focus on V2 means setting the camera at f16 or smaller I would go for f22, this then means slow shutter speed so use of tripod required, with your lens the DOF is very shallow at the long end.

Regards

Trev.
16/08/2011 - 2:35 PM

Blea Tarn

Blea TarnHi Paul
Like the composition a lot, but it does seem overexposed no bite to it, would suggest allowing mods or adding a second image after going to highlight and shadow in photoshop, to control exposure, then adding some contrast, I do think this would make a difference. Only my humble oppinion mate.

Regards

Trev.
14/08/2011 - 7:36 PM

Hightide at Porthcawl

Hightide at PorthcawlHi Lorraine
I go into Photoshop and use the black and white function, go to image-black and white- try auto first, if you do not get the desired effect, click the preset button and go for maximum whites and maximum blacks, this works very well, silver efx is also excellent, the one I use most now is OnOne phototools, the B/W function there is also excellent!

Regards

Trev.
07/08/2011 - 11:12 AM

Another Dragonfly

Another DragonflyLove the composition and colours, One tip for you Jackie! If you have Photoshop or other softwear, try using high pass sharpening on the image, it will make a difference to sharpness, it will even to some extent sharpen out of focus images, not saying yours is out of focus, try it if you have it, if not allow Modds and let someone have a go.

Regards

Trev.
17/07/2011 - 11:07 AM

Betwsycoed

BetwsycoedHi Mate
Still having some problems with whites burning out, has the camera got a compensation button! if it has minus composition of at least two stops should cure the problem, if not then you will have to live with the problem.

Like the set again Betwsycoed is a fascinating place, I like drawn to V8 and V9, keep captureing mate.

Regards

Trev.
20/06/2011 - 10:17 PM

Killingworth Lake

Killingworth LakeHi There
You have processed the correct way by not just desaturating the image, sometimes in the B/W window Auto does a good job, but I also play with the sliders to get the best blacks, if this is the best you can get then it has to be, I thought playing with the greens should have given better results.

Regards

Trev.
20/06/2011 - 6:48 PM

up into St Davids

up into St DavidsEvening Guy
This is different mate, unusual angle, why not select the figure on the left and make a complete silhouette or lighten to get more detail, both would work, what you have at the moment one in shadow and one with slight detail, or is this intentional, any way I like the thought behind the capture!

Regards

Trev.
10/06/2011 - 10:38 AM

Canal Bridge & Reflections.

Canal Bridge & Reflections.Eric
More like this mate, composition excellent bridge on top third, excellent lead in and the reflections add the extra interest, the exposure is also spot on, congratulations on a very good upload.

Regards

Trev.
04/03/2011 - 10:09 AM

Serenity

SerenityHi Nick
Like this, great tones and true blacks, reflections are excellent.
Noticed your comments about last upload, I had a problem with colours that were very muted when uploaded, nothing like the original, after getting advice from the team and members! I now save the photo for uploading with the save to web function, make sure the srgb window is ticked, this site did not recognise the profile I was using, hope this helps.

Regards

Trev.
01/03/2011 - 7:20 PM

Lame Goose @ Rufford Lake.

Lame Goose @ Rufford Lake.Hi Eric
If this is a new camera then you have to wait until the auto focus light comes on otherwise everything will be out of focus, spend some time going through the instruction manual and make sure you are getting the best out of the cameras functions, some of your shots have been excellent but others have been bad, if it is any consolation I have to use a tripod for all my photos otherwise all mine would also have severe camera shake due to my medical problems, do not give up set out to improve your knowledge of the camera.

Regards

Trev.
21/02/2011 - 11:59 AM

Two Evergreens

Two EvergreensHi Eric
First let me explain, if you want people to look and vote on your photographs then they have to stand out to people looking at the thumbnails, if run of the mill then people will not click for larger look.

This upload would have been better taken from further back to get the tree on a third, and then also all of the tree would have been included, no branches cut off, being honest Eric there is nothing spectaculer about the tree to warrant it being the centre of the composition, Eric try this as I do! Set a project for yourself, write down what you are going out to capture with your camera, set one thing like landscape, street photography, macro, wildlife, when you have an idea then go out and photograph the chosen subject but only that, before I leave for a photo shoot I know what I am going to do, if a shot crops up out of the ordinary then take it, let me know what you are going to capture next! Then upload the best of these shots, think before you leave and before taking photo stop and think, is the composition and exposure OK.

Best of luck and lets see what you come up with, Eric do not delete this photo as the advice could also be useful to other people starting out in photography.

Regards

Trev.
20/02/2011 - 12:24 PM

Rufford Abbey

Rufford AbbeyHi Eric
When taking photos with houses or uprights near the edge line up the camera with these so they are level, about this photo, exposure spot on, composition is very good, not to much fore ground, over all a good capture!

Regards

Trev.
15/02/2011 - 3:22 PM

Teardrop lake..

Teardrop  lake..Hi Leslie
Not sure if you have a complete automatic camera, if so you will not be able to do much about the problem other than use landscape mode if it has one, if you can set the cameras controls then you need to use f11 or even f22 to get the foreground and background in focus, focus about a third in to frame and at f22 the background and foreground should be sharp, what you will have to watch then is the shutter speed, for every stop up you go the speed drops by a stop so you could get camera shake, to overcome this a tripod would work, it also slows you down and gets you thinking about composition rather than snap and hope for best. If this does not make sense to you let me know and I will try to be more basic.

Regards

Trev.
08/02/2011 - 7:29 PM

Simple Whites

Simple WhitesHi Graham
Like the flowers filling frame, why not clone out the bottom flower as there is not enough of it showing, bit surprised the flower on right is not in focus at f14, over all I like the set up and composition!

Regards

Trev.
07/02/2011 - 7:34 PM

Hoot..anyone there?

Hoot..anyone there?
Quote: A beautiful image, Lillian, just a touch over-exposed on the white of his lower right leg. Carol

Agree with comment but birds do not wait for you to check histogram, when shooting birds the highlights blow out so I shoot every time one stop under exposure if bright light as much as 2 stops, you can bring back shadow detail but not blown highlights, about the Owl excellent shot!

Regards

Trev.
05/02/2011 - 11:07 AM

Father & Daughter

Father & DaughterYou have captured a very tender moment with great lighting!

Regards

Trev.
25/01/2011 - 12:13 PM

Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan PoliceHi Gabriel
This is a very colourful capture, but composition wise does not work, there is too much going on in the background, if a shallow DOF had been used to defuse the background and made the shot centre around the police and keeping in all the car, then it would have worked better, only my oppinion!

Regards

Trev.