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I took this photo about half an hour ago just after it had stopped raining. My mom once showed me a photo where her freind had captured the rain and so it inspired me to try it... problem with the lense i have is that i cannot zoom all the way in and then stand closer as it just wont take the photo but i am saving up so i can get the right one for this technique... i would love some advise for what i could have done to make this image look more proffessional?

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:28.0 - 90.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 43.4 - 139.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jul 2012 - 11:32 AM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction
Title:Raindrops on flowers
Username:photostorm photostorm
Uploaded:14 Jul 2012 - 11:29 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Rain showers
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 11:53 AM

A gorgeous flower, the water droplets give a beautiful added extra! Smile You've coped brilliantly, considering you haven't used a macro lens!

I took your image into Photoshop Elements 9 (I only know the basics, so have only given a few tweaks here and there).

First of all I went into 'Enhance' > Adjust Lighting > Levels and pulled the arrow to the left (lightening the image). Then I took it into 'Quick Edit' and slightly adjusted the 'Midtones and Highlights'. I cropped a little here and there and finally resized ready for upload. After you've resized any image for upload always go in and sharpen it a little (it makes all the difference!). Smile

You can find the 'Mod' in the Junior Group area.

Last Modified By KarenFB at 14 Jul 2012 - 11:57 AM

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photostorm
photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 12:10 PM

thank you.... i am slightly confused with this tho:

'First of all I went into 'Enhance' > Adjust Lighting > Levels and pulled the arrow to the left (lightening the image). Then I took it into 'Quick Edit' and slightly adjusted the 'Midtones and Highlights'. I cropped a little here and there and finally resized ready for upload. After you've resized any image for upload always go in and sharpen it a little (it makes all the difference!). Smile'

and btw incase you may be thinking OMG this chick must be stupid or somin im only 13 and i am really struggling with all theese its and bobs... i love photography and want it to be included in my future but i still have a lot to learn and would love all the help and advise i can get Wink Smile Tongue x

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84170 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM

I'm sorry - I didn't explain it very well!

Photoshop Elements 9 is a programme you can buy for your computer (Elements is a lot cheaper then buying the full Photoshop programme), to enable you to adjust your images. There are free programmes you can download from the internet (Gimp is one, but there are others). Smile

Of course, we all try to get things right when we take the photo, but sometimes a little help can really bring the image to life! Smile

Last Modified By KarenFB at 14 Jul 2012 - 1:02 PM

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photostorm
photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 1:28 PM

ooh right... thank you Wink do u happen to know of any free ones? i dont have like a bank account and stuff so i cant by online and my parents dont tend to like the idea either? Grin

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139370 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 1:37 PM

Hi Storm. Smile

The free imaging software FastStone has been recommended on here. Maybe you could download it and give it a try?

Let us know, in the Junior Group forum, how you get on with it.

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photostorm
photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 1:38 PM

Hi,

Thank you... i shall take a look... will let you know

Smile

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139370 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 1:41 PM

Great - don't forget to download the Tutorial as well as the software. Smile

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photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 2:32 PM

oh right haha.. i have downloaded the software and i have managed to work something out... i cant talk in the forum thing as it crashes i wilol sort it and then reply Smile Tongue thank you soo much xx

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NDODS e2 Member 32377 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2012 - 2:41 PM

A damm fine example of over the net tuition.

Regards Nathan

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photostorm
photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2012 - 7:53 PM

Whats the net tuition? Smile

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jamestheboy
14 Jul 2012 - 9:56 PM

Nice looking image I do like the water droplets adds a lot to the image very well done from you









james Smile

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photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 - 9:49 AM

Thank youu x

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photostorm Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sad having trouble uploading another pic... saying connection reset stuff

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