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Happy times

By TRphotographyImages  
This is a photography of one of two of my golden retriever dogs chlling in our backyard

Tags: Happy Pets and captive animals

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banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3494 Canada
7 Jun 2012 12:26AM
Welcome to EPZ Tasha.



Its quite a nice shot, and a decent exposure from a compact. I personally would have liked to see more of the dogs head, either from further back, or in landscape mode, and he/she is a little tight in the frame.

Its slightly flat, - lacking in contrast, which is not unusual for a compact, and can be easily sorted out in post processing.

Ive uploaded a mod with this done, and space cropped from the bottom to place the eye close to a third.

It needed a little sharpening, so here a guide for re sizing that includes a step for sharpening you need to be aware of when uploading to the web:

Resize image: Image>Image size> set pixels per inch to 72; then set the longest side to what the site allows; then during the save as process, you will adjust the quality slider to get the right file size, then save.

Next: Open the new image. Check for sharpness at 100%. It will very likely need to be sharpened. You can use whatever method you prefer; here is a reliable method you can use:

Filter>sharpen>unsharp mask; set Radius = 0.8; set threshold = 3; now slide the Amount slider all the way to the right, which oversharpens the shot; then slide it slowly back to the left until it doesnt look soft, and doesnt look too sharp. You can view your image and turn Preview on and off to see how youre doing. When your happy, press OK, then SAVE. Now upload.


Hope this is helpful,



regards



Willie

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paulbroad 9 114 1045 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 8:54AM
A nicely composed doggy shot with a lot of appeal. Just lift the brightness slightly. Your depth of field is minimal resulting in a tight plane of sharpness that could have done to have been deeper - I see you used a bridge camera so you should have aperture priority - use that and set f8 which is probably as small as it goes.

Paul

Quote:Welcome to EPZ Tasha.



Its quite a nice shot, and a decent exposure from a compact. I personally would have liked to see more of the dogs head, either from further back, or in landscape mode, and he/she is a little tight in the frame.

Its slightly flat, - lacking in contrast, which is not unusual for a compact, and can be easily sorted out in post processing.

Ive uploaded a mod with this done, and space cropped from the bottom to place the eye close to a third.

It needed a little sharpening, so here a guide for re sizing that includes a step for sharpening you need to be aware of when uploading to the web:

Resize image: Image>Image size> set pixels per inch to 72; then set the longest side to what the site allows; then during the save as process, you will adjust the quality slider to get the right file size, then save.

Next: Open the new image. Check for sharpness at 100%. It will very likely need to be sharpened. You can use whatever method you prefer; here is a reliable method you can use:

Filter>sharpen>unsharp mask; set Radius = 0.8; set threshold = 3; now slide the Amount slider all the way to the right, which oversharpens the shot; then slide it slowly back to the left until it doesnt look soft, and doesnt look too sharp. You can view your image and turn Preview on and off to see how youre doing. When your happy, press OK, then SAVE. Now upload.


Hope this is helpful,



regards



Willie





Thankyou for your comments and your tips Smile will take note of it all! much appreciated!

Tasha

Quote:A nicely composed doggy shot with a lot of appeal. Just lift the brightness slightly. Your depth of field is minimal resulting in a tight plane of sharpness that could have done to have been deeper - I see you used a bridge camera so you should have aperture priority - use that and set f8 which is probably as small as it goes.

Paul



Thankyou Paul Smile Much appreciated critique Smile
Tasha

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