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    Default First foray into photography





    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/501...uilin_Lake.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/501...eflections.JPG

    Hi all,
    A newbie to photogaphy and ClubSnap here. tried taking these pics and the pics in the links above. Used the Av mode for the first time. Please bear with the quality and send in your advice for improvements. Thanks in advance. Cheers!!

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    Dude, first image is out of focus...

    The 2nd image for lanscapes, do be careful of the horizon, normally we always tilt it, just be careful!

    I admire the beauty of the landscapes you're surrounded with, should give you a peace of mind whenever tired or need a break from work

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Dude, first image is out of focus...

    The 2nd image for lanscapes, do be careful of the horizon, normally we always tilt it, just be careful!

    I admire the beauty of the landscapes you're surrounded with, should give you a peace of mind whenever tired or need a break from work
    Thanks espn!! any further advice on how to be careful of the horizon? Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indi.Lens
    Thanks espn!! any further advice on how to be careful of the horizon? Cheers.
    Look through your view finder/LCD, look for the horizon make sure it's straight and parallel to your top/bottom LCD sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indi.Lens
    Thanks espn!! any further advice on how to be careful of the horizon? Cheers.
    It's tilted, dude

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    Welcome to the world of photography! Rather than commenting on your images, I could give a couple of pointers. I am merely an amateur, so bear with me...

    1) First off, the basic requisite is that photos have to be sharp, unless blurness is part of the artistic idea that you are trying to impose on the image. Your pictures seem to be soft, and blurry due to camera shake. A good support (i.e. tripod, bracing on a chair or rock) will eliminate this issue in low light where the shutter opens for a longer period. In bright light, camera shake wouldnt be an issue.

    2) The colours seem a bit unattractive. There are a couple of ways to get punchy , vivid results.... mostly to do with the time of the day you capture the shot. Evening shots when the sun is low and orangey gives decent results. Play around with your white balance also.

    3) Artistic Merit - Composition, Subject, Exposure all contribute to the artistic value of the photo. This is the most difficult aspect of photography that decides if your photograph is good, or not. A good way to get the hang of it, is to view how others have captured their beautiful scenes. Flip magazines, books, etc etc.

    This is my brief note to you. Cheers mate. And have fun.

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    Thanks marcwang! shall read through more. Thank you all for your comments!! espn- i shall note the horizon every time i shoot henceforth. Cheers!

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    problem with the links?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriGri
    problem with the links?
    Hi GriGri! sorry, appears there was a problem. here are the links:

    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500...uilin_Lake.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500...eflections.JPG

    Please advice for improvements.
    Thanks and Cheers!

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    Hi GriGri!
    the other two links which fellow ClubSnappers sent their opinions previously on:
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500/Reflections.JPG
    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/500...ilin_gorge.JPG

    cheers!

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