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    Have been into amateur photography for about 2 years, decided to post some of my photos into here for comments.

    Hope to pick up more knowledge and skills in photography, and most important, to earn my own DSLR!










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    like this shot.....wat cam u using??
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    I believe its an Ixus 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBlue View Post
    I believe its an Ixus 500.
    Yup just ck with opanda....thks!
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    Thanks for your comments and replies. Ya, it's an IXUS 500 I'm using. How do you know that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovc17m View Post
    Thanks for your comments and replies. Ya, it's an IXUS 500 I'm using. How do you know that??
    Use software chk....
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    Default Re: Night Shoots of Singapore

    pic 1

    picture is divided into 3 areas (bridge, skyline and empty sky) with none being able to hold viewer's attention due to the lack of a subject of focus.

    also, for usual night city skyine shots, can consider photographing before the sky darkens completely to capture some colours/details in the sky to add interest


    pic 2

    image is soft. horizon is slanted unnecessary. colours and contrast need some improvement as they seem dull now.

    pic 3

    very soft. framing is awkward. the scene looks incomplete (not wide enough to tell the environment, not close enough to examine the details)

    pic 4

    very soft. a wider frame would be more interesting.


    i am guessing that the softness in the pictures is due to unstable support for long shutter takes.

    and reminder, please post 1 picture/1 series a week to allow for more indepth critiques from viewers. if series is intended, the pictures should be related (i.e. the series work as a single piece of work and should be viewed as such)
    Last edited by eikin; 15th November 2006 at 08:55 PM.

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    I noticed you used f/2.8 for photo one.. I think a smaller aperture (larger fstop) with longer exposure (you used 1 second for this one).. Would be nicer! =)

    At least the lampposts would be more attractive - giving you that starburst effect.

    Composition wise, it's superb in my book though. =)

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    Download the photo, then right click the file, properties and then under summary click advance.
    Can see lots of stuffs there such as focal length, aperture, shutter speed, etc.

    #1 is nice. Me like it lots
    #2 is a little underexp. There's a significant canting (as you can see from the horizon.)
    #3 doesn't say much imho.
    #4 gives a little dark and misty feeling. Lower portion is underexp (btw, how to solve that?)

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    Hi eikin,

    Thanks for your c&c and rules about the forum! Very informative and i believe it will help me a lot in my future shootings.

    Thanks to all others for your c&c!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxeLa View Post
    Use software chk....
    what software is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aq12345 View Post
    what software is it?
    Opanda?
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    Hi Ovc17m,
    I believe your picture quality is being limited by your equipment.
    However, just some things you can do.

    1) Does your cam have APERTURE PRIORITY? (meaning, Av mode)
    Shoot @ smaller aperture such as F5.6 or F8 for more Depth of Field else your pictures will look too soft. Recently shoot some sunsets with F8, works well~

    2) Use tripod.
    If you have a tripod, use it to reduce handshake since you'll be shooting at low shutter speed.
    If don't have, please don't buy. Save $$ for your DSLR.
    I believe digicams have their limits, this is one of them

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