I need advise!


jessybird

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Hi all, i am a newbie :)
I got a frz, she is using the same camera with me, SONY DSC-H9.
She can take a very nice pic only with this camera. However, i just could not produce the same quality of the pic. Her pic is so much sharper and attractive than mine.
May i know what is my problem? Any additional lens she is using??
Pls see the sample pic took by her....

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ks...AACmo/zAt4_zjL_KM/s1600-h/1248c1c8fa8g214.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ks..._aWDmjTQ/s1600-h/ZARA+denim+jumper+d+ress.jpg

Thanks in advance!
 

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torak

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Maybe u would like to post some of your pics so that we can do a comparison :)
 

Pit01

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Did you do anything to the shooting settings of the camera? if you did, the picture quality would be affected.

Perhaps you could check your image info for what went wrong? (like too high a iso, too slow a shutter speed,Etc..)
 

SilverPine

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Her pictures are normal picture with some pp done to the picture like using Photoshop, removing unwanted areas and add in text and etc. If you are newbie, there are more to learn on the photographic and arts design done like here pictures. Take your time, it just take time to learn.

Cheers!

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Gunjack

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How were the lighting achieved? Was it done with studio lights? And how did she achieve the high-key effect? Nice!
 

madmartian

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Welcome to CS :)
Its hard to imagine if we don't see your shots. Posting your photos here might help ;)
 

jessybird

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Hi all, thanks for the reply!

Of cos i do ask her la...but she refuse to reveal anything! selfish!
What i know is, she took the pic just beside the window only ya..with the natural sunlight only :D

Here is my pic, also taking beside the windows, just that my pic is not that sharp, and color is not Deep :(

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S48gDslHh2I/AAAAAAAAEg0/k2LobJE4pk0/s1600-h/lady.jpg
 

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Damn, i have a lot to learn about photoshop... The dress was selected then the rest erased? I see along the edges of the clothes, a whitish glow, how was it done?
erase with soft brush, then never erase properly = soft glow. :sweatsm:

soft - set hardness at the top to 0%.
 

jessybird

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hihi....night86mare,

i do know about sharpening, but not saturation :p

How abt this??

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S48gDGjA2HI/AAAAAAAAEgs/wVELR9zI9wE/s1600-h/smallflower.jpg

But all this pic was done after a photoshop editing, but her pic's color is deep, just before do the editing :(

This is my another pic:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S48gDGjA2HI/AAAAAAAAEgs/wVELR9zI9wE/s1600-h/smallflower.jpg

This is her pic before editing:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S5MRz0cGZxI/AAAAAAAAEko/bL5fGcmqVJQ/s1600-h/Shell134.jpg
 

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hihi....night86mare,

i do know about sharpening, but not saturation :p

How abt this??

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S48gDGjA2HI/AAAAAAAAEgs/wVELR9zI9wE/s1600-h/smallflower.jpg

But all this pic was done after a photoshop editing, but her pic's color is deep, just before do the editing :(

This is my another pic:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S48gDGjA2HI/AAAAAAAAEgs/wVELR9zI9wE/s1600-h/smallflower.jpg

This is her pic before editing:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_P7IDah7ksVc/S5MRz0cGZxI/AAAAAAAAEko/bL5fGcmqVJQ/s1600-h/Shell134.jpg
hi, she is using a prosumer.

can you give us a clue as to what you are using?
 

Gunjack

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Jessybird: I think you have to set your exposure compensation on your camera to about +1 if your dress if mostly white in colour or it will fool the metering on your camera to underexpose the picture... The problem is that the pic is slightly underexposed.

Night86mare: Thanks for the replies, I still have a lot to learn about PS! My PC is slow as snails so I hardly do any editing to my pictures except some basic touch ups... I never even used the erase tool before! Sometimes opening a file can cause my PC to hang! Haha!
 

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jessybird

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Jessybird: I think you have to set your exposure compensation on your camera to about +1 if your dress if mostly white in colour or it will fool the metering on your camera to underexpose the picture... The problem is that the pic is slightly underexposed.

Night86mare: Thanks for the replies, I still have a lot to learn about PS! My PC is slow as snails so I hardly do any editing to my pictures except some basic touch ups... I never even used the erase tool before! Sometimes opening a file can cause my PC to hang! Haha!
hihi Gunjack,
thanks!!
will give it a try try :)
 

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