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Old 09-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #31
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Joe, can you elaborate on your pics (Metadata)?
Actually most of those are shot on film...I will get some info together on the digital stuff
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:22 PM   #32
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Shadow of guitar playing son
1/200 sec
F11
iso 400
focal length 49mm

Wife looking out winndow
1/100 sec
F6.3
iso 400
focal length 22mm

Silhouette of wife on horse
1/800 sec
F 14
iso 400
focal length 100mm

Chocolate Lab in water
1/250 sec
F 11
iso 400
focal length 55mm

Little dog
1/500 sec
F 8
iso 800
focal length 220mm

Horse
1/30 sec
F 5.6
iso 800
focal length 300mm
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #34
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Thanks for the info!
Is that what you wanted Cedric??
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Is that what you wanted Cedric??
Absolutely, I just wanted to know what settings you used for each!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:25 PM   #36
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I usually set it on auto in most cases...but if I am looking for a special look I go manual, for instance the horse shot, I wanted a lot of movement so I chose a slower shutter speed and panned the shot. For my cigar shots I always use manual to control my depth of field.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:27 AM   #38
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If you guys have a decent photo manager or editor you can get this info form the photo. It's imbedded into the jpg along with all sorts of dates, resolution and other info.
I use thumbsplus to manage my photos. Great tool I used before windows had thumbnails. I stuck with it.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #39
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Watch out guys!
I bought a light umbrella, a light pod and a light box. Over the winter, when the boat is out of the water I hope to do some great things again. I used to love photography!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #40
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For some reason I can't get my photos top match the quality of the photos I see on this site. Some of the ones taken in a car are really clear, I try the same thing and they come out fuzzy. I know I don't have the greatest camera in the world, but at least I wish I could get a picture top come out clear.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #41
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George, we are just happy you can post a pic.
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I bought a light umbrella, a light pod and a light box. Over the winter, when the boat is out of the water I hope to do some great things again. I used to love photography!
What Make/Model did you buy?

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For some reason I can't get my photos top match the quality of the photos I see on this site. Some of the ones taken in a car are really clear, I try the same thing and they come out fuzzy. I know I don't have the greatest camera in the world, but at least I wish I could get a picture top come out clear.
A lot of it depends on both the holding technique and the lenses. For DSLRs, most lenses have vibration reduction [VR] (takes out some of the vertical vibration/shake induced by the photographer hand-holding the camera) and some have active VR which takes out vibration from vehicles.

I recommend holding the camera with your elbows pointing down and your arms close to your body (no chicken wings here). This should help cut the vibration. Also, shutter speed should be no less than 1/focal length
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:17 AM   #43
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I've never been a camera guy. Went to a Porsche car show over the summer and took some pics of the cars. For some reason I took this one trying to be creative..

just got lucky. I love the reflection in the fender of the small town street scene.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #44
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For some reason I can't get my photos top match the quality of the photos I see on this site. Some of the ones taken in a car are really clear, I try the same thing and they come out fuzzy. I know I don't have the greatest camera in the world, but at least I wish I could get a picture top come out clear.
George, clean the lens!
Seriously, I can't tell you how many people shoot pictures without cleaning their lens. I clean mine every time I take it out of the camera bag and several more times during a shoot. Especially if anyone is smoking, the smoke collects on glass.

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I've never been a camera guy. Went to a Porsche car show over the summer and took some pics of the cars. For some reason I took this one trying to be creative..

just got lucky. I love the reflection in the fender of the small town street scene.
That's a cool shot. Suitable for framing.
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George, clean the lens!
Seriously, I can't tell you how many people shoot pictures without cleaning their lens. I clean mine every time I take it out of the camera bag and several more times during a shoot. Especially if anyone is smoking, the smoke collects on glass.
Cleaning the lens won't really help much, unless you are shooting at very high f/stop and very wide (low mm). Same thing with scratches. Take a look at these two links:

http://www.robandrewphoto.com/blog/t...tch-test-canon
http://www.petapixel.com/2011/06/16/...image-quality/

I remember someone doing a more scientific test where he scratched the lens more and more until he saw a difference (the only difference he saw was less light input and softer edges) but I can't find the link.
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Generally that's true. But, a lens covered with dust and fingerprints will soften the shot. Especially with the point-and-shoot where the lens has a long depth of field to copensate for poor or a total lack of focus.
It's like driving around then one day cleaning your windshield. Yeah, you were able to see before, but afterwards, what a difference!
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Nice job Hudd!!!
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It could be that it's a cheap camera, not one of those that weighs 10 lbs or even has a case or a lens cover.
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George, the cheaper the camera, the more it is important to maintain a clean lens. This has to do with depth of field and narrow openings or lenses. Clean your lens and give it a shot. See how it looks.
In particular, any camera that doesn't focus, this includes all cell phones and the less expensive point-and-shot, the so-called "consta-focus" cameras, a spec of dust has an enormous impact.
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George, the cheaper the camera, the more it is important to maintain a clean lens. This has to do with depth of field and narrow openings or lenses. Clean your lens and give it a shot. See how it looks.
In particular, any camera that doesn't focus, this includes all cell phones and the less expensive point-and-shot, the so-called "consta-focus" cameras, a spec of dust has an enormous impact.
To clean your camera lens, there's good cleaners and then there's cleaners that will do the job but that you will waste 20 minutes getting it to work properly.

I found that the cleaning papers (they're very thin paper-like material, I use the Tiffen brand) with liquid drop bottles (they look like eye-drop bottles) work best. If your local store recommends spray, avoid it, I bought that crap (based on the store's recommendation) and it leaves more smudges than anything else.
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great point.
There are a couple of things you must remember when cleaning your camera lens. Never use just a cloth. Some form of liquid is required to lubricate, in a pinch your warm moist breath to fog the lens is better than nothing.
Never use any old napkin form your favorite fast food joint. It's too hard and linty.
Cloth is best. If you are unprepared, a silk tie works awesome and your undershirt will work ok. Not an overshirt as the man-made fibers may be too rough.
solvents should be avoided as it may corrupt any coating on the lens.
Truthfully I go overboard with this stuff. I have been called anal, and then I smile like I've just been given a badge or medal. But none of my suggestions are bad. Just maybe a little overboard.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #52
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I got my lightbox yesterday (& a bunch of lights, lightpods and a light umbrella), It's TINY but big enough for a few cigars... Now all I need is a few hours to play with it.
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Skipper will this lightbox make your pictures clearer. I'm showing my ognoeace, but what does a lightbox do for the picture s you use the lightbox for?
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OK, here is a lightbox picture shot 2 ways. 1 with the flash and the other with the more typical difused lighting you get from a light box




Look at the detail in the second picture. Look at the parts washed out a bit in the first. Look at the reflections in the first.
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