Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5350 times:
A very good thread to illustrate a point. Being able to upload comes down to three main things:
1. Original image quality
2. Motivation, information
3. Edit methods and quality
If the original shot isn't good enough, then progressing to the edit shouldn't be attempted.
But there are ways to make sure your shots are fairly good to start off with.
1. Know your airport!
a) Where does the sun move? (Keep it behind you)
b) Where are the best spots to take shots from?
c) What lenses will I require from each spot?
2. Know your equipment
a) What settings are required?
b) Which spots can my equipment work from and which spots won't work?
In this case it appears as if weather and the equipment were working against the photo. But even with the most basic equipment, there is an ability to get a shot.
With the smaller digitals like this one, getting closer to the action (because of zoom limitations) and with sunny weather (because shooting above ISO 100 on some of these cameras isn't worth the extra noise) - will work in favour of the equipment.
When the time comes, an upgrade of equipment will help expand ones horizons and make the hobby a little (or a lot) easier.
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...