D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12183 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2884 times:
I think #1 may be saved with some CW rotation, and a *tighter* crop. Crops that work on a.net crop to the entire airframe, or the entire fuselage, or half the fuselage. You have a crop that is halfway between the entire airframe, but not quite a crop to the fuselage. In other words, if you are going to clip part of the wing, clip a lot of it, not just the tip.
#2 looks too dark, and maybe oversharpened.
#3 is a strange crop. Showing the first half of the plane is fine, but why did you crop to leave in all the grass below? At 1200x1152, you'll probably get size and motive rejections. Aim for a 2:3 or 3:4 ratio. Very few square shots will make it here.
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Jid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 980 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
Quoting MAN23R (Reply 6): so why am i not getting quality shots, something to do with my camera settings?
You are shooting at ISO400 - that's your main problem. When the sun is out use ISO100 this will reduce the noise (grain in film speak). You also are shooting F16 x2 and F14, try F8 this should give you plenty of DOF and keep your images sharp. Try using centre weighted average metering or evaluative to try and get an image the is correctly exposed overall. Of course you can fix that in post processing but it helps to get as near perfect as you can straight from the camera.
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MAN23R From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
im going to have to start reading up on the mumbo jumbo, i rarely shoot other than the auto mode, this is because i dont know what setings im supposed to use. can anyone recommend a good site to get clued up?
my new 28-105 USM II arrived about an hour ago, tme to start playing...
im heading out to basel on wednesday, then to zurich, then onto munich for the bolton game, ill able to experiement with setting etc....
Michlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
Quoting MAN23R (Reply 10): im going to have to start reading up on the mumbo jumbo, i rarely shoot other than the auto mode, this is because i dont know what setings im supposed to use. can anyone recommend a good site to get clued up?
Sounds like you have some great equipment, but it is the knowledge and skill of the person behind the viewfinder is a big part of it. Having a basic knowledge of proper exposure, aperture, composition, etc is not only essential but makes the process a lot more fun! There are a lot of books on photography as well as camera specific books, DVDs, etc. that can help you learn some basic photography skills as well as learn about the advanced functions of your camera as well.
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