mikas
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My First Photo (need Help)

Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:02 am

Hello friends,

I bought my first digital camera Canon EOS 400D (with IS 75-300mm) to make good photos with airplanes.
Here is the first photo taken with new camera. The quality is not very good, so I need help how to make it better.
Waiting for your comments.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/profile.main?username=mikas

Thank you guys!

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eadster
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:01 pm

Hey Mikas,

Congratulations on the first camera purchase. It should be a great camera for you. I don't know how much you know so forgive me if I'm starting to talk to basic or going over your head!

First of all, until you get used to the camera and settings, read the manual, and any books on photography to help you. Things like ISO, Shutter speeds (and many more aspects) will be the key in your learning. Especially in the world of DSLR's!

As for you're picture there, its not going to be much good for here. Reason being its very dark, grainy, out of focus etc. Don't get to ahead of yourself. Read and learn, go out shoot lots of different subjects, not just aircraft. A good time to practise is on finer days than when your example picture was taken.

If you need assistance any further, just sing out. Many of us here are glad to help. Another way to learn is of others.

Good luck.
 
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:41 pm

Thanks Eadster, to read a books it take much of time   , it is possible to correct this picture with Photoshop? I know that it isn't possible to make quality 100%, but a bit.
When I took this photo I don't used a stanchion, cause I don't have it  , maybe thats why photo look underlying. Maybe I need to use a lens, wich one?????...

Mikas

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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:53 pm



Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
to read a books it take much of time

Sorry to say so, but if you do not intend to spend a lot of time, photography may be the wrong hobby for you.

Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
it is possible to correct this picture with Photoshop?

Of course, you can make some corrections. But none of them will bring your photo anywhere near good quality.

And once again, Photoshop is a very complex tool. To learn how to use it will take lots of time, including reading books and online sources. It's not about "just press this and that button, and your photos will look perfect".


Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
When I took this photo I don't used a stanchion, cause I don't have it , maybe thats why photo look underlying.

I don't think so. With an IS lens, a tripod would not be mandatory. If you want to shoot moving airplanes, it will not be handy anyway.

Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
Maybe I need to use a lens, wich one?????...

75-300mm is quite a good lens, to get started with. What you need is to learn how to set up the camera properly. ISO setting, focal length, shutter speed, aperture - if you do not know how to use these, it will be difficult to get better photos.

And Photoshop won't help then. With Photoshop, you can remove some minor flaws, and you can enhance some aspects of your photo. But if the pictures that come out of your camera are lacking quality, Photoshop won't get you anywhere.
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:04 pm



Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
Thanks Eadster, to read a books it take much of time , it is possible to correct this picture with Photoshop?

That is a poor motivation. You need to read books and take some time to understand photography and how to properly expose if you intend to upload here.

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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:53 am



Quoting Mikas (Reply 2):
Thanks Eadster, to read a books it take much of time , it is possible to correct this picture with Photoshop? I know that it isn't possible to make quality 100%, but a bit.

Sorry mate, but after that comment, I doubt you'll get very far in the photography world. Photoshop is NOT the answer to a good shot... Good luck, cause you'll need it.
 
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:36 am

Yeah, sorry to tell you, but this shot is pretty much beyond repair. Try adjusting the speed settings for sport mode or such and try again with other aircraft from that location. Good luck.
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eadster
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:54 am



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 6):
Try adjusting the speed settings for sport mode or such

Its not that simple.
 
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:45 am

Photoshop is surely very powerful,,, but first of all you must make it possible to repair.
Sometimes good weather will help, too.
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:14 am



Quoting Mikas (Thread starter):
Hello friends,

I bought my first digital camera Canon EOS 400D (with IS 75-300mm) to make good photos with airplanes.
Here is the first photo taken with new camera. The quality is not very good, so I need help how to make it better.
Waiting for your comments.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/profile.main?username=mikas

Thank you guys!

Photoshop will never make this image much good. I suggest maybe a subscription to one of the better photography magazines that has a lot of tutorials - or enrol in a class to learn the basics.

And practice a lot.  Smile

Have fun!
 
Jetfreak
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:35 pm

hi,
i think you can´t have a chance without knowing your camera. (i don´t mean that YOU don´t know it, but i generally wanted to state this  Smile .) READ BOOKS! READ ONLINE TUTORIALS! READ THE MANUAL!
did you focus manually or did you use autofocus? did you take that shot as we can see it now or did you increase the size of just one part of the original image in Photoshop (because the image looks unsharp)??? The best way (except reading) is to take as many photos (not only aviation) as you can. go to the park or walk through the city and try to use different camera settings for many different city life motives. than go to the airport, take as many shots as you can, edit them in Photoshop and let them be accepted on a.net!!!!
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:52 pm

I agree with all the above.

Just go to the airport when it is nice and sunny and your pics will be much better. Also, practice and practice is about the only way to learn your gear, yes, you can read books, but knowing how to use what those books say is more important.

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Fly747
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:54 pm



Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 11):
but knowing how to use what those books say is more important.

Sure, but by reading you will actually understand how an image is exposed. How f stops and shutter speed relate to each other. It will be a much steeper learning curve if you actually read a book about photography.
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mikas
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RE: My First Photo (need Help)

Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:42 pm

Thanks guys, yah I agree with all yours opinions! The problem is that to read all books it took lot of time, thats my probleam but I don't have lot of free time  Sad . Will trye to find some free time.

Thanks again!

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