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by Psych
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Hello Royal. I now have an iMac, with the 5k screen. Lovely to look at and do general photography, but no chance at all to use it for photos here. Even at my new preferred size of 1600px for photos here they display so small on that monitor it is impossible to judge something like sharpening, and we...

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by Psych
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5467

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Anyways, with the help of a couple of people who contact me offline, I decided to poke around Reddit and see what was up. It was eye opening to see that some people post *every* shot they get accepted here. Blimey - I really am a dinosaur when it comes to social media! I like the insertion of a lit...

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by Psych
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5467

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If hits are that important to you that you must resort to those methods (or in my view social media promotion) to get them, maybe it’s time to contemplate why you are still taking photos and what you are really getting out of it. And perhaps maybe it’s time to find something else to do. In the time...

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by Psych
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why scarce comments on photos lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: Why scarce comments on photos lately?

All of the well known old photographers have vanished for one reason or another too. Maybe not so well known, but I remain after all these years :old: I always add a comment to my photos. I think I still operate on the potential delusion that people look at my photos and occasionally think - 'I'd l...

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by Psych
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 7253

Re: wiggys photos

Well, simply put, you need to hold the camera still enough and use a shutter speed fast enough that will freeze any movement. If you can do that you have a reasonable chance.

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by Psych
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 7253

Re: wiggys photos

Hello Wiggy. I know how tempting it can be to want to get your photos accepted here right away. But for this to happen you need to have some confidence about how you are taking your photos generally - which is all about getting familiarity with your camera and the basics of photography and then, the...

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by Psych
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 7253

Re: wiggys photos

Really sorry, Wiggy, but once again it’s really difficult to understand what you are saying in your last couple of posts.

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by Psych
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 7253

Re: wiggys photos

Hi Wiggy. I find that it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what you are referring to in your thread, because of the one line posts - so, in this last post, I don't know which photo you are referring to when you talk about the 'curvy lines'. So if you can be more specific that would really help....

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by Psych
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 14207

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. I definitely don't agree with Runway23L about the crop - to me that looks good as it is. Any further cropping to the left will cut into the wing flap and also the airline lettering. Looks level to me too. But I do agree with Kas that it doesn't look sharp as it currently is. I think yo...

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by Psych
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Can I say - what a joy to open my tablet on a Friday evening and see some additions to this very interesting thread (it is still in the wrong forum, surely - could that make a difference to contributors?). Thoughtful and informative discussion points made, and respectful, well written responses. Gre...

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by Psych
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Thanks to you both, Jehan and Kas, for your expert input to this discussion. The numbers make for interesting viewing. I still think this thread is in the wrong forum :old: . Also, apologies if I have broken a rule in my previous post, but I thought the days when we weren’t allowed to say the name o...

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by Psych
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I find it very refreshing to read a thread such as this - though I don't understand why it is placed here, as opposed to the Aviation Photography Forum itself. This issue of screening consistency has been talked about as long as I have been a member here - and my professional background can vouch fo...

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by Psych
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Karl - you write very well. I’ve always noted this, whatever the topic area. Obvious evidence of a good old fashioned education.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 14207

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. I agree with Kas that the crop is unlikely to make it here because of the fact that the horizontal stabiliser is cropped - it does look awkward. I know how frustrating this is, when you cannot salvage the photo because the original is like this. But definitely something to bear in mind...

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by Psych
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2160

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Without doubt, in my view, the reason is social media. It provides an immediacy with which a site such as this that uses screening cannot compete. Unfortunately it appears to me that many photographers, as well as photographs, are no longer here. As a long time member and contributor to the conversa...

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by Psych
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Help

If you take a look at the photos on the site you will see the 'house style' for things like cropping. So make sure you get your subject centred and crop so that there isn't too much space on the left and right from the edges of that subject. If you are familiar with Photoshop you will find methods t...

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by Psych
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: compression artifacts visible in sky
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: compression artifacts visible in sky

I’m with you Royal - I think you have to work rather hard to find any flaw with this image, and what we’re talking about here appears to me to be minor in the extreme. It really leaves me unsure about whether what I am looking it is exactly the same as that which the screener is seeing, and harks ba...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: compression artifacts visible in sky
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: compression artifacts visible in sky

Hello Royal - a very long time, no speak! I hope all is good with you. I am really struggling to see an issue here worthy of a rejection. If I look extra close, with the express purpose of finding some minor flaw, I can see very slight 'mottling' at top left of the sky, by the frame's border, which ...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Pre-screen (sort of)

Hello Karl. You may have put your finger on an important issue - old sharpening technique for higher quality originals. One of the the key things I have noticed since I transitioned to a full frame camera is that (with a high quality lens) the original images are sharper straight out of the camera -...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Hello Karl. Both shots look pretty good to my eye. I see very small areas where some might say there is oversharpening (around the flap/end of wing area in the Condor, and under the flap fairing/tail logo of the Jet), but that is being super picky. I simply do not think it is possible to reduce a la...

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by Psych
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 14207

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. That BA 777 does look blurry and soft I am afraid. I will happily look at the original again, just to check how that looks. Out of interest, do you see the blurriness to which we are referring? For example, the flightdeck windows and the nosegear are clearly not right. I am keen to kno...

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by Psych
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Priority post-screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Priority post-screening

Hello Karl.

How’s it going? Do you need any help with the edit?

Paul

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by Psych
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 14207

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hi Arnold. I have been in touch via PM. Looking forward to hearing from you about the photos. I’m sorry you had to experience more 'normal' Manchester weather on your trip - unfortunately that is much more normal than the sunny weather my photos suggest. I just pick my times to go! I'm lucky to be l...

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by Psych
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 14207

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello ajaaron (sorry, is it Arnold or Aaron?). I have been interested to follow your photos on this thread. It looks to me as though you have some editing issues going on. I am not familliar enough with your camera body and lens combination to know how significant a part they may be playing in the i...

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by Psych
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen DARA
Replies: 67
Views: 8317

Re: Pre-screen DARA

Hello Dara. I find myself broadly agreeing with Kas's comments - when I opened your photos I thought the lighting/editing might be a factor. I have taken the liberty of adding a couple of editing changes to a few of your images, and that does make a difference. I am ashamed to say it has been so lon...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

Thanks Dan for that very detailed explanation for what is going on. Now I have the Mac I am using Safari, which obviously supports HiDPI. On my previous PC I was using Windows 7, and Firefox, which explains why a 1600px image nicely fills the 1920px screen that I had there. I am presuming from this ...

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by Psych
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

Thanks for the comments. Something else I have now noted, having had a few 1600px photos just accepted: when I open up such images on the Mac, the large versions of the images are displayed relatively large on the computer screen - i.e. they have been significantly upscaled. The actual 1600px image ...

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by Psych
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Technological advances, A.net and editing

Hello Colleagues. It feels like a very long time since I have posted a thread here in this Forum. I would be very interested to hear others’ thoughts about an issue that has been presenting me with difficulties recently - editing photos for the site using an iMac with high resolution screen. Over th...

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by Psych
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!
Replies: 124
Views: 7554

Re: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!

Hello Steve. Re the Qantas Airbus: Looks fine to me - the bright nose retains detail so there is no way that is either under- or overexposed to my eye. I am interested how you can have both under- and overexposed reasons for the same image - the shaded area to the left looks fine given the lighting....

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by Psych
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 18788

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

vcruvinel wrote:
I really want your help and some editing tips (new ideias and parameters are aways welcome!). Can I send a PM with the original RAW file?

Hello. I have sent you a PM on the site. Very happy to help in any way I can.

Cheers.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 18788

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

Hello again Vinicius. Regarding the two images you have recently posted, I agree with Julien that 'SDM' does need further leveling. Too much in the photo suggests that the photo is leaning down slightly from right to left. I would use the far edge of the taxiway, behind the wheels, as my leveling re...

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by Psych
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 18788

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

Hello Vinicius. That photo of Oscar Delta looks good to me overall. I think sharpening is very difficult for such a photo, because a livery like this, with thin dark lines on a white fuselage is going to give jaggies very quickly, so there is a very fine line between softness and it suddenly looking...

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by Psych
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara. The new Falcon looks pretty good to me - I do see an improvement. I really don't think this is worthy of a 'soft' rejection. I certainly see nothing that even starts to point at quality issues. Also, the centring works for me. I don't like to see photos where the fuselage may be perfectl...

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by Psych
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

The screeners look at the 0 and reject the shot right away. Now what do you think guys? Hi Dara. If I were to believe that this was true there would be no point at all in me spending more time with the site. So for my own sake I have to believe that this cannot be the case. If someone has no shots ...

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by Psych
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

Hi Dara.

Check your PM - I have an edit for you. I would be confident with it ;)

Cheers.

Paul

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by Psych
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara. I have just had a look at your shot of EP-MMO in Photoshop, and with some little extra sharpening it looks good. That does lead to some oversharpening of the titles/reg, but it is possible to erase this and I believe this leaves the overall shot looking good and less likely for some to t...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image standards slipping?
Replies: 128
Views: 10555

Re: Image standards slipping?

Am guessing my own standards have slipped so have decided that the last four photos in the upload que are the last from me and for now will leave everything in the databa I can't tell you how depressing this is to read. Gavin's photos should be the type of aviation images the site is tripping over ...

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by Psych
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

That's good news.

I had some recent rejections which included vignetting. I saw nothing at all, nor did the Head who accepted my appeals. Make me wonder about a screener's monitor, or something like that.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara.

What was/were the rejection reasons for 'IBB'? From the feedback above that looks like it is a very marginal decision.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: American A321 Photo Rejection
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: American A321 Photo Rejection

Hello Victor. For me the fundamental problem here is that the light was not in your favour at all. As such, it looks as though you have had to edit the image quite a bit to get it looking respectable as far as A.net standards are concerned. That background sky looks very washed out, which suggests o...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening
Replies: 67
Views: 3535

Re: Pre-Screening

Hello. All these look pretty decent to me (I don't have the compression problem to which Harry refers). Copa 737: I see slight oversharpening in a few areas (such as the top of the fuselage behind the flightdeck area) and wing leading edge, but this is a bit picky. If it were my shot I would have be...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image standards slipping?
Replies: 128
Views: 10555

Re: Image standards slipping?

On a personal note, since this thread I've noticed a different attitude (for the better) with myself when it comes to screening photos. So at least our nice discussion has had that effect I have to say it again - great input and honesty from a Head Screener. This really does lift my spirits. Thanks...

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by Psych
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Photographer, Looking for Lens Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: New Photographer, Looking for Lens Advice

Hello Garrett. Welcome. I too have got a copy of this lens, which I used in my earlier days uploading to A.net. If you look at my portfolio the majority of my shots around '05 were taken with this. It's perfectly fine for many motives. But, like has been said, you start to notice the quality at the ...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!
Replies: 124
Views: 7554

Re: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!

In the ''Image standards' thread in the photography forum, I made the comment that it is impossible to edit a photo that all screeners would independently agree on accepting. Certainly seems that way. I feel your pain Steve. This is frustrating. I have both edits open next to each other and I can s...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 18788

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

Hi. There are a couple of issues with the photo for me. Overall I feel as though the subject is placed too much towards the top left of the frame - caused by the inclusion of the wing/wing fence and the tail being cropped close to the top of the frame. I would be tempted to position it slightly lowe...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen - Delta 744 at DFW
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Pre-screen - Delta 744 at DFW

Hi. I would agree with those comments - looks pretty good to me.

Looks like we share a desire to get back to uploading here and avoiding lots of rejections - best of luck with it, and becoming friends with your new Mk II.

Paul

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by Psych
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photography feedback/advice/criticism for a beginner
Replies: 66
Views: 4189

Re: Photography feedback/advice/criticism for a beginner

thank you for the detailed reply You are very welcome - let me know if I can help out in any other way. My view is that every type of photography is ultimately about the light. There are certain times when I would never choose to pick up the camera - but obviously many times circumstances determine...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 4822

Re: Pre-screen

Hi Dara. It doesn't sound as though you are doing anything significantly wrong. can I ask - how are you sharpening the originals? Something interesting is going on - I have had a look at a few of your shots above and it is seems it is generally the left side where the image looks softer. Just becaus...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening ---Harry
Replies: 489
Views: 22149

Re: Pre-screening ---Harry

Hello Harry. To my eye both the photos in your Reply 412 look okay to me - though that sign is a bit annoying for you, as it really pulls the eye. But I know we can't always avoid such things. In Reply 413, The Air China also looks okay. I am slightly less sure about the ANZ 777. Could some think it...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photography feedback/advice/criticism for a beginner
Replies: 66
Views: 4189

Re: Photography feedback/advice/criticism for a beginner

Hello again. My apologies - I am a Canon user, so my knowledge of your Nikon equipment is next to nothing. But some of the key ingredients for successful images are not just the quality of the camera body and the lens, but also the air through which you are shooting. So some apparent softness might ...

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