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  1. #16
    Photo of the month: May 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    John: great collage, though I'd probably put a pic of me and my girl as the big center photo.

    I just got my first DSLR and have been snapping away. I just need to learn to process the RAW files and then maybe I can post my own. Anybody know the best program for a noob like me to process RAW photos? I have an old copy of CS3. I was thinking it might be best to start with the best, but on the other hand it might be too overwhelming for me as a beginner.
    Thanks!!! But the way nemo was looking at me was way better!

    By the way i forgot to add all of those photos are taken in El Nido, Philippines... worth the trip i tell you!

    Personally, I use CS5's camera raw but if you don't have one iphoto can handle RAW files as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooterjb View Post


    Just started experimenting with iPhoto....feedback would be appreciated
    nice reflection! all of your PP done with iphoto?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Cool collage John... What did you shoot the coral with? Did you use underwater housing or a dedicated camera?

    Doug
    thanks!!! i used an olympus underwater point and shoot cam for it. but if you're looking for an underwater cam i'll suggest to take a look with what canon has to offer... colors are much better than my olympus...

    cheers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.... View Post
    That is really cool.
    Don't take this as being critical, but it'd be better if the entire body was in focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndope83 View Post
    Thanks!!! But the way nemo was looking at me was way better!

    By the way i forgot to add all of those photos are taken in El Nido, Philippines... worth the trip i tell you!

    Personally, I use CS5's camera raw but if you don't have one iphoto can handle RAW files as well.



    nice reflection! all of your PP done with iphoto?



    thanks!!! i used an olympus underwater point and shoot cam for it. but if you're looking for an underwater cam i'll suggest to take a look with what canon has to offer... colors are much better than my olympus...

    cheers!!!
    Thanks, yes all of my PP was done in iPhoto. This photo was also taken by an Olympus stylus 8000. Very rugged camera that takes very good pics for a point and shoot.

  5. #20
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    No vanity for me this month. Took this today with my Evo 4G using an app called "Vignette". I didn't have to use a vignette effect of course, but just so happened that I did, also applied a B&W "Toy Camera" to go with it, which adds a bit too much vignetting for certain photos, such as this one. I don't care, I like it nonetheless. Didn't bother editing it at all. Also scaled the quality back to 3megapixels. 8MP IMO is just too much when using a camera phone.



    The only thing I regret is the over the top vignetting. She's actually a pretty girl, but you'd never know it looking at that pic! Looks like her teeth are all black.. haha. Too bad I don't know her.. should have asked to take another one.

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.... View Post
    fffffff...

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    My wife asked me to take some pictures of her Mother's Day flowers. Nothing special, but I liked this one.



    EDIT: For some reason this doesn't look sharp to me. I just opened the jpeg in preview again to check and it looks fine, so I don't understand what's going on.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    picture of the daughter

    not one of my best I just really like it. dumped it to black and white, just got my dslr so Ive been messin with it a lot lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post

    EDIT: For some reason this doesn't look sharp to me. I just opened the jpeg in preview again to check and it looks fine, so I don't understand what's going on.
    Three things are going on here.

    1. Lighting is everything. I can tell that you used flash, but it's still a tad underexposed. Was this a popup flash that you used or off camera and bounced? The lighting can account for how easy it is for the AF sensor to find its target.

    2. Whether or not it is sharp, doesn't account for the focus being a bit off. Looks like it's front focusing just a hair, thus making the focus soft.

    3. Sharpening in general is a tricky thing. How did you sharpen the image (with what and with what kind of pass/filter etc?) to begin with, and where is that image being hosted? You have to remember that most websites or hosts use their own compression schemes, so what might have started out as a sharp image directly from Preview or a photo editor, is easily ruined by such things. iWeb is a good example of such a thing. Apple's compression scheme with that host is fairly heavy handed and I'd never use it as such.

    I like ImageShack for hosting single random images. They don't really use much in the way of compression. Same with atpic.com. Photobucket is alright too, but not as good as the other two. Then you have to deal with the website on which you're posting the picture. That too, will usually have software which compresses images in order to save bandwidth. Not sure about this forum, so maybe one of the mods/admins will be able to answer that one.

    Basically then, when you're saving your jpg from whatever program you're using, it's usually good to use a bit of extra sharpening. This is especially true for RAW images. For those, you want to apply sharpening while editing, as well as output sharpening. Two totally separate things.

    If you knew all this already, sorry for the rant!

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Three things are going on here.

    1. Lighting is everything. I can tell that you used flash, but it's still a tad underexposed. Was this a popup flash that you used or off camera and bounced? The lighting can account for how easy it is for the AF sensor to find its target.

    2. Whether or not it is sharp, doesn't account for the focus being a bit off. Looks like it's front focusing just a hair, thus making the focus soft.

    3. Sharpening in general is a tricky thing. How did you sharpen the image (with what and with what kind of pass/filter etc?) to begin with, and where is that image being hosted? You have to remember that most websites or hosts use their own compression schemes, so what might have started out as a sharp image directly from Preview or a photo editor, is easily ruined by such things. iWeb is a good example of such a thing. Apple's compression scheme with that host is fairly heavy handed and I'd never use it as such.

    I like ImageShack for hosting single random images. They don't really use much in the way of compression. Same with atpic.com. Photobucket is alright too, but not as good as the other two. Then you have to deal with the website on which you're posting the picture. That too, will usually have software which compresses images in order to save bandwidth. Not sure about this forum, so maybe one of the mods/admins will be able to answer that one.

    Basically then, when you're saving your jpg from whatever program you're using, it's usually good to use a bit of extra sharpening. This is especially true for RAW images. For those, you want to apply sharpening while editing, as well as output sharpening. Two totally separate things.

    If you knew all this already, sorry for the rant!

    Doug
    Doug,
    Thanks for the tips.
    Yes, I used the popup flash. Still haven't added a flash, but on my upgrade list.
    I shot it RAW but sharpened and adjusted the exposure +0.5 in Aperture.
    Agree the focus isn't dead on but as soon as I posted I saw the uploaded image was a lot softer than the original. I'll look at the other sites you mentioned.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    If you want to send me the RAW image, I'd be happy to see if there's something I can do with it.. Up to you.

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    If you want to send me the RAW image, I'd be happy to see if there's something I can do with it.. Up to you.

    Doug
    Thanks, that would be appreciated.

    On my iPad right now so don't have access, will try to send later today. Something else I thought to try is I haven't been using the loader to upload images, just been pasting the image link info from Photobucket into the post. I wad going to try using the upload icon to see if that makes a difference.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    It's only the second of May but I've already found mine.


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