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Re: Photography
« Reply #270 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:06:10 AM »
Okay apparently it is the Sony Cybershot DSC-W55.

One of the main things i wish it could do was take decent night shots.. I think i just need a tripod and let it do its thing.
Unless there is a trick i am unaware about..  This is how most night time pictures turn out though.


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Re: Photography
« Reply #271 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:18:44 AM »
http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2319003111.pdf

Make sure your image size is set on 7M
Look at page 15 of the manual for the self explanatory "Mode" settings, including night shots. If your shots are still to dark turn up the exposure (pg 16)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #272 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:20:40 AM »
Thanks..

Ill check it out when i get home and go mess around with it and see if i can get any good pictures.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #273 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:22:36 AM »
Thanks..

Ill check it out when i get home and go mess around with it and see if i can get any good pictures.
Just test the mode setting with the shot you are doing; shooting at night=night mode + high EV + high ISO
Landscape shot = landscape setting

oh, and one more thing....DON'T USE YOUR FLASH! It will kill your shots.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #274 on: Feb 09, 2010, 09:23:35 AM »
i don't use the flash normally..
But ill try it out!  Thanks

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Re: Photography
« Reply #275 on: Feb 10, 2010, 07:46:48 PM »
Ok, last ones, I promise :D
What do you like?






















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Re: Photography
« Reply #276 on: Feb 10, 2010, 11:31:31 PM »
Cool pics/thread
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Re: Photography
« Reply #277 on: Feb 12, 2010, 10:13:25 AM »

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Re: Photography
« Reply #278 on: Feb 14, 2010, 04:15:33 PM »
Just got back from Monterey/Carmel/Point Lobos...pictures will come :blah:

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Re: Photography
« Reply #279 on: Feb 14, 2010, 07:12:52 PM »
Kyle, I wish I could just take off and go take photos like you do.  Usually, the weather isn't too favorable for us up here this time of year. 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #280 on: Feb 14, 2010, 09:21:19 PM »
That is the best time to go! Did you not see the Tahoe pics? :D I'll take bad weather over good weather any day!

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Re: Photography
« Reply #281 on: Feb 14, 2010, 09:36:23 PM »
Yeah I did.  We didn't get any snow this year.  You guys got it all!!  :tantrum:  It's either I'm working all the time, or it's pouring out. 
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Re: Photography
« Reply #282 on: Feb 15, 2010, 01:41:49 AM »
A little change from the snow of Tahoe, but Point Lobos was still cold none the less...



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Re: Photography
« Reply #283 on: Feb 16, 2010, 06:27:47 AM »
Ocean was a little erie




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Re: Photography
« Reply #284 on: Feb 16, 2010, 09:35:48 AM »
Cool color.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #285 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:05:28 AM »
As the cheese said. The weather up here sucks for photography right now. Anything you look at is grey, grey and grey. Nothing but freaking grey. >:|

I'm in a photography class right now and have been using primarily OLD photos because I refuse to go out and try and shoot something that I'll like, no less the other people in class, with BS weather like this.

Ugh, I hate living in the NW simply because it's 70% crap weather and only 30% good weather. If that.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #286 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:10:13 AM »
I don't understand :dunno:

Bad weather is seriously some of the best times to shoot!
If everything is grey, work with it, slap on a red filter and do some sweet b&w's.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #287 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:12:09 AM »
I'm still struggling with getting shutter speed and aperture to work well together. Nothing ever turns out how I see it or how I want it no matter how much I change one or both of those two particular settings.

Frustrating.

Portland Auto Show few weeks ago. There was a purdy Skyline there. :)






And I was down at Mt. Bachelor couple weeks ago. Only had my cell phone on me. Way better looking in person but I thought it was a purdy picture. :)


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Re: Photography
« Reply #288 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:13:19 AM »
Ok let me re-phrase..

For poor/newbie/has no cool stuff photographers....this weather sucks balls. ;) :P

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Re: Photography
« Reply #289 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:21:00 AM »
The Skyline shots look good, could be a little brighter and the white balance needs to be a little bit cooler. I like the shutter speed.
Even the cell pic is good!

Ok let me re-phrase..

For poor/newbie/has no cool stuff photographers....this weather sucks balls. ;) :P
Red filters cost under $15 at B&H Photo. ;)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #290 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:49:50 AM »
Browsed the B&H site a bit. Is it kind of like Amazon.com for A/V categories? Looks pretty cool.

There definitely a few different filters I'll be getting. ^_^ Thanks for the info! And the comments!

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Re: Photography
« Reply #291 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:56:58 AM »
So Mini, can you give a quick explanation of what filters do what? I've only used a polarizer.

Since I haven't uploaded anything in a while. Bald Mt.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #292 on: Feb 16, 2010, 12:05:01 PM »
Every filter does somthing different. Enhance, modify, manipulate...etc. One might bring out the reds in a photo while another will add little star looking things at points of glare on things like chrome and metal or add the little star at points of light shining through glass like a street lamp.

They're all different and there's soooo many. Check out the B&H Photo site. They have a picture next to all the filters they sell that shows a general example of what the filter can do for you.

Couple examples:
White Balance filter


Infrared filter


Star Effect filter

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Re: Photography
« Reply #293 on: Feb 16, 2010, 06:19:49 PM »
So Mini, can you give a quick explanation of what filters do what? I've only used a polarizer.
I can give you a quicky of the ones I use.

Red - makes sky dark and skin look flawless (in b&w)
Green - Makes sky and trees light (in b&w)
Blue - Darkens skin flaws makes sky white
Neutral Density - tricks the camera in to thinking its darker outside letting you slow down your shutter speed in sunlight/shade
Computer - allows you to do nearly every filter you can put on a camera, except neutral density.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #294 on: Feb 16, 2010, 07:08:26 PM »
So is the filter adding or removing the color?

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Re: Photography
« Reply #295 on: Feb 17, 2010, 07:21:43 AM »
So is the filter adding or removing the color?
In black & white the filters make some colors brighter and some darker, not removing.
In color they would change the hue of your image.

Here is an example of B&W with a dark red filter, notice the red bridge appears white and the blue sky appears black. The red filter brightens red colors while darkening colors at the opposite end of the spectrum.



Here is a shot with a green filter, the grass and trees are brought out, magentas and purples are darkened.



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Re: Photography
« Reply #296 on: Feb 17, 2010, 09:59:29 AM »
Okay. I'll have to pick some up and give them a try.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #297 on: Feb 17, 2010, 10:21:46 PM »
Kyle, 1972TLC has better options in the gloomy weather.  Since she lives in the Willamette Valley, and she don't get the rainfall that I get right on the coast.  When it's gloomy on the coast, it's usually raining pretty good. 

But I had to work early yesterday, and got off work at 1 pm.  So, we went to the beach, since the sun was out and it was very nice.






The lighting was getting better, but we had to leave, since we had a Conference with our daughters teacher. 



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Re: Photography
« Reply #298 on: Feb 18, 2010, 06:21:06 AM »
The first shot would have been great with a ND Gradient filter so that the sky would darken a bit.
Other than that great shots.
Only thing I would do is a little PP to bring out the colors.

Here is your original, and my attached edit (using crappy photo program at work)



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Re: Photography
« Reply #299 on: Feb 18, 2010, 10:32:51 AM »
Cheese, don't underestimate the rains that happen in the valley. They suck too :(

I wish we could spray Static Guard in our cameras without hurting it ^_^


ps. Love the beach shots. And agree with simp that the first one needs some darkening love to the sky in PS. :)

 
 
 
 
 

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