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A good photo well composed will always be that. Post production editing will only go so far in improving the shot.

 

Anyway, I've just been given a new canon camera :tongue:  they have developed since I bought my 450. Feel as if I have to learn it all again!

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1. A good photo well composed will always be that. Post production editing will only go so far in improving the shot.

 

2. Anyway, I've just been given a new canon camera :tongue:  they have developed since I bought my 450. Feel as if I have to learn it all again!

 

1.  Ah but when does post production editing become digital art, when has the photograph(s) been edited so much it can no longer be considered a photograph but becomes a creation of the mind and not of the camera.

 

2. So come on then what did you get?

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You need to go to the Camera School and look up your photo. Sort the a-z and then wade through to your photo to see its rating.

 

http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/Camera-School/Search-Results/Camera-School/_/N-h8Z1z0oxpz/?Rpp=9

 

Mine is titled Little Scotland, I posted it on the Photography thread a couple of weeks back.

 I see feedback has now been added to those that did not get a gold. Having looked through a few, what I actually mean is "Composition needs more attention" appears to have been added to all those that did not get a gold. :dry: A little more constructive criticism would have been nice, but hey, it's all a bit of practise. :)

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 I see feedback has now been added to those that did not get a gold. Having looked through a few, what I actually mean is "Composition needs more attention" appears to have been added to all those that did not get a gold. :dry: A little more constructive criticism would have been nice, but hey, it's all a bit of practise. :)

 

That's what I said, except I did point out it was 'middley'

 

 

It looks like if you get the basics right, exposure, wight balance etc. then you go through for an award. You are then judged on the composition of the photograph, which was the main ai.

 

They were looking for front to back maximum depth of field (using the hyper-focal point), rule of thirds, leading lines etc. I presume the more of these you then met decided if you got gold, silver or bronze.

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That's what I said, except I did point out it was 'middley'

 

 

It looks like if you get the basics right, exposure, wight balance etc. then you go through for an award. You are then judged on the composition of the photograph, which was the main ai.

 

They were looking for front to back maximum depth of field (using the hyper-focal point), rule of thirds, leading lines etc. I presume the more of these you then met decided if you got gold, silver or bronze.

 I know that's what you said. :P I also knew it myself :D I'd agree that seems to be the basic scoring criteria, looking at some of the handful of "fails" makes me wonder why people bothered though!

 

The point I was making was that I would have expected a little more than that, especially as that was word for word the same on every one of the 6 or 7 other silver and bronze rated shots I looked at.

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 I know that's what you said. :P I also knew it myself :D I'd agree that seems to be the basic scoring criteria, looking at some of the handful of "fails" makes me wonder why people bothered though!

 

The point I was making was that I would have expected a little more than that, especially as that was word for word the same on every one of the 6 or 7 other silver and bronze rated shots I looked at.

I have seen other comments such as:

 

Image isn't sharp enough
 
Image is underexposed
 
Horizon is very wonky!
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I have seen other comments such as:

 

Image isn't sharp enough

 

Image is underexposed

Do they have those stickers that Boots used to put on?

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1.  Ah but when does post production editing become digital art, when has the photograph(s) been edited so much it can no longer be considered a photograph but becomes a creation of the mind and not of the camera.

 

2. So come on then what did you get?

 An  EOS 650D. I previously had a canon so the lens I have will be able to be used with the new camera. Just need to improve my photos 

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bit of shake on those, I don't just mean the figures in motion, shame. Sharper backgrounds would have made um crackers.

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bit of shake on those, I don't just mean the figures in motion, shame. Sharper backgrounds would have made um crackers.

I did think that would be a response. Personally, I'm easy with a bit of shake especially when with (for e.g.) the 'on the corner' shot it's a way of getting across just how frantic everyone seemed to be. Possibly it works less well for the Oxfam shot. Looking at the latter again I may be tempted to go back in and crank up the brightness and contrast.

I have plenty with sharp backgrounds and blurred figures. Sometimes I think that works better, sometimes not. This time, I'm happy with what's above. I suspect yours and gazza's photography course might have serious comments though.

Tis all subjective in the end, after all.

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I did think that would be a response. Personally, I'm easy with a bit of shake especially when with (for e.g.) the 'on the corner' shot it's a way of getting across just how frantic everyone seemed to be. Possibly it works less well for the Oxfam shot. Looking at the latter again I may be tempted to go back in and crank up the brightness and contrast.

I have plenty with sharp backgrounds and blurred figures. Sometimes I think that works better, sometimes not. This time, I'm happy with what's above. I suspect yours and gazza's photography course might have serious comments though.

Tis all subjective in the end, after all.

I always say that if the result is what YOU intended then the photo is right.

 

But when you post any photo in a place like this then it will get criticised on its content and not your intentions.

 

Advertisers have used blurred images quite often to put across the 'busy' feeling that you talk about,

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But when you post any photo in a place like this then it will get criticised on its content and not your intentions.

Absolutely. Which is why I put them up. If I sounded defensive, I didn't mean to.

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Absolutely. Which is why I put them up. If I sounded defensive, I didn't mean to.

You did sound defensive, I would be the same. There is always that 'ah but' moment where you realise that something you presented isn't quite coming across as you intended.

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A couple more of the bluebells, taken last night whilst out for a wonder with the wife & the in-laws dogs. All taken handheld, so not as sharp as some of my others, but it did give me more of an opportunity to wonder around and experiment with camera settings.

 

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Hardcastle Crags_0312 by 77gazza, on Flickr

 

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Hardcastle Crags_0309 by 77gazza, on Flickr

 

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Hardcastle Crags_0307 by 77gazza, on Flickr

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Just a few from a sunny afternoon in the back garden today

 

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is there anything more beautiful than an english summers day

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Ah yes, I often wondered what happened to my Brothers old girlfriend

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Ah yes, I often wondered what happened to my Brothers old girlfriend

Thought you woke up next to her every morning :haha:

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Help please! I've uploaded the photos from my phone to Flickr. Can I use their android app to upload them to here? And can this be done on the mobile version of this site? I've been looking but none of this is immediately obvious...(awaits immediate obviousness)

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Help please! I've uploaded the photos from my phone to Flickr. Can I use their android app to upload them to here? And can this be done on the mobile version of this site? I've been looking but none of this is immediately obvious...(awaits immediate obviousness)

 I don't think you can use the android flickr site to post to here, but if you can access the website then copy and paste the relevant info, it should work to post them on the mobile version of this site. HTH.

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