Greggo777

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Joined on Jun 9, 2009

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  • Created discussion thread Sensor cleaning question
    Dirt on my photos so had a look at sensor on my old D70 and was wondering what the green 'sheen' is called? I used a swab and cleaning solution and made it worse, sensor is now just a streaky ...
  • That's an explanation to cut out and keep! Thanks for explaining it so well. I do understand now and will practice some more using this as a guide. Sick of having to do so much post tweaking in ...
  • Thanks for the comments, I agree. This was more about playing about with settings as a learning tool really. I will try a different aperture next time for sharper results. unfortunately the ...
  • Thanks Mark A for the guidance, much appreciated. So, to recap for the benefit of my tiny mind, for the swan on the water example say I'd switch to spot metering, adjust my settings for the swan ...
  • I used matrix, is that the norm for landscapes? I wasn't trying to focus on any area in particular. Basically locked in the aperture and ISO of my preference and altered shutter speed until the ...
  • Tally ho, old boy.
  • Created discussion thread First proper attempt in manual mode
    First time using manual mode, paying attention to light meter and histogram (and understanding it!). Then probably ruining the images in Photoshop! Actually, probably are over saturated, hard to ...
  • Created discussion thread Preferred Crop
    Just wondering do most folk crop their images to whatever looks best, or mostly stick to a specific aspect ratio? i.e., to proportionally fit A4/A5/A3 frame, or even a square shape? Many thanks.
  • Thanks for all the comments, it's going to be really helpful going forward. I've taken notes! Cheating, but good practice, I quickly made 3 jpg's from the 1 RAW file with differing exposures. Tried ...
  • I'm not familiar with Light Room and unsure how to do the radial filter or adjustment brush - things I'll have to look up. Instead I went back to the RAW file and started again. Bit lighter, can ...
  • Created discussion thread Basic sunrise settings/rules
    Thought it would be nice to capture some early morning light on some cliffs and the results were disappointing. As I type I'm probably going to answer my own questions, but hopefully you guys can ...
  • mfinley - I agree yours is a better and stronger composition, i'll stubbornly stick to the original  though I think. Thanks for going to the trouble to edit it. If you could let me know how to add ...
  • Created discussion thread C&C: Sunrise Beach Shot
    Took this last year, my first time shooting sunrise, and keep coming back to the RAW file, altering colours, starting again etc. So, thought I'd redo quickly and post here for comment. Sometimes ...
  • Created discussion thread On top of a (small) mountain
    Was high up a hill the other day and despite it being wildly windy which teared up my eyes I snapped away blindly and was pleasantly surprised with this shot of my brother once I got home. Would ...
  • Have read through all the comments, thanks for the replies, think I'll stick to AF and only revert to manual in the instances Chris R detailed.
  • I always just point and click, with the camera working out the exposure from what I've automatically focussed on. Briefly tried manual focus the other day, handheld, so I could use any part of the ...
  • Much better! I'll do the same on my original and make that my final edit! Thank you Sir!
  • Yes, that was the longest range at 55, and yes I definitely got my feet wet that day so good point on the focal limits of the lens, will keep your comment in mind when next shopping around! Cheers.
  • Created discussion thread Me dog in a river
    Welcome any constructive criticism :-) Thanks.
  • Just not quite got it yet. There's always something - too dark, over saturated, noisy, blown out highlights etc. More thought and practice will definitely help. In camera - If I remember correctly ...
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