skyglider

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  • Replied in I fear..
    Wow, Tedolph and PhotoTeach2 could not do the 5 things above when just learning how to shoot!  I don't believe it. In fact, all the the 5 things apply equally to using the FZ1000 bridge camera to ...
  • Replied in DSLR novice
    Hey Paula, I forgot one other thing. The D3400 has what Nikon calls Active D-Lighting, or ADL. Here's an excerpt from a dpreview article: One really nice feature that was found on the D3300 and now ...
  • Replied in I fear..
    Yes, a FZ1000 is a much more sure thing for good pictures for a one month novice. I have a FZ1000 and it takes excellent photos. I wouldn't trade it for a DSLR since I don't like to change lenses ...
  • Replied in DSLR novice
    Paula, I assume you won't be changing your camera and will use your D3400. With only a month before your trip, here's some suggestions for you to end up with a high percentage of great (enough) photos:
  • Maybe consider trying to retrieve in black & white which will lessen the impact of your over exposed photos. Here's an example of the photo above in B&W: Used Photoshop and Faststone for this one. ...
  • Replied in Raw or jpeg
    Hi Rockstar316, Since you're new to photography, my suggestion is to first just shoot jpg. I think it's necessary to learn how to set up your (any) camera to get the best quality jpg pictures. ...
  • Replied in Cell phone?
    Hi Max702, You may be disappointed with the results of a DSLR or mirrorless camera. They are not the be all and end all for the type of pictures you want to take of your boy. With a budget of $1300 ...
  • While others will address your specific question, I do have a suggestion to minimize this problem in the future.  It may or may not apply to you but might help others. If shooting in "P" (Program) ...
  • Sarah, If what Selene said is what you (Sarah) want to do, then in Photoshop use layers for every step in the editing process.  It will then be super easy to change any step without affecting any ...
  • Thanks. I first tried blurring everything except the roller coaster train but that looked too unnatural. So then I blurred only stuff behind the train and kept the yellow rails and green vertical ...
  • Don't know how it could be simplified in camera but here's a quick Photoshop version that I did just for fun: :-) Sky
  • Replied in Camera Strap
    Agree about the screw not backing out if common sense is used.  I just find myself double checking that the screw is tight periodically during the day.  It's alway's been tight but I still double ...
  • Hi RQuint, Yes, being farther away from the subject but zooming in to get the framing you want will help to isolate your subject from the background. Here's a youtube video that shows that very well: ...
  • Replied in Camera Strap
    Horoscope, Really excellent idea!  I just added a split ring to my camera strap as you have shown and it works perfectly!  It does impede the swivel when screwing into the tripod mount of the ...
  • Hi Christina84, To start off with, be sure your camera's mode dial is set to "P" (Program Mode) and not in Auto mode. You can try A (Aperture priority) or S (Shutter priority) modes later. P mode ...
  • Just to see if you can get what you want in focus: (1) Don't use face detection. (2) Set your camera to single point focus (or whatever your camera calls it).  This should ...
  • Hi Alphashark9, Not sure if you're a beginner but if so, wow you have a Sony A7 full frame camera! Since you're shooting in Program mode, and since the A7 has an electronic view finder maybe try ...
  • Oh, I failed to say to click and hold down the left mouse button to display the 3 options which are: (1) Lasso Tool (2) Polygon Lasso Tool (3) Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Hi Ucha_G, My suggestion for a first camera to learn how do shoot with different settings is to get a "bridge" camera. It's named "bridge" because its a camera between a plain point & shoot camera ...
  • Yes, Photoshop has a polygon tool that works like you described. Click the icon pointed to by the red arrow. Three options will appear. Click the polygon lasso tool. Done. Note:  Every tool with a ...
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