A few shots I am quite pleased with

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Merlin Cat, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    A few I took the other weekend. My fave is the mushrooms on the tree stump. The trees didnt come out as vibrant colour that my eyes saw but I still like the photo.

    Does any one know how I can get a better true colour representation from my camera please? It is a Panasonic Lumix and I took it on panorama rather than trying to set it myself.

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  2. Nice pics!
    Cheating a little bit I know but try photoshop or similar for improving colour, most of the pros use some editing tools every now and again to enhance their pics (my cousin is a pro photographer).
    Used to have a lucix, quality piece of kit :thumbsup:
     
  3. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Thanks :)

    I am pretty pleased with ithe camera tho need to know how to use it properly. For every photo that works there are loads that dont!

    I think we have photo shop disk some where so i will try that. Some one said maybe letting more light in may improve the colours?
     
  4. That will work too.

    Best thing to do is to go through the manual and just practice at home or in the garden using all the different settings and you'll soon get used to it and find what works best for you.

    For close ups I.e. mushrooms, the macro setting is ace, will slightly blur out the background.

    We've upgraded to a canon eos 500d, mostly so that the camera can take more pics in quick succession...vital when you have a lively toddler with relatively average light conditions indoors! Gone are the days of blurry pics!

    Having said that, some of our best pics of landscapes or artistic close ups were taken with the lumix
     
  5. Very nice pics and it is a great camera. If you let in more light, you might then blow out the highlights (too much light can cause the lighter parts of the image to loose all detail). If you have photoshop I would use that and tweak either the curves or levels which are to be found in photoshop. You can also adjust the colour balance in PS to make the image slightly warmer.
     
  6. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Cheers for info Edd. What is the macro setting? I ttok some photos I love of a friends kids running thru a sprinkler which had captured the water drops. I need to ask her first tho before I can post them.

    The lumix has like a quick lots of photos setting that I have been shown but forgotten where it is :-[

    Hurrah for now more blurry pics for you :)

    Just seen your post too, thanks Dave I will try and practice with photo shop. I think it is a bit trial and error and remebering what does or doesnt work! :)
     
  7. I don't know the camera but of your going to play with settings in photoshop, take the images in RAW format of possible. That way the camera takes much more information of the scene and allows true editing.
     
  8. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Thanks :)

    Sorry but i am a novice. What is RAW format. The camera is just like a normal small digital but it has got 20x zoom and is quite a good one if that helps :)
     
  9. I think RAW is limited to DSLR's
     
  10. Those are gorgeous!
     
  11. Your white balance is mostly responsible for the colors, but if its a very simple camera, you might not have much choice with that.

    Late Autumn is coming, i can't wait for a nice day to take some shots.
     
  12. love the squatters
     
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