View Full Version : Took some pics yesterday (pic heavy!)

07-11-2009, 06:28 AM
EDIT2: This thread shall now be dedicated to my pictures. I will post a few of my best now and then and you guys can leave me comments in this thread or pm me. I am also going to leave the link to my photobucket photography album. You can look at and comment on the rest of my pics there. thanks!

PBKID'S PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOBUCKET ALBUM (http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb66/paintballkid0206/Photography/)

(You will have to click a sub-album on the left-hand side, I like stuff very organized)


07-11-2009, 08:01 AM
some of them are grainy. but they're not bad.

07-11-2009, 09:50 AM
yea, a couple of them i had to enhance on the computer. My camera isn't that good either.

07-11-2009, 09:17 PM
What Kodak model do you have?

I like the first guitar pic, but that's about it. For the flower ones, refer to this post: http://dearphotographer.com/blog/21/

07-11-2009, 09:51 PM
It's a Kodak Easyshare Z760.

And I did kinda go overboard on the flowers. i just needed some practice workin with modes and settings, shooting @ different angles, etc. I just took the first thing I saw. I plan on taking less flower pictures and more of other stuff once i tap into my vein of inspiration.

07-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Not a bad P&S. Try buildings, random people on the street, fences, machinery, and anything else you see. Just mix it up and go on a walk.

07-13-2009, 09:55 AM
i have the same camera its ok

07-13-2009, 11:05 AM
yea, i get mad at it once in awhile. sometimes stuff doesnt work. but it's alright. i still want a new one tho.

edit: I think I know why some of them are grainy. I don't think i adjusted the ISO on some of the shots for some reason

07-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Grainy is called "Noise". That's usually when your ISO is up past 1600 and your camera can't handle it.

I'm going to be honest, and don't take this the wrong way, it's meant with all due respect. The photos are either over exposed, under exposed, out of frame too much or not at the right angle.

As a suggestion, I'd take a look at some flower shots and see how people do them. Not bad on the guitar though. Also not bad for a P&S.

07-13-2009, 11:18 PM
P&S's usually have a maximum USABLE ISO of about 200. I'd keep it below ISO 100 if I had a P&S.

07-14-2009, 12:59 PM
the lowest ISO is 100, then 200, 400, and 800 (only if you turn the pic size down to 1.7 MP). I usually have it set to 100, mayb 200 once in awhile.

07-19-2009, 09:22 PM
ok, this thread is now going to be used for showing off my pics once in awhile. (for more in-depth explaination, see the first post of this thread).

Here's my favorites from what I took today:


and I'll throw in an abstract that i took the other day:

07-20-2009, 01:15 AM
Don't like the abstract at all. The vignetted one looks good. I might just steal that bridge one someday and make a logo with it. Lake looks good. Frog and fly are OOF, so make sure to get it focused properly before clicking. The fly very well could have been just inside of your MFD, so you can back the camera up a little bit and crop later if that's the case.

Nice set. You're improving, young grass-hoppah! :)

07-20-2009, 09:52 AM
thanks. i'm confused about "OOF" and "MFD". idk what those mean. the only problem with the vignetted one is that i took it from an angle, and it looks crooked. i didn't have it on "close-up" mode for the frog, and prolly not the bug either, so that's prolly why they aren'y sharp. I'm thinking about putting the bench one on EasyShare and brightening it up a little. thanks Red!

07-23-2009, 12:11 AM
OOF = Out Of Focus.
MFD = Minimum Focusing Distance (from the plane of the sensor to the object, usually is noted on the lens).

Do you mean the first one with the bench and the fountain, or the second one with a bench and the lake? They both look properly exposed to me.

07-23-2009, 11:11 AM
the one with the bench and the fountain. i'm debating on whether to edit it again or not.

about MFD: on my lens is says... 39mm-117mm. would 39mm be the MFD?

07-23-2009, 11:58 AM
I think it looks fine. To me, it looks like the PP or hosting compressed the image, but other than that it looks like it's just fine.

Does it say 35mm equivalent for that? That's the focal length of the lens.

07-23-2009, 07:42 PM
it says exactly... "39mm-117mm (Equivalent) 3x Optical"

07-24-2009, 12:28 AM
Ok, that's a pretty decent range. The thing with the compact cameras like that is that the sensor is so small that it only sees the center of the projected image from the lens. Because of this, it translates into a "crop factor" range in mm, or an equivalent of a 35mm film camera's lens.

07-24-2009, 07:07 AM
ohkay, i see now. thanks