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I am very new and I'm not good with photography or processing (lightroom 3/photoshop elements 6). I want to become better and start learning. Can we start off with how I might improve this picture?
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the image looks like it is out of focus. the horizon is not level and the wide angle does not seem to work out so well in portrait orientation.
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Quote:
Can we start off with how I might improve this picture?
Put the dog in an elf costume.
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post #4 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tedman View Post
Put the dog in an elf costume.
I actually have one for him.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
the image looks like it is out of focus. the horizon is not level and the wide angle does not seem to work out so well in portrait orientation.
Yeah, P&S wasn't being kind to me. Will keep working at it though. thanks
Edited by SalisburySteak - 7/21/11 at 12:43am
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post #5 of 13
Use flash so you can darken the sky a bit and still keep the dog properly exposed.
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post #6 of 13
Looks like camera shake or OOF to me, no hope for it.
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I'm no photographer, but one rule of thumb:

Get the sun at your back. That way the sun's shining on your subject and not directly into your lens.
    
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post #8 of 13
Besides the mentioned camera shake or focus issue -

Pay attention to the lines in your pictures, specifically the horizon or lines that extend to the horizon, like the sidewalk and grass line. They are cutting your subject in half, and it gives it a leaning kind of awkwardness to me.
    
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thanks everybody. Anybody know a good place to learn post processing with lightroom?
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PARTON View Post
I'm no photographer, but one rule of thumb:

Get the sun at your back. That way the sun's shining on your subject and not directly into your lens.
that makes the lighting flat you actually would want the sun behind the subject. makes for a nicer picture better to have even shade than flat hard sun directly on your subject. depends on the subject though
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