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Try to get closer. Too much background, and the flowers mix with it.
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Trust me I'm being creative as I can, but I take offense to someone who shoots on a $50 P&S talking about what is and what's not professional. It was a blanket statement with abosolutely no basis in truth. It's no different than a racist saying black people only eat fried chicken and watermelon.

Sorry I found it highly offensive!
I think a lot of us did. I'm just used to it really. I've been hearing my friends say the same thing for a while (still shooting pictures of leaves and cars on full auto), and I've learned to repress my sharp tongue and strong backhand with them

What ended up happening was some of us took a trip up the hills to take pictures (leading to that one set on my flickr). Posted them online, and while my images are definitely not as good as many of you guys on here, they still blew away the pictures from my "PP ruins photography" friends.

Needless to say, they're now asking me for help with LR
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I think a lot of us did. I'm just used to it really. I've been hearing my friends say the same thing for a while (still shooting pictures of leaves and cars on full auto), and I've learned to repress my sharp tongue and strong backhand with them

What ended up happening was some of us took a trip up the hills to take pictures (leading to that one set on my flickr). Posted them online, and while my images are definitely not as good as many of you guys on here, they still blew away the pictures from my "PP ruins photography" friends.

Needless to say, they're now asking me for help with LR
I hear ya and I wasn't tryin to be too sharp a tounged but show with examples why his comment was so unfounded.
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A camera attempts to reproduce what it sees. It's far from perfect; it is a relatively dumb device that attempts to do an accurate reproduction of what it sees, falling more or less short of the original.
Instead of being a bloke with a camera, be a photographer. A photographer consists of a person and a camera, and as such you will frame the shot and shoot, the camera will capture light and process the data, and then you will post-process that data because only you have an actual idea of whatever you shot really looks like (or what you want it to look like). Also, sometimes it can save an otherwise unusable photo.

I have a friend who is totally against editing photos, save for resizing. A photo where you see excessive noise, incorrect white balance, flat contrast, vague colors, lens flare in the wrong place, will obviously not do the subject justice. Hell, he wouldn't even fix a horizon that wasn't level.

Don't be lazy.

Or should I have left this foggy one untouched?
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Was that noise from the image or applied PP? Either way, it fits the image well (although I am ashamed to admit I can't tell if that's China or Japan).
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Was that noise from the image or applied PP? Either way, it fits the image well (although I am ashamed to admit I can't tell if that's China or Japan).
Thanks! The noise is originally in the image, surprisingly, since I shot it at ISO 400. I suppose it is so visible since the fog provides a smooth surface for it to be noticeable. PP obviously made it more apparent, but I didn't try to reduce it as I wanted to make the photo look old I actually have that one as a 120x80cm print.

It's the Jade Peak Pagoda, near the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. Wikipedia has a photo taken on "slightly better" weather, but that of course changes the atmosphere completely: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Peak_Pagoda
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Seriously my camera SUCKS. ill post pictures once I recharge the battery's..
    
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I Would never even dream of editing my photo's, to be a professional photographer you should not need to edit your pictures to make them look better.
In a very small way you are correct..... Where a professional differs is how much editing they have to do. A professional will have a better understanding of composition and exposure and will be able to get that correct more then someone just starting out. Editing is still a must IMO though. Especially in today's society and market where people want "WOW!!!!" not, "OMG this is an exact representation of that scene, that photog is such a purist..."

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Seriously my camera SUCKS. ill post pictures once I recharge the battery's..
Just remember this... "It's not what's in the camera, but what's in front of and behind it"
    
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In a very small way you are correct..... Where a professional differs is how much editing they have to do. A professional will have a better understanding of composition and exposure and will be able to get that correct more then someone just starting out. Editing is still a must IMO though. Especially in today's society and market where people want "WOW!!!!" not, "OMG this is an exact representation of that scene, that photog is such a purist..."



Just remember this... "It's not what's in the camera, but what's in front of and behind it"
With super Macro mode on and res set to 14M

    
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^^ Don't feel bad. If I shot with those settings on my $2k 50D/24-70 combo I would probably have a similar picture.

1/10, 1600 ISO, f/4, Auto White Balance, Gain Control setting of 2 which I assume is some sort light boosting setting, and handheld (assuming).
    
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