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Its in CS2 when you open up the pic in RAW, I can't remember the name of it Nick, i've done it to a few of my pics. It adds a darkness around the edges in a circular way.

REMEMBERED IT!, Vignetting, i knew i knew the name.

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yeah i like the effect of vignette. brings more focus to subject and livens an otherwise bland image.

Originally Posted by booba5185
you qouldn't happen to have a 1280x800 version of that would you? i need a new background for my laptop lol
i have 1280x1024 on here: http://subdomain.dirtysamurai.com/pictures/f3601280.jpg

and 1280x800 here:
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Originally Posted by infinite012
yeah i like the effect of vignette. brings more focus to subject and livens an otherwise bland image.


i have 1280x1024 on here: http://subdomain.dirtysamurai.com/pictures/f3601280.jpg

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Here ya go, got bored at work.

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I see it just fine, is it working now?

Damnit infinite, i post up something then you just trash mine with yours! lol

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Originally Posted by drew22mader
I see it just fine, is it working now?

Damnit infinite, i post up something then you just trash mine with yours! lol
lol. it's a steep learning curve

edit: i dont even know what im saying anymore haha
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Yea i need to get on it and learn, but i guess it takes time and practice.
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luvin it, we all need to get together and go take shots, im sure combined it would be hawt as hell
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Nice Kirk, expecially the last one....you shootin in RAW or what?
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Originally Posted by drew22mader
Nice Kirk, expecially the last one....you shootin in RAW or what?
i shot these in jpeg + raw mode...i edited the jpegs in CS2..just auto levels..auto color..and a little brightness/contrast

this one isnt that clear...but you guys keep posting pics of water...so here is some more fire


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great pics guys..

pretty soon I'll be posting here too..hopefully by next week
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when i'm bored, i'll take pictures inside.


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So I've been educating myself a bit and getting ready for the world of digital photography and I was literally amazed by what one can do...soooo much to learn...so I thought: Since this is a photography thread, why not compile a few of what I so far understand to be the most important factors in taking really vibrant pics with D-SLRs. I know not many ppl own $500+ D-SLRs, but it'll be an interesting imo to further explore our capabilities with our pics and benefit from the inputs of others.. please add any tips you feel are missing or think are necessary..

How about adding your technique with the pic you post?

Tips for shootinf better pics..
1. Proper composition of the picture
2. Shooting in RAW or JPEG mode(which one do you prefer?)
3. Avoiding noise by controlling underexposure
4. Using the optimal range of the sensors(learning to judge good exposures from the LCD)
5. Maximizing sharpness of pics.
6. Anticipating a finished image before making the exposure..etc

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what i do: take the picture, then edit it in photoshop to look like what i want it to look like.

in the debate of raw vs jpeg, i will tend to shoot in jpeg unless i am shooting something that i absolutely know i will want to edit completely later on (i.e. mission critical images). but my camera is 90% in large, fine JPEG mode, ISO 1600.
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..."mission critical images"?
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..."mission critical images"?
He he..not really, but if I'm spending over $600 on a D-SLR, might as well learn how to take awesome pics no? or else what's the point..


Cool Infinite..so do you usually shoot manual or auto? It's a fact that manual is much harder, but when mastered the pics come out a lot better than auto..though these ocassions are counted. It's not many times that we can sit there and set everything up..most ppl usually just point, focus and shoot.

RAW mode sounds great cause after all "PC will edit it", but if the pics are under or overexposed when taken, even after editing them with PC they won't ever show their true colors, even when looking really good..yes, one'd be able to play around with contrast, brightness, tone, etc..but the pic is never really like its target.
I can't wait for my camera.

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I asked infinite... he uses the best specs only for his mission critical images. I'm wondering which are those...?
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I asked infinite... he uses the best specs only for his mission critical images. I'm wondering which are those...?
oh ok

I sound like such a rookie now but whatever, wait till I get my biatch, it's gonna be like wa pa!! lol
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oh ok

I sound like such a rookie now but whatever, wait till I get my biatch, it's gonna be like wa pa!! lol
Ah, don't worry, lol.

Rookie. Everyone starts out as one, don't worry.

Awesome pic, Drew!
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Originally Posted by ramcosca
..."mission critical images"?
pictures that i want to turn out good = mission critical...to me at least.

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He he..not really, but if I'm spending over $600 on a D-SLR, might as well learn how to take awesome pics no? or else what's the point..
you can take "awesome pics" with a point and shoot, too. it just depends on the user...

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Cool Infinite..so do you usually shoot manual or auto? It's a fact that manual is much harder, but when mastered the pics come out a lot better than auto..though these ocassions are counted. It's not many times that we can sit there and set everything up..most ppl usually just point, focus and shoot.
i shoot in Av mode (aperture priority). that way, the camera will auto select the proper shutter speed for a perfect exposure. sometimes when i review my images, they don't turn out either dark enough or bright enough. that is when i will switch to M mode (complete manual) and based on the settings used from Av mode, i will make the proper adjustments to the shutter speed/iso/aperture in order to make the shot.

Originally Posted by cubanmike26
RAW mode sounds great cause after all "PC will edit it", but if the pics are under or overexposed when taken, even after editing them with PC they won't ever show their true colors, even when looking really good..yes, one'd be able to play around with contrast, brightness, tone, etc..but the pic is never really like its target.
I can't wait for my camera.
it's true that the PC will never show the true color of a scene, but in RAW mode you can adjust the exposure without significantly harming the image (pixelation, noise, artifacting, etc). you can also change the white balance in the RAW editing software you use and the image will retain its original data while displaying the edited version.

hurry up and get your camera! haha
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