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MR.FEESH

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« on: May 22, 2009, 06:02:21 PM »

I've recently come into a free camera (and tons of accessories)-- a Panasonic FZ50, due to the generosity of one of luminous-landscape's very finest.  Extreme generosity.
I'm still plowing through the manual, but I had to take it outside for a little while, while there was still light.
This is my first 'actual' camera, and the differences between it and my old low end compact p&s are astounding.  Color is so much better, and I'm fairly certain manual focus is the best invention ever.

So anyway--










I know they're not the best, but I've had the camera for a matter of hours-- not that I've posted them necessarily for intense critique, but rather to start off line of pictures to come from this great camera.

Elby
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 06:41:17 PM »

Woo!  Stick it in RAW and leave the mode dial at M until you can do it in your sleep, compensating for the meter by using the histogram and working it out in your head.  Go read this http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial...ose-right.shtml  

I've attached a sharpened version of one of the pics so you can see a bit more of what the camera is capable of.  Learning LR shouldn't take you long though Michael and Jeff's tutorial is very good and a worthwhile investment.  


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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 11:04:51 PM »

Quote from: situgrrl
Woo!  Stick it in RAW and leave the mode dial at M until you can do it in your sleep, compensating for the meter by using the histogram and working it out in your head.  Go read this http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial...ose-right.shtml

Read this one too:
http://www.visual-vacations.com/Photograph..._strategies.htm
I expand on some of the "expose to the right" concepts.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 01:14:00 PM »

Another one- ...still learning...



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