digital idiot

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    We just got a digital camera and its pretty cool.
    It has 9.1 megapixel with 28mm wide angle and 10x optical zoom.
    Whatever that means.It also can do little videos.Any one out there with advice for an amateur would be appreciated...
     
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    DS, when I read the title I thought to myself 'this oughta be good'. I can't wait until Hoax and a few others get into this. :surprised:
     
  3. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    Hey DS, the important question is..... does the camera make phone calls? :peaceful:
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Take lots of pics and once you have one you like, use your editing program to brighten, increase contrast and eliminate distracting items and specks in picture.
    I took Gypsy and brightened it, increased contrast, eliminated the chair leg and reduced the flash reflection in her eyes. Less than 2 minutes of effort.

    Since you took the pic in low light, the camera adjusted the f-stop down low which gave you less depth of field...head is in focus while tail is out of focus. As you increase the light, the camera will give you more depth of field.

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  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    And this one is more subtle ...removed tail and ear shadows and then softened it up and added some graininess and then added some diffusion to bring highlights out.

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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Or we can make Gypsy look like she weighs as much as Babs Oreo!

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  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    OK, this is the last one.

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  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    My turn! I've done a bunch of different things, including resizing,
    which is something you and Covemaster need to learn.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I like the picture in the lower left hand corner--those eyes!!
     
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Just like the sad eyes from Puss-n-Boots, in Shrek.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was actually thinking more on the dark side.
     
  12. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Pet Sematary?:wink2:
     
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Hoax and Steve, this was just what I was hoping,I need all the advice I can get.Heres 2 more pix I took,a house down the street,and our new grandchild Ava.Steve,you will be happy to know I found the editing program and although I have a lot to learn,I managed to crop the baby pic.I'm ready for lesson two:0)
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Grandma Deb & Grandude,

    Ava is absolutely gorgeous.....but you both already knew that, right?
    Have fun with her, they grow so fast, don't waste a minute.
    Congrats !!
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    She's a cutey! Congrats Grandpa and Grandma.
    Unconditional love and no responsibility. I love my grandson and when he gets tired and cranky... back to Mom and Dad. Not often though, he's a good kid.
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What a doll!
     
  17. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    she is totally georgous. my new nephew is 11 weeks old. maybe we should fix them up. (wink) his name is Jazz.

    click on the pictures to make them bigger.



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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    DS, she is beautiful. You don't need to retouch perfection. When was she born? God sends us great gifts in little packages.
    Downsized, a picture is worth a thousand words. His eyes in the first pic say that he is plotting his first big caper. Watch out!:wink2:
    BTW my granddaughter turns 1 on January 5th. Maybe we can fix them up.(wink wink) Her name is Anneliese.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008
  19. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Wow, you guys are blessed.

    Here's what I did to DS's pictures using photo impact. I resized and messed around with special effects.

    Little baby pic is just resized, then we have as a painted canvas, calm colored followed by monotone (BW),
    which I also cropped, so we could see baby's face more.
    I did some cropping and cool light effects on your Christmas house.
    Finally, I shrunk, but did not crop, Covemaster's pic. This all took me about 1/2 hour.

    Took that long because I did more things that I didn't show, as I love playing with this program.
     
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I'm still trying to figure out how to get the best shots with my Insta-matic with Flashcubes.:peaceful: