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Old 11-07-2006, 01:42 PM   #21
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i cant tell the difference between the before and after shot on #6 backround

is it just me????
Its you...read the text above it. The lightpoles in the background were removed. Subtle change, but it makes a difference.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:44 PM   #22
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:52 PM   #23
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Here are the pics with the gridlines for "Rule of Thirds"
Cool...I think this'll really help people understand.

And to answer the question about equipment...the camera, lenses, etc. are just tools. Yes, they will help, but if you have the knowledge and ability, that's what counts. That being said, then if you are serious, go with a DLSR as they're pretty affordable now and give you more flexibility than a point and shoot.

And speaking of equipment, Ironically...I happen to be selling all of mine. Anyone interested in a Nikon D70 with wide angle 12-24mm, 24-70mm, telephoto VR 70-200mm plus flash, batteries, bag and cards? PM me if so.
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are the gridlines on the camera when u look in the lense? or is it just imaginary
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:34 PM   #25
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are the gridlines on the camera when u look in the lense? or is it just imaginary
Imaginary.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:46 PM   #26
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Imaginary.
Actually, the Nikon D70 (and probably the higher models too) do have gridlines which you can enable/disable that you can see through the viewfinder...and they're there specifically for aiding composition:



The gridlines in the ACS-3s pics were just added to show you what he meant by positioning the car where he did.
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aw, thanks guys!
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is this a good cam?http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099394810083

really dont want to spend more than that much.. but I want nice pics
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:45 PM   #29
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is this a good cam?http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099394810083

really dont want to spend more than that much.. but I want nice pics
$799 for Rebel XT is really high. You can get an Xti with kit lens for that price.
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Very imformative thread
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the xti is around $900 for the kit
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Not for the silver one...

In Beach Camera, the silver body with 18-55mm kit lens is $779 and black with kit lens it $809
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stickied may these pics never do down...
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nice thread..........

recently got a new cam and needed some tips here and there keep em commin guys
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ha, yeah i was never too good at those things haha
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Not a professional protographer, but....

ok so i am going to sound like a total noob by saying this , but i dont have the capitol to invest in a high end digital camera..... that being said i do have a simple SD600.

By using the techniques that you have listed above, would i be able to get the quality pictures like you have shown. I am not that great at photo shop so, will that help to get the lower quality pictures to a quality picture like what you have posted, if i learn how to use that better? its cheaper for me to learn a program that i have than to buy a $700 camera
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By using the techniques that you have listed above, would i be able to get the quality pictures like you have shown. I am not that great at photo shop so, will that help to get the lower quality pictures to a quality picture like what you have posted, if i learn how to use that better? its cheaper for me to learn a program that i have than to buy a $700 camera
These pictures were taken a few years ago with a 3-megapixel Canon Powershot G3. Even with inferior equipment, a nicely composed shot and a little touchup go a long way.

Oh, and I'm going to add another item to the list:

8. The advice provided will help you produce better photographs and images, but even if you choose to completely ignore these tips...include a hot chick with your car and all is forgiven.



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haven't heard of "rules of the thirds" for a while.. haha

nice reminder. thanks for putting together the thread
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About the histogram: You can correct this with the "levels" function in ps.

From the menu: Layer > New adjustment layer > levels...

Then adust the markers on the left and right side to where the "histogram-mountain" begins and ends.
Do this individually on all three channels/colors (R, G and B), and leave the combined RGB channel as is.

This is like magic on poor pictures!
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ok so i am going to sound like a total noob by saying this , but i dont have the capitol to invest in a high end digital camera..... that being said i do have a simple SD600.

By using the techniques that you have listed above, would i be able to get the quality pictures like you have shown. I am not that great at photo shop so, will that help to get the lower quality pictures to a quality picture like what you have posted, if i learn how to use that better? its cheaper for me to learn a program that i have than to buy a $700 camera
I use a Canon S3 IS. It has some of the same future as a SLR camera (actually has all the futures we have covered on this thread) but as easy to use as a point and shoot and the price tag is $350-$400. You can also add lens to it. Most of the picture I take are also not edited by PS (like my sig). I'm very happy with it.
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