somewhere over the rainbow :-)
photography, animals and babies!!
I have been interested in photography as a hobby for about 2 years now. I have been taking a few photos here and there since i was a kid but most of those are not so good lol. I have some mental issues including memory loss/blurr a lot of times, so i love using pictures as my memory!! I pretty much take shots of everything i want to remember and even things i dont really care to, just because i can i guess lol. I am struggling to learn the way cameras work....like how and when to use certain settings on the camera and how to improve the quality of photos i take. I guess the more i practice the more i will learn (i hope haha). I love taking pics of animals and babys/kids but it is a challenge for sure cause they move so quickly most of the time!! Also love taking pics of nature....water, flowers, clouds and even insects sometimes. I am glad i found this site and i hope to improve while i am able to be on here!! Thank you all for the good reviews and help so far. God bless you all!! :)
Blessed are those who forget the disabilities of the body and mind and see the shape of the soul!!
does anyone here know how i stop following someone here? Like every time they post new pictures it sends me a email to let me know. Is there a way to change that please.
April 23 at 12:08AM
MoonWillow : GG, In your profile there's a button at the top called "Fan List." Try that. :)
April 23 at 2:42AM
donkeyoatey : When you sign up to be a fan..that is what happens..just remove them from your fan list. Donkeyoatey
April 23 at 8:13PM
Godsgirl : Thanks!! :)
April 26 at 1:27AM
Opticial Views : from your post I think your doing wonderful. Keep up the good work and just take lot of pics. It's the best thing you can do for your art.
July 8 at 1:34AM
Wow, i did not see that people had responded to my last post....sorry about that everyone!! I am still trying to figure out this whole site lol. Ok....so i have a Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1 mexa pixels. Does that help anyone? haha. It does have some thing on it called white balence and i had it on auto and also tried the other settings but it didnt help any. This happens both inside and out so i dont think its the lighting (if thats possible). I'm just at a loss i guess about what to try next since i have done the different settings. I will mess around with the exposure value thing tomorrow (i hope)!! Maybe im just not meant to be a world famos photographer (not really wanting to be!!)lol. I can still take photos, just not so great of ones and i have to use the burn or clone tool etc to "hide" the bright white areas. Thanks for all the replys you guys are all so kind!! Grandalf, sorry i'm fresh out of swans lol. Not sure i would want to get reasonably close to one even if there was any here but i know what you mean haha. Have dogs/puppies, turtles, hamster etc here!! Dont know if they have swans in this country but i'll find something to work with thanks!!
March 2 at 11:13PM
castersupmode : If you don't want to give up photography, save your nickels and get a digital SLR camera. I scoped and schemed and eventually got my SLR camera body off eBay for $295. I scrounged a "kit" lens (el-cheapo general purpose 18-50mm) for $70. I soon outgrew that lens, so I scrounged various faster (lower f-stop capable) lenses off eBay. I also saved my nickels (and IRS refund) for a truly nice prime lens for portraits. Anyway, I think your abilities have outgrown that Powershot. Think about it.
May 5 at 7:02PM
I am so ready to give up photography right now!! I dont want to at all, i love it....but there is a problem and i dont know if it's me or the camera!! Everything i take a picture of, if there is ANY white in it at all, it ruins the whole pic cause that white spot (even tiny ones) are so bright!! If its on clothing, background or even just the white part of the fur on my black and white puppy. I dont understand why its doing that and im so frusterated right now. I have tried every setting i can on the camera....i have the white balence on auto adjust and have tried it on other settings. If anyone reads this and can help me i would appreciate it sooo much!! I dont want to give up photography i really dont!! I just want to get it right.
February 26 at 1:16PM
Grandalf : Hi don't even think about giving up, you'll get it spot on with experimenting, trying adjusting the ev value (exposure value), usually found on a wheel control on back of camera, try the negative values andsee what you get. Underexpose a few shots at varying levels and you should see a change in your whites. Not sure what camera you have as it will vary with model/make etc. I would try a subject such as a swan where you can get reasonably close and a fair amount of shots so you can play around with settings, let me know how it goes.
February 26 at 1:35PM
P W RYAN : does your camera have a +/- button or menu setting for exposure? If you do I wonder if it is set too high?
February 26 at 3:35PM
donkeyoatey : You didn;t mention if it happens both inside and out..if outside it may be you just need a polorizer. I do not know mush about cameras..but I would take it to a shop and talk to a pro..they are very helpful as a rule, and usually photographers themselves. Also what kind of camera do you use? DO NOT GIVE UP! Donkeyoatey
February 26 at 5:45PM
MindsEye286 : It depends on the camera you have. If you have your directions on how to use your camera, check under "White balance". You usually can adjust that which might help your problem
February 27 at 1:38PM
ducilla : There are a lot of reasons for the "white spots" GG.. I need to know what kind of camera you are using..Is it a P&S or a dSLR... What settings are you using..Does it have a "auto white balance" toggle.. Have you recently changed any settings?..I mean since you last liked the image... A lot to know before a simple little thing light white blow up is cured..A pm to any person who responded to your plea will get you on the right path ..They are good people and great photographers...DONT give up...Dennis
March 1 at 11:45PM
AlB_Photography : Also, have you considered looking into updating the Firmware of your camera? Also, in your menu, there ought to be an option to reset your camera to factory settings, try that as well. Good luck.
March 3 at 7:08AM
snickersnax : HI, there is another way to get rid of glaring white: First check to see if you White Balance settings are adjustable and work on those.
2nd: try not to shoot in direct sunlight and
3rd: Most digital cameras have a quirk. If you look through your viewfinder and tilt the camera upwards, you will notice a darkening effect. Focus just beyond your subject and bring your camera back down to the level of the shot while holding the camera in focus. Then shoot.
March 22 at 9:03PM