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lol. Are you sure about that mr king? :P

 

I dunno. All mine are straight out of the camera, all I have done to them is resized them for posting!

 

Oh, and I forgot a few sunset ones from yesterday :) (yes, I know the cars are blurry but the sky is quite nice...)

 

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And that graduated filter thing sounds useful. I think my next thing may be some kind of cheap tripod though.... maybe....

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Buy a polarized filter. :)

 

If the light is going to be bright and cause reflections, then I wholeheartedly agree. It can help with shadows too, but early morning shadows? I don't think a polarising filter is going to be that beneficial.

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Try to avoid splitting the image in half with the ground + sky, a good rule of thumb is to have 1/3 sky, 2/3 ground or vice versa depending on which is more interesting. I'd run out to the shops and grab a couple of magazines which explain the various terminologies and give tips on composition and using all the different settings. Practical Photography is a good one.

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Try to avoid splitting the image in half with the ground + sky, a good rule of thumb is to have 1/3 sky, 2/3 ground or vice versa depending on which is more interesting. I'd run out to the shops and grab a couple of magazines which explain the various terminologies and give tips on composition and using all the different settings. Practical Photography is a good one.

 

:withstupid: I dont do photography at all but I was always told to put your subject at the 1/3 mark. Either 1/3 to the left, right up or down. Woo woo high school photo class.

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Try to avoid splitting the image in half with the ground + sky, a good rule of thumb is to have 1/3 sky, 2/3 ground or vice versa depending on which is more interesting. I'd run out to the shops and grab a couple of magazines which explain the various terminologies and give tips on composition and using all the different settings. Practical Photography is a good one.

 

Populist nonsense :P

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To be honest, I expect I will just take pictures of whatever looks pleasing to me, which may or may not naturally progress to some state of technically correct... at least for a while. Maybe I will get frustrated with trial and error in this case and have to read something :blush: I have not read the manual yet (oops).

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It's all about the cropping people.

 

Ignore the "rights and wrongs", because opinions are neither right nor wrong :rolleyes:

 

And markie, I've told you what my plan would be - EXIF ftw!

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If the light is going to be bright and cause reflections, then I wholeheartedly agree. It can help with shadows too, but early morning shadows? I don't think a polarising filter is going to be that beneficial.

They make the skies look much nicer even in the morning IHMO.

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I expect I will just take pictures of whatever looks pleasing to me

 

That's the best way to do it, and the way you'll have the most fun with it ;)

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They make the skies look much nicer even in the morning IHMO.

 

Present weather in the UK is murky at best ... especially in the morning. A polariser is another piece of glass for the light to travel through. Negligible loss, but there is some ;)

 

Plus, for a beginner, walk before running. It's easy to make such recommendations, but most people have cameras that the auto focus is on the lens itself, thus rendering a proper polarising lens filter damned awkward to use as the camera lens rotates :rolleyes:

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