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Member Since: 8 / 19 / 2010
There's quite a few meanings to the word colourised. Which one do you mean? Having the entire image black & white with just a certain object (be it a flower/person) in colour, or something completely different? Please could you explain a bit more.
It depends on what lenses you have. If you haven't got many lenses and are asking which ones you should buy, I would definately go for a nice walk-around lens such as the Canon 24-70L or the 24-105L so you can just keep it on your camera all the time, and it would suit almost any shot. For the second lens, it would be a tough decision between either a telephoto zoom lens such as a Canon 70-200L or on the other end of the scale, a wide-angle lens such as the canon 17-40L f/4 or 16-35L f/2.8 It all depends on how much you are willing to spend/how much you have. If you have a wide budget, I would definately go for the Canon 24-70L f/2.8 and the 17-40mm f/4 (or 16-35mm f/2.8 for the aperture) but if you don't have as much, you can always go for the Sigma range of the same lenses, or a third party range, OR the Canon cheaper versions of the lenses. Just have a look around in that sort of focal length. 17-40 (or 16-35) and 24-70 Would be the best to take with you, in my opinion. But again, it all depends on your budget.
The HS20exr is a very good bridge camera for the price. Bridge cameras are great in the fact that they "bridge" the gap between point and shoot compact cameras, and DSLR's. Hence the name "bridge" camera. If you are only just starting out, and are hoping to move onto DSLR photography, and get more into photography, I would personally go for either a cheaper Fujifilm Finepix S range camera such as the HS10 or the S2000, as you wouldn't be splashing out so much money on what is less than an entry-level DSLR. You could always buy an entry-level DSLR such as the Canon 1100D or 600D and get a decent kit-lens with it, then build up your collection of lenses from there, and after a while upgrade your camera body. This is always a good route to take if you're serious into photography, as it can get you one step ahead with the full flexibility of the removable lenses, and all the manual controls. Really though, the main thing you're coming down to is what you want to do with the camera, and how much you're willing to spend. If you want to progress with photography and expand your knowledge, I personally would go for an entry-level DSLR and a kit lens, then build up your knowledge and lens collection as you go along. Although, if you're just wanting a bit of a better camera than a point and shoot camera, and would probably stick to auto controls most the time, go for a bridge camera such as the one you've been looking at. I've had a go on one myself and must say they do take pretty decent pictures for the price and the fact that they are a bridge camera with a fixed lens. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, just ask.
"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams Very true. There is a lot you have to think about before pressing the shutter button. Photographs are more like artwork than just digital code. At least, that's how I think of it.
You should start off by finding something to occupy the foreground of the image. If you find something like a branch, fence or tree it can look quite good as a silhouette. The thing you will always need to make sure of is that the entire picture is in focus. If you have something in the foreground such as a fence, focus on that and then set your aperture to f/11 or higher, to get the entire shot in focus (as long as you're not too close to the object in the foreground.) The big thing is to always under-expose for sunsets. Expose on, or around the sun as it can create the more dramatic looking sky with the clouds. Clouds are also a great thing to have in the shot, so make sure the sky isn't completely empty when you're taking the shot. If it is, don't worry, you can always fill the frame a bit more with a silhouette using the rule of thirds. A couple of things which can improve a sunset/landscape shot is having a tripod with you. This way, you can minimise camera shake and movement - you will want those silhouettes to be as sharp as possible! However, if you're shooting straight into the sun, and exposing on the sun you will probably get quite a high shutter speed with a relatively small aperture (f/11 or higher) so it wouldn't really matter. Another thing which can help is a polarised filter. These can help bring out the vivid colours in the sky, and also remove reflections on water if you're shooting by a lake or river, so it looks even more amazing. I hope this helps, and happy shooting. Source Link: Previous experience
I'm really glad I could help. Yes, photography is a big passion of mine. It is also partly my career (I do weddings, formal events, things to that nature). I am actually self-taught. I got into photography quite some time ago, and then started to read up about it on the internet. Everytime I didn't know something, I searched it and learnt photography bit-by-bit. I am also currently in college learning photography, I do it mainly for the film work and for the diploma in photography too, but there's always little bits you learn here and there. Just been going through your photos, and I think they are great. You've definately managed to capture the expression and kept the eyes as the main focus in the images. Keep doing what you're doing! :D I would recommend you getting a Flickr account, it's much nicer for photo hosting, as opposed to facebook, and also for people viewing your photos. Have a nice day ;)
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