yamakazi, I really like that shot. Is it sunset or sunrise?
thanks man! it's a sunset.
here's my monthly contribution. the photograph was published in 1x a few weeks ago
Man are you sure you contributing every month? I would think I be remembering work like this ..
Marking my calender for May 20 for your next contribution .. he he he
haha yea i think the last time i posted something was 2 months ago, some old film stuff i had around. i'll try to remember to post something each month though, i've been taking plenty of pictures lately.
Another really noob question:
I have a d40x and my pictures NEVER come out as clear as some of you people's.Do you guys use photoshop?I shoot in auto mode if that matters.
the resized images can contribute to the "clearness" and also how are you shoooting? full auto?
and lens > camera
the amateur/consumer lenses don't really matter as much as some people will tell you. they only really matter if it's in a pro lens, something that's all glass and is a professional lens (usually a large constant aperture). in the amateur department, from my experience it's been that the body matters a lot more, especially if you shoot in jpeg, since the camera engine is the one doing all the post-processing and compression, which can introduce noise, especially in the smaller digital formats.
resizing jpegs can reduce clarity, but most pros i know use a combination of the unsharp mask and resizing 90/95% for printing for the best effects. other than technique deficiencies (obviously making sure you focus correctly with high enough shutter to freeze your subject), PS definitely does make a difference in image sharpening. personally i don't use PS for sharpening, but PS will do the job just as well.