Erin Potts : Start asking questions here! :)
Erin Potts : How do you take pictures of the moon? I've missed several great full/near full moon w/clouds shots because of my lack of knowledge...*sigh*...:(
Erin Potts : Someone gave me Photoshop 7...has anyone used this program before?
Photo's By Jamie Smith : To get a good shot of the moon, act like your shooting in bright sun. A high shutter speed and the lowest ISO you can set the camera to. I have one I took and the settings are some what different then what I'm suggesting. but I was (at the time) practicing shooting at various f/stops (apitures).
here are my settings (the EXIF).
shutter speed 1/30
The resaon I suggest going with a higher shutter speed and a lower f/stop has to do with both the moon moving and you moving. I would say set your f/stop as open (lower number) as you can, set the shutter at around 1/250 and if you have the ability, the ISO at 100. from there just tweek the shutter speed. If the shot is still to bright, then increase the shutter speed. you can also bring down the apiture in photoshop. if you need any more help let me know.
: Hi Erin,
Someone gave me photoshop 7 too and I just started using the saturation, contrast, brightness, levels, curves, colour balance, tilt fix, unsharp mask, some cloning out fixes, cropping etc... I don't know how to use layers and anything else that is technical...I don't like sitting down for very long at the computer fixing/editing etc.. rather just shoot 'in camera'....
PS any other questions, please feel free to ask, glad I found your club...
Erin Potts : Ok...here's a real newbie question...how do you set the aperture and shutter speed on a digital camera?
Ory Thompson : I guess that depends on the camera my camera uses the selection wheel to make those adjustments.
Erin Potts : I now have Adobe Photoshop CS5-YAY! I am having trouble with getting the colors right tho, auto color isn't quite enough...and I am having trouble with the color when printing my pictures also...I have a Canon MP560...any suggestions?
Photo's By Jamie Smith : Hey Erin,
Do you shoot in manual? I checked out the sight for the Pantax and it's tough to see all the options. I'm with Ory. It will be different from others. With the canons, you have a button on the back that you hold as you scroll the wheel. With the T2i it has a second option that you can pick from that will go to the specific option you want to change, but even then you have too scroll with the wheel.
Printing is a total pain. I actually had to change my monitor setting to match my images (a small unnoticeable tweaks). I've had some come out lighted/darker, with different contrasts, and the color tones varied from my monitor. You might be able to find some useful tips here http://www.slrlounge.com/ They have so much info I'm certain that calibration fits in there some where.
Best wishes, Jamie