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Digital photography tutor - September - October submissions

Here you will find an archived selection of contributions to the digital photography tutorials page, from September - October 2008

Grab yourself a hot beverage and start browsing through them!

If you have a photo that you would like me to run my critical eye over, please contribute here

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The submissions . . .

Spring Sunrise East Coast  starstarstarstarstar
Could not resist snapping this.

I was going to my letterbox to pick up my morning paper but rushed back into the house and grabbed my camera.

A ...

the dayz  starstarstarstarstar
This photo is an expression of my feelings.

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A very interesting photo!

When I first ...

Broken Dream  starstarstar
Patio shooting. A broken clay pot, pretending like creature, all is well.

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This strikes ...

Rose leaf drops  starstarstar
I love to take pictures of flowers and such after a good rainstorm… this is some rose leaves… do you think it has a nice effect?

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Peekaboo  Not rated yet
It was my first time shooting to get details and just to get a good photograph.

I normally shoot to just capture a moment. This was done with my phone ...

Sunrise revisited  Not rated yet
I followed your advice and came up with this . . . Far more striking than my original post.

It's always nice to see a before and after!

I definitely ...

Gentle Waterfall  Not rated yet
This was the last day to take any color photos from the fall weather, as the next day it snowed and got cold,. I like it. I like the water depth in the ...

caterpillar  Not rated yet
I was hoping to get more color out of the caterpillar. It makes the photo rather dull (it didn't have much color to begin with).

I tried different steps ...

Lookin Through to?  Not rated yet
I took my class to Peace Valley Park in Bucks County, PA to shoot the autumn colors.

I wanted to teach them to "see" things they wouldn't think of as ...

Beyond the Horizon  Not rated yet
I was trying to capture in panoramic view the sunset with the stars above and the serene water below as wide as I can get from the water breaker where ...

Sydney Harbor Bridge  Not rated yet
I was tired of the cliché photos of this bridge. I wanted something that captured the essence of the bridge and that was different.

Something that ...

Reflective fall colors  Not rated yet
I took this over a year ago, and I really like it, mostly because I like the colors, and the water to me looks inviting… I am sure there is something valuable ...

the sky is burning  Not rated yet
Took a walk w/ my new A300 taking pics of everything I see and like.

Did some editing w/ Picasa. How much further can I go with Photoshop?

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Waterrock Knob  Not rated yet
I was trying to capture the beauty of the view from the mountain. I don't know if this does it justice though.

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Lone Shroom!  Not rated yet
Well, I was hiking and found this mushroom growing all alone at the base of a tree.

I was trying to capture the loneliness of the mushroom, as well ...

The Ultimate Digital SLR Guide
Who are the frustrated
digital SLR owners?

"Taking photos has been my passion for decades.

I used to own a film SLR and loved the quality photos from it - better than anything a compact could produce.

And then I went digital (after saving up enough!).

The benefits of digital photography with the quality of a SLR - I was taking amazing pictures!

But other SLR owners I talked to were disappointed.

I soon found out the reason why - they'd bought a digital SLR because they wanted the quality, but never learned how to use it.

They were hopelessly bashing buttons trying to get great shots.

I realised they can't be alone and so I set about helping them.

The result? After a year's work I finished "The Digital SLR Guide"...

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