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devonbound

Farm Walk

Took a couple of pictures while walking around my friends farm.   Chinese Water Deer.
Yorkshire Geordie

Well done, Devonbound, that's a good action shot you have shown us all.  
Glad you took the time and learned how to post - success.  
Martyn
devonbound

Thank you, very lucky as my friend only manage to get some shots of its rear end as it shot off. Manage to get a Red Kite too.
sod

thank you looking great
horace

 
welshboy

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
Well done, Devonbound, that's a good action shot you have shown us all.  
Glad you took the time and learned how to post - success.  
Martyn


+1 great
Mo


I like the kite.
devonbound

Thank you all, I have only had my camera for about 6 months so still getting use to using it, it is a Canon Eos 550D so much more complicated than the one I had before.
Yorkshire Geordie

devonbound wrote:
Thank you all, I have only had my camera for about 6 months so still getting use to using it, it is a Canon Eos 550D so much more complicated than the one I had before.


My first Canon was an EOS550D that I bought for my birthday in March 2011.

It has taken, to date, only 43,872 pictures/movies.

I have also 1 other Canon, 2 Fujis and a 1 Nikon camera.
It must be said that I do like looking at my memories - narcissism??  

If you have any queries then ask away   and I may be able to help you or point you to the source of assisstance.

Martyn
devonbound

Thank you Martyn, I do have a real problem getting the colour right when photographing yellow, I either get intense colour and no definition or the opposite. I am mostly still on automatic but I did go on sports to take the deer and the red kite. I do experiment so take 1 photo on auto, 1 on sport and 1 on portrait, then when I look at the pictures I know in what order I have taken 3 of the same picture.
I do have an awful lot to learn and unfortunately can not afford to go on a course but I keep trying.
Yorkshire Geordie

Do you have any reference guide for your EOS550D, either a handbook or a *.pdf file?
If you do then have a look on page 91 of the handbook - Selecting a Picture Style or the same page in the Canon *pdf file downloadable from here:-
http://files.canon-europe.com/fil.../manual/EOS%20550D_HG_EN_Flat.pdf

This explains how to customize the camera default settings controlling sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone of your pictures.
Any adjustments you make to preset styles can be reverted to standard quite easily.

You are also given a choice to create 3 of your own User Defined styles to your requirements.
For my landscape shots I've adjusted sharpness, contrast and saturation to my own settings that I think give a better effect:-.

The same can be done to use other sets for shooting flowers, indoor scenes, close up portraits, etc.:-


Have a go, change the styles and settings and experiment.
Martyn
devonbound

Brilliant thank you I will be going out to practice.

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