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Those little slices of death

By maradong
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How I loath them.
Image details
Image size
831x1024px 236.32 KB
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 8, 2006, 3:17:18 PM
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LordGhost's avatar
Pull back a little on a shot like this, because your camera's not giving you a clean crisp focus. Shoot it at the highest rez you can, then blow it up a little and crop it. It'll work just as nicely and you'll get a very clean sharp image that will really stand out. :)

LOVE the subject though. Great composition.

maradong's avatar
Excuse me, but I don't really understand what you mean by: "blow it up". Extrapolate the data, then resize it to the original size? I've read that some of the Fuji cameras were doing that (if I am not mistaken, take this as always with a piece of salt), yet I do not know whether it is an efficient way to get more quality.

If you wouldn't mind, I'd be glad to get some more information on this.

Oh, and thanks for the positive feedback on the composition.
LordGhost's avatar
"Blow it up" == Enlarge the dimensions of the print. This is an aftershot process.

Step 1: For the shot, back away just a little bit, your camera is not focusing exactly where you want it. With digital cameras, you must know how close you can get to an object before the auto-focus no longer works properly.

Step 2: Bring your print up in your favorite photo editing program. Save it as another file. For example, if it is DSC1008.jpg, save it as FirstPrint.jpg or something like that so you can remember it. Clean the picture making any editing necessary.

Step 3: Enlarge it, crop it, then set it to whatever size you prefer. A fine quality photo from a good digital camera can be VERY big without pixelation (This is where you start to see the photo turn into a group of squares).

Step 4: Save the final print, post it, and enjoy the great compliments. :)

I hope that helps. If you need more detailed or more technical information, I'm always happy to share.

maradong's avatar

I believe to get the point. I'll try to do that in the future.

Thanks for your time.
LordGhost's avatar
Anytime. Always happy to help a fellow photographer. :)