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Old 07-30-2010, 02:32 AM   #26
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How tight of a telephoto is that, and were you freehanding, or using a tripod? Looks like the headlight shows a bit of flare.

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Old 07-30-2010, 10:54 PM   #27
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David, what Joe is saying is that even though you are shooting with a 50D, your shots are very small in file size. Are you shooting RAW and/or JPEGs? When you save the file, how do you save it? Somewhere in that process, you are losing a lot of image quality, and it's hurting your chances of getting photos accepted.

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Okay I using JPEG with (megapixels (3.7M) and, A4 or smaller). But, before I was use megapixels (15M) and, A3 or larger.

When I start uploads with my photos through to Canon files until they done and, I close it that's all.


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How tight of a telephoto is that, and were you freehanding, or using a tripod? Looks like the headlight shows a bit of flare.

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My lens is 28-135mm. Yeah I am freehanding with my Canon 50D without tripod. If, a during nights shots then I use tripod often.

Okay folks so I want show you about this photo's info here of below the list of info.

File Name IMG_1415.JPG
Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.0.7
Shooting Date/Time 7/23/2010 6:41:03 PM
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 200
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 105.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Daylight
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
Highlight tone priority 0isable
Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
Peripheral illumination correction Enable
File Size 4865KB
Dust Delete Data No
Drive Mode Single shooting
Live View Shooting OFF
Date/Time(UTC)
Latitude
Longitude
Altitude
Geographic coordinate system
Camera Body No. 1420703205

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David, you should probably start shooting in RAW. This will give you much more flexibility when processing. There is quite a bit of compression in your photos and the colors are very bland.

Also you will need to learn to process your photos better. This will take time on your part I suppose.

Here's what I did with your photo to get it to kind of pop.

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David, you should probably start shooting in RAW. This will give you much more flexibility when processing. There is quite a bit of compression in your photos and the colors are very bland.

Also you will need to learn to process your photos better. This will take time on your part I suppose.

Here's what I did with your photo to get it to kind of pop.

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With all due respect, raw is not the issue here. Raw does not lead to the pixellation seen here. The difference between reading a raw file from the camera, loading into software, and saving as a (least compressed) jpg and reading a jpg full-size file from the camera into software and saving as a (least compressed) jpg is quite small, nowhere near the magnitude of the problems seen here. Also, there is nothing in particular about raw files that make them less bland than jpg.

What matters, I suspect here, are camera settings and processing. It isn't clear to me that David knows whether or not he is saving full-sized files out of his camera, the maximum possible for jpg. When he can do that, those will be fine, as numerous people uploading to RP can attest.

With respect to settings, I don't understand the EXIF info David reports but it seems fine (picture style=standard white balance=daylight). I suspect that the problem lies afterwards, in processing. Although, looking at his latest rejection, that may not be a problem either, he may simply have been screwed up by a cloud over the sun as the color seems decent enough (albeit not a great monitor here).

So don't send him down the raw path just yet, he has some more elementary things to learn about his camera and software.
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