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#31 Oct 10th, 2014, 17:37
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Beautiful !!! You have already tamed it as it seems :-). On my uncalibrated laptop monitor the white balance seems to be a bit on the warm side , is that intentional ?

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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post Lovely pictures (especially the kid's one) by a new camera!

Hope, you enjoy clicking!
Thanks mate. My son's photo clicked when I experimenting (LEARNING) with sephia.

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How a novice in bridge camera clicked photo with some technique!!!!

...And controlling White Balance by me!!!!!! 'Ore Baba'!!!!!

Dada, all the snaps came in random experiment (I prefer to say Learning) session. Now I prefer to just click anything (may be Pin to Elephant) and say anyone 'How is that?'.

Wait some days, you will be enough irritate by me with more questions about expert clicking (mainly A and M mode).

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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Thanks mate. My son's photo clicked when I experimenting (LEARNING) with sephia.
Nice photo of your son in sepia.
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Wait some days, you will be enough irritate by me with more questions about expert clicking (mainly A and M mode).
Most welcome!

Let them come. No one is here to get irritated!!

If possible, please do not date stamp your images... It causes some irritation...
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No DC , you would not want your upcoming trip landscapes to have yellow tinge would you? In my experience a lot of good images are ruined by wrong white balance. Your compositions are beautiful, look at the dragonfly or the boy. Shoot in RAW if possible, unless you are already doing as it allows a lot of tweaking of WB.

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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post No DC , you would not want your upcoming trip landscapes to have yellow tinge would you? In my experience a lot of good images are ruined by wrong white balance. Your compositions are beautiful, look at the dragonfly or the boy. Shoot in RAW if possible, unless you are already doing as it allows a lot of tweaking of WB.

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Thanks Dada for your valuable input.

Query to All:Please tell me, what are the main mistakes I had done in the last 2 snaps (Macro & long zoom).

This is my very first long zoom shot after getting my P & S:--

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I thought it was the light bouncing off yellow walls in the first shots. They look too yellow.
As Somnath said check the WB setting on your camera.
Last shot is good.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post I thought it was the light bouncing off yellow walls in the first shots. They look too yellow.
As Somnath said check the WB setting on your camera.
Last shot is good.

Mainly I was clicked all snaps in AWB or daylight mode (Mostly in P and Max. 2/3 in A Mode).

Is there a convenient technique to set my Custom White balance except the 'white paper' trick?

My Panasonic FZ70 shows 20-1200 mm zoom range. How to calculate the Actual Focal length to set the Shutter speed correctly for clear snaps?
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I am sending a LINK of my latest snaps by Panasonic FZ70.
[Only resize to keep it below 1 MB]

It will be more helpful for the IMers to help me to find out my fault and giving suggestion.
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Set white balance to cloudy for outdoor photos. I don't use Panasonic but the modes for WB appear to be the same as in Nikon.
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Is there a convenient technique to set my Custom White balance except the 'white paper' trick?

My Panasonic FZ70 shows 20-1200 mm zoom range. How to calculate the Actual Focal length to set the Shutter speed correctly for clear snaps?
Your camera supports RAW so I would have shot images in RAW in auto WB mode and hence make the necessary adjustments in PP. If you shoot in JPEG then I suggest you read this article, if unread http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...te-balance.htm

I find this article to be quite helpful.


Regarding the shutter speed , your camera zoom range is 3.58 to 215 mm which in 35mm term translates to 20 - 1200 mm ( about 6 times ) . So keep that multiple in mind. If you are shooting at 100 mm FL of your camera ( effective 600 mm in 35 mm terms aha ) then a shutter speed faster than 1/600 sec should give you sharp result, at least as per popular belief . I would recommend use of tripod if you are shooting long.

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PS : Regarding alternative of white card, I have seen people using back of their hand as reference point of their WB ( after necessary trial and error ) . I stick to RAW and dream about analogue era when such complications were not there.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Set white balance to cloudy for outdoor photos. I don't use Panasonic but the modes for WB appear to be the same as in Nikon.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Your camera supports RAW so I would have shot images in RAW in auto WB mode and hence make the necessary adjustments in PP. If you shoot in JPEG then I suggest you read this article, if unread http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...te-balance.htm

I find this article to be quite helpful.


Regarding the shutter speed , your camera zoom range is 3.58 to 215 mm which in 35mm term translates to 20 - 1200 mm ( about 6 times ) . So keep that multiple in mind. If you are shooting at 100 mm FL of your camera ( effective 600 mm in 35 mm terms aha ) then a shutter speed faster than 1/600 sec should give you sharp result, at least as per popular belief . I would recommend use of tripod if you are shooting long.

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Yes. I need these types of details help from my beloved IMers. Only giving thanks is not justified your helps.

So....
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Read the instruction booklet as well so that you know all the features of you camera and how to change various settings.
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Can I buy the Camera Bag or you suggest another?

I need to carry The camera, Charger, Extra battery pack, Memory card, small plastic bag (for cool weather) at least and Water-resistant is important.

I am looking for the Original Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Carrying Case but failed.
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Originally Posted by dcyouth View Post Can I buy the Camera Bag or you suggest another?

I need to carry The camera, Charger, Extra battery pack, Memory card, small plastic bag (for cool weather) at least and Water-resistant is important.

I am looking for the Original Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Carrying Case but failed.
Lowepro bags are generally middle level good. Before buying one please ensure that it is a AW ( all weather ) model so that a rain cover is supplied with the bag. Try one putting your described gear into it before you buy.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Lowepro bags are generally middle level good. Before buying one please ensure that it is a AW ( all weather ) model so that a rain cover is supplied with the bag. Try one putting your described gear into it before you buy.
Dada,

Is IT sufficient/OK for winter Zuluk?

My budget is not high in that time (Max Rs. 2000-2500).
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