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SAMSUNG TECHWIN
Model
GX-1L
Shutter Speed
1/180 second
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F/8.0
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18 mm
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3200
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Jan 12, 2013, 2:34:54 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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Winter Music Closeup by Cheesedemon88 Winter Music Closeup by Cheesedemon88
I took my doll Lucy out to test my new camera, I only got a few pictures before the batteries ran out and they all got really grainy, I need to figure how the settings and menus work.

Beside the grainy quality of the photo, I am quite happy about the composition and the fact that I managed to balance the doll on the stone even with the sea-breeze present.

Lucy - Resinsoul Fei
Clothes - Me
faceup - Me
Photo - Me
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:iconangelwulff:
angelwulff Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this one and the one that shows all the background, you have a very pretty country and it works wonderfully with your pictures. 
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks :) I suppose I am pretty lucky living here, I have both the ocean and forests in walking distance, on the other side, compared to you my urban city is pretty lackluster of interesting features
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angelwulff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
OMG oceans and forests I love both you are really lucky but I didn't realise your cities weren't very interesting I thought they would be. I've got within driving distance a huge city on one side and hills and forests on the other and I love them both but for a beach I have to drive for about an hour to get to one. 
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, I am kinda lucky with the natural features, my city is pretty small, so we don't have that interesting of an urban setting, If you go to a larger Norwegian city like Oslo or Bergen, the features are more like what you come to expect from a larger city.
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angelwulff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh ok but at least you have the beautiful ocean and forests to play in which is really cool. I love the great outdoors and love walking in forests and parks and if i have my camera with me its even better.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, I can't complain :) I love the outdoors too, we have a good tradition of hiking in Norway, so some times myself and my boyfriend packs together foods and toys and spend the whole day outside playing around and taking pictures :)
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angelwulff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
That sounds like something I would love to do I would be in my elements being outdoors all day. I use to do that a lot but ive not done that for awhile I think im going to have to start again. :)
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, it's really nice when you just get yourself together and do it, I have  not been doing it as much as I'd like to lately, better pull myself together I think :)
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larqven Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I'm not sure that the graininess is the end of the world, as it gives an impression of texture. A very good job in posing this! :)

Lucy's dark skin and white hair and outfit works really well in this scene with the frozen ice and dark water and rocks.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I guess you have a point, I still think it would look better if it were crisp and clear.
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so awesome actually, you have done a good job with this and with the background it looks great! Her clothes look really cool as well. The composition (one of the rule of 3rd focus points is on her face which is where I like to place it) of this looks great, as you said the only problem is the grainy picture but that is not your fault rather your camera or either the fact it is struggling in the winter lighting so it has upped your iso speed.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, it is a shame about the grain because the lighting was actually excellent that day. I do try to keep the 1/3 rule in mind when I photograph people or dolls (unless I just want to show off clothes or such). It has actually happened a couple of times that I have been asked by tourists to take their picture in front of local features and then they react to the face that they are not in the center of the photo, one time I tried to explain about the rule of thirds they seem to get a grasp on it and appreciate the photos, another time I just gave up and offered to take a new picture. That said, it is not always a valid rule to use ether.

I've been waiting to upload pictures of the clothes because I wanted to take some good pictures outside in the snow, I hope the conditions gets good again this weekend
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, it is a good rule and there is many ways to use it, within that rule it leads to other things that can make the picture effective. Yes, it is not always valid I had a friend so much a site that had some other rules for different situations which was kind of cool!

With tourists I don't bother just make sure everything in the shot and they are clear and that will do. Not everyone wants the picture to be artistic. In fact some of my family take terrible photo's and when I say what can make it a bit better. They have a go and say well people on face-book have photo's like that and they like to have a close one of the face even if it cuts off most of the head!

I want to take some snow pictures when there is enough, on the other hand I am not too excited about getting snow because where I live we get a lot and I will get snowed in. It would make some nice photo's but if I got stuck in the house and had not net access I would go crazy!
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I usually do the 1/3 thing when I take pictures of tourists in front of a site like when they stand in front of the cathedral or the fortress you'd expect people to want have the actual site in the shot and usually people seem to be happy with that.

So I suppose you'll just have to decide whether it's worth being cut off from the world for a few days to get some good winter pictures ;) At least if you do snow in, being able to get some good shots can be a consolation...
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, I never have. I kind of need the grid lines on the screen I have trouble imagining it.

It is not worth it, especailly we are being sent a new router so soon I will hopefully have reliable working internet. If it snows too much and delays that I will go insane.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, good luck on your router then, you know, with all your tales of how things break down with a little snow, I am starting to imagine that you live in a hut in the woods ;)
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Karla-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It feels like it sometimes, but no. I live in a village on the hills outside of Manchester. It is fairly small and has a circular round that goes round it. That is the only road, it kind of has little roads that leads to little car parks near the houses! So if that gets too much snow, you're kind of stuck.

It is also because it is a small village we have low priority to help and get out of the snow. We do however have a woodland area near where I live and a Roman fort. The Roman fort is not much though.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
A roman fort, that sounds really cool, I love ruins, we only have stuff from WW2.

From now on I'll picture you in a small lofted hut in a tiny village like in a Disney movie ;)
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SitarMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh! That's lovely. I really like the composition and colors.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks, I did look at a lot of places to find the environmental conditions I wanted
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Kjafse-knall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Så merkelig at det skulle være så pikselert... Kan ikke skjønne hva det er! Kanskje han bøgga det til da han så i linsa? Hmmm. Har du sånn brille-fille? Ta å bruk den inni linsa kanskje? Bare vær forsiktig og vær sikker på at den er ren. Skyll den i vann først den filla om du har sånn. Du vil ikke ha riper inni der.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay, skal se om jeg har noe til å gjøre reint med, selv om jeg tror kanskje det er instillingene jeg har gjort noe rart med....
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Kjafse-knall Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
vet egentlig ikke, ser tilbake på noen av bildene mine og de er også litt grainy. men ikke så ille som det der da. håper det funker å vaske.

Gå inn og spør på en optiker, de burde være ganske greie med sånnt. bare si det er til brillene dine, og du mista etuiet eller noe
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Chemicore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice scenery! The graininess is a shame but overall, very nice picture C:
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks, I hope the next pictures get better, but seeing as I don't have the user manual to my new used camera it might take some time before I master it.
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Chemicore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh... Try finding it on the internet, who knows!
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, I'll have a look around, if I can't find it I'll just have to play around with the settings till I get it right, worst thing is, this is still better then my mobile camera
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Chemicore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'd say it's good that it's better than your mobile camera...
If it wasn't as good as your mobile quality, I'd cry.
Happened to me before; Old camera was worse quality than my phone's camera... And that doesn't make one happy.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, the mobile camera can be rather decent if the conditions are right and the resolution is quite good, the problem is that it has a shutter speed from hell, so the pictures always gets shaky. And if you don't use the flash it gets too dark and if you do use the flash everything becomes over-exposed.
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Chemicore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I'd forget about the mobile camera if I were you...
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SitarMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, some are serviceable. I take ALL my pictures on my iPhone and have been pleasantly surprised that with the right lighting they can come out quite presentable.
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Cheesedemon88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, that is my plan :)
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