Due to the black friday sale here in colorado, I’ve managed to get my hand on a 7 MP Digital Camera, the Polaroid a700 for $79.99 and a 1 gigabyte SD memory card for $2.99 (both price is after rebates).
Where I live is on the continential divide which mean the border between the mountain range (to the west) and the flat prarie like land (to the east)
here is a good map showing the mountain in the west half and the “prarie” in the east half. I live just barely east of the mountain in Colorado Springs.
One thing I love about this is that it gives me a large range of landscape to take pictures of. I’m currently planning to practice taking pictures of the landscape so once it snows here I can take advantage of the practice to effiecntly take many of the beautiful landscape swathed in snows (my favorite scenery). Right now though i’m low on money and can’t buy fresh battery for my camera so I’m limited to taking just a few pictures at times. So far I have 2 pictures I’ve used the program called AutoStitch with and I rather like the resulting picture.
Here is the link to 2 of the picture I’ve set up,
one is of my room where I use the computer and the other is a panorama from my 3rd floor balcony.
My room’s picture
My panorama from my balcony
My older picture (was just a experiment with the autostitch using my 2.1mp camera)
:EDIT: Oh, do anybody knows of a site that could teach me the basic (the principles, not the specific of certain programs) of how to touch up my photo? and how to take better picture using digital camera like mine?
oh ok, I’ll try it but I’ll need to know where to go in GIMP to optimizes it?
:EDIT: never mind, I found when I open the jpeg in gimp then save as, I’ll have the optimize option there and I optimized it at 90% which was enough to save at around 1.3mb. here is the thumbnail now, thanks!
I had to block out the sun to make the image at least not too over-exposed (if that the right word for it) to be blended into the other images to make the panorama.
Oh I didn’t noticed that thanks for pointing it out. I’ll try to use my mini-tripod as a stabilizer. (The reason why I hated my old 2.1mp camera was cause it blurred too easily)
Thanks for the comment
though I’m still hoping to find out about any good site for explaining how to get better results with digital camera. I’m looking for info on it but I could never seem to find a good enough one so I’m hoping to find a site which other artists here recommend.