Start practicing hunting them now with your camera. I tell folks in my HE classes that you can hunt all year round, it is only a few days a year you can actually kill game. The more time you spend practicing the better your efforts will be when it comes time to put meat in the freezer.
I haven't messed with the software much. My computer wouldn't talk to my camera, I think because I am running Windows XP. I tried downloading a patch/upgrade but that didn't seem to help. I ended up buying a memory card reader....
The post processing I did is a combination of several Photoshop functions that are likely available in the software I gave you, as well.
I first increased the overall color satuartion a bit, then adjusted the "levels" so the shadow areas were a bit darker than the middle tones and highlights. Last was some contrast beefing up.
RE: talking to the camera
I used it very successfully with XP. When you plug it into a USB XP should recognize it as a device under the list of drives. You then use Windows Explorer (file management) to locate, copy the pix to your HD and delete them from the card.
Yep, I loaded the Camedia you gave me, and tried downloading a new version as well. I plan to mess with it some more this weekend.... I only had a few minutes one night this week to play around with everything
Thanks Tony, there is a noticeable improvement in color and lighting. It seems sharper or more in focus also. Just a beginner getting started here. Hopefully I can learn all the tricks.
Outstanding pictures Tony!!! What a great goal for us beginners.
I went back to the original picture before it was resized and cropped and tryed some of the things you suggested. Then I resized it so I could get it on here without cropping it. Maybe a little too much color saturation? Being in focus has to be the best tool in the box
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