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Old 07-19-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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New in SLR photography

Hello,

I got my first SLR a month ago so technically I'm a newb. After reading tons of info, I went out yesterday to shoot for the first time without me as subject. I don't know yet what field in photography I'm gonna go for so I just went out and shoot. Here are few of my shots. What do you think? Feel free to praise or criticize. I like to hear both sides.







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Old 07-19-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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Lovin that sunset picture
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Love that gull shot.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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The sunset and the gull are definitely keepers. The succulent would be much better if you got the flash off of the camera. First one doesn't do much for me.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:49 PM   #7
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Noob?

Liar!

haha. Good pics man. Awesome for a noob.
I haven't touched my camera in months.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #8
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I'm using Nikon D90. I used Nikkor 70-300mm VR in all these photos.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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The sunset and the gull are definitely keepers. The succulent would be much better if you got the flash off of the camera. First one doesn't do much for me.
Succulent? So that's what it's called. Lol. I did added flash because the sunlight was strong. I think the flash did well to light up the bottom a little bit. But I guess I should have looked for another one. I was using 70-300mm all day so that 2nd one was not really a good composition. I just liked the colors.

Very constructive comments. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:43 PM   #10
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Im trying to move from 35mm SLR, to DSLR....

what are your settings for the shots?
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Noob?

Liar!

haha. Good pics man. Awesome for a noob.
I haven't touched my camera in months.
I'm lower than noob! In just a month, I read the camera manual, watched videos, read, read... It was only last weekend that I got the chance to try all those things. I guess it pays off. Thanks for the compliment.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:52 PM   #12
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IMHO

I think you did a good job with all four.
The first one is just a smidge overexposed. Did you use any PP, to me it appears to be just a little to much sharpness. A little slower shutter speed would have made the water dreamy like.

The second one is beautiful, can't think of anything I would have done different, stunning.

Third one, nice capture and exposure.

Last one, maybe a little more DOF, another nice capture.
Very nice work all around. Lets see some more.
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what are your settings for the shots?
I used aperture priority except for the sunset. I used largest aperture of my lens, which is f/4.0 to 5.6 depending on the focal length and set the ISO to 200. The camera took care of the shutter speed. With the sunset, I was doing manual - F/32, 1/800, ISO 400.
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I think you did a good job with all four.
The first one is just a smidge overexposed. Did you use any PP, to me it appears to be just a little to much sharpness. A little slower shutter speed would have made the water dreamy like.

The second one is beautiful, can't think of anything I would have done different, stunning.

Third one, nice capture and exposure.

Last one, maybe a little more DOF, another nice capture.
Very nice work all around. Lets see some more.
I did adjust the contrast of that first pic. It looked ok in my laptop but now that I look at it in different screen, it's entirely different. I guess my laptop screen needs to be adjusted. I'll try the slower shutter speed for the waves next time.
I'll keep all your comments in mind in my next try. Thank you!
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Sunset is a really nice one!
..so this was what you were doing when you said "another meaning of off-roading" at fb.. hehe
.. let's see some more!
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Sunset is a really nice one!
..so this was what you were doing when you said "another meaning of off-roading" at fb.. hehe
.. let's see some more!
Thank you scorock. I wish I can go out again to look for interesting subjects. Last time, I was just eager to try the camera and shoot whatever looks good.
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noob? you have talent man, im 4 yrs shooting w/ dslr but yours pics are better.
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