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New in SLR photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by DTacoms, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Jul 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    DTacoms

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    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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  2. Jul 19, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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  3. Jul 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Love that gull shot.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    Thanks guys.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    If you dont mind what camera are you using?
     
  6. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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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.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Noob?

    Liar!

    haha. Good pics man. Awesome for a noob.
    I haven't touched my camera in months. :(
     
  8. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    I'm using Nikon D90. I used Nikkor 70-300mm VR in all these photos.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    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!
     
  10. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Im trying to move from 35mm SLR, to DSLR....

    what are your settings for the shots?
     
  11. Jul 19, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    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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    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.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    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.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Nice stuff.. #1 is a little washed out though..
     
  15. Jul 19, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    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.:confused: 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!
     
  16. Jul 19, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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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! :)
     
  17. Jul 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    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.:D
     
  18. Jul 20, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    I don't know jack about photography, but they looks good to me :)
     
  19. Jul 21, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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    Thanks. I like the diet Dr. Pepper.:)
     
  20. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    noob? you have talent man, im 4 yrs shooting w/ dslr but yours pics are better.
     
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