A&P Couple photos from a car show. Would I benefit from a DSLR?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Skoles, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Skoles

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    I borrowed my dad's Sony DSC-P10 because my camera is a POS. While not a feature rich camera it takes decent 5.1mp photos that will clean up nice in Photoshop.

    I personally would like a good starter DSLR for Xmas. Things I would be most interested in feature wise would be the ability to take some long exposure night shots & some decent lenses (I have no way of spending $200+ on them at the time), tho a macro & wide-angle lens would be nice. Saving as RAW would be a plus since I would be digitally manipulating them quite a bit.

    So here are the 2 photos, out of 40 that came out (subject wise) exactly how I wanted. The colors & such were tweaked in PS. It's a PITA taking photos at a car show what with people in the way & most attendents not wanting to open & close their hoods for everyone who walks around. So a lot of nice shots are just not that great because the hood is opened.
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    These were taken a while ago w/my older digital camera. Only 2.1mp.
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    for outdoor shows a point and shoot "works". Indoor you really need atleast a camera where you can take longer exposures because of the usual dim light.
     
  3. Skoles

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    For most of my shots I would like to get some nice wide angles or interesting blurs...something a point & shoot just won't do.
     
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  5. Skoles

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    Heh, nice. Unfortunatly, this would be an xmas gift if I were to get one. And I don't see my parents dropping $900 on me. Especially w/my sister getting married in the Summer.

    That is unless I am the wedding photographer. :)
     
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    If you don't know what you're doing, you'll ruin your sister's memories for the rest of her life. :o
     
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  8. Skoles

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    I have a good 6 months to learn. And when I teach myself something I am interested in I absorb it like a sponge.

    I think that's called Autism?
     
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  10. Homeboy I don't know if you realize but this is probably your best bet for a beginning DSLR :o

    I'm not too big on the dslr scene but I know that they normally are upwards of more than $1,000.

    I suggest asking your rents to get you an early xmas present and you'll help them pay if you dont think they'd cover 100% of the cost..
     

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