A&P Critique this please

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  1. SkyAce2004

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    Nikon D40 with a bounch flash.

    I just got my first dSLR today and ive been taking pix of random things all over the house, and I think this is the best picture ive taken. However, something seems off.
     
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    it isn't anything i'd go raving about but at least you used the flash correctly
     
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    nothing i would rave about either. like i said, this is my first SLR camera. Im tryin to get the hang of it. Anyone have and advice or website for me to read up on?
     
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    it looks completely flat
     
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    theres kinda a chair and a table..
    a dog which looks short ..
    theres junk on the table..

    when taking photos its normally best to leave your house and find an interesting subject, or at least consider the background.
     
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    read up on depth of field
     
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    where?
     
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    Probably shouldn't have bought a dSLR. I reccomend you buy a book about digital photography and read the whole thing, otherwise you might as well bring the camera back and buy a P&S.
     
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    while i agree its not the most amazing picture i've ever seen, people are talking too much shit. when i got my first dslr i took the same exact pictures.

    i reccomend you go to www.fredmiranda.com and read the forums. go to whatever section interests you and read as much as you can. when you see a picture you really like study it and think about what makes it so good. color, composition, etc.

    good luck
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Shoot from eye level of your subject as well
     
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    amazon bought the internet back in 2003.
     
  17. Vermincelli

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    This is why photographers are hated, elitist snobish attitudes. Add to it the OT ethug attitude and it's doubled.

    The person is doing the exact same thing every one of you did the first day YOU got a camera, take pics of everything just to get familiarized and learn the basics from trial and error. Instead of thinking you all are professionals whose work is perfect, remember back to your early days and try GIVING some helpful advice to someone intereted in learning.

    Reminds me of the asshat photojournalists over in Iraq. Got to the point that I almost considered just stepping aside a few times when the bullets started flying.
     
  18. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Sounds like you might have brought back some of that iraqi sand in your vagina. Even though this is the photography subforum, it's still OT. You need to be prepared for some sarcasm.

    Funny how you get bent out of shape but the threadstarter is taking it in stride.
     
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    some points to consider when shooting:

    - Shallower "depth of field" to emphasize subject
    - "Rule of thirds"
    - Shoot subject at eye level (as mentioned)
    - Reduce clutter around subject if possible (dog in yard = good, dog in middle of crowded room = bad)
    - Choose a setting that is natural to your subject (don't shoot cars on the grass)
    - Make sure horizon is level (for Pelfless photo goodness)
    - Best time to shoot outdoors is the "golden hour" around sunset/sunrise

    Phrases in "quotes" should get you plenty of information if used as search terms on Google or Wikipedia.
     
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    This is important. Whenever shooting animals get as low as possible.

    Some friend of one of my roomates has a puppy teacup chiwawa and I got all the way down on the floor (put my face on the floor) to get pictures of it. It was only about 6 inches tall.
     
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    Thanks for backing me up, but I made this thread knowing this was an OT thread. So all the scarcastic comments were expected. :hs: I see alot of good photographs in this thread and ive been lurking in there for a while and its sparked my interest. Maybe I can turn out some decent shots some day, but right now im just learning the ropes.
     
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    Thanks, ill do some google'ing later on when I get home from work :bowdown:
     
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    aww puppy
     
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    I thought the thread starter was joking.
     

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