A&P Downtown Chicago

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  1. SkiMax

    SkiMax OT Supporter

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    I am not really all too pleased as this is my first time out with my D90 for some actual picture taking and I am a DSLR noob. I also didnt have a tripod and fucked some things up but I tried to salvage some of these shots. let me know what you think.

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    I have a lot to learn... :o
     
  2. xenon supra

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    The ones you tried to salvage are pretty obvious.

    Here's a quick guide for night shooting:

    1. Get a tripod (something halfway decent, manfrotto if u can afford it)
    2. Set ISO to 100 (or as low as it goes on the D90)
    3. Use matrix metering @ f/8
    4. Use a 2 second timer so your shaking doesn't blur the photo when u push down the shutter button
    5. Shoot when its a dark blue sky, too early doesn't look right, and too late is all black and there's no separation between buildings and the sky
    6. Produce images of chicago like this:
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    more from my trip to chicago: http://joeycerone.smugmug.com/gallery/7736558_3omcs

    Ones you figure things out, you can switch to manual mode, but matrix should do a pretty good job for the most part.
     
  3. Waddup you?

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    noted :bigthumb: :hs:
     
  4. TurkeyChicken

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    I'm not sure what you did, but the sky in 2, 4 and 9 looks like it was taken from a 1.2 megapixel camera back in 1995.

    I'm not sure if it was an issue with post processing or what :dunno:
     
  5. SkiMax

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    high ISO in daytime = me being a dumbass

    I need to reset my setting everytime i shoot :o
     

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