A&P DSLR noob here, please stop in and give me some tips

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by nerfball, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. nerfball

    nerfball New Member

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    I have only used the camera and Lightroom for a few weeks now. I haven't actually gone out on a picture quest and shot random buildings or wildlife. To my credit, though, I have kept the camera (Canon EOS Rebel XTi) on the manual setting so I would be forced to learn what the settings do.

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    I know, how original, a close up of flowers... :ugh2:
    It was more to play with aperture and lighting.

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    again, typical noob shots of the doggah. :hs:
    experimenting with Lightroom, I liked the colors.

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    here is doggah (Ellie) in regular color for comparison.

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    shot of my niece at her baptism. I know its sort of bad composition, but its impossible to shoot children, they hardly ever stand still for a second. :o

    I'm going to try and shoot the lunar eclipse tonight. let's see how that goes. go easy on me. :hsd:
     
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I like the doggah pics but the other two seems to be a little unsharp/ noisey.

    Your post processing looks good, nice and simple.
     
  3. nerfball

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    yeah, you know, I had the ISO up too high with the last pic of my niece, I tried to mask it by using that sepia like filter. I should have lowered the aperture instead to increase the amount of light the camera captured, but lesson learned I suppose. the first pic of the flowers I thought looked pretty good, maybe its the lower res version that looks fuzzy? I had the lowest aperture setting on that one, 3.5 I think? the flowers in the forefront should be in focus, you can see the veins on the leaves.
     
  4. CombatWombat

    CombatWombat oh shit, zombies bro

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    only comment is for the doggah shot, i would have tried to get a bigger DoF, had you managed to get from the nose to the back of the head in view, that would have made it a much friendlier phot
     
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    yup, good call. I actually took a few other shots while she sat there in a host of different setting combinations. I wanted to see what effect things would have. I have a couple other shots like you describe, but the background sucked. I liked the angle and knowing the dog's serious personality, I felt it captured her well. :dunno:
     

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