A&P First DSLR, Nikon D80 arrived today! v.noideawhattoshoot

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  1. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    Running around my house with the new camera, I've realized just how boring of a habitat I choose to live in. :hs:
     
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    :werd: mandatory pic in mirror + room pic
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Same here bro.

    There is shit around here to photograph.

    But anyway..nice camera.
     
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    Plenty of stuff to photograph around me :o
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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  6. Spurious

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    That happens to most people when they first get their camera, their surroundings become the most boring thing in the world and they feel severely limited. It can even make you start to regret your purchase.

    What you have to do is look at regular things in a new way, simply changing your perspective can make something completely normal look completely amazing. Hitting the dirt or climbing a ladder has saved me from the mundane more times than I can count.

    If you have pets, they're a great place to start. Get nose to nose with them and fire away.

    Self portraits are always an option but can be ridiculously frustrating at first.

    Taking your favorite object and doing product shots for it can be interesting.

    Family members who aren't camera shy can provide portrait practice.

    And taking shots of your own genitalia is a fantastic passtime.
     
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    go for a long walk outside. around your neighborhood, apartment complex, a mini mall, whatever. there are all kinds of things to photograph
     
  8. bakinbits

    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    And here's the obligatory shots..

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    3. Boring living room, realllllly boring..
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    Moar pics of kittah
     
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    agreed.
     
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    He has an SLR now-- ACTION pics of kittah.

    Edit: Forgot this is it OT. By ACTION I mean kittah running, jumping, moving around fast. Not pornographic.
     
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    She's mostly black (really dark brown, but hard to tell even with the naked eye) and won't get away from the black furniture! Auto mode sucks, I hate indoor flash. Help?
     
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    Bump your room lights as hight as they'll go, raise the ISO to 800, put it in aperture priority and lower it all the way down. If you're still getting camera shake (blur), underexpose by a stop and put a tissue over the flash, it'll soften it, and if not keep adding layers until you find a nice balance.
     
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    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    eeeh, I'm getting there. I'm more focused on getting shots IN focus rather than composition.

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    what lens comes with it?
     
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    Hell yeah mother fucker.
     
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    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    The kit lens is a 18-55 f/3.5-5.6. I also picked up a 55-200 VR f4/5.6.
    I'm waiting to borrow my friend's 50 1.4 and 135 2.8. :noes:
     
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    When I first got my 20D I would go take walks in the woods. Anything that caught my eye I would try to shoot. I would try different settings on the camera to see how it would look.
     
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    WIN!
     

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