A&P First Shoot With My D70...

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  1. eof

    eof New Member

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    I am a noob so don't rip on me too hard... :wtc:

    Any constructive criticism is welcome though. All the pics were taken in Detroit...a few from my hotel room and a few down on the water front.

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    I look like a fucking dork.... :ugh:
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    A shit hawk with only one leg...don't see that everyday!
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    Not sure what the tugboat is pushing...
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    This last picture I cropped it and rotated it a bit...I am not sure if it was the right thing to do. Does it add or take away from the picture?

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    Some are underexposed.
     
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    Yeah...it was really sunny. I was struggling with exposure...
     
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    Some are a bit underexposed and some of them aren't completely in focus either. I would assume you're shooting with a longish lens?
     
  5. eof

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    Um...I shot some with the kit lens and some with a cheap Sigma 70-300 APO.
     
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    I really like #2 and #3. Now sure why, but they are :cool:
     
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    Thanks....there were all kinds of kids running through the sprinklers earlier and it would have been a more interesting picture. But there parents were around and I don't know if they would have liked me taking pictures of there kids with the 70-300 child molester lens. :)

    Those posts in #3 are lamps too...I bet it would be a fantastic picture at night. I am just too scared to go down there at night... :detroit:
     
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    Night pic of the map....
     
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    even though the 2nd one is pretty much smack dab in the center it works, the only thing is I wish there was some direct light on the water.

    The last one seems a bit more interesting slanted, but I don't think it should be done all that often. It may come off as a cheap and gimmicky way to try to 'enhance' otherwise boring compositions.
     
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    I think the one you rotated would look a little better if you hadn't have rotated it so much. The original is kind of boring so you had the right idea but it just seems a little much. That's just my opinion though.
     
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    Oh yeah and your shots are pretty :cool: for your first ones
     
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    I'd wager that the boat and birds were shot with the Sigma at full telephoto. They both have a pretty soft appearence- hit 'em with a little Unsharp Mask in Photoshop.
     
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    it's one legged..they keep one up for some reason
     
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    dude those look really good... i have had my D70 for like 5 days and i got sooo much to learn... i cant wait till i can take shots like that...:coold:
     
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    Actually...now that I think about it all of these pictures except the one with the posts were taken with the Sigma.
     
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    Yeah...I kinda agree...less rotation would be better.
     
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    Thanks.... :)

    I have had a digital camera for a long time but there is definitly some learning curve when jumping to a SLR. For me right now I understand alot of the concepts but I will be concentrating on one thing and forget about something stupid. (For example...I left my camera on ISO 800 for the first 5 minutes I was taking pictures and it was bright sunny out. I know this is retarded but I just forgot to change it.) So hopefully I will start remembering to check that kind of stuff so I have more usable pictures.

    I shot all of this in Manual mode....
     
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    what kinda bag is there you have?
     
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    Crumpler Budgie Smuggler.... it is small. Pretty tight fit for the D70 body + kit lens + Sigma 70-300 APO. But it is managable...At times I kind of think it looks like a purse but that is just me being a homophobe. :hs:
     
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    good job for your first outing. I like the fountain one but if it was lit up a little more, it would be a sweet photo. love the dof.
     
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    Thanks...and yeah. It was in the shadows of the Ren Cen so it was kinda dark.
     
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    birds focus point is hte ground not the bird
     
  25. eof

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    Yeah....I struggled during this shoot with focusing properly. I am going to go shoot the waterfront @ Halifax, NS later this week. I promise better exposure and better focusing.... :bigthumb:
     

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