A&P my very first photos from my d80

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  1. rOOster14

    rOOster14 New Member

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    all shot on manual with AF on, this is the first real camera experience i have had since my senior year animation class in highschool...so its been a good 4 years since i have picked anything up except for a point and shoot. all the photos are uploaded straight from the camera, no PP as i have not re installed photoshop on my computer haha
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    so before you all tear me to shreds let me get a few things out in the air.

    obviously i have not gone out and done anything with the camera, i have not made time as of yet but college has been busy this week. im trying to begin understanding DOF as you can see in several of the photos.
    my one question is, how do i limit getting an extreme amount of light, as in the photo of my workstation, where im getting flare from the lamp...how can i limit the effects of harsh sources of light? Also, what size is acceptable for posting uploaded photos on OTAP?
    ...i have a lot of other questions but i have effectively lost all train of thought.
    anyways so far i love this camera and the 18-135 does not seem too darn bad for this noob. gracias
     
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  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    White balance, learn how to correct it.
     
  3. geekierthanyou

    geekierthanyou Crews: DSLR, Brolie, Classic Car, Gun, Zombie, Pro

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    Imagine how great it would look with a canon

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    How do i determine what to make my ISO settings without using auto iso all the time? is there a "rule of thumb"
    ...my copy of Understanding Exposure came today so i havent done more than leaf through that.
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Let your ISO be determined by your aperture and shutter speed. If you need more light but are locked into an aperture and shutter speed up your ISO.
     
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    if you shoot jpg mode at least hold a sheet of paper in front of the camera and set the white balance manualy
     
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    rOOster14 New Member

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    i apologize for the ignorance, should i be shooting in RAW or what is the preferred format?
     
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    if you shoot in raw you do that afterwards in post processing.
     
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    Yup, everyone goes through a first dslr phase.

    Enjoy.
     
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    pawis werd em up

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    id say read through the stickies on here(and some of the books found in them) and the next time you post a set of shots go with a common theme(just not waterdrops) and we'll be able to give you some real critique. when starting from ground zero its hard to give you advice on what to try when it may not make sense, but after reading some more stuff, it might, so go read
     
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    horselover fat in your driveway stealing your internet

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    like your desktop background
     
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    Haha, didn't even notice that the first time around. That's awesome
     
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    I lol'd at my desk when I saw that.

    #2 would be :bowdown: if the lens cap wasn't there. I'm still learning myself. So I feel your pain. There are lost of good stuff in the stickies. Check it out and see what you can come up with.

    The best thing you can do is to just shot. Take pictures every chance you get. Its the best way to learn.
     
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    Damn son you need to read that book you got there. I actually just bought a copy myself. :o I just bought a new D80 as well (missed the fucken D200 deal.) I'm waiting for my 55-200mm VR lens to come in.
     
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    haha the book came the same day i was taking that picture...im perusing it but at the moment i have 4 exams on Tuesday so its been a bit of a struggle between playing with said camera and learning useless stuff.
    hopefully i will have some photos worthy of being posted soon!
     
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    why do people bother to upload these "my first shots" :rofl:

    dude, its a fucking wallet :rolleyes:
     
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    Cool pics
     
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    Definitely understand. I had two tests last week.
     

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