A&P Should I quit now? v. First pictures...

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  1. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I had a metal working adventure with some of my friends, Be honest, whats the deal, I guess all of these can be classified as "snapshots", Second time to use the camera. I am still trying to figure out allot, and I suck at getting what I want to actually be in focus there. And I just sorta did what I thought looked good for post processing.

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    no. I think you probably have a good eye. you just need a lot of practice. you need to learn about proper composure and the technical aspects of photography.

    #1 and #3 are almost really cool pics. #3 needs the focus to be right where the finger touches the label. #1 just needs to be framed better

    keep it up
     
  3. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Yeah, a friend and I stopped by this old guy's house trying to figure out if he had a planishing hammer or power hammer or what under this tarp, turns out it was a band saw. He was pretty cool, 87 years old, and had just piles of metal and shit everywhere. I completely agree about the focus thing, that's been kinda tough to figure out, he was kinda moving his finger around.
     
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    i kinda like 5
    ive tried taking pics at work during casting and its just failure every time.
    florecent lights etc
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    where do you work and what do you do?:bigthumb:
     
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    I like no. 1
     
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    casting transmission parts for DANA, CAT and Hayes performance brake. some other stuff like mining fans.
    used to make ALL the harley brakes, but lost that contract to china. we are lucky to have cat, or this place would be out of buisness. we run at say, 40% capacity
     
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    I like numero uno. Don't care for it being slanted but I like it.
     
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    had the exif not been stripped may have been able to help more with the focus thing

    BUT my guess, is you were taking the ones you really wanted, wide open (f/1.8) which creates a very shallow DOF... So when you THINK its in focus view viewfinder, its not once it takes.

    stop it down some, to maybe f/3.2 - f/5.6 in that range, and you might have gotten them to be a little more whatyou want without the aperture being too closed

    HOWEVER, #4, 5, and maybe 6 looks like you did just that


    What "mode" did you shoot in?
     
  10. xSteveO

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    don't be afraid of using flash either
     
  11. Perkwunos

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    everything was at 1.8, I am still a little confused about the aperture, is faster meaning less light is entering the camera?

    Shot at lowest ISO, I am not sure if that's the correct way to do it, from what I read, and interpreted, it seemed like that was the best idea.
     
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    Like on board flash? I have not purchased a regular flash yet, my room mate has a few, but is in DC right now, and I was just going to wait for him to get back.
     
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    fatdude, I just went outside and snapped some pics with my 50f/1.8 and it'll be able to explain a little better

    let me upload them then i'll post here or make a new thread
     
  14. xSteveO

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    onboard is fine most of the time, especially as a fill flash. 3rd and 5th photo could've definitely benefited from a flash, definitely would've made the two areas of focus pop out more.
     
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    agreed
     
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    I will definitely keep that in mind, one question abotu that though, it seems as if with the on board flash ti restrains the exposure I can use with ti to a certain amount. Is this a setting that I need to change?
     
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    there should be a flash power setting. I'm not familiar with the XTI though
     

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