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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I'm looking for critiques on what I can do better to make a better picture. I just took this of my cat near the window. I didn't do any altering afterwards (which is probably apparent). Let me know what I can do.

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    snapshot
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    exactly what does that mean?
     
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    No planning / thought went into it.

    "Oh look, there's the kittah - let me take a picture"

    It's not bad to do that, but the majority of good pictures are either the result of a lot of luck or some planning.

    And that, my friend, is the difference between good pictures and bad pictures.

    I don't carry my camera around looking for opportunities to take pictures. When I'm out to take pictures, I'm out to take pictures.

    Like my trip to San Francisco next weekend - I got my Company to let me stay an extra day just so I could get some images that I already have planned out in my head.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Right now, I'm just learning the camera, though. I got the camera a few weeks ago, and just started taking pictures to learn. I've never done photography. I know I didn't really plan it, but if I plan to go take pictures somewhere, I want to know how to use the camera.
     
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    I understand that, but anyone will tell you - composition and thought will go way further than knowing how the camera works - when people look at images, they don't know what settings the camera was on (usually). A well framed images taken on full auto is much better than a poor image taken on full manual.

    Don't worry though - you will get there. All of a sudden, one day - everything will just make sense. It happened to me at least.

    Once you know the correlation to shutter speed / aperture / and ISO, you're good to go on the camera workings.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Thanks. Maybe I'll plan on going to take some pictures of the new bridge that was built around my house. It's a nice bridge, and it's a popular subject for photographers around here.
     
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    Yeah man. Just go get out of the house. :bigthumb:
     
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    well said
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Thanks! I will! Other than it not really having planning, did the picture turn out ok on Manual?
     
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    As far as clarity because of settings? Yeah, it looks fine. Maybe underexposed by 1/3, but thats not that big of a deal. Good luck.
     
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