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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just got my first DSLR!

Girl, Bus stop, other:
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Little girl:
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Fire Truck:
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Reflection-1:
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Reflection-2:
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One leg:
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Pic 1,2,4 and 5 look like they were taking in San Jose, not sure about the rest (fire truck in Sac im guessing)
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Definitely practice more because these look like regular P&S pictures.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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Pic 1,2,4 and 5 look like they were taking in San Jose, not sure about the rest (fire truck in Sac im guessing)
Great guess! Actually the first one was taken in Mountain View

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Definitely practice more because these look like regular P&S pictures.
Thank for the advise! However I have no idea how to: see the object the way I like most, take the camera off the bag, set F number (or switch lenses), make a shot, adjust ISO/shutter speed, make one more shot; - all in just a few seconds, since the whole scene I want to capture exists only for a moment?
This is a bit different if I take, say, 17mm fix lens, tripod, go to park and will be photoing benches in B&W (with some tilt!) for an hour or so.

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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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So, what kind of DSLR is it?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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So, what kind of DSLR is it?
Don't shoot me, guys! I have Canon XSI.. my first DSLR.. However I got 50mm fix, kit lens (17-55) and telephoto 70-300mm.

I agree 100% with timerollson: my stuff looks too "point-n-shotty"
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Don't shoot me, guys! I have Canon XSI.. my first DSLR.. However I got 50mm fix, kit lens (17-55) and telephoto 70-300mm.

I agree 100% with timerollson: my stuff looks too "point-n-shotty"
Is it this one?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 07:17 PM   #8
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Is it this one?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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Great guess! Actually the first one was taken in Mountain View
damn, i was gonna say either sunnyvale or santa clara (close enough) on the first pic. El Camino?
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:40 PM   #10
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rule of thirds and depth of field; combine those things with photoshop and people will think you are ansel adams
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After those first couple pics, I was starting to get scared where this thread was going.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 09:03 PM   #12
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just let me add, that girl is hot
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 12:09 AM   #13
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damn, i was gonna say either sunnyvale or santa clara (close enough) on the first pic. El Camino?
El Camino and San Antonio

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rule of thirds and depth of field; combine those things with photoshop and people will think you are ansel adams
Heh, so simple, however it requires years of practice.. I agree

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just let me add, that girl is hot
Right! Now the thread turnes the direction which ChicoWeb was scared of

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"Girl, Bus stop, other:"

Hot girl at the bus stop, and the dumpy kid is checking out his own penis.
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Old Oct 21, 2008, 03:03 AM   #15
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Hot girl at the bus stop, and the dumpy kid is checking out his own penis.
lol i try not to look at him, the girl looks like megan fox no?
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Hot girl at the bus stop, and the dumpy kid is checking out his own penis.
he've got the wrong caliber
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 12:43 AM   #17
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El Camino and San Antonio
Arg, I haven't eaten at Chef Chu's in forever.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 09:56 AM   #18
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All the less sharp images are due to improper expsure and wrong shutter times. Keep practicing! A lot of those are easy to fix in post-processing.

Like someone else said, work on composition. It's much more difficult to fix in post-processing.
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Old Oct 23, 2008, 01:39 AM   #19
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just let me add, that girl is hot
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"Girl, Bus stop, other:"

Hot girl at the bus stop, and the dumpy kid is checking out his own penis.
Totally hot!!!

I just needed to add this:
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rule of thirds and depth of field; combine those things with photoshop and people will think you are ansel adams
Learn photoshop. That's all I've got to say.

Pictures can't be too cluttered. The audience looks at where you point them to look in the picture. You may have to crop something out later.

Learn color correction. Lighting correction. All those fun things.

Then, one day, learn to shoot in RAW. It's a lot of fun!
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Old Oct 23, 2008, 09:59 AM   #21
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Nice Shots, to make a good photograph, you have to learn basic photography principles like the rule of thirds, depth of field, those are great shots, but when you start to learn how to take pictures your pictures will be even better, add photoshop and you can create some amazing things.

These are with my Nikon D-50, HDR mode, and some photoshop dodging and burning, and adjustment layers.. (will be getting the D-90 for christmas )





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Old Oct 23, 2008, 10:09 AM   #22
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enable to grid lines to help with composition.
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Learn photoshop. That's all I've got to say.
Bad advice. Photoshop can't make crappy photos good.
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All the less sharp images are due to improper expsure and wrong shutter times. Keep practicing! A lot of those are easy to fix in post-processing.

Like someone else said, work on composition. It's much more difficult to fix in post-processing.
Most of my shots are taken "from hands" w/out tripod (or monopod). Len's IS does it's best, but still..
Thanks for the tip!
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Nice Shots, to make a good photograph, you have to learn basic photography principles like the rule of thirds, depth of field, those are great shots, but when you start to learn how to take pictures your pictures will be even better, add photoshop and you can create some amazing things.

These are with my Nikon D-50, HDR mode, and some photoshop dodging and burning, and adjustment layers.. (will be getting the D-90 for christmas )
Wow! That's fantastrc! Really fantastic!
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