Have a couple questions about some pictures...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Andrew Henry, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Well this is probably going to seem kind of dumb, but I've been tweaking the settings on my Nikon D40 and with a combination of help from a couple of websites and trial and error, I think that these pictures represent the best quality, color, sharpness etc.

    So I guess my question is, do these photos look good to you guys? Is there something that I should change? These photos are unedited, straight from the camera to iPhoto to MobileMe. I know they aren't the most exciting photos ever, but some feedback on how they turned out would be cool.

    http://gallery.me.com/andrew.henry#100039

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
  2. Afterthecalm macrumors member

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    Shoot in ISO 100.. all of your photos were shot in ISO 200.

    No reason to shoot in anything higher when you are outside with sunlight... unless you deliberately want grain, then shoot with ISO 400 or higher
     
  3. Andrew Henry thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does the D40 even shoot in ISO 100 ? I have it set to Auto ISO, I'm not even sure if I saw the option for ISO 100, but other than that, did they turn out alright? I don't think that they look grainy? :confused:
     
  4. Afterthecalm macrumors member

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    Did a quick Google check, and I am wrong about 100. The specs for the D40 is ISO 200-3200.

    I'm assuming you're not asking for critique on composition and artistry, but more on accurate color representation and exposure.

    The pictures look fine, maybe you can tweak some contrast, and boost the saturation a little bit.

    It looks like an overcast day, so the pics look a little bit drab.. not so much the cameras fault, but just poor and cloudy lighting at that time
     
  5. Andrew Henry thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely not asking for a critique on composition and artistry, after all I'm not sure I could make that house look to exciting, they were just some pictures that I snapped.

    Thank you though for your valued input, I'm just getting started in the world of photography, and I figured that I should get the colors and such down before I worry about taking good shots, I could take the best shots in the world, but if the colors look like poo-poo what's the point?

    Thanks again,
    Andrew
     
  6. Afterthecalm macrumors member

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    Did a quick edit with Photoshop.. Boosted some levels and saturation, and a litle bit of sharpening

    I lost some detail in the sky, but the sky was pretty much blown out anyway

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  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    The lighting conditions for these photos are really bad (not your fault, as the weather conditions were terrible).

    You'll get better results if the house isn't backlit when you're taking photographs.
     
  8. Andrew Henry thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah definitely, it was about 7:30pm and a storm was moving in!
     

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