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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up a new camera and I have been learning a lot and trying to improve my skills. I know a lot of you can do better so I am just looking for constructive criticism.
All done on a Nikon D5100


f/18
1/30 sec
ISO 500
55MM


F/5.6
1/25 sec
ISO 500
48mm


f/13
1/400 sec
ISO 500
55mm


f/13
1/400
ISO 500
24mm


f/14
1/80 sec
ISO 500
55m


f/5.6
1/20 sec
ISO 500
50mm


f/25
1/15
ISO 500
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Tripods are wonderful devices, aren't they?

I wish more people took the time to figure them out.

For you picnic bench and the tree on the hill, you can look into HDR photography, or you could have adjusted your settings (probably metering off the sky) to make them silhouettes.

You have a good eye, better than me, for landscape.

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Fill flash, HDR,
But then again it's all subjective.
But I've noticed having a foreground subject for your back drop gives a more visual (draws you into it) tell a story with each photo.

Shit like that.



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#1
more sky

#2
less depth of field like a 2.8 to only have the stick in focus, I am not sure what fond memory you have of such said stick. But It should more prominent.

#3
HDR would have been perfect for.


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Tripods are wonderful devices, aren't they?

I wish more people took the time to figure them out.

For you picnic bench and the tree on the hill, you can look into HDR photography, or you could have adjusted your settings (probably metering off the sky) to make them silhouettes.

You have a good eye, better than me, for landscape.
Yes and I finally got a nice stable one unlike the cheap wobbly pos I had before.

I've seen one video about HDR photography but I didn't fully understand it. I know I have a setting for that in the camera but haven't used it.

I also have a silhouette feature. Took this last week.


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Fill flash, HDR,
But then again it's all subjective.
But I've noticed having a foreground subject for your back drop gives a more visual (draws you into it) tell a story with each photo.

Shit like that.
What would you have used the fill flash on? The picnic bench, tree?
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#4 and 5

Also as far as HDR learn bracketing in 1 stop increments.


Here's a tip. Go on YouTube. Search for adorama tv. Go watch all the videos as a starter then advance the topics you get into and master before going to the next.

I am not bashing. I like your shots I just see your shots in a different way now then I use to a couple years ago.



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HDR is very simple. The camera takes a series of photos that are exposed slightly dark, normal, and over. Then software combines the best parts of each photo to bring out the detail and contrast.

Since you have a decent tripod, it's easier for you to use the Bracket feature Ody was talking about to blast 3-5-7 shots for an HDR photo and have them all match up.

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For HDR be sure ISO is set one value, same DOP, use 3-pod, if you have remote,
take photos quick to avoid shifts (clouds etc.) and do 3 to 5 photos -2,-1,0,1,2
If you master HDR, your photos will be awesome.

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^ what he said but if your doing Subjects and backgrounds that isn't moving (indoors)
Just start taking a series of photo's adjusting your shutter speed under and over +/-6 stops.
Make sure your in manual so no other settings change.

Then copy all And merge to HDR pro. Or you can do layers (very labor intensive)

Adjusting shutter adjusts the ambient light (in this situation)


Unless you have a moving target but then that's a different story.
Anyway hope we didn't overwhelm ya.




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Great advice. although I know nothing of photography.It's nice to see a genuine reply.

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So I have a couple more pics you guys can check out and critique.

f/22
5.6 sec
ISO 800


f/22
2.5 sec
ISO 800

Playing with color selection




So I also played with my HDR setting on the camera but I don't fully understand it.
This is basically the same photo I took before but I went back and used the HDR setting.

F/20
1/80 sec
ISO 640


F/20
1/320 sec
ISO 640

Here are some pics I took at my brothers wedding a few months ago.

f /7.1
1/200 Sec
ISO 200



F/1.8
1/200 sec
ISO 200

F1.8
1/30 sec
ISO 250


F /2.5
1/60 Sec
2500 ISO

I think that's it for today
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selective color is hallmark - 1994

bottom, more boob, atleast to elbow.

second bottom, wheres her foot! love the golf carts in background. :P


cars lined up, level your camera with the ground unless going for a specific look, that way things line up better for ya.


Looking good!
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OH yeah and as far as the HDR. I tried looking on youtube but it's all on how to do it in photoshop. I don't have editing software yet so I need to do it in camera.
Mine says
Exposure differential 1EV, 2EV, 3EV or AUTO
Smoothing High, Normal, Low

Can anyone explain this or if I need to change anything else on the camera while doing this?
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Personal preference try 3ev and normal.

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^ lol is that why cannon users are nigger rigging there camera to use certain nikon lens. (Like the 10-24 2.8)? Hahahahhaaha

All nikon camera war aside. The ONLY DIFFERANCE is which way you roll the dials.

Same AF issues
Same kind of lenses
Bla bla bla.

The only DIFFERANCE right now is nikon is king on there FX body pixel rate.
IE: D800/800E

I tell you what though. People who use there cameras as microscopes are fucking up the whole passion behind it. (Photography)



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^ lol is that why cannon users are nigger rigging there camera to use certain nikon lens. (Like the 10-24 2.8)? Hahahahhaaha

All nikon camera war aside. The ONLY DIFFERANCE is which way you roll the dials.

Same AF issues
Same kind of lenses
Bla bla bla.

The only DIFFERANCE right now is nikon is king on there FX body pixel rate.
IE: D800/800E

I tell you what though. People who use there cameras as microscopes are fucking up the whole passion behind it. (Photography)
I was just being a smartass! Can't go wrong with either.

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car looks cool, but it seems like its reflecting to many objects and light too. (my opinion, since i'm not a liberal artist)
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