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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2008, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Gots my D80

told dell to fawk off.


The kept pushing back the dates, pushing back the date of delivery. You guys remember when I orered originally! thats farking ridiculous!


So neways, I look online and notice that wolf camera dropped the d80/lens to 649+tax so I bit.

then wrote back to dell and told them to cancel my orde with them because it was 749.99 with dell.

snagged the 18-55VR btw.

need to grab a 52mm filter just in case to protect the lens.


I took a couple of quick pics for fun, just need to get back into on the fly settings again.

I call this pic, shaking the treat bag.


mmmm... manual Focal points


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Bored, so a couple randm shots. now playing on the speed side.








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Cool. If you need some tips, bring it on over.

I also have the Thom Hogan eBooks for your camera, I'll see if I can dig them up for you.

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Cool. If you need some tips, bring it on over.

I also have the Thom Hogan eBooks for your camera, I'll see if I can dig them up for you.


Ja, I just have to get back in on the fly of things, I might just have to go shooting with you sometime and listen to what settings you are placing and my brain will math it out after that, I just need a tiny thread, and I will give you a sweater. LoL.
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Ja, I just have to get back in on the fly of things, I might just have to go shooting with you sometime and listen to what settings you are placing and my brain will math it out after that, I just need a tiny thread, and I will give you a sweater. LoL.
I'm the same way. Get me rolling and I don't stop till I'm happy.

That said, the camera is like a musical instrument. You need to *learn* your instrument, it's quirks, it's limits (and yours), and nothing but practice, practice, practice will get you any better. My head is so full of photo-theory, but it doesn't mean shit if I haven't put it into practice.

Tip #1 Light is *everything*

Homework #1 Work on playing with Aperture and see how it effects your depth of focus. This is more apparent if you work in the closeup/macro range like your star photo above.

Homework #2 Figure out how low of a low-light situation can you shoot and still pull usable, if not excellent shots. Remember, the camera focuses by looking for a point of contrast and using that to judge depth and sharpness. So in low light, look for and use the highest point of contrast as your point of focus.

We'll talk more about this later this week. I have all sorts of little tips that will help you cut to the chase and get good photos sooner rather then later...all while learning the why and how.

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Bored, so a couple randm shots. now playing on the speed side.







First thing I notice in pic #1 is that girls thong hanging out...god, I hope thats not your daughter or I'm glad I'm too far away for an ass kicking.

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Don't know how I missed this but congrats. I love my D80.
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I'm the same way. Get me rolling and I don't stop till I'm happy.

That said, the camera is like a musical instrument. You need to *learn* your instrument, it's quirks, it's limits (and yours), and nothing but practice, practice, practice will get you any better. My head is so full of photo-theory, but it doesn't mean shit if I haven't put it into practice.

Tip #1 Light is *everything*

Homework #1 Work on playing with Aperture and see how it effects your depth of focus. This is more apparent if you work in the closeup/macro range like your star photo above.

Homework #2 Figure out how low of a low-light situation can you shoot and still pull usable, if not excellent shots. Remember, the camera focuses by looking for a point of contrast and using that to judge depth and sharpness. So in low light, look for and use the highest point of contrast as your point of focus.

We'll talk more about this later this week. I have all sorts of little tips that will help you cut to the chase and get good photos sooner rather then later...all while learning the why and how.
Eric,

Maybe you could start a D80 users thread. Give little assignments like this and have people post up results and you critique. I know I would really appriciate the guidance!!
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I don't know...at the rate everyone here is picking up camera skillz, I think I should be the student!

What you should do, is post up a couple photos you aren't happy with, or post some ideas you want to try and capture, and ask for critique, guidance, and suggestions. We have so many talented people on here that I'm sure could offer great advice...but a homework thread does sound like fun!

I don't mind busting Firebretha's chops because he know I'm just fuckin' with him, and he's a smart dude. I know if I give him some homework...he probably won't admit it, but he'll give it a try and see WTF I'm talking about.

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First thing I notice in pic #1 is that girls thong hanging out...god, I hope thats not your daughter or I'm glad I'm too far away for an ass kicking.
lulz, thts wifey.



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What you should do, is post up a couple photos you aren't happy with, or post some ideas you want to try and capture, and ask for critique, guidance, and suggestions. We have so many talented people on here that I'm sure could offer great advice...but a homework thread does sound like fun!

I don't mind busting Firebretha's chops because he know I'm just fuckin' with him, and he's a smart dude. I know if I give him some homework...he probably won't admit it, but he'll give it a try and see WTF I'm talking about.
If he didnt, Who would!

oh of course I did it! I have no problem admitting to following thru on it, I am a perfectionist and will do anything to get to the top fastest. Photography is a frame of mind and I need anything toget back into it, I like shortcuts back into it.


one of the biggest things I was always into was framing and shallow depth of field. Fat kitty couldnt get up and i snapped this shot.




Me thinks I coulda lightened up the exposure in ps on this one. but I enjoy'd the darkness cuz kitties are evil, and they command you to bring them a taco.




this shots just for raven,

following your suggestion, got another color.

tomorrow I paint the room likely, got the paint, iz gunna be tan.

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I do like the lights...good choice...and you can use them anywhere.

I have RGB in my bathroom. :P

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