A Few New Shots

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  1. rickabobaloey

    rickabobaloey TPF Noob!

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    Constructive criticism welcome. Love 'em, hate 'em, its all good. I'm learning a little bit every time I take my camera out and shoot. Some were done out back of my parents house and some inside their pool room. Quite a few of these were done just for learning purposes (such as the slide pictures)

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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Did the camera fire off these shots accidentaly, because i don't see much thought put into them
     
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    rickabobaloey TPF Noob!

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    Fair enough. I'll admit that the slide ones are dull, and quite boring, but it was practice for slowing down and freezing the movement of water. I wasn't trying to accomplish anything else with those photos. Figured I'd share my learning experiences with others.

    Personally I like the view I got from the top of the slide (will work better when there's family visiting and the pool is full of people). I also like the simpicity of the 3rd and 4th shots. Which again, is practice for framing and getting as much shallow depth of field as I can out of my kit lens.

    I will improve. I can already tell that I'm grasping more and more mechanics every day.
     
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    :er:

    #4 is fairly well composed.

    Maybe a shot to show us the whole pool room might be interesting.
     
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    I would say the only time you'd want to freeze falling water is when you have another moving subject in the image. If you had a kid sliding down you'd want a fast shutter speed, but having just the waterslide alone looks nicer with the water soft with a slower shutter speed IMO.

    Why don't you take your tripod out, or figure out how to steady your camera for even slower shutter speeds on the waterslide shots.

    I like the composition of #7, but I wish you used a much slower shutter speed to make the water softer and to make it stand out a bit more.

    I'm glad you're learning, that's what most of us are here for!
     
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    rickabobaloey TPF Noob!

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    It's not a "full" shot of the room, but it is definitey more of the pool. It's posted here http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...t-reflections-no-due-date-59.html#post1941969

    Thanks! I've a few different shots I took of #7 but I thought that one turned out the best. The other ones turned out blurrier.

    I'm looking into getting a tripod. I only buy this camera last Thursday, so I'm thinking next paycheck I'll pick up the tripod. Most likely a Manfrotto as I've heard nothing but good things abou them.
     

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