C+C and a question

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  1. Ramones

    Ramones TPF Noob!

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    Got my first DSLR(D40) for Christmas, I've been lurking on here for a few months now though so I figure I'd post my first picture that wasn't just a snapshot, any c&c appreciated(The dirt at the top is on my desk not my lense :lol:)
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    And my question:
    I was taking pictures at my Grandma's while all my cousins were opening presents and I had the camera on Program mode, no flash, auto ISO, in pretty good lighting and my camera was giving me pretty slow shutter speeds and ISOs in the 700-1200 ranges like: DSC_0244.JPG
    I'm not sure if that shot still has the exif data, if it doesn't, ISO 720, f/4.5, 1/30 shutter sped.
    is there something I should be doing different?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Start using aperture priority mode, and you can control the aperture and ISO, then see how the camera reacts with the shutter speed. This will help you learn how all these elements work together to get a good exposure.
     
  3. Rekd

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    Interesting concept. I think it would be better if the coin was turned slightly more so you could see it better, and cropped in a bit closer. The reflected light gives it a bit of flair, which adds to the photo.

    As for your ?, Using a flash would work better, especially considering the motion of the people.

    HTH
     
  4. Ramones

    Ramones TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the advice, I've been switching between Manual and Aperture just taking random pictures and I think I'm getting the hang of it all, I think my biggest problem was I was at 55mm so my max aperture was f/5.6 which just wasn't enough


    I think I'm going to try cropping a bit of the top out, the dirt on the desk is distracting to me. I used flash for a bit, but everyone got a mad at me :lol:

    thanks for the tips
     
  5. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Totally unrelated....I noticed your from Merced. Howdy neighbor! :mrgreen:
     
  6. Ramones

    Ramones TPF Noob!

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    Another question, yesterday when I was using my flash it was pretty fast and perfect, today no matter what my shutter speed is it takes a couple seconds for it to take a picture

    edit: I think I got it, I had my flash mode set differently
     
  7. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can you please post a smaller picture? It is a huge picture and is taking a long time to load thanks! It just seems like a snapshot to me. Keep on trying and have fun!
    TJ
     
  8. Ramones

    Ramones TPF Noob!

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    How's that?
     
  9. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Where are you posting the pictures from? If it's flickr choose the medium picture size right click it select copy image address and then paste that inbetween tags
     
  10. Ramones

    Ramones TPF Noob!

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    It's only 640x538, it's not from flickr
     

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