Comments on these photos?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by jipajappa, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jipajappa

    jipajappa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was encouraged in my intro thread to start sharing some pics, so here goes. Keep in mind that these are pretty much the first pictures I have ever taken on my D60, so I'm not necessarily expecting them to be so great. Any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated (although compliments can't hurt, either :wink: )

    A gorilla at the San Diego Zoo:
    [​IMG]

    A sunset over the ocean in Coronado:
    [​IMG]

    A clam:
    [​IMG]

    A Snow Leopard at the San Diego Zoo:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You have some noise issues in most, but dude or dudette, you have some really nice photos as far as composition and projecting your image.
     
  3. jipajappa

    jipajappa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks! I've noticed that a lot of the pics I've taken so far seem to have some noise, but, as a noob, I don't really know why noise happens or how I can reduce it. Any suggestions?
     
  4. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    What kind of gear and settings are you using?
     
  5. jipajappa

    jipajappa TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nikon D60, usually a 55-200mm lens. I've been changing settings left and right. From what I've read, a lower ISO number usually means less noise? I know thats probably dumbing things down too much, but is that relatively accurate?
     
  6. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Location:
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, the noise in these is from high ISO. The last one doesn't say what the ISO was in the exif, but the others were 800 & 1600. Try to keep that as low as possible.
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I shoot a lot of crap shots and I know that it is partially due to keeping my ISO too low when it should be bumped up. The rest is because I'm not any good at taking photos.

    I've got a 55-200mm.... don't use it much anymore, but I will tell you that it can be a damn sharp lens.... given enough light.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008

Share This Page