Fairly new at photography

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by flipmachine, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. flipmachine

    flipmachine TPF Noob!

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    Well, I have been doing photography for about 5 months now, and I love it...... I got a d90 with 18-105 vr lens for my birthday... I know, I know, the lens is nothing special, but I took some photo's at my first wedding since I have had the camera, I hope you like and if you don't, please dont be afraid to give me any pointers or tips... TIPS for sure if you can, gotta learn from the pro's :p


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  2. Auspiciousnight

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    Just some general stuff. I am no pro btw but I guess you can take it for what its worth :)

    Number 1 is pretty good, probably lacking a little color and fuzzy in the corners but I think its a great shot with lots of emotion.

    Number 2 another good photo. Just try and keep those fixtures out of your photos (the light and smoke detector

    Number 3- Needs to be straightened out a bit and the couple probably should be centered in the photo. This is a simple crop fix.

    Number 4- Good photo

    Number 5- Same thing as number three. Use the fence in the background as a straightening point and center the group. In this photo if it were me I would have shot the group using the tree line, stood more to the left using the tree line to give it a lot of depth.

    Hope youre having fun! Keep it up!
     
  3. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Overall, images are nice, a bit to soft. Exif shows that you shot at slower shutter speeds - avoid doing that w/o a flash (flash freezes action). Lens by default is soft, not the best one but fine if you know its ups downs and how to use it correctly :) boost the sharpness to about 5, images will be crispy clear.


    Shot of my daughter with the lens same as yours mounted on D90
    ISO 200, f/8, 1/200s
    the only thing in PP is BW over everything but the eye, crop, and the blue border (which in the final print, b4 the print, i deleted).
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    Looks pretty sharp :D
     
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  4. flipmachine

    flipmachine TPF Noob!

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    I LOVE that pic of your daugther, I am so gonna try that, and I forgot to mention, about the wedding pics, I was not the main photographer, so I had to snap what I could, I kept telling them to look at the person they were paying for pictures.... I didnt want to be the reason why there main wedding pictures were wacky. But once again, all your input will be put to use. I am getting to the stage where I just bring my camera everywhere. LOVE IT!
     
  5. JustForSneaks07

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    nice shots. Was that you getting married or were you the photographer
     
  6. IgsEMT

    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks. Surprisingly she didn't move, usually its almost IMPOSSIBLE to get anything like that. I'm sure you weren't the main photog, just a guest with a cam (we all do that). The only reason why I posted it is b/c it was shot with the same lens that you said isn't that great.
    More and more I see people blaming their images on lenses. But it takes MORE then a lens to make a good image.
    Keep the lens you got, learn its weaknesses and its strength and you'll be surprised how much you can do with it :). If you want, PM me, and we'll talk more about it.
    Good Luck
     
  7. flipmachine

    flipmachine TPF Noob!

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    For sure a person can not blame a lens, its about vision, its about being patient, and to me, just have to feel the shot and I think everyone has different taste. For example here is a pic I took, it was cold and snowing alot, so we had to shovel our driveway, and my wifes cheeks were all red and I liked the way she looked. I know alot of ppl will say there is nothing in the pic, but to me...you get the idea. I know the picture is not all that great, but its also the moment, the context etc. Once again, thanks for all the great tips big help.



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