First pictures with my D700

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by mrshaleyberg, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. mrshaleyberg

    mrshaleyberg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I did some pictures for a friend. Thought they turned out pretty good. C&C please.


    #1[​IMG]


    #2[​IMG]


    #3[​IMG]


    Thank you!
     
  2. mrshaleyberg

    mrshaleyberg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nobody wants to give me any C&C? :(
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Can't really give any true C&C on people photography, as posed people photography is so totally not my realm, but I am impressed with the sharpness of these photos! That much is true.
     
  4. Amocholes

    Amocholes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Just north of Dayton Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Gotta give people a chance. You posted these in the middle of the night and then seem disappointed when no one has replied in 2 hours.

    1. Looks nice although the flower is a bit overpowering and distracts from her
    2. Seems a bit washed out.
    3. Could use more contrast. His shirt is blending in to the fountain. If it wasn't a plaid he would just be a floating head.
     
  5. RobNZ

    RobNZ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They look really good to me.

    Exposure looks good, saturations look realistic, warm, backgrounds look nice.

    Things I did notice though, in 1 it looks to me like she is squinting a little too much because of the intensity of the natural light, maybe drop the saturation of the hedge behind her a touch, 2 is a little better. 3 feels like it needs some straightening.
     
  6. ceomom703

    ceomom703 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I don't know much about the technical stuff but I like #3 because it captures their mood.
     
  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
    Congratz on the camera.

    For the first two:
    Raccoon eyes. Consider adding fill flash or using a reflector to remove.

    The bits of sky is not attractive. It looks as if you have plenty of background where you could've elimated it from the frame. I carry a two-step ladder with me. This would allow you to raise your camera position slightly.

    The WB is different between the two. With both shots having the same lighting, they should be the same. Easy fix in post.
     
  8. JenLavazza

    JenLavazza TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Small town USA!
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    #3 is my favorite! Very nice.

    Don't you LOVE your D700!!! I bought mine about three months ago and am SO, SO, glad I did! Worth every penny imo.
     
  9. mrshaleyberg

    mrshaleyberg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    In #3 she was leaning a little bit, and I think that's why it looks a little tilted. But I could be wrong. These photos have been played with in lightroom, so they are all different. I guess I should have made all the adjustments the same. Next time I'll use a reflector, since I haven't gotten a flash yet (plan on getting a SB-600 soon)..But for now it's natural light for me. :) In #3 I liked it a lot because I caught them acting natural. It's really hard to get people to be loose and act normal! As for the eye squinting..I noticed in a lot of pictures her doing it, and I think it's just her. Like a "smile with your eyes" type of thing. It was overcast when I went and did these pictures.

    Thanks for the C&C though!

    Oh and yes! I LOVE the D700. Definitely worth the money. :)
     
  10. shaunly

    shaunly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    welcome to the world of Full Frame!! :mrgreen: You'll never go back.

    1. nice contrast and color.
    2. wish the wb were more like #1
    3. good capture of their emotion. My fav out of the three.
     
  11. MohaimenK

    MohaimenK TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    In between her...
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think, and I might be wrong, but the images might be a little small to tell a huge difference? Also if I'm not mistaken, the camera is a full frame right? If so, then you should really some landscape photos and post them in large size.
     
  12. shaunly

    shaunly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    what does landscape has to do with anything? FF sensor are not limited to just landscape. ;)
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

dark pictures with my d700

,

fix raccoon eyes photography

,

how to fix raccoon eyes in lightroom