First shots with DSLR

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  1. JR Productions

    JR Productions TPF Noob!

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    I've always wanted to get into Photography just never had the funds. I just wanted to start off entry level and got a D3000 last night. I took this one this morning. I just used Aperture Priority mode and took it quick. Will play with it more this weekend for sure.

    C&C Ladies and Gents!

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    Nice light and nice DOF. Good job on your "first" photo. Next time, you might want to try and catch the flower on an angle to make the scene a bit more 3-Dimensional. I've found a key to getting good/great photos is being able to shoot objects at angles that you wouldn't just pass by at.

    Good luck with your new gear!
     
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    Good start...next time you can try with F22 and fill-in flash from the side and you will be amaze :)

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    Thanks guys!!!

    Its actually like the 20th Picture taken with my First DSLR. but it was my "first" artistic one. the rest were just random garbage around the house. Just a kid with his new toy.

    I know nothing about ISO and perfect Aperture yet so this was just a First timer. I have always TRIED to do amazing things with my Point n Shoot 7.1 Kodak but always failed..... haha.
     
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    The blurred background helps isolate the flower, which wouldn't happen if you used f/22. F/22 would also have required a much longer shutter speed and would have opened the chance of softened focus from camera shake.

    However, a kiss of flash would definately have made the flower standout even more against the dark background. Say 1/16 power in manual mode at that distance so the highlights on the petals remained.

    The yellow bud in the background is a little distracting and had you moved 1/2 an inch or so to the right would have been hidden by the flower petal.
     
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    Excellent thank you. Didn't really notice the yellow bud until you just mentioned it.
     
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    I agree with KMH..I wouldn't bump the ap. up to f/22, you would lose your shallow dof.

    Take time to learn what everything (ISO, Aperture, etc) on your camera is and does and you'll be a better photographer for it.
     
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    WHy would you want the background in focus on this shot? I like it how it is, except for composition, otherwise a good start OP.
     
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    Amazed huh?? :scratch:
     
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    Oh I plan on it. I just didn't get home with the Camera until 930pm so couldn't really do much. Could barely sleep last night so I woke up this morning saw the opportunity and took it.

    What would you have done differently with the composition? Just curious.
     

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