Fun With Settings...

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  1. Nitro Boy

    Nitro Boy TPF Noob!

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    Hello, everyone.

    This is a post of pictures from my first real "photo-outing." I went to SCC for about 6 hours yesterday (Spokane, WA)

    Mostly, this is more of a "get a feel for your camera" day. I would say I made a helluva improvement on getting things right. Let me know what you think, and dont feel afraid to post

    SawHorse:
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    Open:
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    Leaf:
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    Drain:
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    Light:
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    Steel:
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    Droplets:
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    Now, the colors arent nessicarily the best on these shots. Dont be afraid to post to tell me what you think!

    Btw- These pics might be hard with 56k users... (could a mod fix the title?)
     
  2. Matty-Bass

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    Great pictures Ben! Sawhorse is an excellent abstract, I still can't see what angle you got the sawhorse at! Also, Open is really neat. The crop is a little tight though, was there lots of field around it? It would be cool to have it jsut in the middle of a field..

    Great job!
     
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    Nice shots! Like drain, light and droplets the best!

    Rob
     
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    Nitro Boy TPF Noob!

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    with the sawhorse, its between the legs looking at one of the cross-beams.

    Btw- yes, open is a tight crop. It has a large amount of grass around it... I'll show u on msn.

    Rob- Thanks for the crits. I had fun taking pics of the droplets. I actually came back around to that spot a few times!
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good days shooting, some nice pics. Like the droplets best :thumbup:
     
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    Great set Ben, I think Droplets is my fav. Don't worry about the colors. You need to shoot more and get a feel for the camerea and what it can do. There is nothing wrong with shooting alot. I am doing that right now.
     
  7. Nitro Boy

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    kelox- Thank you for your kind words. I have gotten into the idea of taking many of the same picture... the only problem is they all turn out bad... lol. Alot of you have the luxury of a high end camera with alot of extra accessories and whatnot. Im using a Canon powershot A520, which some may know is a lower-end came (not an experts camera, thats for sure.) I consider myself lucky to be able to take of advantage of what camera I have.

    Btw- kelox; I love your gallery. What software did you use to generate that? (looks like ".mac". Is there a way to produce similar gallerys in windows?)
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nothing ever wrong with a Powershot!
    They are able to take some good photos, once you leave the All-Automatic path and try to use it more and more manually. These little Powershots are great on close-ups! (Not supermacros, but close-ups work just fine with the "Flower"-button pushed).
    And to go out and test things like differing depths of field, angles (does yours have a swiveling screen?), points of view etc. can only help.

    Unlike Matty-Bass, however, I like the sawhorse least of all (doesn't tell me much, but these things are purely subjective), but I really like the drain!!! Composition, cropping, DOF all appeal to me much in that one.
     
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    My dog has permanent flash spots. :lmao: :confused:
     
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    LaPhoto- Thanks. I agree, the powershot does take good photos, once cropped and downsized I cant tell the difference between my camera, and the ones the pros use. I have been using auto, but also venturing out into shutter speed modes and whatnot.

    P.s. No, my camera does not swivel.
     

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