Got my camera, first shots...thoughts?

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  1. Francis E. Marchiona

    Francis E. Marchiona TPF Noob!

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    I took some pictures of my brother's black templar army, I play too but he paints better...anyway, it was as good a way as any to try out my new a550. How do you think they turned out?

    It's my first time ever taking pictures with anything other than my phone, so if you think suck for any particular reason let me know :)

    Thanks

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    Oh they are gonna hate that.
    The forum is pro canon and nikon.
    Nothing wrong with Canon or Nikon.

    In a day you'll have 400 people , all with different vision, in both eyes, viewing a photo you " uploaded" , on 400 different monitors, all adjusted differently, all types of monitors from the 90's until now, Seeing different things and then critiquing.

    I wouldn't worry with it.
    I just ask for advice when I get in a bind.
    I'm fond of my a550.


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    BUY GLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!And NEW computer equipment.
    Sony A550, Indoors, built in flash.

    Wait wait!!!! It's out of focus!!!!! Because it's a Sony.
    lol

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    I've never seen anyone on this forum bash someone for having a Sony camera. I don't know where you got that.

    As for the monitor issue, yes, that's going to happen. But the only thing the monitor is going to effect is color. So when people give you advice about focus, subject, depth of field, or composition; it has nothing to do with the monitor they are viewing your pictures on.

    Anyway...

    Francis, welcome to the forum! I'm not seeing the pictures, so I can't comment on them. This might help you get them working:

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photography-beginners-forum-photo-gallery/76568-how-post-pictures-use-forum-functions-pictoral-guide-using-tpf.html
     
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    Oh really?????????????????
    You must have missed it.
    Here's one.

    The above is obviously not true, with exception to PC's changing focus.
    Here are the reasons why.

    There ARE a crap load of mixed results when people critique focus. Why, some may ask?
    You're looking at a 4 meg file, blown up on a monitor, at the click of a mouse, from less than 2 feet away.

    This should make sense, but if it doesn't please overlook it.

    Number 2:
    On the world wide web, , roughly 35 out of every 100 people have 20/20 vision. Even if that vision is corrected, it will still not be 100% of 20/20.
    It will be close, with variances.
    One of the reasons why all women are beautiful when viewing from 100 yards away.
    There is an old saying.
    She looks good from far, but far from good.

    Number 3:
    Lenses.
    The quoted never mentions anything about lenses and is quick to put blame on the camera body.
    I'm a rookie amateur. The photo on this thread was shot with a 14 year old Sigma 28-70mm-f2.8.
    Imagine a new Ziess lens.

    Number 4:
    Yes, your viewing equipment DOES reflect what your eyes see, and if that equipment is not up to par, you CERTAINLY ARE missing something in today's age of DSLR's ( all of them). Fact.

    And here's another for you.



    Here again. This is FALSE.
    I handled the Nikon D5000, the Canon T1I and a few others.
    They all felt about the same.
    Oh and the A900 too, and trust me when I tell you it does not feel cheap.
    They all feel like toys.
    BECAUSE THEY ARE.
    They're big boy toys. They aint cheap and they're fun.


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    lol calm down.
     
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    What the heck is happening?

    Anyway, Francis, I feel like your subject is getting lost in a sea of other figures that are the same color and contrast, even with the narrow DOF which I believe you chose correctly to use. The only one where the subject stands out is #4, but you missed the focus by a lot. I would recommend trying two things when you reshoot... space the characters out a bit more and find a light to shine on your main subject so he has some color, texture, and shape that will help him to stand out among the rest. With some extra light, I think your idea could really pop.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wow! Thread derailment due to Axe Grinding.
     
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    I haven't seen alot of bashing Sony, however there is definately alot of Cannon and Nikon shooters here. Ok,....with that said,...Sony sucks. :)
     
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    Look on the bright side, we have a new Sony fanboy posting to give some of the Nikon and Canon fanboys fits. Such wildly off topic post as those above make for entertaining, albeit way off-topic, posts. Let's welcome our new thin skinned rebel rousing Sony fan.
     
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    All I see on the OP post is red X's:(.
     
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    lol new avatar :thumbup:
     

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