I HATE THE WAY NIKON HANDLES HIGH ISO!!!

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  1. RowmyF

    RowmyF TPF Noob!

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    I at all costs avoid increasing ISO on my camera...somehow the other day while I was doing a shoot (I had a HUGE migraine..!!) I must have switched my dial to increase the ISO to 800! I should have picked that up immediately seeing as the low light conditions still let me have such high shutter speed with a smaller aperture...but my head was pounding so hard that I didn't realize till 3/4 of the way through the shoot...

    I'm mostly disappointed because I had the MOST adorable subjects and I didn't perform as well as I had hoped to.

    I'm still only about 1/4 way through sifting through pictures..

    PLEASE BE HONEST WITH HARSH CRITICISM.

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    I used a vintage action on this one...what do you think??

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  2. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

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    OMG, what an adorable family! I just can't critique your pictures, I love them :)

    Those curls are precious. And I do like the vintage action :)

    Oh, by the way, I refuse to move my ISO above 200 on my D70s as well....
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's hard to critique so many images. If you want a more in-depth analysis, try single images.

    As for ISO...I've also forgot to switch it back when I should have noticed. I believe the newer cameras actually display the ISO in the viewfinder.

    Newer cameras, especially newer Nikons are very good at high ISO....but the key to keeping the noise down, is getting accurate exposures so that you don't have to adjust it in post...because that's what really brings the noise out.
     
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    My favorites are #8, #10, and #12. Very sweet expressions. I also love the vintage treatment on the last one!

    Nice job.

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    I never do it, but i do remember reading this piece of advice by Ken Rockwell: get the habit of resetting the camera every time you begin a new shoot. This way you know that all settings are at their default.

    Sounds like overkill to me but i too have been caught with the wrong ISO or WB once or twice, and i can see how it would be really useful for a pro.
     
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    Well you could get a D3 if you want your camera to handle high ISO, if not just bring some studio lights out with you next time. But all in all they turned out very nice. For number 8 i like the composition but the facial expression throws it off and im digging the last one with the vintage effect on it, just dodge the left eye and make it slightly lighter. Great subjects and locations.
     
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    Those shots look fine. At 800 the noise should not be tha bad if you expose properly. Like Mike said high ISO noise increases dramatically with post processing so when your shooting at high ISO you need to nail exposure and I think you accoplished that. The only critique I have is the white balance on some seems off. The skin tones in some of the shots are too yellow.
     
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    I honestly don't see a noise problem, Rachel. I think they're beautiful. I agree that some of the skin tones are a bit too yellow though.
     
  9. Antithesis

    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm seeing a color cast as well. It doesn't look neutral enough for me (too warm/yellow). Other than that, I'm really seeing no noise. Get a copy of noise ninja in case this happens again, it can save your images if your really unhappy with them. Even with the atrocious pre-d300/3 nikon noise handling.
     
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    You wouldn't happen to be related to Arthur Fellig would you?
     
  11. RowmyF

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    Thank you all for your feedback!

    Alpha - Yes, I do believe I'm a distant relative of Arthur Fellig...do you know of his work? (I find it so funny that I have some Photographer's blood)

    Regarding the color cast and off WB - It's something I've been struggling with FOREVER ..getting my WB right... I tried presetting with a white card with this shoot and I guess it wasn't a huge success.
     
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    Are you kidding? Ah! I love you.
     

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