I picked up my new D60 today first pics, C&C please

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  1. NATO

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    Ok I picked up a nikon D60 today, here are some of my first images. Both were taken as I was leaving a service call on the fly.

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    keep at it... is photography new to you? i suggest picking up some reading material, or stopping by your local library and reading the book Understanding Exposure, it will teach you a lot.

    these images are kind of hard to CC, because it looks as though perhaps they were just taken with Auto.. so realisticly, you didnt do anything to CC.. other than pick the subject... the second picture isnt straight...there seems to be a haze over the first.. or is it fog?

    regardless, keep at it, I look forward to seeing what you can do when you get more comfortable with your new baby.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what makes you assume they were taken in Auto (how can you tell)?
     
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    The first one was taken in moderate fog, Yes it was on auto.

    I thought I had the second one in manual, but it's more than possible I jacked it up and it was on auto or something as well.


    As to photography I am well versed in the production side (making the physical prints), so I understand everything (exposure times, shutter speeds) in the verse pretty much.
     
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    Judging by the first picture, you have a potentially interesting area in which to shoot. I, along with almost everyone here, would agree with chrisburke about Understanding Exposure. It's by Bryan F. Peterson. What will help you just as much as that book is exploring this website. All of this assumes you are new to photography and not just upgrading to a D60. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    just something you gain an eye for when you look at thousands of pictures... the first one I could tell because of dead colors... not very bright... if someone was taking the time to take it in manual, they would boost up the colors some.. however yes this can be done in PP, but sometimes you can still tell.. in the second one, its the harsh flash that gave it away.. and the dead whites on the sign.... at least thats what did it for me...
     
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    The first one bugs me a little it seems like you were trying for a landscape photograph but you were focused on something in the field and then the auto mode decided that you didn't need DOF so the tree line is just a blur.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I'm sorry, but that sounds like a crock pot full of it. If, in Auto, the camera sets certain parameters for exposure and then those same parameters are set in Manual mode, how are you able to distinguish? It's the exact same exposure.

    The trick is to shoot RAW and tweak those color saturations, contrasts, etc in post...... not in camera. It looks to me as if post processing hasn't been applied, or at least, not applied effectively.

    I will agree that the subject matters are not that interesting, but time, study and practice will change that. Keep at it NATO.
     
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    if it s a crock why the heck was i able to tell? Infact, there have been MANY threads on here where the OP's posted their photos and I said "well this was shot in auto" and the OP's always said "yes your right"... i don't know why, i can just tell from the look of a photo whether its shot in auto or not... auto shots lack character in my eyes, and I see it really quickly...

    it's comments like this that often make me wonder why i stay on this forum... i mean, I made a comment, and your basically outright calling me a liar, when I was in fact RIGHT.. you seem to be a pretty smart guy, i've read many of your posts, and you seem to have a grasp of things... but its comments like yours that make me think "well maybe he's not so smart after all"
     
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    It would be easy to employ the tactics of the street performer to have a high percetage of correct guesses. Think Three-card Monte. Someone new with a new camera and only 6 posts. One can immediately think "fresh meat", but you are only playing the odds.

    and you were right because.........
    and I was wrong because............


    :lmao::lmao::lmao: Much appreciated, but tell me where I'm off. Again, if in Auto mode, the camera selects f/8, 1/160s, ISO 200 and then in Manual shooting mode you choose f/8, 1/160s, ISO 200...... how is the exposure different and how can it be distinguished between shooting modes?

    I am curious and would like to be educated.
     
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    Ignore the spats NATO....... keep shooting and posting. Eventually someone will be of use for you. :lol:
     

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