I'm new: some of my photos and whatnot.

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  1. LunarFlame

    LunarFlame TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone. I'm new here. I've only gained an interest in photography in the past couple of years. I currently own a Kodak Z650 which I have found to be helpful in regards to learning the basics of aperature, shutter speeds, etc. I am starting to get a little bored with it though, but I am torn between whether I should just buy some lenses for it, or if I should take the plunge and invest in a more "advanced" camera such as a Nikon D80 or Canon Rebel for example.

    I am still really new to things and still learning what settings make a good picture and how to properly operate my camera. Any suggestions as to what may be a good choice for me would be great.

    I thought I would include some of my favorite photos as well in hopes that some of you more seasoned photoraphers can offer me suggestions in how I can better my photography, etc. I tend to be mostly an animal/nature photographer, but I also hope to get out of that element as well. Some of the photos are a bit random, I partake in Project 365, so I sometimes get bored and take pictures of random things...lol

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    asfixiate TPF Noob!

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    you have a great eye and what appears to be a great tool.

    Where do you see needing more(equipment) when you shoot?

    I only see lack of light as a problem in some of your photos. other than that nice work.
     
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    Thank you :)

    The only really issues I am experiencing as of now is the fact that there are limits on how far I can push the setting of my camera. The aperature, shutter speed and ISO are only adjustable to a certain level. I'd love to be able to have longer shutter speed times for example but I believe it only goes to 8seconds, and the ISO is maxed at 400.
     
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    With a Rebel you can buy a flash that you could aim away from instead of directly at your subjects. This would remove the distracting "flash burns" Not sure what to call it.
     
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    mm yes, that is another issue. The darn built-in flash. I try not to use it much because it never really does much for my photos other than make them look wonky...
     
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    Amazing! You deserve a better camera so go and get something good (it seems you're eyeing the D80). You'll be happy with a D80 and an external flash.
     
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    liking what i've seen, too many to talk about them all but i've seen a few that really caught my eye, you're on the right track and if you think getting a d80 or a canon go for it, especially if as you say it will expand your possibilities when it comes to option, a dSLR definately offers a lot of versatility (in many cases provided you have the cash) but great things can be done with simple equipment...well done!
     

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