My First shots

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  1. tkaat

    tkaat TPF Noob!

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    just got my D40 yesterday night and start taking some -what I felt - were good/nice pics
    Please C&C
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    I shot in RAW and altered to look like it was taken in the 60's or 70's
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    Taken on the front porch
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    Don't quite remember how I did this 1 and #2 but alwaysed loved this effect though
     
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    #1, I thought the lens was cracked at first. Good picture tho.:thumbup:

    #2, where is the focal point? The palm type tree on the right seems to be the only thing close to focus. Oh, I see it, its the grass just past the white porch that looks to be in focus.

    #3, you said, "Don't quite remember how I did this 1 and #2 but alwaysed loved this effect though."

    By opening your aperture (small aperture number), zooming in on your subject causing the depth of field to be shallow meaning only a small range is in focus. (the area in front of and behind you subject is blurry) It also looks like the focus is really on the front of the lens.

    Keep shooting and posting. ;) I hope I explained that correctly.
    Btw, how do you like your pics?
     
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    i think they could of been better like
    #3 is out of focus a little
    #2 had no real focus point
    #1 is the best but the lens ring is a little out of focus to

    the colors looked good to me though
     
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    These need a lot of work, unfortunately.

    #1 looks like an underexposed shot you are planning to use to sell your old camera on ebay.

    #2 looks like a mistake in DOF.

    #3 had some potential, but I think it's just a bit off overall in a variety of ways.

    Keep trying.
     
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    I still need some work but i feel i'm getting better little by little
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    Thought i should put 1 of my bad shoots in also (#4 was taken just before it was about to rain and I only had a few seconds so i tried my hardest but it still didn't come out how i hoped it would have better luck next time)
     
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    Sure getting better!

    #2: Good subjects, okay composition. The horizon is slightly slanted towards the right and the picture's pretty much divided in halves. Try reading up on the rule of thirds.

    #3: Cool clouds, but the ground makes it look busy. Try cropping the bottom of it out.

    #4: The focus on the player is a little soft and the guys are underexposed, but maybe you could try a silhouette thing...


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    in the first batch, number three is the best of the three, with the large apperture opening allowing you to focus on the camera and blurr the background. I agree with what was said about your number 1, it looks like it is a picture for sale on ebay. I couldn't help but laugh a little when Manheim said that, but it is true. Keep taking them, you will soon get better style, taste, and technique. Have fun!
     
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    it really help me understand thanks
    and really good points from everybody :hail: thanks
     
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    Have some new ones 1 took during my vacation and by the canal also C&C please n thanks
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    #2,3,4 & 5 are untouched except for some cropping while 1 & 6 had a few things done
    1&4 are two different photos of the same bug who refused to let me shoot him so i was like i guess I'll just take your back & i have to say i like it

    Check out my flickr to see the rest of them and those were also my first macro pic's
     
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    ......... :meh:
     
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    nice pictures :)

    how is the d40? i've been thinking about getting it cause i love nikon dslr's but i dont have alot of cash :confused:
     
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    I'm loving it.
    It's a good beginners dSLR i must say.

    I've had it for about a month and half and having taken well over a thousand photos
     

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