New Camera and New Photos

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  1. JohnnyL

    JohnnyL TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys, I just got my Nikon D80 today after delaying for over a year. I got a photo I'd like to share. C&C appreciated.

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    I got some questions as well.. When I was shooting , I played around adjusting the exposure compensation both ways , plus and minus but I didn't really see much difference , if any at all. It's a new thing I figured out on SLR cameras. Back a year ago , I only knew how to adjust the shutter and aperture to change the light. Am I doing something wrong? And is it right to delete photos on the spot on the camera because with my old camera I did that and the card started producing corrupted images. I asked some friends and they said they never delete on their camera , they just format it once everything is on the computer.

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  2. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Only one picture is working. The one of the leaves. It seems really underexposed to me. Maybe you were using the exposure compensation on it? Try shooting in aperture priority and see how the picture changes. Enjoy your new purchase.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    How much plus and minus did you make the exposure compensation? A 1/3 stop change (0.3) isn't much.
     
  4. JohnnyL

    JohnnyL TPF Noob!

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    plus and minus 2 stops. Could it be the subject I'm taking? Maybe it isn't so obvious in an indoor low light place.
     
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    Two stops should be noticeable. What camera settings did you use and exactly what did you do to change the exposure?

    By the way, I'm flying blind. I can't see your pics from where I am right now.
     
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    I use a D80 also and see see a big difference at .7EV. I also do not corrupt anything if I delete photos as I go.

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