New here pics, now what?

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  1. Heather09

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    Ok playing with my new D90, I have no clue, i have read book and trying to get familiar with stepping outside "auto" .... so some of my pics now Ive been plain with, do i need filters what? ALSO I want to get further, what lense next?

    OK for pics now..

    Fliters needed?
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    more pics... i was cold and no tripod so I know its not real clear but it was FUN

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    if your looking for cc, i'd reduce it down to 2 or 3 pics
     
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    OK , got to get the forum in and outs down yet, thanks will fix that...:mrgreen:
     
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    did u use a filter with 1b?
     
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    No I didnt , I have no clue about what they are used for yet, in the pic 1a where I got the glare of the sun on the tree would a filter eliminated that? Or would you want to ? What kind would one use to eliminate that.
     
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    that i believe is called lens flare and someone else would explain it better. I saw a pic yesterday on here and it was intended to have lens flare and it suited the pic. You would generally find when shooting sunsets that a graduated ND (neutral density ) filter would help. Its basically darker at the top and gradually lighter thus you lessen the light coming in at the top, allowing a slightly longer shutter making the gound more exposed. I have a set of Cokin P series, which i found quite good, they are square and fit in a filter holder, cockin supply dozens of filters for different applications. You would have to use a tripod tho. Also if you dont have aany filters i would suggest you get a UV filter NOW to at least protect the lens. Check the diameter of your lens thread before you order one tho !
     
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    I bought the D90 and just what came with it, that is good info about the graduated one, I imagine that might also be good for snow shots turned upside down too?
     
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    possibly ive never tried, also a Circular polorising filter can be handy
     
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    Too many pics too C&C but 1a caught my eye. It could have been really good if you stopped down your lens a bit and focused on the trees. The softness of the trees took something away from the photo. I don't thing the lens flare helps this photo. Did you use a proper lens hood (the petal kind, not the cheap plain round kind)? They sometimes help. Also, the bottom third of the photo is uninteresting.

    If I were shooting that scene, I would get closer to the trees and have the background as the main subject with a silhouette of a sharply focused branch overhead.
     
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    OK good info, the hood that came with it is on it, maybe not enough ?

    I agree, is very blah pic(the last one), but I thought it was so intresting that a tree was growin out of a rock.. This pplace is Stone Mt in NC. Very pretty place but alot of my pics were just "family vacation" types, I hope to improve my creativity.
     
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    For someone who claims noobiness, the first three were pretty damned nice, and 3b might have worked better with a different camera position. You can also work the color balance for different perspectives.
     

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