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  1. 1 Pic > 1,000 Words

    1 Pic > 1,000 Words TPF Noob!

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently got a new camera (Nikon D3000) and I would really appreciate some advice and criticism, as I would say I'm a beginner. Here are some of the first few pictures I took with my new camera. Any and all comments are really appreciated.
    Also, for the flower pictures, is it more desireable to have a blurry background and clear flower, or could I do some different things with that.....what do you guys think? Thanks alot!

    Anthony

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    Four and five seem over exposed. Three is out of focus, as is one. The second, in my opinion needs to be cropped to keep the subject out of the center of the frame.

    With small animals, you get much better results when you're down on their level.

    Keep shooting, they say the first 10k photos are your worst. I think they're lying, cause i'm at 8700 on my d60 and mine only show minor improvement.
     
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    Canosonic TPF Noob!

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    Hmm, I am at 7300 pics! Well they have quite a potential to improve, anyway...
    If you like closeups try investing into a macro lens. Taking close-ups with a standard zoom is ... well .. tough. About the dog, I agree with benlonghair. You use any editing soft?
     
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    When taking the flower shot, the flower is the focus and the rest should be blurred.
     
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    I'm getting close to 30,000 when you add up all the shots I've taken with my XTi, 40D and 5D and I still suck :lol:. It's really just a hobby and I'm not taking it very seriously at this point in time (don't plan to ever go pro or anything like that). What I really enjoy is going to the photo meets to talk about photography and gear with the people I've met over the past year and a half.
     
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    Well thanks for raining on my parade. ;)
     
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    Dog

    The first dog looks brown, the second's blue..
    it's the same dog, isn't it?

    If so, the first lighting is better, but it's out of focus..
    The background seems blur

    But For a beginner, that's awesome.. :thumbup:
    Keep it up buddy :lol:
     
  8. 1 Pic > 1,000 Words

    1 Pic > 1,000 Words TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments all, they should help. I will remember that closeups are better with a zoom lens, and the surroundings of a closeup should be blurred while the subject is in focus. Also, being more level with the animal sounds like good advice....i will try it next time. Thanks for all your helpful comments to everyone.
     
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    1 Pic > 1,000 Words TPF Noob!

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    For # 3, the red rose, it seems to be pretty blurry, how could I have avoided that (settings on my camera) Was it too zoomed? I use a 55-80mm lens. I still have a lot to learn, so any technical advice/explanation is appreciated greatly.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It wasn't in focus. Are you using manual focusing? If not the camera should have focused first it doesn't matter how long you're zoomed in just make sure you're not to close or the camera can't focus it will probably say the distance under you're lens.
     
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    Who says that surroundings of a closeup should be blurred? Thats a personal preference and as an artist YOU decide how it should be done to your tastes.

    For instance, if you ask me, all these photos of flowers and insects are incredibly boring and ridiculous to me. Many here like them though. Everything is a personal preference...there is no right or wrong way to deal with surroundings of a photo. It's your choice...I may like it, but someone else may not.

    On the technical side, I agree with what the other posters stated as far as overexposed!

    How you like the camera? I was faced with the same buying option last week, I chose the Canon XS, but the Nikon 60 or 3000 was my other option I looked at.
     
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    Hi there, I have this camera that every time i used it during night it didn't performs well. I just want to learn how to repair it using Photoshop CS4. Kindly help me with this one please. Any Reply is highly appreciated. Thanks.
     

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